Is Asia A New Horizon Of The Poker

The poker game has been a part of cards competitions for more than two hundred years already. Unquestionably, poker has charmed a lot of the planet, starting from poker bedrooms on river boats and in bars on the Wild West during the past and up to modern card bedrooms with plenty of tables and luxurious casinos worldwide. Be it the united states, Europe as well as Latin and South America, poker has turned into a super popular activity of the 21st century. But even now there exists a “new horizon”, which will be actively conquered in the forthcoming a long time, as a way to move poker to the brand new stage of its attractiveness among a large number of millions of new players.

This “new horizon” is a continental Asia. One billion men and women lives in China, one more billion may be the population of India, and one more billion is spread over the remaining area of the continent. Considering such an amount of potential poker players, this market is a “gold vein” for organizers of the overall game. Only recently this horizon started to be developed (with or minus the assistance of local governments). The brand new horizon can become the last one for poker, meaning that it will completely conquer depends upon. Organizers of poker ensure that by the end of 2007 countless Asians understand perfectly well what’s “blind”, “turn” and “river”.
For years on-line companies have been interested in the possibility of entering Asian markets (especially, Chinese market), but governments of Parts of asia prevent on-line or traditional gambling industry from full-scale growth. The federal government of India, for example, does not actively support the thought of the gambling industry (though there are six casinos in this country). China, that may host international Olympic games-2008, the government gradually weakens the control online. This is very very good news for the representatives of the gambling field, who have already ready to launch a large-scale acquaintance of Asia with poker.
Steve Wynn, the owner of hotels and casinos around the globe, is ready to bring his amazing and glamorous model to the Asian marketplace. “Wynn Macau”, the complex of casinos and resorts, was opened on September 5 in Macao. It familiarizes the Asian continent with the blissful luxury of Las-Vegas. It includes hotels of 600 areas and casinos, which certainly offer gambling and poker video games, just like the other Steve Wynn’s establishments do worldwide. The 20-storeyed hotel will undoubtedly be an exact copy of the hotel-casino “Wynn NEVADA”. The company plans to arrange further spreading of table game titles throughout the continent.
TV has also brought poker tournaments onto the Asian marketplace. The most famous world poker tournament (Planet Poker Tour or WPT) has granted a license to TV stations in Macao and Singapore to allow them to show the first season of WPT video games to the Asian audience. However the continent is getting prepared to organize its outstanding poker tournaments. The organization entitled “PanAsia Poker Tour” has declared that the debut of this new championship will take invest November, in fact it is for the first time in history that the official championship will need place in Manila, Philippines.
The function called “PAPT Philippine Open” will take place on November 3-5 in “Airport Casino Filipino”. Its final tournament will incorporate free Texas holdem poker video game with the prize fund of $2500. It is anticipated that the tournament, which acquired the state permission of Philippines State Corporation for Control over entertaining and gambling market (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Company or PAGCOR), will attract celebrities and professional poker players who would attempt to win the name of the tournament champion. You can find plans to film this tournament to be shown later on on Asian TV. Because of this the spectators of the Asian continent want to watch game titles, which are played on their own land.
However, the poker tournament entitled “PanAsia” will not visit arranging one event. Leaders of this organization have adopted plans to arrange in 2007 a tour over the continent with ten stops. The latter will be planned in Macao, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and the Philippines. If the tour appears to be successful, it will be able to attract an incredible number of new poker individuals to the poker community.
India is also an integral part of Asia; the world outlook of Indians in many aspects displays the peculiarities of Asian as well as Eastern philosophy. Gambling video games and casinos in the Indian world are often condemned (though many Indians desire to change this), while poker web sites, that are not prohibited here, encounter troubles in spreading deeper into the continent. It really is interesting that some activities of the on-line poker firms take place particularly in India. For example, the company “PartyPoker” has a branch office there with 900 employees, the business pays taxes here, in addition to in Gibraltar, where its headquarters can be found. Nevertheless, India can display its real curiosity to poker through the first tournament in the annals of this country, that will take place in 2007.
Asian poker championship in India – Asian Poker Vintage – with the guaranteed prize of one million dollars will take put on March 1-3, 2007, in a significant resort Goa (Grand Vacation resort Goa) in the resort “Intercontinental”. It is expected that more than 2 hundred players will take portion in the tournament. The admission fee being $7500, this competition is to attract some of the best poker players from everywhere and many superstars. Its organizers pray that the poker internet site (and the tournament sponsor) “Maharajah Club” which has earned a reputation an extended ago will help to attract many players to this competition.
Perhaps, the organizers themselves will give the very best account of the tournament. This is what the tournament director and the respected director of the championship “European poker tournament” (European Poker Tour) Thomas Kremser said about the event. “Nothing similar has ever before happened in India before. Undoubtedly, the tournament will undoubtedly be impressive. The striking magnificence of the Goa vacation resort, splendid hotels and absolutely exceptional character of this tournament will become its unsurpassed scenery. It’ll be the poker tournament of the entire year!”
Asian poker players have previously inscribed their names in to the history of the overall game. From Johnny Chan to Guys “The Master” Nguyen and will Kim Hua, Asian people made their contribution to the overall game, and today their impact is felt in virtually any tournament. Upon arriving onto the Asian continent, poker will conquer the brand new and the last geographic horizon and give birth to a new era of champions from Asia.

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