Joined: Feb '08
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 29 (M)
I should imagine that playing poker in a casino in either of those countries is not too different from most others but I have never been to either so I may be wrong.
Min buy-in and stakes usually varies between casinos. Some busy casinos will have a lot of options but in my experience it often varies between times and nights of the week. So do some research. It's not hard to check a casino website for what they offer. Maybe phone them and ask them which night is their busiest and what stakes they offer.
Whatever the min buy-in is for a cash game, you should be thinking about what stack you like to have. I like to buy-in at 50bb but in most casinos that's quite a short stack.
I would recommend checking out tournaments. They last longer and you can make more of your night. If a good night out is the idea then a tournament is a good way to ensure a decent game and you don't have to worry about turning up and finding you haven't budgeted enough. You can always take extra money for a cash game for afterwards.
Have fun. Live poker is a completely different animal.
Joined: Apr '11
Age: 51 (M)
Posted by Mober: Why it should be from those two specific countries?
Because he do not want to fly over an ocean to play a few hands of poker.Live poker is so different from on line,have deal with the opponent face to face,a lot of noise around you.Pay battention.Good luck