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The Asian Poker Tour (APT), founded by Capital Events Pte Ltd, held its first tournament in November 2006 in Meritus Mandarin Singapore with the sponsorship of Betfair, an online platform that primarily offers sports betting but also offer Poker, casino games and Bingo. The very first tournament had a buy-in of $150 and saw a participation of 270 players. The event champion was no other than Pokernews owner Tony G.

In 2008, the brand was acquired by AsianLogic, an Asia-Pacific online and land-based gaming company listed in the London Stock exchange. In the same year, APT held 2 tournaments, first in the Philippines and the other in Macau.

The APT Philippines 2008 was held in the luxurious Dusit Thani Hotel in the Business District of Makati and had a buy-in of $2,700, an amount far larger than the first tournament. It was directed by renowned Matt Savage and saw a field 316 players coming from all over the world. Poker celebrities that attended the event included Huck Seed, Quinn Do, Evelyn Ng, Nam Le among others. The 2nd offering which was held in Starworld Hotel & Casino in Macau had a abuy-in of $53,00 and a guaranteed prize pool of $1,500,000. The APT 2008 Macau had a participation of 257 entries and was won by Yevgeniy Timoshenko. The success of this first year, under the ownership of AsianLogic, marked the APT as a viable poker circuit and these initial offerings set a precedent for future APT tournaments.

Under the leadership of APT CEO Jeff Mann, who took over the helm from Chris Parker in 2010, the APT has gone beyond the borders of the Asian region and has ventured into Europe as well.

The APT has held tournaments in the Philippines, Macau, India, London, China, Mauritius, Cambodia, Korea, Australia, Czech Republic, Vietnam, New Caledonia and Japan.

Currently, the circuit is moving around the Philippines in 2 cities –Manila & Cebu, New Caledonia, Macau & will hold a tournament for the first time on a Casino Cruise – Rex Fortune Cruise, Hong Kong.

Asian Poker Tour History:

  • 2008: Creation of the APT
  • 2010: Partnership with Resorts World Manila (RWM)
  • 2013: World Record for the longest continuous poker tournament (48 hours, 55 minutes and 58.5 seconds) during the APT-RWM Iron Man Poker Challenge
  • 2015: Opening of APT’s own poker room in Manila
  • 2016: Busiest year with 15 tournaments organized
  • 2017: Introduction of APT Player of the Series

Asian Poker Tour Key Information:

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Asian Poker Tour
January 9, 2019
January 9, 2019 - January 20, 2019
APT Kick Off Vietnam 2019 Vietnam
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Asian Poker Tour
February 1, 2019
February 1, 2019 - February 11, 2019
APT Japan Tokyo 2019 Japan
Casino Stadium Tokyo, 7 Chome-10-20 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku
Tōkyō-to, 160-0023 Japan
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JPY 30,000
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Asian Poker Tour
March 22, 2019
March 22, 2019 - April 4, 2019
APT Macau 2019 Macau
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Asian Poker Tour
April 24, 2019
April 24, 2019 - May 5, 2019
APT Philippines I 2019 Philippines
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Asian Poker Tour
May 29, 2019
May 29, 2019 - June 9, 2019
APT Korea Seoul South Korea
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Asian Poker Tour
July 3, 2019
July 3, 2019 - July 14, 2019
APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh 2019 Vietnam
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Asian Poker Tour
August 7, 2019
August 7, 2019 - August 18, 2019
APT Korea Incheon 2019 South Korea
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Asian Poker Tour
September 11, 2019
September 11, 2019 - September 22, 2019
APT Philippines II 2019 Philippines
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Asian Poker Tour
December 4, 2019
December 4, 2019 - December 15, 2019
APT Finale Macau 2019 Macau
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