APT Announces New Destination For 2019
Poker is now turning into a global game of skill and the contributions from the Asian markets are commendable. Once such contribution and landmark tournament series is The Asian Poker Tour (APT). Founded in 2008, APT as a platform has hosted more than 80 major events with pit stops in Philippines, Macau, South Korea, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Australia, London, New Caledonia and Cambodia. The events have generated a combined revenue of USD 30 million prize money.
One of the latest announcements coming in from APT is the addition of another stop in its circuit next year. The new country to play host to the tournament is Taiwan! The event is to be hosted from the 20th of February to the 3rd of March. The venue is the Chinese Texas Hold’Em Poker Association (CTP) Room in Taipei. It boasts of a seating capacity of 25 tournament tables and capacity to offer RFID live-streaming tables as well.
The complete event list for this leg of the tournament is yet to be disclosed. However, there will be a US$1,066 main event and a US$1,599 Championship event. The event is scheduled to go on for 12 days and will be the third stop for the ATP tour in 2019. Previously, the ATP tour did announce Japan as another new addition; the Japan edition is scheduled to begin in February and will be the first stop for the tour.
With new countries being added to world-class series like the APT, it only goes onto show the growing popularity of the sport worldwide and specifically in Asia. The inclusion of countries like Japan and Taiwan only prove the growing acceptance of poker being a game of skill and not chance!