(Macau, China) — When the Asia Pacific Poker Tour came to life earlier this year, it advertised events in Manila, Seoul, and Sydney.
All along, however, there were mysterious references to another event that had still not yet been confirmed. Now we know what organizers were talking about.
Today, the APPT announced it is throwing two major events in Macau, China at the end of November. Between November 22-27, the PokerStars-sponsored APPT will hold a $2,500 buy-in main event and a $15,000 High Rollers event at the Grand Waldo Hotel & Casino in Macau.
Since 1999, Macau has been transforming itself into the Far East's gambling capital. Now, it's on its way to becoming one of the poker capitals of the East.
PokerStars is walking in step with the APPT and offering tons of satellites to the brand new event in Macau. In fact, in celebration of today's announcement, PokerStars is holding a 10-seat guaranteed $215 satellite to the $2,5000 Macau main event.
The event kicks off at 22:33 ET under the Tourney/Special tabs in the PokerStars tournament lobby.
APPT President Jeffrey Haas said, "The APPT Macau will be a landmark moment for poker in Asia and globally, as it will be the first government-sanctioned real-money poker tournament played in the People's Republic of China's Special Administrative Region of Macau."
For full information on the newest APPT event, visit the APPT Macau home page. To see how you can win your way to China, check out PokerStars APPT satellites page.