The Asian Poker Tour (APT) has signed a new two-year agreement with Geutebruck Korea Inc to host several poker tournaments at the latter’s poker rooms in South Korea, namely at Paradise Casino Walkerhill in Seoul, and Paradise City in Incheon, near the main international airport serving the country’s capital.
Confirmed poker tournaments for 2018 under the agreement include: APT Korea Seoul at Paradise Casino Walkerhill, from June 15 to 24; and APT Korea Incheon at Paradise City, from August 10 to 19.
Paradise Casino Walkerhill is run by South Korean casino operator Paradise Co Ltd. Paradise City – opened on April 20 – is a venture between Paradise Co and Japanese pachinko operator Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. The casinos at both properties are for foreigners only.
The APT Korea Seoul tournament will be APT’s first event at Paradise Casino Walkerhill, according to a Thursday release.
“We are thrilled to have APT back in [South] Korea not only in Incheon next year but also at the Walkerhill Casino,” Geutebruck director Dom Choi was quoted as saying in the release.
He reportedly added: “APT Incheon was a huge success this year. Based on players’ feedback, we thought it would be great to offer another stop in [South] Korea adding APT Seoul to the calendar”.
The APT has been running poker tournaments in South Korea since 2013, namely in Jeju and Daegu. Last August, it organised a nine-day poker event at Paradise City.
In late July, the APT signed an exclusive agreement with Macau Billionaire Poker and the Babylon Casino to bring a minimum of two international poker events per year to Macau for the next five years.
The APT was founded in 2008 and held its first event in May that year, in the Philippines capital Manila. To date, the tour has reportedly staged more than 60 major events and numerous smaller tournaments mainly in the Asia-Pacific region. The tour has visited South Korea, Cambodia, the Philippines, Macau, India, Australia, London in the United Kingdom, Mauritius and Vietnam.
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