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Poker in San Jose, Costa Rica

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poker costa ricaThere are several decent poker rooms in San Jose, Costa Rica. If you are looking for action, your best bet is Pot Limit Omaha at the Taormina Casino or Grand Casino Escazu. There is also plenty of No Limit Hold'em in either colones or US dollars.

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Poker in Bogota, Colombia

poker bogotaThere are plenty of casinos in Bogota, and many of those casinos have poker. While the weakness of the Colombian peso makes for a very inexpensive trip, it also makes it difficult to find a game with higher stakes. However, Bogota is absolutely a city worth visiting, even if the lower stakes makes it a challenge to pay for the trip with poker winnings. The people are incredibly friendly (as long as you stay in safe areas), the women are drop dead gorgeous, and the food is delicious. Although the stakes are somewhat low, the locals give plenty of action!

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Santo Domingo Poker Trip Report

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I headed to Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic to check out the poker scene there. I somehow managed to show a profit despite some abysmal luck, but did not much enjoy the trip. The most commonly spread games are tough to beat due to high rake and short buy-ins, and the atmosphere at the tables is one of the worst I have ever encountered.

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Panama City Poker Rooms

panama-poker-majestic-casinoOnly 3 casinos in Panama City have active poker games, but each have regular games every night with stakes ranging from $1/$2 to $25/$50. While the rake is excessive, there is plenty of loose action that more than makes up for it. Between the availability of high stakes and the abundance of loose action, Panama City is by far the best place to play poker in Central America.

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Santo Domingo Poker Rooms: Playing Poker in the Dominican Republic

Santo Domingo - Dream 400x340There is plenty of poker activity in Santo Domingo, with a wide variety of casinos offering Texas Hold’em, 3-card Hold’em (a Dominican specialty), and Omaha. Between the high rake and incredibly short buy-ins, there is rarely much money on the table, and it is possibly the worst playing environment I have ever encountered. The locals tend to be loud and obnoxious, the dealers have no control over the game, and the poker room managers seem to make up the rules on the fly.

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