Japan

World Poker Tour hits Osaka, Japan this August 2022

  Another fun-filled affair is in store for poker players geolocated in the Land of the Rising Sun as the internationally renowned World Poker Tour announces its awaited annual stop this 2022. Held previously in Tokyo, this year’s festivities will be taking place at yet an equally popular destination, Osaka, Japan. The special WPT event […]

2021 WPT Japan sees record-breaking turnout, Kimijima Shoki captures Main Event win

As impressive as last year’s turnout was for the annual World Poker Tour Japan festival, this year’s events saw even better results. The fifth season of WPT Japan, in partnership with Japan Poker Union, similarly featured only three tournaments on schedule: the Main Event, U-23, and a concluding freeroll. Recently crowned WPT champion Kimijima Shoki […]

2021 WPT Japan on its way to set a new record, last Day 1 left

Globally renowned World Poker Tour is setting new heights for its annual festivities in the Land of the Rising Sun as it welcomes a likely record-breaking Main Event in this year’s series. In partnership with Sammy Inc, WPT Japan is exceeding everyone’s expectations having already recorded a total of 612 entries across its first three […]

Natural8-WSOPC: Ficho and RyutaroYT lock up WSOPC Rings; D. Coleman, K. Ichinose, R. Sharma among side winners; Sunday highlights

As always, Sunday was red hot at the Natural WSOP 2021 Super Circuit Online Series with two WSOPC Rings claimed and 33 side events conquered. The newly minted champions were Germany’s “Ficho” and Japan’s Ryutaro “RyutaroYT” Suzuki. At the side games, Blake “Beast2018!” Bohn won big, David Coleman landed his fifth, Pablo “Singleleg” Wesley shipped […]

2021 WPT Japan gets go signal for this September

The World Poker Tour is back stronger than ever as it prepares for an exciting line-up of events for the year ahead. Coming from a record-breaking series last 2020 despite the multitude of setbacks the live poker arena has seen, the major brand is committed to making its return once again to the Land of […]

Japan, Singapore: Casino operators pull back on development plans and expect delays on expansion following global health crisis

As the most powerful of nations feel the negative effects of the pandemic, numerous plans are now being altered to adapt to the unexpected changes. Being one of the hardest hit regions, economies in Asia are struggling to recover from the devastating impact the whole coronavirus situation has brought to light. The gaming industry has […]

2020 WSOP Online – Natural8: The Opener sets new record but bugs out; two events postponed; Shoma Ishikawa “pp_syon” captures his first WSOP bracelet

What was anticipated to be an exciting opening day at the 2020 World Series of Poker hosted on the GG Network – Natural8, turned out to be a brutal disappointment for many players. Out of the three bracelet events up for grabs, only the $ 525 Super Turbo Bounty No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed reached completion. […]