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July 27, 2021

The first chips will first fly on August 12th

Asian Poker Tour set for expansion

(Macau).- The Asian Poker Tour has been given the go-ahead by authorities to increase the size of its event. 2008’s six day event will be doubled into a 12 day spectacle of poker in 2009. Previous success and popularity of the Macau events has led organizers to seek expansion as they try to cement the event on the global poker map.

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he ever popular Macau event which last year saw the likes of Doyle Brunson, Jack Binion, Johnny Chan, John Juanda, Huck Seed, Liz Lieu, Todd Brunson and Kenny Tran all attempt Main Event glory, will feature a us$ 4000 buy-in and cover 12 days of play. The first chips will first fly on August 12th.

Previous success and popularity of the Macau events has led organizers to seek expansion as they try to cement the event on the global poker map. In order to entice the best, the Macau Poker Festival will be home to the largest number of side events in Asian poker history.

Asian Poker Tour CEO Chris Parker highlighted this recently: “The Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival will feature a side event schedule never seen in Asia before, including several new formats that will stir the curiosity of poker enthusiasts at all levels. We believe Asia’s first festival of poker will establish Macau as an essential stop on the international poker circuit.”

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