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You may know it for the Punta Cana Poker Classic, but the DR is much more than just all-inclusive hotels and golf courses. This Caribbean gem has been attracting more and more online poker players recently – and for good reason. If you like sunshine and a laid-back lifestyle, the DR could be for you.

Why Dominican Republic:

  • 300+ day forecast is sunny weather.
  • Low rent prices & cost of living compared to Western Europe
  • Eight International Airports with direct flights to the US & Europe
  • In the Center of the America’s: 4 hours flight from New York, 3 hours from Miami, direct flights to/fro m EU (average time 8 hours)
  • Low cost of living
  • Good exchange rate with the US Dollar
  • Reliable internet
  • Friendly locals
  • +30 casinos with poker room
  • Punta Cana Poker Classic live tournament

What to Expect:

  • A few dozens of poker players
  • Great Night live
  • Finest beaches in the Caribbean
  • High volume of direct international flights
  • Variety of restaurants, clubs and shopping
  • Open and legalized gaming industry
  • Huge expat community
  • Spanish, French & English
  • World class windsurfing
  • Lots to do when you’re not grinding: local tourism, kite surfing, golf, partying and relaxing


  • Cabarete
  • Santo Domingo
  • Las Terrenas
  • Punta Cana

Our Features

  • One-on-One Interview
  • Getting Set Up with Poker Sites
  • High Speed + Backup Internet
  • Detailed Requirements and Tips to Set Up a Local Bank Account
  • One-on-One Interview
  • Preliminary Property Selection
  • Complimentary Airport Pickup
  • Referrals to English-Speaking Professionals
  • Guidance on how to buy a reliable car or negotiating long-term rental rates