A while back I wrote something about this already but I just came back from Seoul so I thought I give another update.
Seoul is freaking cold in winter, but it is a nice city overall. Very modern, although I still feel a bit behind compared to Tokyo, but has a nice mix of culture, history and modern metropolitan. The people rarely speak English, and when they do, usually at native level because many Koreans grew up in America or Canada are now back in Seoul.
The first poker room is at Paradise Casino (Walkerhill). Every taxi driver knows Walkerhill. Can’t miss it. They even have free shuttle buses from Gangbyeon Subway station and Gwangnaru Subway station) Games are 1000/2000 and 2000/5000 (about USD 1/2, 2/5) and there’s a bad beat jackpot that gets up to USD 20k at times. Games are quite soft, action is decent, not a lot of pros on 1/2.
One thing I like about this room is free drinks (even alcohol) and free frozen yogurt, and I like mine with nuts! Usually people would tip the waitress $1 but that’s still not bad. Great service, dealers are pretty fast, games are 24/7, highly recommend.
There’s another casino called Seven Luck, they have a poker room too, but games are sporadic, and I have not played there myself. But it is centrally located in Gangnam.