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With many businesses forced to close temporarily and social distancing the current norm, live poker events in Asia are pretty much non existent, that is unless you are in Taiwan. This past weekend saw players take to the felt at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker...
With live poker grounded to a halt, event organizers in Asia have ramped up their offerings online via their own poker applications. Soon to join the virtual party is land based poker outfit, the Asian Poker Tour. In collaboration with Asia’s leading online brand...
A few months back when the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a global health emergency in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many of the leaders in different countries were concerned about what this virus would entail. Since then, the disease has...
APT Taiwan 2020 closes with Chan Lok Ming awarded Player of the Series; Wilson Lim wins Championships Event
Amid the growing number of event cancellations, the Asian Poker Tour completed a twelve day series at the Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association (CTP Club) in Taipei City. This was the tour’s second scheduled event of the calendar season with 24 games...
With the rising number of infected cases in the city, Metro Manila is currently left with no choice but to take extra precautions in the fight against the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19). The President of the country declared earlier this week a community quarantine to...
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According to a British gambling consultancy, Singaporeans are the second biggest gamblers in the whole world and this is despite very strict laws against gambling in the country.
The recent creation of a Global Poker League in India with teams representing cities located all over the country is also a favorable indicator of Poker’s development in India, whilst local clubs attract more and more players.
With the future opening of casinos in Japan, experts predict that the country could become the world’s third largest land-based gambling market behind Las Vegas and Macau.
Although poker cash games are illegal in China, operators and organizers have been innovative in their offerings of poker tournaments to address the growing population of poker players in the country.
Since 2009, numerous foreigners have been coming to the Pearl of the Indian Ocean for sightseeing and tourism. In 2010, gambling became officially legalized, aiming, in particular, at casino-starved Chinese and Indians.
Poker is legal in Vietnam. Many cities and provinces have established their own clubs, but as poker cash games are generally prohibited, business models are based on tournaments.