poker trip

Everyone has got different reasons for traveling. For some it’s the chance to try exotic dishes, for others it’s all about rest and relaxation. And for others, it’s about pursuing their hobbies. If you’re into poker, maybe you’re in the market for a dream poker trip?

Maybe you already love playing online in places like bet365 (bonus code here if you haven’t signed up yet), visiting your local card room or even hosting DIY poker nights. But nothing quite beats the excitement of trying something new.

A destination dream poker trip can’t be beat for a little adrenaline rush during your annual leave.

So let’s take a look at the world’s hottest destinations for poker. Then you can decide where’s right for you on your next poker trip.

Dream poker trip ideas

Robstown, Texas

If you’re interested in dream poker trip ideas, it doesn’t come dreamier than checking in on the birthplace of Texas Hold’em itself. Robstown, Texas is where the game originally began.

This sleepy town is a great stop off on a roadtrip of the greater Texas area. There are a handful of hotels and a few tasty Tex Mex and Americana restaurants, so worth your while spending a day or two here to tell people that you went to where it all began.

Gold Reef City

When you think South Africa you might not immediately think about poker. But it’s actually a fantastic place to visit if you’re a fan of the felt. It’s got more relaxed rules than much of the rest of the continent when it comes to gambling, which means it’s got a handful of really excellent casino choices.

One of the places that’s been on our poker trip wish list for a while now is Gold Reef City. It boasts well over 1,500 slots, all the casino classics like blackjack, baccarat and roulette, plus it’s a really exciting place to play poker. And there’s a theme park on site too. Need we say more? We didn’t think so.

Casino de Monte Carlo

Monaco and Monte Carlo in particular is synonymous with classy gambling vacations. In fact, you could argue that this city has the most luxury card rooms per square meter than anywhere else in the world.

Casino de Monte Carlo is one of the most incredible places to play. It’s opulent and exciting in equal measures. Plus as the tiny country of Monaco is on the French Riviera, surrounded by France on all sides and within striking distance of Italy, it’s a very good spot for a European adventure.

Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino

Set to be rebranded as the Horseshoe, harking back to the roots of Vegas itself, Bally’s in an exciting place to be right now. It’s also the venue of WSOP 2022, sharing the honor with Paris just next door.

And of course when you go there, you’re in the heart of Las Vegas. And that means incredible nightlife, unbelievable shows, fantastic restaurants and the spectacle of the strip.