The Queenco Hotel & Casino in Cambodia‘s main coastal city of Sihanoukville has announced an ambitious plan to bring more poker to Southeast Asia’s mainland. Regarding strong regulations in surrounding countries, the new owner of its poker room, Avi Cohen aims to offer more options to enjoy a growing number of live tournaments. Queenco Casino have already been offering cash games in their poker room for some years now, and were the hosts of the previous three editions of APT Cambodia.
“Queenco’s Poker Room is looking forward to giving players from each country in South Asia the chance to have ‘their Poker Cup’ and challenge each other to see who the best player in the country is” said Mr Cohen, in a clear statement about upcoming further editions.
The first event will shuffle up & deal on Wednesday, July 27th with a satellite on offer. Since Pot Limit Omaha has seen popularity growth in recent times, Queenco are offering a $550 Main Event for PLO along with Holdem. PLO will also feature in the High Roller schedule, with an $880 PLO High Roller on Sunday, in addition to the $110 NLH tournament on Saturday. OFC fans can also enjoy their favoured format on the final Monday. Tournaments aside, there will be a barbecue on Queenco’s beachfront terrace on Saturday, to which all players are invited. This will run until 8pm, at which time there will be a ceremony for the Main Event winners.
Read more: Cambodia Poker Cup Full Schedule
Other cups are expected to follow a similar schedule.
Travelling to Sihanoukville has become much easier since Cambodia Angkor Airlines has started running five direct flights each week from Saigon, with return tickets costing around $200.
For local accommodation, players have the right to stay overnight in Queenco‘s newly renovated hotel tower for a player rate of $55 per night, including breakfast. There are also good rooms in town for around $10-$20.
Pokamania will soon publish their upcoming $55 satellites.
Edit 07/07/206 Schedule has been edited at 5pm
Promotion – Valid until July 14th
Queenco Casino & Poker Room is offering 3 free nights to players who meet the following requirements:
- Guests have to book a minimum of 4 nights
- Pay for the first night ($65)
- Play Cash Games 4 hours per day for 4 days