Alecz Chan (pictured) on Saturday won the APT Championships Event trophy at the APT Finale Macau Championships 2017, presented by the Asian Poker Tour (APT). The player earned HKD369,950 (US$47,380), according to a press release that day from the tournament organisers.
The championships were held at the Macau Billionaire Poker room at Babylon Casino – a venue at Macau Fisherman’s Wharf and that uses the gaming licence of SJM Holdings Ltd. The championships began on November 29 and ran until Sunday (December 10), with some side events.
The next tournament of the Asian Poker Tour will take place between January 19 and 28, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. APT tournaments will return to Macau in April next year. The APT Macau Championships 2018 will be held from April 25 to May 6 at the Macau Billionaire Poker room, subject to approval by the local gaming regulator.
The APT announced in July that it had signed an exclusive agreement with the Macau Billionaire Poker brand and the Babylon Casino to bring a minimum of two international poker events per year to Macau for the next five years. The APT Macau Championships 2018 is the second of the two events.
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