Philippines

PokerStars Okada Manila Millions: Jose Colada clinches back to back Main Event titles; PJ Aratea, Wonjae Lee, Flo Campomanes among side winners

PokerStars LIVE Manila concluded its first live event of the calendar year with the 3rd edition of Okada Manila Millions taking place on January 3 to 9 at Okada Resort Hotel & Casino. Among the 14 players that walked away with brand new spade trophies, it was defending champion Jose “JC” Colada earning the highest […]

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 […]

Korea, Taiwan, Philippines and China: Live festivals all over Asia this December

With the holidays just around the corner, the end of the year festivities has amped up with live events happening all around the Asian region. This December, China, Korea, Taiwan, and the Philippines have something to offer. Here’s a rundown of the exciting games to look forward to. Philippines: PokerStars Live Manila – Special Tournament […]

Metro Manila poker rooms close again as community goes into a second lockdown

Live poker for the once budding poker hub in Asia has reached a complete downfall since the global health crisis broke out earlier in 2020. Prior to the pandemic, Metro Manila, Philippines was a popular pitstop for major poker brands having hosted several successful festivals year after year. Non-essential businesses which included the gaming sector […]

Manila, Brisbane: Live poker rooms begin to reopen in Asia-Pacific

Ending the year with some good news, the heavily affected Asia-Pacific region is slowly seeing a return of live poker games into the scene. While the past ten months has been definitely a rocky road for most, the recent reopening has the local poker communities filled with excitement as cash games become available once again. […]

Metro Manila’s Entertainment City casinos resume operations at 30% capacity

The Coronavirus pandemic has been a large looming problem for the Philippines since news of the situation broke out earlier this year. While neighboring countries such as Taiwan and Vietnam have successfully controlled the spread of infection, the reported third world country has continuously seen a rise in confirmed cases throughout recent months. Deemed now […]