5 Richest Poker Destinations in the World

Check your hand, place your bet, bluff, and win (or lose) big. Oh, and travel too. Poker tournaments offer the chance to travel all around the world in the spirit of competition.

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So for all you poker fans out there, here are five of the world’s most obscure and richest poker destinations.

Punta Del Este, Uruguay

You might think Uruguay is better known for its flair in football than in the game of poker. Not so. Think ritzy nightclubs, trendy Bikini Beach, high-end hotels,  and casinos.


It’s a popular tourist destination – but also a sweet place to play poker. French pro Thomas Bichon took home the $580,000 grand prize when he won the tournament.



Durant, Oklahoma

Oklahoma, hosted a World Series of Poker event in 2011. The tournament drew poker players living in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Dallas, all just a short drive away.


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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa

It’s a fairly popular poker stop within South Africa. It’s home to the Emerald Casino and Resort, which has hosted the World Series of Poker Africa since its inception in 2010.


Marrakech, Morocco

The move proved a hit, as over 400 players showed up for the high-stake tournament. France’s Christophe Savary won in the inaugural tournament, cashing in on the $379,000 first place prize.


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