PokerStars launches Asia Pacific Poker Tour

Over the past several years, PokerStars has sent players far and wide to play in some of the world's richest poker events. From Las Vegas to the Bahamas to Monte Carlo, PokerStars players have won millions upon millions of dollars on all of the world’s biggest poker tournament series. Now, PokerStars is getting ready to offer satellites to a brand new poker circuit, The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT).

Sponsored by PokerStars, the APPT already has stops scheduled in the Philippines, Korea, and Australia, with more dates to be confirmed. The APPT has set these events up in some of the world’s greatest casinos and plans to televise the tournaments around the world.

Manila, Philippines
August 24 - 26, 2007
Buy-in: $2,500

Seoul, Korea
September 28 - 30, 2007
Buy-in: $2,500

Sydney, Australia
Buy-in: $5,000

I'm not sure how many countries I've seen while following PokerStars satellite winners around the globe. Regardless, no matter where I go, I never fail to be impressed by how much the winners enjoy their trips. For many of them, the chance to see the world is as important as the chance of winning millions in a poker tournament. I suspect the APPT will be much the same way. There aren't many people, or many poker players, who get a chance to see the parts of the world that will be visited by the APPT.

Satellites for a $5,000 prize package to the Philippines event begin on PokerStars on July 1. Qualifying tournaments will run daily and start at $22. For more information on how you can qualify online for the APPT, visit the PokerStars APPT Satellites page.

Brad Willis
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