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WPT Asia Swing coming in September

When it comes to poker tours, few can match the might of WPT. Top quality events attracting the best players in the world to some of the most beautiful locations on earth is what WPT has always provided and the tour shows no signs of slowing up. If anything, WPT is becoming even more diverse […]

A new era for the Japanese poker scene?

For a country such as as Japan with very strict gambling laws, the red flag on poker has been lifted. This past summer, the Japanese Parliament approved the development of up to three integrated casino resorts and among the games given meticulous consideration was poker. It is likely that as early as mid-2020’s, poker players […]

Shingo Endo wins WPT Japan 2018 – the first stop in WPT Asia Swing

WPT Japan came to an end just a few days ago on September 17th in Tokyo at Bane Bagus Shibuya Poker Club. This was the first stop of a 20-day period called “Asia Swing” – a succession of events taking place beneath the WPT banner in different Asian countries, providing all players with the perfect opportunity to visit Asia. […]

WPT Japan Schedule

The WPT Japan 2018 will be held from September 1st to the 17th, 2018, in the cities of Nagoya, Osaka and Tokyo, Japan. Schedule Main Event Dates: September 1: Day1 B @ 14:00 (Nagoya, only available to qualifiers) September 8: Day1 B @ 14:00 (Osaka, available to Direct buy in) September 9: Day1 C @ 12:00PM (Shibuya Guild, only available […]

World Poker Tour announces Japan and Korea stops in September

The World Poker Tour recently announced two events in Asia this year, WPT Japan and WPT Korea. Both events will take place in September. “The World Poker Tour is thrilled to announce WPT Japan and WPT Korea as part of our 2018 schedule,” Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour, said. “Asia played an […]

All Japan Poker Circuit branches out to Taiwan

Following through on the announcement made in January, the All Japan Poker Circuit (AJPC) has sealed a deal that will extend the brand to Taiwan. According to the recent press release, the AJPC and the Taiwan Poker Club (Chinese Texas Holdem Association) have partnered up to bring in the first-ever Japanese poker brand to Taiwanese […]

The All Japan Poker Championship (AJPC) enters new markets

The All Japan Poker Championship (AJPC) may not be the most recognisable tour in Asia, but an announcement could yet change that state of affairs. 2018 will see the AJPC begin hosting tournaments in places such as Taiwan, Macau and Incheon in South Korea, as part of the ongoing Asian Circuit series. Yasuhiro Sasaki is the […]