Is Asia a new horizon of the poker?

The poker game is a part of card games competitions for more than 200 years already. No doubt enchant poker most of the planet, starting with poker rooms on river boats and in the bars on the Wild West in the past and up to modern card room with a huge amount of tables and most luxurious casinos in the whole world. Be it the U.S., Europe or even Latin America, South America, has become a super-popular poker game in the 21st Century. But now there is a new horizon, which is active will be conquered, in the coming years to play poker in the new phase of its popularity among the dozens of millions of new players.

The New Horizon is a continental Asia. One billion people live in China, another billion population of India, and another billion will be spread over the remaining part of the continent. Given such an amount of potential poker players, this market is a gold mine for the organizers of the game. Only recently have begun to develop this horizon (with or without the help of local governments) are. The new horizon may be the last one for poker, which means that they completely conquer the whole world. The organizers of poker assure that by the end of 2007, many Asians understand very well what is blind, Turn and river.

For a long time on-line companies have the option of entering Asian markets (especially China market) were interested, but to prevent the governments of Asian countries online and traditional gambling from large industrial development. The Government of India, for example, not to actively support the idea of ​​the gambling industry (although there are six casinos in this country). China, the International Olympic Games-2008 will host, the government gradually weakens the control over the Internet. This is excellent news for the representatives of the gambling industry, which have been prepared to launch a large-scale acquaintance of Asia with poker.

Steve Wynn, the owner of the hotel and casino in the world is ready to bring his brilliant and glamorous style to the Asian market. Wynn Macau, the complex of hotels and casinos, was on 5 Macau opened in september. He trusts the Asian continent with the luxury of Las Vegas. It comprises 600 rooms, hotels and casinos, which certainly gambling and poker games, just as do the other Steve Wynn institutions around the world. The 20-story hotel will be an exact copy of the hotel-casino Wynn Las Vegas. The company plans further expansion of table games agree on the continent.

TV has also brought poker tournaments on the Asian market. The most popular poker tournament world (World Poker Tour WPT or) has recently been licensed to TV stations in Macau and Singapore for granted it to the first season of WPT games on the Asian audience to show. But the continent is always ready to organize its own outstanding poker tournaments. The organization called PanAsia Poker Tour has recently stated that the debut of this new championship will be held in November, and it is for the first time in history that the official Championship held in Manila, Philippines instead.

The event called pAPT Philippine Open will be held on November 3 to 5 take the Airport Casino Filipino. His final round will incorporate free Texas Hold’em poker game with the prize money of $ 2500. It is expected that the tournament, which got the official permission from the Philippines State Corporation for control of entertainment and gambling industry (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation or PAGCOR), the celebrities and professional poker player, trying to win the title of tournament champion would win. It is planned to film the tournament, to be shown in future on Asian TV. This means that viewers of the Asian continent to games that are played in their own country want to see.

However, the poker tournament with the title PanAsia is not to stop on the arrangement of an event. Leaders of this organization have plans to tour in 2007, an accepted across the continent with ten stops. The latter are in Macau, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and the Philippines planned. If the tour appears to be successful, they will gain the ability to millions of new poker players in the poker community.

India is also a part of Asia, the belief of the Indians in many ways reflects the particularities of the Asian or Eastern philosophy. Gambling and Casinos in Indian society are condemned as a rule (although many Indians want to change it), while poker sites that are not banned here have problems with the spread deeper into the continent. It is interesting that some of the activities of online poker companies take place particularly in India. For example, the company Party Poker an office with 900 employees, the company pays taxes here, as in Gibraltar, where they have their headquarters. However, India will be able, his real interest to display in the first poker tournament in the history of this country, which will take place in 2007.

Asian Poker Championship in India – Asian Poker Classic – with a guaranteed prize pool of one million dollars will be held on March 1 to 3, 2007, in a large resort Goa (Grand Resort Goa) in hotel Intercontinental. It is expected that more than 200 players at the tournament to take part. The entrance fee is $ 7500, this competition, some of the best poker players from all over the world and many celebrities to win. Its organizers hope that the poker site (and the tournament sponsor) Maharajah Club, which has earned a good reputation, a long time ago, will help many players to win this competition.

Perhaps the organizers themselves have to give the best account of the tournament. This is what said the tournament director and the director of the prestigious championship European poker tournament (European Poker Tour) Thomas Kremser on the event. Nothing similar has ever happened in India. No doubt the tournament will be impressive. The incredible beauty of Goa Resort will become absolutely magnificent hotels and unique character of this tournament its unsurpassed scenery. It will be the poker tournament of the year!

Asian poker players have already written their names in the history of the game. Johnny Chan to Men The Master Nguyen and Kim may Hua, Asian players have made their contribution to the game, and today is their impact felt in a tournament. Upon arrival on the Asian continent, the new poker conquer, and the last geographic horizon and give birth to a new generation of champions from Asia.

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