Exciting news for all poker fans out there! While the Asian Poker Tour in Hanoi has just finished, the fun isn’t over yet. Several new Asian Poker Tour event locations for the summer season have just been revealed. The 2023 season of the APT just got bigger and better with the addition of three new stops to its schedule. With a total of six confirmed events so far this year, you better keep an eye out for everything that is happening.
This announcement was made on April 25, 2023, in Manila, APT officials revealed the location of the next three APT events. These events will take place all over the Asia-Pacific region so you can expect many more exciting tournaments as well as amazing prizes in the coming months.
These Asian Poker Tour Event locations were announced after the planned event in Ho Chi Minh City has been temporarily postponed. This is due to issues with casino regulation in Ho Chi Minh that might affect the event.
Asian Poker Tour Event Locations: Hanoi
The first of the Asian Poker Tour Event Locations to be revealed will be in Hanoi Vietnam. For the APT summer series, they will be heading back to Hanoi for a 10-day poker tournament. The tournament will take place from May 26 to June 4 and will be hosted by the Grand Loyal Poker Club.
The Grand Loyal Poker hotel has been a favored choice amongst tourists for years because of its luxury. This has also made the hotel an ideal venue for hosting the prestigious Asian Poker Tour. The APT will make use of the second floor to conduct their casino tournament.
This thrilling poker series includes the Main Event, which has a buy-in of VND 35 million (equivalent to approximately USD $1,500). The Main Event features a guaranteed prize pool of VND 12 billion (equivalent to around USD $500,000), making it an exciting opportunity for skilled players to test their abilities and potentially win big.
Asian Poker Tour Event Locations: Da Nang
If you enjoy the beach and poker, the upcoming event location in Da Nang, Vietnam, will be an ideal destination for you. The APT Summer Series Da Nang is a ten-day event that you should not miss if you are planning a beach vacation this summer. The event is scheduled to take place from July 21 to 30 at the breathtaking Furama Resort Danang. This resort boasts a spectacular beachside view and top-notch casino facilities, making it an ideal host for the Asian Poker Tour Event Locations.
But aside from being able to enjoy the sand, sun, and sea, you might be able to walk away with passive prize money, more than enough to cover your expenses here. The Main Event has a buy-in of VND 35 million, or equivalent to approximately USD $1,500. However, the tournament also offers a guaranteed prize pool of VND 12 billion, which converts to around USD $500K.
“Last year the APT had a tremendous summer in Vietnam with a double stop in Hanoi and a tremendous event in Ho Chi Minh City. Now we’re back to celebrate part of the summer in Vietnam again, returning to Grand Loyal in Hanoi and then packing our beach gear for Furama Resort in Da Nang! Once we get all the sand out of our luggage, it is time to fight for a million again, only this time in Incheon. It will surely be a summer to remember!”APT President Neil Johnson
Asian Poker Tour Even Locations: Incheon
Vietnam isn’t the only country with new Asian Poker Tour Event Locations. South Korea will also play host to the APT, specifically in the city of Incheon. This will event be the APT’s debut in South Korea with the event scheduled from August 25 to September 3. Poker fans can enjoy a 10-day festival at the spectacular Paradise City Casino – the largest foreigners-only casino in Korea.
The tournament’s grand scale is matched by its impressive stakes due to its massive location. The Main Event is the highlight of the competition and has a KRW 2.3 million (approximately USD $1,700) buy-in. The Main Event guarantees an impressive KRW 1.3 billion (about USD $1 million) payout, making it an essential event for all poker enthusiasts.
Although the announcement of new Asian Poker Tour Locations is thrilling, it isn’t the only impororant APT recently.
To know who won the main event of that tournament, you can check out our APT Hanoi Update.