The Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival To Run For
Record Breaking 12 Days This August
Asia's first festival of poker!
23 March 2009 (Manila, Philippines) - The Asian Poker Tour, http://www.asianpt.com/ Asia's
original poker tour, is delighted to announce that it has been given
approval by authorities to expand its popular Macau event. Last year's
six day event will be transformed into a record breaking 12 day
extravaganza creating Asia's first festival of poker. The Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival will run from August 12-23, 2009 at the Galaxy StarWorld Hotel and Casino in Macau. The
success of the Asian Poker Tour sponsored poker room at the Starworld
has led organizers to lay out these ambitious plans that represent
another huge leap forward for poker in the region.
year, the event attracted some of the most famous names in the game
including Doyle Brunson, Jack Binion, Johnny Chan, John Juanda, Huck
Seed, Liz Lieu, Todd Brunson, Kenny Tran and Poker Pack members Nam Le,
Quinn Do, JC Tran, Steve Sung, David ‚ÄúChino‚ÄĚ Rheem, and Kwang Soo Lee.
The 2008 Asian Poker Tour Macau Main Event was won by 20-year-old US
hotshot Yevgeniy Timoshenko, who scooped US$500,000 after emerging
triumphant from the star-studded field that featured players from over
year's Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival will be bigger and better with
12 days of non-stop poker action and fun. The Main Event has been
extended, with the first of three day ones getting underway on August
19 and the televised final table scheduled for August 23. The buy-in is
set at US$4,300 (US$4000+$300).
from the Main Event, the Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival will feature
the largest range of side events ever seen in Asia - guaranteed to make
the poker fest even more exciting and appealing to players at all
and tournament director Matt Savage promise a lengthy and varied side
event schedule that will appeal to all tastes, details of which will be
confirmed in the near future.
games and sit-n-go tables will run throughout the duration of the
festival. Last year's event hosted a HK$1,000,000 (US$129,000) high
rollers game and this will be repeated but with the Asian Poker Tour
sponsored poker room at the Starworld now witnessing six figure $US
pots in games on a daily basis the stakes will be significantly raised!
More details on this feature of the festival will also be confirmed in
near future. As
well as the action on the felt, the play off the felt promises to be
extremely lively too with The Asian Poker Tour looking to top the
legendary award winning party at the Macau event in 2008.
Poker Tour CEO Chris Parker, is excited about bringing Asia's first
poker festival to Macau: ‚ÄúThe Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival will
feature a side event schedule never seen in Asia before, including
several new formats that will stir the curiosity of poker enthusiasts
at all levels. We believe Asia's first festival of poker will establish
Macau as an essential stop on the international poker circuit.‚ÄĚ
last Asian Poker Tour event was held in the Philippines in January 2009
and was won by Manila rounder Neil Arce, who scooped US$185,000 for
first prize after overcoming a field of 262 players from over 40
countries. The runner-up was the Republic of Korea's Steve Yea, who
repeated his second place in the Asian Poker Tour Macau 2008.
2008, online qualifiers are also expected to flock to the StarWorld as
the Asian Poker Tour continues to gain support from leading online
poker networks hosting satellites to the Main Event. The
Asian Poker Tour is supported by Full Tilt Poker, iPoker Network, Titan
Poker, DafaPoker, PKR, PartyPoker, JBet Poker, Everest Poker,
Microgaming Network, 888, 32 Red Poker, National Poker League and the
Japanese Poker League. Full details can be found at http://www.asianpt.com/
For more information, please contact:
+44 (0) 207 976 6469
ABOUT ASIANLOGIC (ALOG) OWNERS OF THE ASIAN POKER TOUR
a leading online and land-based gaming company focusing on the
Asia-Pacific markets. The Company is listed on the AIM market of the
London Stock Exchange (AIM: ALOG). AsianLogic owns and operates eight
online casino brands and two online poker rooms as well as land-based
sportsbook operations through its MegaSportsWorld brand. It is a
specialist in Asia-specific games such as Mahjong, Cho-Da-Di, Do-Di-Zhu
and 13 Card Poker. The Company owns and operates the Asian Poker Tour.
The Company also maintains a corporate advisory team specialising in
the gaming sector which is an active investor in gaming-related
businesses as well as providing consultancy and analytical services.
AsianLogic enjoys strong commercial relationships with leading gaming
providers including Playtech, ID Games and LVS. Founded as ESL in 2002,
AsianLogic employs over 300 employees, the majority of whom are based
in the Philippines.