Creating Your Fairytale Poker Trip

There are certainly some amazing places to travel around the world. If you’re a fan of poker, it can be especially exciting to visit some of the top destinations across the globe while having the opportunity to play your favorite game.


Want to go on a fairytale poker trip and create memories for a lifetime? These are some of the top cities to keep in mind.


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Poker Trip Destinations Fit For A Fairytale

Macau, China


Described as the next Las Vegas, Macau in China is certainly one of the best places to play poker in the world. There is an incredible array of options when it comes to casinos and poker rooms to choose from, including The Venetian, Casino Macau Palace, Casino Babylon and more.


The city has become a top destination for professional players, poker fans and tournaments; it’s even become popular enough for the famous PokerStars to include it on their Asian Pacific Poker Tour.


For those looking to have bragging rights over their friends regarding the top up-and-coming poker travel destinations, Macau is definitely a must-visit location.


Los Angeles, California


 Looking for a combination of glamour, sunshine, celebrities and poker? Well, there’s no other place to go than Los Angeles!


The California city is a hotbed for casinos and poker rooms and has been frequented by the Hollywood types for years. Add a few days breaks to Disneyland, a shopping trip on Rodeo Drive and a visit to the Hollywood Walk of Fame into the mix, and you’re bound to get a poker trip you won’t forget!


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Melbourne, Australia


An around-the-world-poker trip of dreams has to include a stopover in Australia. It’s the home to a variety of legendary casino and poker experiences including the Crown Casino, the Melbourne Greyhound Poker Room and the Poker Times Fun Casino (which offers free lessons and poker nights).


And when you want to have some time off you’ve got the glorious setting of the land down under. Enjoy all that Australia has to offer from wildlife trips to great restaurants and nightlife.


San Remo, Italy


For a truly fairytale poker experience, head to San Remo in Italy. One of the best poker spots in the Mediterranean, this dream location is full of everything you could possibly want — sun, beaches and of course, casinos.


The picturesque locale is the home to a diverse range of great casinos; Casino San Remo is a superb option, hosting weekly tournaments and No Limit Games for everyone — whether you’re a beginner or professional player.


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London, England


Home of Big Ben, the Queen, the Thames — and loads of incredible casinos — a visit to London, England could be the a trip of a lifetime for lovers of poker. While often an overlooked destination, London is packed full of exciting casinos.


The Empire Casino, for example, specializes in Limit Cash Games, while The Grosvenor Casino is a fantastic spot for low stake, high gain tournaments.


London has been a regular stopover for the European Poker Tour’s main event for many years. It also is an incredible, historical city with some of the best theatre, art, architecture and restaurant experiences in the world.


Make your trip more exciting by checking out areas like SoHo, buildings like Buckingham Palace and so much more.


San Jose, Costa Rica


Want to take a trip to South America and incorporate your favorite game? Head down to the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose. Home to most of the country’s largest casinos, this city has some of the best gambling opportunities in the area and is one of the key stops on the Latin American Poker Tour.


You can also explore seaside beaches, tropical rain forests and Costa Rican culture. Head to the Hotel Del Rey for some of the best poker-playing atmospheres around!


Atlantic City, New Jersey


A longstanding destination for gamblers, Atlantic City has been described as Vegas’s cousin in the East, and has drawn tourists in from all around the world. It’s home to a wide range of daily tournaments, including the regional, national and international varieties.


Check out The Atlantic Club Casino Hotel for a traditional poker atmosphere in an incredible setting.


While you’re there, head down to the Atlantic City Boardwalk for restaurants, bars and carnival-style games including minigolf. It’s a fantastic family-friendly addition to a fairytale poker trip. 


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Las Vegas, Nevada


Last but not least is the epicenter of all things poker — Las Vegas, Nevada. The “city that never sleeps” is home to one of the most famous areas in the world for gambling, the Las Vegas strip, which boasts over 32 casinos and a wide array of restaurants, nightlife and cultural experiences.


Visit some of the most exciting casinos in the world including The Bellagio, The Venetian, The Palazzo Resort and so much more.


Of course, there’s more than just the casinos. This fairytale poker destination has something for everyone. Have a drink on one of the world’s largest Ferris wheels, The High Roller. Take a helicopter tour to the Grand Canyon.


Enjoy the lights of The Neon Museum. And of course, you can’t miss out on one of the iconic daily fountain shows at The Bellagio. 


About Christa Thompson

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Christa Thompson is the Founder and Chief Editor of The Fairytale Traveler. She started traveling the world in 2003 when she attended a summer abroad study at the University of Cambridge in England. Since then, her wanderlust has been fierce. Her three passions in life are her son, traveling, and being creative. The Fairytale Traveler brand gives Christa the opportunity to do all of these things and to live intentionally every day. "It's never too late to believe in what you love and to pursue your dreams." -Christa Thompson

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