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We uncover the five best places to play live poker in the world
1 Las Vegas
Sin City is the undoubted capital city of poker. Watch the big shots do battle in Bobby’s Room at Bellagio or take your pick from a host of brilliant casinos to play for more sane stakes.
And, after you win big it’s off to see Britney Spears belt out ‘Baby One More Time’ at Planet Hollywood.
If there’s one EPT stop you don’t want to miss each year it’s Barcelona. The casino is next door to the beach, the fields are always enormous and there is value at every table. Make sure you extend your stay after the tournament to take in what is one of the most stunning cities on Earth.
The glory days of the WSOPE calling London home are sadly over, but there’s still plenty of action on our doorstep. The Vic is one of poker’s legendary venues, the Hippodrome is a unique building in the heart of Leicester Square and Aspers is a next-generation super-casino.
Macau is a gambler’s paradise that looks exactly like Vegas but focuses on action at the tables instead of nightclubs, shows and restaurants. This is the place to be if you have money to burn and is home to the biggest cash games in the world.
Home to the Aussie Millions every January, Melbourne’s Crown Casino is a city unto itself with cinemas, restaurants and much more inside its walls. The Aussies love to gamble at the tables too – keep your head and you could win big.
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