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PKR - 7th January 2011
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2010 and Media Man and Casino News Media 'Online Poker
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UNITED KINGDOM - Dec 8 2010 - Next-generation poker
celebrates another big win after picking up the highly
sought after Poker Operator of the Year at the 2010
E-Gaming Review Awards ceremony that took place in
off a strong field which included household names
such as PartyGaming, 888 and William Hill Online,
judges praised PKR
for demonstrating how originality and constant innovation
could build a successful business in the face of liquidity
challenges. The award also means that PKR is the holder
of both major industry Poker Operator of the Year
awards, having won the IGA version in January this
Graham, CEO of PKR said; "The EGR Awards are
very important for the online gaming industry and
it is a fantastic achievement for PKR to have won
this prestigious award. 2010 has been an astounding
year for us and we look forward to adding this title
to this year's portfolio, which also includes the
top spot in the Sunday Times Tech Track 100."
E-Gaming Review Awards ceremony took place at the
Honorable Artillery Company in the heart of London
on 24th November 2010. The event was hosted by comedian
Jack Whitehall, and was attended by over 800 people
from the gaming industry.
in 2004 by serial entrepreneur Jez San, PKR
is headquartered in Camden, London and now employs
over 100 staff. It has over 4 million registered users
and has won numerous awards including 'Hotshot Operator
of the Year' at the 2008 E-Gaming Review Awards, 'Poker
Operator of the Year' at the 2010 International Gaming
Award and the UK's fastest growing technology company
in the 2010 Sunday Times Tech Track 100.
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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 Asian Poker Tour 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.
Asian Poker Tour main events continue to be highly
anticipated by poker players and enthusiasts in
Asia and all over the world.
Philippines Promises To Deliver With New Entertainment
And Bigger Tournaments - January 2009
Asian Poker Tour Macau To Star As Backdrop For
New Chinese Poker Film
Chinese language film, working title ‘Poker
King’, to focus on Poker
20, 2009 (Manila, Philippines) AsianLogic, owners
of the Asian Poker Tour, are delighted to announce
a historic first for poker in Asia. The hotly
anticipated Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival, taking
place 12-23 August 2009 at the Galaxy Starworld,
will be featured in a ground-breaking Chinese
language poker movie. Many believe the film will
have a similar impact on poker in Asia as the
1998 Hollywood film Rounders did in the western
movie is provisionally titled ‘Poker King’
and will be directed by famous Chinese language
director Chan Hing-Kai and Janet Chun and, produced
by Amy Chin and Chan Hing-Kai. It tells the story
of two bitter poker rivals competing for world
championship glory. The cast will be all-star,
A list Chinese actors and pop stars with a cinema
release across the region set for later this year.
Actors with the coveted starring roles include
Louis Koo, Sean Lau Ching –Wan, Stephy Tang,
Cherrie In and Josie Ho.
have been several famous gaming films in the region,
most notably the 1989 Chinese language classic
‘God of Gambler’s’ starring
Chow-Yun-Fat which spawned dozens of spin-offs
– but ‘Poker King’ is set to
be the first release that focuses on poker.
Hall, CEO of Asian Logic, owners of the Asian
Poker Tour said: “This is a very exciting
project and is sure to provoke even more excitement
about The Asian Poker Macau Festival in August.
Players across the region and throughout the world
are encouraged to come to the Starworld and play
at the Asian Poker Tour Macau – the movie
crew will be needing lots of extras and even players
to take on roles if they choose! Rounders, starring
Matt Damon and Edward Norton, is always highlighted
as a key catalyst for the growth of poker in the
western world. ‘Poker King’ has the
promise to deliver this and potentially much more.
Gross revenue from poker in Macau is estimated
to have risen by 400% in 2008 alone and continues
to rise and with this blockbuster movie the game
could become even more popular in a land where
baccarat is king. Think of how many people have
seen Rounders and at least quadruple it and you
can only speculate at the kind of impact ‘Poker
King’ could have on the game. We’re
delighted to be involved.”
Asian Poker Tour Macau is a hotbed for the world’s
top poker professionals and negotiations are ongoing
about giving the Tour’s sponsored ambassadors
‘The Poker Pack’ significant roles
in the film. The Pack includes recent World Series
of Poker bracelet winners JC Tran and Steve Sung,
as well as Quinn Do, Nam Le, David ‘Chino’
Rheem and Kwang Soo Lee. Together, they are amongst
the most feared players on the world circuit.
Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival will run from
August 12–23, 2009 at the Galaxy StarWorld
Hotel and Casino in Macau. Last year, the event
attracted some of the most famous names in the
game. Poker legend Doyle Brunson was one of those
that attended and said: “I thought Las Vegas
was the gambling capital of the world but I was
wrong, it feels like coming home.” The Main
Event was won by 20-year-old US hotshot Yevgeniy
Timoshenko, who scooped US$500,000 after emerging
triumphant from the star-studded field that featured
players from over 40 countries. Timoshenko has
gone on to become one of the hottest talents in
the game after taking down the WPT Championship
earlier this year.
year’s Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival will
be bigger and better with 12 days of non-stop
poker action and fun. The buy-in is set at US$4,300
(US$4000+$300). Aside from the Main Event, the
Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival will feature the
largest range of side events ever seen in Asia
- guaranteed to make the poker fest even more
exciting and appealing to players at all levels.
