Jeju, South Korea, August 16, 2017 (Wednesday): Poker King Club in conjunction with the World Poker Tour announces the WPT Korea to be held in Jeju with a ₩200,000,000 Main Event Guarantee. The event will be held from September 24 – 30, 2017 and held at the Paradise Casino at Jeju Maison Glad.
The WPT Korea and Poker King Club continue their ongoing partnership to put on regional events throughout Asia. The event will be held in conjunction with Paradise Casino Jeju Grand, the brand’s local partner in Jeju. With a ₩200,000,000 guaranteed prize pool, Poker King Club aims to attract players from around Asia including those from China, Japan and further afield as part of the tournament. In addition to the WPT Main Event, side tournaments will be held including head hunter, high roller, NLH, PLO, monster stack and more! Plus, players in this event qualify for the WPT Asia-Pacific Player of the Year leaderboard for Seasons XVI, including the chance to walk away with a USD$15,000 package for WPT Seasons XVII.
Winfred Yu, CEO of Poker King Club, states: “Poker King Club is happy to announce another cooperation with the WPT for the event in Jeju. The group has been working to further extend its reach to players in northern China as well as Japan, as we feel these events in Korea are perfect for attracting those audiences. Working in conjunction with a globally renown brand such as WPT only strengthens the value to players who attend the events. We’re also excited to launch the Suncity Cup initial round of Day 1 events as part of this tournament.”
In conjunction with the Main Event, the first set of Day 1s will be held for the Suncity Cup, Poker King Club’s own tournament series set to take place throughout Asia with a final table guarantee of HKD8 million to be held in November in Macau. Registration and more information on the Suncity Cup will be available on site as well as online at the Poker King Club website.
About World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 16th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XVI of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com and PlayWPT.com. ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States. PlayWPT.com is a social gaming platform offering free-to-play poker and slots with innovative features and state-of-the-art creative elements inspired by WPT’s 15 years of experience in gaming entertainment. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to WPT.com.
About Poker King Club
Now famously known as “The Home of the World’s Biggest Game”, Poker King Club (PKC) was founded in 2009. PKC provides both cash game services and tournaments at different levels for all types of players. PKC currently has three poker rooms under its name: Poker King Club Macau, located at the gaming floor of The Venetian® Macao, Poker King Club Manila at the Solaire Resort and Casino Manila, and Poker King Club Korea at Maison Glad Hotel Jeju, respectively. PKC has worked with some of the most well-known tournament brands in the world, including Asian Poker Tour (APT), World Poker Tour (WPT), and, recently, Boyaa Poker Tour (BPT). As of 2017, the club has organized over 40 tournaments in different branches around Asia.
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