World Poker Tour Heading To Asian Destinations

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Jul 27, 2018

Vietnam and India on the target list

The World Poker Tour has confirmed that it is embarking on an expansion drive in Asia, principally targeting Vietnam and India with new tournaments.

The company plans a three-week swing through the region, starting with a Japanese tournament mid-September, another in Korea in the third week of September, and WPT Vietnam, which will be hosted by Ho Chi Minh’s Pro Poker Club on September 26. The Vietnam schedule includes a $500 WPT Pro Poker Club Superstack Classic and a $1,000 Main Event.

Part of the Korean drive includes a $5,000 buy-in team event which will see 16 teams of four players each compete in Omaha and NLHE competitions, with four seats in the WPT Korea Main Event the prize. Several teams have already signed up, including Singapore, the UK, Australia and the United States.

There are also plans for more poker action in India in November when WPT will return for a second week-long visit to the Deltin Royale Casino in Goa beginning November 13, reinforcing its presence on the often controversial Indian poker scene.

Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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