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April 24 2009

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"Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival"
April 24, 2009

The Asian Poker Tour has announced a bevy of leading online poker rooms that have already signed up to support the Macau event.

Following on from last year’s six-day event, this year we will see a twelve-day poker extravaganza hit Macau creating Asia’s first festival of poker. The Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival will run from August 12th to 23rd at the Galaxy StarWorld Hotel and Casino with organisers confirming belief that these ambitious but achievable plans represent yet another huge step forward for poker in the region.

Party Poker, iPoker Network and the Ongame Network are just a few of the online rooms already committed to sending players to Macau. In addition Bwin, PKR, Dafa Poker, JBET Poker, Betfriends and 32Red will also be guaranteeing a significant amount of online qualifiers – with more rooms expected to sign up over the upcoming months.

Asian Poker Tour CEO Chris Parker said, “We are very encouraged by the enthusiasm of our partners to send players and we look forward to welcoming more online poker rooms on board. This year’s Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival will be bigger and better with 12 days of non-stop poker action and fun. The Main Event has been extended, with the first of three day ones getting underway on August 19 and the televised final table scheduled for August 23. The Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival will feature a side event schedule never seen in Asia before, including several new formats that will stir the curiosity of poker enthusiasts at all levels.”

“We are currently witnessing record numbers in our Asian Poker Tour sponsored room at the Starworld and six figure $US pots are now a regular occurrence. We believe Asia is ready for its first festival of poker and that it will establish Macau as an essential stop on the international circuit.”

Following Yevgeniy Timoshenko’s victory over Steven Yea for close to US$500,000 over such a star-studded and international field – this year's event will be even stronger with many big names confirming their attendance following last years appearance by Doyle and Todd Brunson, Johnny Tran, Kenny Tran, Huck Seed, John Juanda and Poker Pack members Nam Le, Quinn Do, Kwang Soo Lee, JC Tran, Steve Sung and David ‘Chino’ Rheem

With a packed schedule appealing to all tastes, high-limit games and sit-n-go tables will run in conjunction with the festival with the feature event of the US$4,300 Main Event being the highlight. However the action away from the felt promises to be extremely lively too with the Asian Poker Tour looking to top the legendary and award winning party held in Macau last year – a highlight for everyone that stepped inside that penthouse.

For more information about the upcoming Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival head to http://www.asianpt.com or stay tuned to PokerNetwork as we deliver all the latest poker news from around the world.

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