The Asian Poker Tour (APT) is to return to Macau with an APT Macau tournament to be held from July 21 to 29, “subject to regulatory approval” according to a press release.
The news was given by the Poker King Club Macau, where the APT event will be held. The club’s poker room (pictured) officially opened at the Venetian Macao on Friday. It was previously based at Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd’s StarWorld Hotel on Macau peninsula.
“We have recently moved our poker room operations to the Venetian Macao and what better way to celebrate than with an internationally recognised and highly popular poker week that offers the very best poker tournament action,” said Winfred Yu, president of Kings Consulting Ltd, which promotes the Poker King Club. Kings Consulting is a unit of Macau junket operator Suncity Group Ltd.
Jeff Mann, chief executive of the APT, said: “We have staged a number of very successful events in Macau in the past. Unfortunately, last year it did not happen which disappointed many players. We are delighted to be back working with two highly prestigious partners. For sure APT Macau 2015 will be a record breaking event for APT, Poker King Club and the Venetian Macao.”
The APT was founded in 2008 and held its first event in Manila in the Philippines in May that year.
To date, the APT has staged more than 40 major events and numerous smaller tournaments mainly in the Asia-Pacific region. The tour has visited Macau, South Korea, Cambodia, India, Australia, London in the United Kingdom and Mauritius. The APT held its first event in Vietnam earlier this month.
To date, APT tournaments have generated an aggregate of more than US$12 million in prize money awarded to players.
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