One month ago, the World Poker Tour released a full blown Asia Pacific Season 18 events calendar filled with new destinations, new venues, and a return to popular hotspots. Today, the globally renowned brand announced an exciting addition to the roster. For the first time in history, the tour will stage an event in Phnom Penh, aptly named, WPT Cambodia. The festival takes place at the award-winning Nagaworld integrated resort from November 16 to 25.
For this first-ever WPT event in the Cambodian capital, 17 varying games are scheduled with buy-ins ranging from US$ 250 to US$ 5,300.
The WPT Cambodia Main Event highlights the festival. Buy-in is US$ 1,100. It runs from November 21 to 25 and serves up a burly US$ 250,000 guarantee.
“Asia-Pacific is a hotbed for poker and the WPT is proud to bring another exciting event to the region,” Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour, said. “This event would not be possible without continued support from players around the globe and we invite them to join us this November at the wonderful NagaWorld property.”
9 events for the WPT APAC Season 18
With the tour giving plenty of attention to the market in the region, that brings the number of festivals booked for the WPT APAC Season 18 up to nine. Six of the events are in 2019 and three in 2020.
The first festival lined up is WPT Vietnam on September 3 to 11 at the highly popular Pro Poker Club in Ho Chi Minh City. This is one of the tour’s most highly attended destinations in the region. The festival boasts of VND 15,000,000,000 (~US$ 641,000) in guaranteed prizes. The WPT Vietnam Main Event will be quite unique as it features a structure reserved only for their main tour. It also has the largest buy-in of all the WPT APAC Main Events at VND 55,000,000 (~US$ 2,400). The WPT Vietnam Main Event runs from September 6 to 11.
Article by Tricia David