Poker King Cup Macau gets cancelled at 11th hour
Macau’s burgeoning poker scene was about to witness a big poker event in the month at the prestigious Venetian Macao. The series was called 2019 Poker King Cup Macau, organized in Macau itself, and was scheduled between 15-21 March.
In a recent development, the series’ host, Macau-based Poker King Club cancelled it last minute citing no further explanation. The news came in the wee hours of 5th March, two days ago, and the organizer just announced the fact that it had been cancelled due to 'unforeseen circumstances'.
Poker King Club further added, “This decision was made with utmost regret for the position we leave our players, who have given this event an astounding amount of support, of which Poker King Club is deeply grateful. We hope we can move forward from this and continue to provide you with the best poker service in the future.”
Although the organizers have also added that they have decided 'not to move forward with the upcoming Poker King Cup Macau 2019 on the given March dates.' This means the series is not killed and can take place at a later date, although this hasn’t been explicitly stated in the blog post they made.
The Poker King Cup initially ran in 2017 for the first time. The series has, in the past, attracted top pros and traditionally hosted some of the world’s biggest cash games. 2019’s iteration had 14 events in the mix with HKD 80k HR, HKD 200k SHR and HKD 16,500 Main Event included. September last year also saw the series being hosted and Tokuho Yoshinaga won the $80k HR there.
The Venetian Macao consists of a Poker King Club operated poker room. The Club operates two more poker rooms in the region, one at Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila and the second one in Maison Glad Hotel in Jeju.
The series got cancelled almost 12 months after another major cancellation that happened last year, PokerStars shut its poker room in City of Dreams Casino. Another poker room called Galaxy had also shut its operations around the same time PokerStars decided to pull out. Last September, the APT Finale also moved its destination from Macau to Manila.
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