Jam packed house and long lines opens APT Hanoi Billions 2023 – December 1 to 10, Hanoi, Vietnam


The long awaited Asian Poker Tour season-ender has finally arrived bringing with it a rush of players that instantly transformed the National Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam into a hub of incredible poker action. Just hours into opening day of APT Hanoi Billions 2023, long lines snaked around the venue floor as players awaited their chance at the festival’s first trophies. Today’s lineup features five trophy events plus the first flight to the Vietnam National Cup – VN₫ 3 Billion guaranteed.  

[Update: at the time of posting, three events were cancelled – Turbo, Turbo NL Single Draw 2-7, Satellite to APT Super High Roller]


In partnership with Vietnam Series of Poker (VSOP), APT Hanoi Billions 2023 boasts an impressive combined prize pool guarantee of  VN₫ 60 Billion (~$2.5 Million) along with 88 coveted trophies awaiting victorious players. Given the overwhelming response being witnessed, it is undeniable that this figure will be easily dusted.

APT Hanoi Billions 2023

Taking place from December 1 to December 10, 2023, APT Hanoi Billions 2023 is set to be the brand’s most ambitious festival hosted in Vietnam. The ten-day series offers a diverse range of poker variants, extending beyond the usual Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha. Players can anticipate games like Razz, Stud, Single Draw, 2-7, and more gracing the tables. With the expanded schedule, players of all bankrolls will have the opportunity to vie for a trophy.

At the forefront is the VN₫ 25,000,000,000 (~$1,000,000) guaranteed MAIN EVENT. This is the richest prize pool ever to be announced by any brand for Vietnam and the most sought after title by every player. The Main Event runs from December 4 to 9, 2023 with buy in at VN₫ 36,000,000 (~$1,480). 

With the headliner still several days away, it means there are ample chances to warm up and pad up the wallet. Check the schedule as there are on average 8 trophy events running per day. Buy ins run from VN₫ 3,000,000 (~$125) to VN₫ 250,000,000 (~$10,300) at the Superstar Challenge.

APT HANOI BILLIONS 2023 – Full Schedule

Asian Poker Tour gears up for VND 60BN (~USD 2.5M) guaranteed Hanoi Billions festival

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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