Ranked: Top 5 Poker Countries in the World

Biggest poker countries in the world
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Not that we’re recommending or condoning gambling in any shape or form, but poker is one of the most popular card games in the world today. From the high stages of the World Series of Poker to the average poker night with your friends on a Saturday night, this game gets played a lot. Here are the five countries where it’s most popular, ranked from least to most popular.

5. United Kingdom

The United Kingdom has been growing its poker scene quite a lot over the last couple of decades. London, Edinburgh, and Dublin all have major hotspots where you can play poker from dusk until dawn.

4. Canada

Canada might be categorized as a country with “nice people”, but that won’t stop them from taking all your money in a friendly game of poker. Given that it’s legal to play poker there both online and at the casino, they’ve gotten a fair bit of practice.

3. Brazil

Brazil is filled with countless casinos, and poker is incredibly popular there. According to a study, over 60% of their population enjoys poker in some way. Although online gambling there is illegal, it generates up to $4 billion of revenue per year.

2. Indonesia

Even though Indonesia is a relatively small country, its population absolutely loves poker. Gambling there is illegal, and therefore there are no legal casinos there—but their online poker culture is one of the most thriving in the world.

1. United States

Americans love poker, and they’re legally allowed to play it. With 460 casinos in the United States, it stands to reason that there’s plenty of opportunity for Americans to get their game on. Whether it’s in Las Vegas, Atlantic City, or Reno, America is by far the biggest poker hotspot in the world.