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No-Limit Hold’em in Vienna

No-Limit Hold’em in Vienna

by Michael Cappelletti |  Published: Oct 05, 2011

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While on a delightful Danube River cruise — which included stops in Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, and several other large European cities — I spent some time checking out the poker action. Budapest has at least a half dozen large casinos (many with Americanized names like Tropicana Casino and Casino Las Vegas), but apparently none of them spread live poker. I was told that hold’em, Omaha, and stud all are very popular in Budapest, but they are played only in private clubs. In downtown Vienna, I discovered the large Casino Vienna and was happy to learn that they have a poker room. There was only one game going that afternoon, a no-limit hold’em table with €2-€5 blinds and a €100 minimum buy-in. I took the one available seat and bought in for €150 (about $250 US). My first observation was that everyone was smiling, chatting, and seemingly having a wonderful time. ...


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