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Poker in Korea
« on: February 06, 2013, 12:30:37 PM »
Does anyone know any good casinos for playing poker in Korea?  :police:

I play NLHE $.50/1 or 1/2 blinds.

I prefer to play PLO. Ideally at $1/2 or 2/5 blinds.

I'm not into Roulette/ blackjack etc... I'm only after info about poker rooms.






« Last Edit: February 06, 2013, 12:35:04 PM by YoungMin »
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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 12:54:55 PM »
I don't know much about poker rooms but there is a big mix of filipinos/koreans who gamble on poker in Itaewon if you're interested.   However they usually won't play for less than 50,000 W.  I don't know who you'd find to play for cheap. 
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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 01:23:33 PM »
I'm looking for legal poker rooms.

I'm not necessarily looking for a cheap game. A buy in of between $100-500 is ideal.
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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 01:54:07 PM »
its been a couple years but, i've played in 7Luck casino, as well as Walker Hill (both in seoul)
at the time they had two games running. i don't recall seeing pot-limit omaha.   if memory serves:
- 1-3NL max 300
- 2-5NL max 500

there wasn't alot of players at walker hill at the time which was sucky considering the 2 hour bus ride i had to take to seoul.

i'd be interested in additional info as well.  i just got back from the states and i miss my 2-5NL game.  it'd be ideal to find a game closer to home (chungbuk area) but i doubt that is possible.

« Last Edit: February 06, 2013, 01:56:54 PM by dachiza727 »
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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 02:53:55 PM »
Last time I went to walker hill they had 1-2 no limit that was uncapped which was retarded.  Buy in with 200k or 300k and you'll be seeing people with stacks of well over a mil that was their initial buy in.  Wonder if they changed the rules.

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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 03:02:52 PM »
Yeah the 1-2 game at walker hill is a bit retarded, its always the same guys, they all know eachothers game inside out and they all have massive stacks of 500 plus at the 1-2 games. the house takes a huge rake from the pots. unless you are regular and have deep pockets its not ideal conditions for playing a winning game.

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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 03:14:00 PM »
Yeah the 1-2 game at walker hill is a bit retarded, its always the same guys, they all know eachothers game inside out and they all have massive stacks of 500 plus at the 1-2 games. the house takes a huge rake from the pots. unless you are regular and have deep pockets its not ideal conditions for playing a winning game.

i've researched some poker blogs (bored at work!).  it does appear as if the house takes an abnormally large rake.  i don't mind the deep stacks though.
you mention it's always the same guys. does anyone have any info on the number of tables they typically have running on the weekends?  also, for the ppl that travel from outside of seoul are there affordable rooms nearby? 
3 years ago i went, and the only table running got broken up ㅠㅠ....  it was pretty late, so I couldn't just hop back on a bus.  i didnt see any motels nearby, so i just sat around in the casino, which is almost as boring as desk warming.
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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 03:32:42 PM »
I have been to the Inter-burgo Hotel in Daegu. They have a new casino that opened up last year. They have Poker tables there with differing buy-ins. There are also various tournaments held. Everyone inside speaks English. You can call them and they will tell you everything you want to know. Here is the phone number if you need it. You may or may not need the 82 and 53, depending on where you are and all. 82 +53-222-3355 and this is another line I do believe: 010-3416-2222

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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2013, 03:32:47 PM »
Walker hill has a website, they often run saturday afternoon tournaments that often take up the tables. they also have $2-$5 cash games I have never seen anything other than holdem being played there. once players start dropping out of the tournaments they convert the tables to cash games. I havent been many times recently but from what i saw compared to a couple of years ago it is getting more popular.
As for accomadation, I've never stayed there but you can get a taxi to somewhere else in seoul for pretty cheap. Konkuk university probably has some cheap accomadation around it.

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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2013, 03:39:15 PM »
So I'm getting a strong Walker Hill vibe here.

I like $1/2, but sitting with 500 bigs is not in my price range! lol.

Are there any other poker rooms in Seoul?  8)
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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2013, 03:51:38 PM »
www.daegucasinopoker.com

this is the daegu poker room that was referenced.  the webpage leaves alot of questions unanswered.  i've emailed them (handphone is on the fritz), more info to come.
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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 04:19:42 PM »
Daegu has 1/2 limit with a high rake. On a good night, you might have a full table with a lot of fishy, but lucky players. average buy in amount was roughly 100,000-500,000

Walker hill has one 2/5 table and average from what I've seen on the weekend 3-4 tables of 1/2. same rake as daegu (ridiculously high) For the 1/2, you'll need a lot of cash or will be outstacked. Average buy-in amount seems to be roughly 300,000 ish. I've seen more. Stacks at the 2/5 table seemed to be roughly over 1,500,000.

