The WPT (World Poker Tour) has grabbed headlines after adding two more stops to its national tour in the Asian region last week. With a view to expand its reach in the Asian continent, the WPT has partnered with An Education Investment LTD. to add two more new events to Cambodian region. The first event will be known as WPT National Thailand and the second event as WPT National Cambodia.
WPT National Thailand-December 22-29, 2016
WPT National Thailand will be held at Holiday Palace Casino & Resort in Poipet, Cambodia. This event will feature a Main Event with a buy-in of THB37,400 ( $1,100) and three flights taking place on 22, 23 and 26 December this year. December 24-25 will be off days for the Main Event, but there will be side events such as cash games and other events running round the clock. Apart from this, the WPT will be hosting a guest party to make the event more enjoyable and player friendly in the Cambodian region.
WPT National Cambodia-January 2-13, 2017
WPT NATIONAL Cambodia will be at Queenco Hotel and Casino in Sihanoukville, Cambodia. The event will take place from January 2 and run through January 13. The Main Event with a buy-in of $1,485will feature three starting flights on January 3, 4, and 6. A player’s party will be held during the off days.
Hosting two new events in the Cambodian region is a good move by WPT, because gambling is illegal in Thailand. It is expected that the new events will attract a huge number of players especially from Thailand as they will have to just cross the border and play in two major WPT events in Cambodia.
According to the WPT’s CEO Adam Pliska, hosting the two new WPT events in the Cambodian region is a chance to expand the WPT and cater to the growing demand for major poker events in the Asia.
Addressing media persons, Adam Pliska said “This new partnership bringing two WPT National events to the Cambodian region allows the World Poker Tour to continue its global expansion and showcases Asia’s growing demand for major poker events across a burgeoning region. With WPT National Thailand and WPT National Cambodia being held in close proximity to one another just days apart, players will have an easy opportunity to play in two world-class poker tournaments at beautiful resorts. The WPT looks forward to these events being the first of many in the region”.
The main event of both the WPT National Thailand and the WPT National Cambodia will have a re-entry formats and players will be allowed two entries (one original and one re-entry) on every starting day. Hence, the players would be able to enter the tournament as many as 6 times.
For more information about these events, please visit www.wpt.com.