Manila, Philippines (PRWEB) October 11, 2008
Having made its mark on Asia and players around the world with two highly successful poker events in 2008, the Asian Poker Tour (APT) has announced the first event for its 2009 tournament schedule.
APT Philippines 2009, the Manila leg of next year's Tour, will be held at the Dusit Thani Manila Hotel in Makati, Philippines, from January 27 to February 1, 2009. Buy-in is set at USD $2,500. Interested parties may contact their local or online poker room for information on scheduled satellites.
This year's APT Philippines event, held at the same venue last May, attracted 316 poker players from around the world - a number that the APT is looking to surpass at next year's event. It featured a USD $1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool and had various attractions such as Asia's first 13-card poker tournament. The main event was won by Australian poker pro David Saab, who walked away with the USD $280,000 top prize.
APT Philippines was followed by an even more successful APT Macau tournament, which was held in late August. The event featured an even bigger guaranteed prize pool of USD $1,500,000 and was won by U.S.-based Yevgeniy Timoshenko.
The Tour will feature at least four major events in 2009. Further announcements regarding this year and next year's events will be made by the APT next week.
Chris Parker, CEO of the APT, said that the Tour has big plans and that he is looking forward to next year:
"The APT has already held two major events this year - APT Philippines and APT Macau. After consultation with players, online partners, and sponsors, a comprehensive schedule is now being planned for 2009 to successfully meet the needs of all concerned. We are looking forward to enhancing poker's presence in Asia."
For more information contact:
Lyceum Media for Asian Poker Tour
About the Asian Poker Tour
The Asian Poker Tour (APT) is Asia's biggest and original poker tour. The Tour was acquired by AsianLogic (AIM:ALOG) in early 2008 and has held two successful events: one in the Philippines and the other in Macau. The APT plans to hold at least four major events in 2009 where each tournament is set to attract live players as well as Internet players who will qualify via online satellites. APT main events offer the highest guaranteed prize pools in Asia, such as the USD $1,500,000 prize pool at APT Macau 2008. For more information, log on to the official web site at http://www.asianpt.com.
AsianLogic is a leading online and land-based gaming company focusing on the Asia-Pacific markets. The Company operates eight online casino brands and four online poker rooms as well as land-based sportsbook operations through its MegaSportsWorld brand. It is a specialist in Asia-specific games such as Mahjong, Cho-Da-Di, Do-Di-Zhu and 13 Card Poker. The company owns and operates the Asian Poker Tour.
The Company also maintains a corporate advisory team specialising in the gaming sector which is an active investor in gaming-related businesses as well as providing consultancy and analytical services. AsianLogic enjoys strong commercial relationships with leading gaming providers including Playtech and LVS. Founded as ESL in 2002, AsianLogic employs over 300 employees, the majority of whom are based in the Philippines.