The Asian Poker Tour Philippines 2017 slated to happen at Resorts World Manila (RWM) from 19-27 July has been shifted to the Winford Hotel and Casino. With this venue shift, the APT Main Event will drop to a $2,200 buy-in, from the originally promoted $3,300 buy-in. According to reports this change is just for the upcoming event next month and will not impact the edition set to start in the latter half of September at the RWM.
It was just a couple of weeks ago since the unfortunate incident at RWM where a lone gunman by named Jesse Carlos entered the casino, fired an automatic weapon and set ablaze the tables even as he attempted to steal gaming chips from them. In total, 38 people lost their lives in this tragic event and RWM has been managing the fallout which is likely to result in huge losses to their business for this quarter and maybe even for the entire year. Currently, all gaming operations remain suspended pending the result of an official investigation led by a gaming authority in the Philippines.
Since 2010, the APT and RWM have had a long partnership that has produced exciting, high caliber events with record figures. For the first occasion, APT Philippines will be brought to the Winford, and it will be the first international poker event to be scheduled at the venue. This presents a great opportunity for Indians who play online poker in India to try their hand in the live version of the game.
For those unaware with the Winford, this luxurious establishment officially opened doors two months ago in the Greater Chinatown area of Manila. The venue exudes an environment of excellence, from the architecture down to the high standard of service.
However, this latest change does not impact the previously announced APT Philippines 2017 II. The event is confirmed to embark at RWM on 13-21 September. During the years, the APT has staged a total of 19 events at RWM which also features its latest major event of the year, the APT Championships Philippines last held in April 2016.
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