Online Poker Malaysia – Where can Malaysians play? Updated 2019 July

Online poker Malaysia – Where can you play?

Poker is starting to grow in popularity among Malaysian players, while playing online I see more and more people located in Malaysia.
If you want to experience fun and relaxed games that are easy to win I would suggest you avoid big poker websites like Pokerstars, Party poker and so on. Luckily, there is a local Malaysian poker website, that has over 17 000 players online every-night and you don’t need to use shady agents. Deposits/Withdrawals go directly through support chat on the website.

UPDATED 16/08/2019

It has now been over 1 year playing at W88 poker. I still play some Texas Holdem and the tables are still easy.
But I spend most of my time now playing Omaha, it is a pot limit game but you can win even more and the game is more fun to play. If you like Texas, you will love Omaha also.

Rules are very simple, instead of 2 cards you get for – but in the river you MUST use at least 2 cards from your hand and combine them with 3 from table. That is the only difference. This month there were guaranteed prizes for Omaha players, I got the Samsung A9 for free.

Why should you avoid big websites?

Because the games are very difficult, in every table you will have several professional players and these websites allow them to use different poker software such as Holdem Manager. This program remembers all the hands you have played and allows the Pro to make better decisions, it´s like you are playing against a robot. Professionals can play 20 different tables under one account and they only play very strong hands, so all you see is everyone folding and it is boring and you will also lose money.
W88 does not allow any software and you can only play one table, you can also download the app and play on your mobile or pad.

Poker Malaysia – Where should you play?

I have been playing at W88 for over a year now and it is so much fun, you can buy in to the table with only 20 big blinds so every time you have a hand like AJ or better you can simply go all-in. And you still see so many all-ins all the time, sometimes with totally random hands like K9 vs 33 vs JQ vs A2.
You will never see all-ins like this at Pokerstars or any other site. You can open an account by clicking here, the signup is very easy and only takes a minute. If you have opened an account and wish to deposit money just contact the support – all the transactions goes through their 24/7 online support,which is very convenient.

How much money do I need?

In W88 minimum deposit amount is 10 MYR. But the smallest tables are with 5 Ringgit buy-in so even if you don’t want to play for a lot of money this is the perfect website. If you want to play for bigger amounts there is a wide selection of tables, the biggest table is SuperPro and the buyin is 4000 Ringgit to 20000 Ringgit, crazy right?
This is the perfect site if you want to learn how to play winning poker and move up in limits, I started playing with 20 Ringgit buy-ins and I am now playing 240 Ringgit buy-in tables.

How many players are playing online real money poker at W88?

During evening hours, I have seen 17 000 players online at the same time, these players are mostly from Malaysia, Vietnam, Cambodia and china and they are all playing real money poker. You can also play Omaha which is poker with 4 cards, it is the favourite game of big Chinese gamblers.

I started a Facebook group for poker players in Malaysia so sometimes we could play together in an online table. Currently only me in it 😀 but if you like poker then do two things.

1: Open an account with W88

2: Start playing real money poker 

What is the best strategy for playing poker online?

There is a saying that you can not lose if you do not call. That is very accurate, if you limit the hands that you play to only good hands you will do very well. If you start to go all-in with hands like J3 it won´t take much time until you lose all of your chips.
With 20 big blinds buy-ins poker is very easy game, you simply do not have enough chips to make complicated plays or chase big draws.If you have a good hand you raise big or go all-in, if you have a bad hand you fold.
If you find yourself in a situation where you and the opponent both have 100+ big blinds then poker becomes more complicated. In these situations when other players has raised it is better if you fold marginal hands like AJ or 66. That is the beauty of playing with 20 big blinds, you can go all-in with AJ and 66 and often you will have the best hand because other players are also gambling and sometimes 4-5 players go all-in.

Ready to start playing? Join W88 by clicking here and you could be holding your first AA in 5 minutes!

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22 thoughts on “Online Poker Malaysia – Where can Malaysians play? Updated 2019 July”

  1. Opening account is very simple, after contacting chat I got the deposit made and got the signup bonus. I don’t like that you have to play in the browser and can’t download the software so Instead I play on the mobile app. Overall really good site, don’t have to deal with agents and chat support is available 24/7 with very little wait time.

  2. Thanks for any other informative blog. Very difficult to find information about Malaysian poker sites that accept local banks and are not full with American professionals.

  3. Very rapidly this web site, shenpoker, is growing. Yesterday I saw 19 000 players online. I dont know how many are from Malaysia because there are not many Malaysian poker players but I do see bahasa speaken quite often.

  4. I think that you should write more about Shenpoker, it might not be a taboo topic because Poker is a shady area in Malaysia, but I still like to play and shenpoker has the best support of all the local sites.

  5. Hi! I simply would like to offer you a big thumbs up for your great info you’ve
    got right here on this post. I wish it would finally be accepted that Malaysians want to play online poker and we can decide for ourselves. So tired of all this websites blocking us, luckily not shenpoker and the withdrawals are processed same day.

  6. I just go and play a live game, there is a fb group for people in Kuala lumpur. 50$ buyin, lots of fun. I dont trust online poker sites, always problems. If you can provide full statistics of your results I might change my mind.

  7. Your method of telling the whole thing in this piece of writing
    is actually pleasant, every one be capable of without difficulty understand it, Thanks a lot.

  8. My friend has developed into a seasoned pro and he is also playing at shenpoker. He has couple big pay-outs with a WSOP main event (2011) plus a 12th place finish in a previous UKIPT event in Edinburgh.
    True enough, this isn’t his main job – however it is an additional salary.
    He doesnt play omaha because the tables are too small for him, but in texas there are very easy games at the higher tables. Great review

  9. However, so that you can have the most fun some
    online poker sites let players use a deposit bonus, I was very happy than Shenpoker also offers this.
    This give me opportunity to play more hands and boost my game.
    But regardless of the strict laws of poker players in malaysia now I can continue
    to have fun playing the game online, I think lives games are only allowed in genting casino and maybe some underground places. Thank you for telling me about shenpoker!

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