Texas Hold'em poker in DR

badpiece33

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Hey guys I need to know which casinos in the country have a regular game of Texas Hold em poker. I will be traveling throughout the country in the next several weeks trying to set up some satelite games for a big tournament to be held in November in Bavaro. I would appreciate it if you could post casino names and where they are located so as to make my trek a little less hectic and more rewarding, Also if you have the name of the manager or who runs the games that would be great also but please do that in a PM.
Thanks in advance.
 

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hey badpiece! i have always been wondering the same thing, where on this island are there regular games of texas hold em? only ones i ever see posted here on this forum is when Conchman announces them up north. I personally have not seen anything regular in any of the casinos on the malecon. A few times I have encountered one table going on all weekend at the Hamaca but that seems to be once in a blue moon because i usually stop by there to see if any poker games are going on whenever i am in the BC area....
good luck, i would love to partake in a good poker game whenever i do go visit!
 

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Maybe you had best go see one of the Elias family. They run a bunch of casinos.

HB (who knows nada about casinos)
 

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Maybe you had best go see one of the Elias family. They run a bunch of casinos.
HB (who knows nada about casinos)
My husband worked for Edmond Elias at the Mauna Loa Casino 35 years ago, we usually stop to say hello when we're in SD. He has a Facebook page, you can send him a message there and ask if there are any poker games in DR

Edmond Elias Vasquez | Facebook

I'll ask my husband when he gets home if he's ever seen poker in SD - he knows them all pretty well.

AE
 

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Gambling is not a CHRISTIAN activity!!!
Not sure about that. St Teresa's Festival in August, here in the BX, has gambling for money in the annex.

Games include blackjack, Texas Hold'em, and the roulette tables. Not for charity but actual money. Also, many Catholic churches have nightly bingo games.;)
 

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Santo Domingo:

They have poker at the Melia Casino [malecon] - manager is Mario Emilio Arte [but they call him Nappy] - 809-682-2102-3-4-5-6

Hispaniola Casino [corner Independencia and A. Lincoln] - not sure about poker - Jose Rivera is the manager 829-535-9292

He thinks the Jaragua may have poker too [malecon, not far from Melia]

Other casinos you can try: El Embajador [Ave Sarasota off Churchill]; Mauna Loa [La Feria, near centro de los heroes]


AE
 
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Hispaniola Casino [corner Independencia and A. Lincoln] - not sure about poker - Jose Rivera is the manager 829-535-9292
No poker to speak of, we used to get a game going for a few hours if we had enough interest, but nothing regular and not worth the time of even looking into that, funny casino with funny rules and always a Drunken Dominican making a dramaitc exit over a couple of hundres pesos.
I'd give it a miss!!
 

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I havent seen a poker game in the Jaragua at all in the 7 years i have been travelling back and forth....next door at the Inter Continental yes but only 1 table going....sigh
 

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Juan Dolio - American Casino (off and on)
Santiago - Admirante/Matum (almost daily)
Puerto Plata - Ocean World Casino (Tue-Thu-Sat)
Cabarete- Ocean Sands - (Wed-Sat)
Sosua Bay - off and on.
Santo Domingo - Majestic at Hilton and many other casinos
 
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badpiece33

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Thanks for all the help so far guys, will make my cross counrty trek a little less hectic. Cant post the excact details of the tournament I am helping with in Bavaro yet, Waiting to get the ad up on DR1, So I will refrain till then, but the dates for the tournament are Nov 10-14 in Bavaro.
 

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Thanks for all the help so far guys, will make my cross counrty trek a little less hectic. Cant post the excact details of the tournament I am helping with in Bavaro yet, Waiting to get the ad up on DR1, So I will refrain till then, but the dates for the tournament are Nov 10-14 in Bavaro.
good work badpiece! good luck in Bavaro! wish i was out there for a long weekend of fun! :cheeky:
cant wait to see the ad up on dr1! :bunny:
 

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Barcelo Lina

When i stayed at the barcelo Lina in august there were games running almost every night.

i wasnt planning on hitting up D.R. again for a few months but poker would be a good excuse to go. Are you affiliated w/any of the tours? casino? websites? hotels?
 

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yeah i stayed there 10 days late july - early august. There was a card game there almost every night
 

badpiece33

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Thanks for all the input guys and if any of you are interested the tournament will be held in the new Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana fomerly the Moon palace resort. The buy in for the tounament only will be 1100 dollars US or you can pay 2000 and get a room for the 4 day tounament. here is a link to check out the hotel.
Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana

I am working on getting some perks to anyone who joins the tounament and mentioned they heard about it on DR1, I will fill you in as soon as I get final approval on these comps.
 

badpiece33

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is this tournament a re-buy or freeze-out?
will there be cash games?
can I get the blind structure/levels emailed?
It is one buy in no rebuys and I am sure there will be cash games also as for the blind levels and structures I will have to get back to you. Ohh and Doyle Brunson has already commited to come down and play and he will be promoting his new book at the event.
 

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wow badpiece! I am just as impressed with the resort that is opening up! HARD ROCK!?? looks great! Good stuff with the poker tournament too! Best of luck with that! When is this resort officially open? I take it soon since your tournament is set to kick off in November! :)
In any case good luck and good job setting it all up!
I want to check this resort out and see what it is all about! WOW!