Part of the allure of the life of a professional poker player is the travel they get to do. Jumping from one event to another around the world, the game they love allows them to discover the world. Below, we’ll talk about three poker tour destinations that will allow you to combine your favourite card game with your passion for travel.
1) Prague, Czech Republic
A Central European city with a long history, amazing food, and dazzling architecture, Prague offers the travelling poker player plenty of things to do away from the casino.
Home to EPT Prague, the last stop on the European Poker Tour in 2018, those looking to make the most of their time off the felt will find plenty of stylish churches, Christmas markets, and street food stalls serving delicious sausages and spiral chimney cakes.
Busted early from the main event? The action doesn’t have to stop because you got cold decked into jamming pocket kings into aces – all you have to do is jump online and get dealt into any one of a number of online sites offering real-money poker.
If you are a crypto fan, though, you may have to wait a while before you find a trustworthy site online. Gamble.io keeps track of the situation on an ongoing basis; according to them not many good poker rooms currently take cryptocurrency.
Given the rise of e-coins like Bitcoin and Ethereum recently, though, it will likely won’t be long before you can play Texas Hold’em or PLO online on a well-regarded site – stay tuned.
2) Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Easily one of the most European influenced cities in North America, Montreal seems like a natural place to host a major poker tournament.
The WPT has made this stylish city a cornerstone stop on its annual tour for good reason: with incredible restaurants, the best nightlife scene in Canada, and an Old Quarter which gives the place an air of sophistication, luxury-loving poker players just eat this place up.
Whether you play at Casino Montreal for WPT fame and fortune or at the newly created Millions event over at Playground Poker, rest assured you’ll have plenty to do when action breaks for the night,
3) Panama City, Panama
Enveloped in soupy heat 12 months per year, poker lovers looking to escape cold weather while maintaining a high quality of life should put Panama City on their list of places to go.
A linchpin on the Latin American Poker Tour, and home to a number of poker rooms which host lively cash games, poker grinders will love it here when they get the itch to play.
When they aren’t busy running it up, they can check out this modern city’s eclectic dining scene, take a boat ride out to Isla Taboga, or recline on the beach in Coronado.