Live Poker in Japan, especially Tokyo??

    • Kamikaze001
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      Hello,
      I am actually not Japanese but I am going to Japan very soon - as mentioned above to Tokyo.
      Is it possible to play live NL Hold'em in Tokyo? (preferrably something like NL200-400$ or 50-200$ tournaments - of course in Yen on similar limits)

      And how is the legal situation of pokern in general in Japan and particularly online poker?

      @moderation team: I just posted this into the forum pretty randomly, so please move this thread to whereever it fits best ;)

      And please answer me in English everybody :)
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    • Huopa
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      Hi,

      Unfortunately unlike online poker, live poker with real money is illegal in Japan.
      There is no casino and only state controlled gambling is currently allowed in Japan.
      Of course you can play poker for fun without any real money betting.
      If you ever come across with live poker with real money, i suggest you walk away from it. Otherwise you might find yourself in a big trouble.

      Anyway, have a nice trip and i hope you enjoy your stay there :)
    • Kamikaze001
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      Tatsunori による投稿
      Hi,

      Unfortunately unlike online poker, live poker with real money is illegal in Japan.
      There is no casino and only state controlled gambling is currently allowed in Japan.
      Of course you can play poker for fun without any real money betting.
      If you ever come across with live poker with real money, i suggest you walk away from it. Otherwise you might find yourself in a big trouble.

      Anyway, have a nice trip and i hope you enjoy your stay there :)
      So that means I could only play on Japanese online poker sites?
      Or is there just nothing done about it like in a lot of other countries, so nobody has to worry and everybody can play on any site? In particular, is FullTilt Poker working?
    • Huopa
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      With online poker sites which have their servers outside of Japan, the Japanese gambling law does not apply so you can play. If it's a Japanese site with their server in Japan then it could be illegal.
      And true, at the moment there is no law specifically stipulates online poker(servers on foreign soil) in Japan unlike US.

      And yes, as far as I know betfair is the only one on PokerStrategy.com selections that is currently banning IPs from Japan, so Full Tilt Poker should be working.

      BTW by state controlled gamblings I mean horse, boat, motorbike, bike racing and lotteries.
    • Kamikaze001
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      Arigato gozaimasu :)
    • Huopa
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      :f_thumbsup:
    • Tudazul
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      How online poker players make their cash out in Japan?

      Can you use your Neteller card in ATM?
    • daisuke3823
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      yes,we can use Neteller card in ATM :]