Back To Macau!

Back To Macau!

We couldn’t be more excited to be going back to…. well, home! In the last 2 years, Macau has been the place where we spent most of our time, experiencing some of the most exciting moments of my poker career and of our life as well.

Unfortunately, the visa requirements are quite strict for Americans: we are given 30 days before we need to reset our visa and then we get another 20 day and 10 day extension. This rule has made our lives a little crazy, forcing us to travel all the time we can’t spend in Macau. Each visa renewal is a new venture, a new country to visit and call home for a bit… And then, again, it’s time for Macau, the thrill for the biggest poker games in the world and the simple excitement for going back to our house and routine.

In 24 hours we’ll be back there. Another adventure is about to start. Wish me luck and… I’ll keep you posted!


Non potremmo essere più felici di essere di tornare a…. beh, a casa! Negli ultimi 2 anni, Macao è stato il luogo in cui abbiamo trascorso la maggior parte del nostro tempo, nonché alcuni dei momenti più emozionanti della mia carriera di giocatore e della nostra vita.

Purtroppo, la regolamentazione dei visti è piuttosto severa per gli americani: ci vengono dati 30 giorni prima di dover resettare il visto per poi ottenere altre due estensioni di 20 e 10 giorni. Questa regola ha reso la nostra vita un po’ pazza, costringendoci a viaggiare per tutto il tempo che non possiamo passare a Macao. Ogni rinnovo del visto diventa così una nuova avventura, un nuovo paese da visitare e da chiamare casa per un po’… E poi, ancora una volta, è il momento di Macao, l’emozione dei più grandi giochi di poker del mondo e la semplice eccitazione del tornare a casa e alla nostra routine.

Fra 24 ore saremo di nuovo lì. Un’altra avventura sta per iniziare. Auguratemi buona fortuna e…. vi terrò aggiornati!

Macau Waterfront

Macau Waterfront

Macau Waterfront

Macau Waterfront

Macau Waterfront

Macau Waterfront

Macau Waterfront

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Macau Waterfront

Photography by Alec & Ambra Torelli

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  • Test November 25, 2013 6:08 pm


  • Craig December 11, 2013 6:49 am

    Trickett has been struggling to get in the games Alec, you might need some luck just to get a seat. Would be interested to hear some updates

    • Alec Torelli December 14, 2013 2:45 pm

      Hi Craig,
      They say I'm a lucky guy 🙂

  • Rob December 12, 2013 2:08 am

    Good articles on your blog! Which is the best Macau casino for low stakes hold'em?

    • Alec Torelli December 14, 2013 2:44 pm

      Hi Rob,
      Thanks a lot I appreciate that. Since the Venetian closed its poker room, to be honest the only places to play are the Wynn and Starworld. Both offer a HKD $25/$50 game, which is roughly $3/$6 NL. Hope that helps!

  • Razvan January 31, 2014 3:41 am

    how is the plo games there,run 5-10(in dollar or euro):)?

    • Alec Torelli February 3, 2014 9:05 am

      Hey Razvan,
      PLO doesn't run that often to be honest, and I don't play much either so I don't monitor the games. That being said, when it does run I believe it's 200/500 (translates €20/€50), but again that's probably once or twice a week max. Not sure how great it is either. Probably not too special :/
      Sorry mate, wish I could be more help!

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