The World Poker Tour (WPT) has recently released details about its upcoming event in the country of Vietnam. The event set is to take place from 26 September to 04 October at the Pro Poker Club in Ho Chi Minh CIty.
There are 14 events on schedule and they will be headlined by the VND 22 million (~INR 68,000) WPT Vietnam Main Event which has VND 4 billion (~INR 1.21 Crores) guarantee in place. So one can expect a minimum of 700 runners to participate in this event. Another major tournament in the schedule is Highroller event which is double the buy-in of the Main Event. Given Vietnam’s proximity to India, a fairly large contingent from ther should be heading to Ho Chi Minh City. In recent times, the Pro Poker Club has been hosting a number of big events which also includes the Asian Poker Tour which also saw a sizeable Indian participation.
“We are honored to partner with the World Poker Tour and bring WPT Vietnam to Pro Poker Club in Ho Chi Minh,” GAMAX Investment Sports & Entertainment’s Founder and CEO Denis Pham said. “Pro Poker Club has had outstanding success this year, with thousands of entries across our major tournament series. We look forward to elevating the offering we provide our players with the addition of WPT Vietnam starting in September.”
“The addition of WPT Vietnam creates a true ‘Asia Swing’ for World Poker Tour events in the region, giving players accessibility to three world-class poker festivals within a 20-day period,” Danny McDonagh, WPT Live Events Specialist, said. “Japan, Korea, and Vietnam are three incredible destinations for traveling players, filled with vibrant sights, rich tradition, exotic culinary delights, and a tremendous appetite for poker.”
WPT Japan takes place September 15-17 in Tokyo, followed by WPT Korea September 18-24 at Paradise City Casino in Incheon, South Korea. Download the entire schedule of events at WPT Vietnam HERE.