Organizers and tournament director Matt Savage
promise a lengthy and varied side event schedule
that will appeal to all tastes, details of which
will be confirmed in the near future. High-limit
games and sit-n-go tables will run throughout
the duration of the festival.
last Asian Poker Tour event was held in the Philippines
in January 2009 and was won by Manila rounder
Neil Arce, who scooped US$185,000 for first prize
after overcoming a field of 262 players from over
40 countries. The runner-up was the Republic of
Korea’s Steve Yea, who repeated his second
place in the Asian Poker Tour Macau 2008.
2008, online qualifiers are also expected to flock
to the StarWorld as the Asian Poker Tour continues
to gain support from leading online poker networks
hosting satellites to the Main Event. The Asian
Poker Tour is supported by the iPoker Network,
Titan Poker, DafaPoker, PKR, PartyPoker, , 32
Red Poker, Betfriends, Ongame Network, Red Kings,
888.com, and Bwin. Full details can be found at
Series of Poker”® and “WSOP”®
are registered trade marks of Harrah’s License
Company LLC. No license, affiliation, sponsorship,
or endorsement is claimed, or should be inferred
from the use of these trademarks here. AsianLogic
is not licensed by or otherwise affiliated with
Harrah’s License Company LLC or the World
Series of Poker®, in any way.
ASIANLOGIC (ALOG) OWNERS OF THE ASIAN POKER TOUR
is a leading online and land-based gaming company
focusing on the Asia-Pacific markets. AsianLogic
owns and operates eight online casino brands and
two 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, ID Games and LVS. Founded as ESL in
2002, AsianLogic employs over 300 employees, the
majority of whom are based in the Philippines.
To Give Away Asian Poker
the month of December, PartyPoker are helping
their players to kick off 2009 in a big way by
offering them the chance to qualify for three
major live events.
are online now for the Philippines leg of the
successful Asian Poker Tour; the PartyPoker Irish
Poker Championships and the PartyPoker World Poker
Showdown, to be hosted in the Dominican Republic.
PartyPoker.com Irish Poker Championship is the
first major tournament in Europe in 2009 and is
held at the Radisson SAS Hotel overlooking the
glorious Galway Bay from the 2nd - 4th January
2009. Expect to see pros such as Mike Sexton or
Neil Channing if you win the $5,000 package including
Asian Poker Tour is only in it's second run but
going very strong – attending players last
year had no qualms with giving it five-star reviews.
The recent Macau leg was attended by WSOPE champion
John Juanda as well as 10-time bracelet-winners
Doyle Brunson and Johnny Chan. This package is
worth $6,000 including a $2,700 buy-in.
PartyPoker.com World Poker Showdown takes place
on the 23rd January 2009 at a luxury resort in
the Dominican Republic. The $6,500 package includes
the $2,650 buy-in to the main event, $1,500 spending
money and seven days' accommodation at the all-inclusive
Sun Village Resort.
sets sail for APT Macau - 19th June 2008
PKR.com is sending even more players to one of
the richest poker events in the world - the Asian
Poker Tour. Qualifiers are running on the next
gen site right now for the second leg of the APT
in Macau. Hosted in the exclusive StarWorld Hotel
and Casino, the event guarantees the biggest prize
pool in Asian poker history - a massive $1,500,000!
- dubbed the ‘Monte Carlo of the Orient’
- is the gambling capital of Asia. Now the APT
is bringing the biggest ever poker festival to
the region along with over 400 of the most seasoned
pros in the game. The event promises to deliver
another fantastic opportunity for PKR.com players
to compete with the best in one of the world’s
most lavish locations. The APT Macau kicks off
Tuesday August 26th and rolls until Sunday August
is offering at least eight packages to this prestigious
event. Each is worth a total of $7,700 and includes
the buy-in for the main event - with $1,500,000
guaranteed in prizes, as well as luxury accommodation
and $2,400 spending money. Players get their hands
on one of these fantastic packages by winning
the APT Macau Weekly Final - running every Friday
at 20:00 GMT on PKR.com until Friday 8th August.
are numerous ways to qualify for the APT Macau
Weekly Final. Players can buy in direct for $150
or win their way in through a huge range of satellite
qualifiers rolling daily and starting at just
$4.25. Lottery tourneys and ‘Last chance’
speed qualifiers will also be on offer. Players
with PKR Points to spend can also qualify for
free in special Premium Freerolls.
Room Manager Neil Wright added, “The APT
is a great series of events set in the most exotic
and luxurious locations in Asia. There are huge
sums of prize money on offer and the Macau leg
looks set to continue the prestige of the tour.”