Asian Poker Tour to Debut in India

The sunny beach state of Goa will play host to the first Asian Poker Tour (APT) to be held in India. The APT will be held in Casino Royale from November 8 to November 14. With an intention of capitalizing on India’s largely untapped potential for poker, the Asian Poker Tour will touch down in the country. Jeff Mann, Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Poker Tour, announced that it will be the first major international poker tournament to reach India. Mann has high expectations from the budding poker scene as well as the acceptance of the poker tournament in the country.

Casino Royale, the venue of the tour, is an off shore casino close to the coasts of the Goan capital city of Panaji. The poker room in Casino Royale is highly acclaimed and has carved a niche by hosting some of the richest tournaments in the region. Manager of the Casino Royale Poker Room, Craig Wildman expressed his delight in hosting one of the most popular and respected poker tournaments in the world. Wildman also believes that this tournament will give the skill game a boost in India and encourage more Indians to play poker.

Event details

This week long tour will feature one main event and many side events. The side events will have a buy-in range of INR 5000 to a maximum of INR 20,000 and will include events like Greed, six handed events and an INR 15,000 event known as ‘Head Hunter’. The main event of the tournament will be held on November 11 at 4 pm with the buy in of INR 50,000. Before arriving in Goa, the Asia Poker Tour held its previous event in Manila from August 17 to August 23, 2011.

About APT

Founded in 2008, the Asian Poker Tour continues to be one of the most popular poker tournaments in Asia and the world. By brining in quality players, the Asian Poker Tour has become one of the most respected events for poker enthusiasts. The main intention of the Asian Poker Tour is to promote the game in many parts of Asia and tap into its potential all over the continent.

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