There are many cardrooms in Costa Rica, each is part of a full-service casino that features most of the games American casinos offer. Although not ornately
decorated like some of the glitzy, neon-decked casinos in the USA, the
cardrooms in Costa Rica offer a certain attitude that a guest would
remember fondly long after returning home.[...]
One thing that both cardrooms have in common is the friendliness of the clientele. You definitely will be made to feel at home while playing poker in Costa Rica. Procedures and rules are sometimes less strict than what you might used be to, but once you play for a while, you will see that there is really no problem with anything. Locals are very fair and ethical and they play as hard against each other as they do against their foreigners, making for great competition as well as camaraderie. There is no such thing as a discipline problem and time outs are unheard of. The normal pre-tournament warning lecture by the director is totally unnecessary here and is therefore eliminated from the speech! The entire venue is more like that of a home game than anything else, and everyone has a good time, win or lose.
If you are a serious poker player you might be interested in the World Poker Showdown that will be back again this year. This tournament, reserved for amateurs, will be held at Casino Jazz in Jaco Beach from November 5th to 14th, 2010. The WPS will be different from other major professional tournament circuits in Europe and in the whole world by its pleasant events course consisting of poker with sun and relaxation on one of the most beautiful beaches of the Pacific. The tournaments are also open for even less rich players with an interesting prize pool. The new season 2010-2011 of the WPS will consist of three main steps.
Don't be surprised to see pros like Costa Rica's Humberto Brenes
This World Poker Showdown series has as a program of 15 poker tournaments from $ 120, consisting primarily of a $ 2,200 Main Event with cheap satellite. Most events will be made in general by the variant Texas Hold’em NL. In addition, the WPS Jaco Beach also offers a an Omaha Pot Limit event of $ 230 in.
For more info here: http://www.pokerpages.com/pokerinfo/casinoprofiles/costa-rica.htm#ixzz0zt2Q87rf
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