China

Asia live event briefs: Okada Manila Millions and 2022 APPT Open Manila announced; APL New Year Event qualifiers running; Zheng Tianhao wins CPG Masters

Live events are picking up in the Philippines with PokerStars LIVE Manila announcing two events at the turn of the new year – Okada Manila Millions and APPT Open Manila. In Korea, live games have been running nonstop in December with the Asia Poker League hosting qualifiers to the New Year Main Event. During the […]

WPT and Poker King return for a second online series featuring CN¥ 10M Main Event guarantee; Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Patrik Antonius among confirmed pros

While plenty of attention is on the live games happening in Las Vegas, another exciting festival is about to take place. On the virtual arena, the globally renowned World Poker Tour, and one of Asia’s leading brands, Poker King, unite once again to bring players an eleven day festival featuring CN¥ 15 Million (~US$ 2.3 […]

China Poker Games gearing up for biggest annual festival; CPG Jinan draws 1,276 Main Event entries; up next Taiyuan and Shanghai

Year after year, thousands of players make their way to Hainan Island for the biggest poker event in Asia, the annual CPG Sanya Championships, hosted by premier poker brand, China Poker Games. Last year, while under tight limitations brought on by the novel coronavirus, the highly popular festival anticipated a drop in numbers but instead […]

Online Poker News: GGPoker approved for Pennsylvania; PokerStars makes statement in Michigan; Tax returns for Dutch poker pros; partypoker’s MyGame Whiz; Poker operators react to UK black market; China gives ultimatum

In this column we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms. GGPoker gets approval for Pennsylvania It took a bit over a year for the approval process to go through, but on 10th February it was decided that GGPoker’s parent company NSUS Group will […]

WPT Asia Online Series: Abhinav Iyer “OBellaCiao”, Loris51, DontWantARiver, BetAddict, Xiasong Zhu “zgheinan”, & clockmaker lift WPT trophies; China wins Nation’s Cup 1st Week Leaderboard; btones1 wins the freeroll

Another week of thrilling action at the WPT Asia Online Series taking place at online platform Natural8 – GG Network. Of the 17 remaining trophies, six were claimed this past week. Israel took home two – DontWantARiver and BetAddict -, two for China – Xiaosong Zhu “zgheinan” and Loris51 -, one for clockmaker and Abhinav Iyer […]

Bodog88 ceases operations in Asia

In spite of the increasing action seen in online poker games, the Asian region has lost yet another platform offering real money gaming. Bodog88 online poker room, casino and sportsbook which previously catered to players from China, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and India has reportedly ceased operations in the whole of […]

PokerStars.com exits three Asian online poker markets including China

With the poker industry currently transitioning to the online poker scene more heavily than before, it would seem that available options and new alternatives would simultaneously arise to satisfy overall market demand. Unfortunately for players residing in China, Taiwan and Macau, this is not the case as online poker’s leading gameplayer, PokerStars announced its exit […]