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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2013, 04:28:04 PM »
WalkerHill is currently the only casino with poker in Seoul.  On the weekends, there are usually 4-5 tables open, but as others have said oftentimes many of these guys are regulars with huge stacks.  You will always have chasers that have much deeper stacks than you.  Last time I went I had 3 full houses that I hit on the flop busted by people chasing.  It gets to be annoying after a while, lots of desperate men at the table thinking straddling, double straddling and triple straddling makes them tough.  But I've heard during the day is better and I've played a couple of tournaments which were fun. 

As for motels, there's a place called Milan (I think...something like that) which is classy enough near Achasan station (line 5-purple line), about a 5 minute/3k won taxi down the hill.  From Achasan station walk away from the busy area, kind of up a gentle hill towards construction/new apts (there's a baseball field further up).  It's black.  I think it was about 50,000 won which is good for Seoul.  Around WH is high end, but just outside it (my hood!) is pretty sleazy, so this area is just in the middle.  Failing that, there are nice looking though also more expensive looking places by Gunja station (one stop further), and fine looking places between Gangbyeon and Guui stations (line 2-green line, just follow the tracks).  There's a free shuttle to the casino from Gangbyeon station, across from Technomart. 

Hope this was helpful.  Have fun!

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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2013, 05:24:14 PM »
Looks like I'm on my way to Walker Hill with my fishing rod and my bank card!   :wink:

If anyone wants to meet up for a game send me a direct message.  ;D

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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #14 on: February 07, 2013, 04:22:20 AM »
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I started playing at the Seven Luck in the COEX centre

Limit is 2/5 NLH. 

Only went four times and the standard is very low and the preflop action huge. 

Expect to be raising the BB up 5 or 6 times and getting three or four callers.

As previous posters mentioned, the cap is extremley high, cant remember but its either unlimited or 2 million something like that.

I used to play a lot online at university but only rarely now.  In my four trips there I bought in for 200K.  And walked away 2 million richer.

The second time bought in for 300K, got busted rebought and was about 700K up when I left.

Third time similar buy in and won about 1.5 million.

Fourth time bought in for 300K sat there for ages and lost it. Walked away.

As I said play is loose and fast.  Expect multiple callers and lots of draw chasing.  If you have deep pockets, or adopy my strategy, buy in small, look to double up fast with a good starting hand and hope it holds then the games are very beatable.

Most players arent serious there, but look like they are just taking a break from the other games.  Each time I went I was either the only westerner or I had one other at my table.

I'd be interested in a home game if anyone else is

Hope this helps!

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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2013, 09:45:16 AM »
Heading back this week after a few months away

I started playing at the Seven Luck in the COEX centre



Tom

Ooooh so the  Seven Luck COEX has poker too.  :smiley:
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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2013, 04:28:28 PM »
Daegu casino has it!

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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #17 on: February 08, 2013, 05:28:34 PM »
Seven Luck COEX used to have poker a few years ago, but like it's Namsan counterpart I think it's gone now.  I could be wrong, but I haven't found anything about it on the internet.  How long ago were you there last, Tom? 

And yeah, I used to fund vacations on a trip to the poker table (look for the older Asian men with too much money and pride!), but then it got to be dominated by yappy Gyopos with rich parents who would raise each had to 100 before the flop (nothing against Gyopos in general, I'm just talking about this subset).  Though, if you go the right night and get the right table (and hit the right cards early) it can be fun.  Good luck.

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Re: Poker in Korea
« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2013, 11:38:51 AM »
Last time I went I had 3 full houses that I hit on the flop busted by people chasing.  It gets to be annoying after a while,

What in gods name were they chasing???  it's fairly difficult to catch up to a flopped full house.  do these casino's do a bad beat jackpot?
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2013, 11:52:14 AM »
Last time I went I had 3 full houses that I hit on the flop busted by people chasing.  It gets to be annoying after a while,

What in gods name were they chasing???  it's fairly difficult to catch up to a flopped full house.  do these casino's do a bad beat jackpot?

People were chasing 1 outers Quads or Straight flushes (2 outs) Take that all day long!

Heading down to Walker Hill on Sunday night to get amongst the action.
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