Big news for poker in Cambodia as the Poker King Club, operator of cash games and tournaments, will start to do business in the country this 1st of July.
Already famous for managing three of the most prestigious Poker Rooms in Asia – the Venetian Macao ; the Solaire Casino in Manila and the Maison Glad Hotel on the South Korean island of Jeju – Poker King Club, through its Kings Consulting branch, has sealed a deal with casino operator Donaco International Ltd.
After 3 years of negotiations, the deal signed between the two parties ensures the hosting of international poker tournaments at Donaco’s Star Vegas, a venue located in Poipet, close to the Thai border, east of Siem Reap. This partnership thus directly targets the players from Thailand in an effort to better utilise the capacity of the Star Vegas.
“Under the deal, Poker King Club will stage a minimum of three international poker tournaments at the Star Vegas, under a range of potential brands, including the Thailand legs of the Asian Poker Tour and World Poker Tour,” stated Donaco, before adding : “The parties will conduct joint marketing campaigns for the tournaments, including marketing to Poker King Club’s network of players across Asia and globally.” All revenues and costs for the tournaments are to be shared between the two companies.
It is indeed exciting news for Cambodia and the city of Poipet, for it has already recently seen the hosting of the very first WPT National Thailand, an event held on December 22nd at the Holiday Palace Resort. No doubt this new partnership will bring extra attention to the little Cambodian town.