PokerStars announces richest APPT Manila festivals featuring over $2M in guarantees

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Exciting news from PokerStars reveals larger guarantees for the upcoming Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Manila, along with the introduction of its richest festival, the APPT Manila Championship. Both of these events will take place during the second half of 2024 at the brand’s hub in Okada Manila.

“The APPT circuit was established in 2007 and quickly became the reference tour in Asia, thanks to the quality of organization, and amazing venues”, said Cedric Billot, Associate Director of Live Events at PokerStars. “The 2024 APPT Manila will be one of the largest APPT ever, held in a new conference space at Okada Casino will be nothing but spectacular”.

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APPT Manila is PokerStars LIVE Asia‘s most successful Southeast Asian festival held annually in the Philippines. Last year and in 2019, the Main Event generated a record prize pool of over one million USD with China’s Yuanning Wu and Filipino Florencio Campomanes both locking up over PHP 11 Million (~USD 200K).

This year, the brand brings more money to the felt, anunouncing a PHP 119 Million festival guarantee, equivalent to over 2 Million USD, highlighted by the PHP 80 Million (~USD 1.4 Million) guaranteed Main Event. Expecting a massive turnout, APPT Manila will be hosted at Cove Manila, the biggest indoor beach club / nightclub located in Okada Manila.

“At Okada Manila, we are immensely proud to host APPT Manila, which stands as a monumental gathering of the world’s elite poker talents”, said Byron Yip, President and COO of Okada Manila. “This partnership underscores our position as one of Asia’s premier gaming and entertainment venues, and it is a testament to our ongoing initiatives aimed at transforming Manila into a leading destination for the most exciting entertainment.”

PokerStars APPT Manila 2024

APPT Manila is scheduled to run from July 24 to August 5, 2024 at Cove Manila Okada. The full schedule has yet to be released. Here are the highlights.

Key Events

Event Dates Guarantee in PHP
Buy in (PHP)
Okada Kickoff July 24 to 25 3,000,000 16,500
APPT Open July 25 to 28 2,000,000 60,000
APPT National July 27 to 31 10,000,000 40,000
APPT Super High Roller
July 31 to August 1
APPT One Million Challenge August 1 1,000,000
APPT Main Event August 1 to 5 55,000,000 80,000
APPT Single Day High Roller August 2 165,000
APPT Mystery Bounty August 4 to 5 5,000,000 40,000
APPT High Roller August 4 to 5 10,000,000 250,000

APPT Manila Championship 2024

In October, PokerStars stages its richest event in the country, the APPT Manila Championship featuring a PHP 140,000,000 (~USD 2.5 Million) festival guarantee. This is a new addition to the brand’s yearly lineup and it is the most ambitious offer yet with nearly every APPT key event getting a huge boost in guarantees. Mark the dates. The inaugural festival takes place at Okada Manila at the Coral Lounge. Here are the highlights.

Event Dates Guarantee in PHP
Buy in (PHP)
Okada Kickoff October 18 to 19 10,000,000 25,000
APPT Open Championship October 19 to 23 30,000,000 90,000
APPT National Championship October 21 to 24 15,000,000 60,000
APPT Super High Roller Championship
October 22 to 23
APPT Single Day High Roller October 23 250,000
APPT Main Event Championship October 23 to 27 55,000,000 165,000
APPT Mystery Bounty Championship October 26 10,000,000 50,000
APPT One Million Challenge Championship October 26 1,000,000
APPT High Roller Championship October 26 to 27 10,000,000 300,000


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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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