The PokerStars brand of online poker and poker tournaments is to hold what it describes as its first-ever “PokerStars Festival” in South Korea at the soon-to-launch Paradise City casino resort, the brand said on its website.
The first phase of Paradise City – a venue at Incheon, near the country’s main air hub, Incheon International Airport and the national capital Seoul – is scheduled to open in April.
PokerStars is to run its Paradise City event from July 14 to 24. Full details are yet to be announced, but PokerStars said in an email to GGRAsia that PokerStars Festivals have buy-ins ranging from US$1,000 to US$1,500.
“We are excited to take our PokerStars Championship and PokerStars Festival across the globe,” PokerStars’ director of live events, Edgar Stuchly, said as quoted by PokerNews via a press release from the brand.
Paradise City is a venture between foreigner-only casino operator Paradise Co Ltd, and Japanese pachinko operator Sega Sammy Holdings Inc.
PokerStars is due to hold an event in Macau soon. The PokerStars Championship Macau takes place at Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd’s City of Dreams in Macau, from March 30 to April 9, PokerStars confirmed in its email to us. PokerStars Championships are described by the brand as “Tier 1″ global events with main event buy-ins of approximately US$5,000.
From July 28 to August 7 PokerStars is to stage the PokerStars Festival Manila at City of Dreams Manila, a Philippines casino resort operated by a unit of Melco Crown.
PokerStars ran its first event in Manila in 2007 and opened the PokerStars LIVE Manila venue at City of Dreams Manila in 2014.
(Updated on Feb 8, 6.20pm)
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