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    Hey Everyone!
    First off, this site is incredible! So helpful!
    Long story short me and a buddy of mine are moving to the DR in November 2009. I have found plenty of apartments and villas online in Sosua and Cabarete but we were looking for something in Puerto Plata preferably as close to Ocean World or some of the other tourist areas and casinos as possible.
    Basically I'm looking for a 2 bedroom and 1 or 2 bath apartment or villa or house or whatever but it would need to be fully furnished and include internet, cable, electricity, water, have some sort of backup power situation and all that and I would be willing to spend up to 700-800 USD a month but the cheaper the better. If anyone knows of ANYTHING at all that might be what I'm looking for please feel free to post here or PM me.

    Thanks!

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    so Sosua or Cabarete are much more touristy areas? Kinda what we're looking for. Going for an extended vacation for the most part but we both play poker professionally both online and live so just from what i've found out on google there seems to be more casinos in Puerto Plata but i have no objection moving to Sosua at all as long as there is at least one good casino that offers some sort of poker room. The reason I mentioned Pt Plata and Ocean World is because I know Ocean World is one of the better if not the best poker room on the Island.
    Can anyone offer any insight/advice?

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    If poker is your game, Sosua is probably not your destination. The casinos there are tiny (especially the one in-town). I've played some blackjack in the two Sosua casinos and although did see some poker action (1 table) going on late at night in the casino just to the west (i forget the name), forget about any such thing in Sosua's "downtown" casino (yes, I've forgotten their name too). I've visited the Ocean World casino, without having time to play there, but it seems much larger. I'll leave it to others to tell you what kind of action you can find there.

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    cool, thanks. i had a feeling i would have to stick to P. Plata but it seems like Sosua is the place to be otherwise and from what i can tell its cheaper too.
    Thanks folks! Keep up the great advice!

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    I know some brand new condos in Cofresi that are close to Ocean World and would probably suit you. Check your private messages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pig View Post
    I have some friends who play Poker quite seriously, they live in Sosua and Cabarete. You are correct, they have a big game twice a week at ocean world (you'll have to forgive my ignorance to it, I'm not a poker player, it is called Texas something or other) where they all meet and play. I think it is thursday and saturday although I don't hang out on that side of the Isle anymore so things may have changed.

    If you are a pro player I don't know what kind of money you are talking but my Pal often would come home with 150,000 pesos from the evenings events, if that is some kind of guideline for you of the money that passes (I don't know if that is alot or not in poker but seems alot to me). From what I understand once the casino closes (or after 2am), they begin a cash game where it gets interesting.

    If you are interested in hitching up with the Poker scene I can hook you up with my friend who plays on a regular basis and does all the Oceanworld games etc. I'll point you in the direction of his bar so you can suss it out.

    Anyway, I really don't know enough about the scene to tell you any more.
    Have fun.
    Wow! Great! Thanks Pig! That's a lot of very helpful info. I mean, since it looks like other poker players have settled in or on Sosua and Cabarete then I'll definatley have to take a look at staying there. Don't be surprised if you get a PM from me in November when i'm out there looking for some insight into the local poker scene!
    Thanks again!

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    Nice! That's what I'm hoping for!
    So if anyone else out there has an apartment available in Sosua for the price above let me know on here or PM me and we'll be talking for sure!

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    sup bro? My buddy and I play for a living and are going to be in Cabarete until Nov 2 mostly partying but also scouting the games. I play exclusively online and am looking for a place to winter and maybe move permanently. PM if you'll be there at that time and want to meet. GL getting set up, I think you picked an excellent area, I think Coste Norte is going to next grinder haven ala Thailand and the Phillipines. Report back on your findings, I know there is supposed to be a 100-200NL (3-6ish) game in Cabarete but last trip I only checked out Playa Dorada as I wasn't with poker players and didn't see anything over 1-2NL but I'll know more after trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N1X View Post
    sup bro? My buddy and I play for a living and are going to be in Cabarete until Nov 2 mostly partying but also scouting the games. I play exclusively online and am looking for a place to winter and maybe move permanently. PM if you'll be there at that time and want to meet. GL getting set up, I think you picked an excellent area, I think Coste Norte is going to next grinder haven ala Thailand and the Phillipines. Report back on your findings, I know there is supposed to be a 100-200NL (3-6ish) game in Cabarete but last trip I only checked out Playa Dorada as I wasn't with poker players and didn't see anything over 1-2NL but I'll know more after trip.
    hey man, I'll be down in the DR starting on November 5th so meeting up wont be an option but i am going to be on the north coast for a while, about 10 months or so with the exception of a few weeks here and there to go back to Canada but PM me anytime you're down there after the 5th! I've heard about some good 100-200DP games but I dont know if they're still running. I will certainly let you know about anything i find for sure.
    Talk to you later dude

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    gpeplinskie feel free to contact me via private message...

    I'm also Canadian, play semi professionally (semi cuz I'm busy with other projects, and I have a family), play mainly online due to time restraints and convenience, I do however, know the complete live scene here, I've been here for 12 years, surely could answer any of your questions and would be my pleasure to help out a fellow Canadian...
    Conchman is the man, I agree in regards to Cofresi as the best location for you...

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