Is Asia A New Horizon Of The Poker

The poker game has been a part of cards competitions for more than 2 hundred years already. Undoubtedly, poker has charmed a lot of the planet, starting from poker rooms on river boats and in bars on the Wild West before or more to modern card areas with plenty of tables and luxurious casinos around the world. Be it the united states, Europe and even Latin and South America, poker has become a super popular game of the 21st century. But even now there is a “new horizon”, which will be actively conquered in the forthcoming years, in order to move poker to the brand new stage of its attractiveness among dozens of millions of new players.
This “new horizon” is a continental Asia. One billion people lives in China, one more billion is the population of India, and one more billion is spread over the remaining portion of the continent. Considering such an amount of potential poker players, the forex market is a “gold vein” for organizers of the game. Only recently this horizon began to be developed (with or minus the assistance of local governments). The brand new horizon can become the final one for poker, meaning that it will completely conquer the whole world. Organizers of poker assure that by the finish of 2007 numerous Asians understand perfectly well what is “blind”, “turn” and “river”.
For some time on-line companies have been interested in the possibility of entering Asian markets (specifically, Chinese market), but governments of Parts of asia prevent on-line or classic gambling industry from full-scale advancement. 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, which will host international Olympic games-2008, the federal government gradually weakens the control over the Internet. This is very very good news for the representatives of the gambling market, who have already ready to launch a large-level acquaintance of Asia with poker.
Steve Wynn, the owner of hotels and casinos all over the world, is preparing to bring his fantastic and glamorous model to the Asian industry. “Wynn Macau”, the complex of casinos and accommodations, was opened on September 5 in Macao. It familiarizes the Asian continent with the luxury of Las-Vegas. It includes hotels of 600 areas and casinos, which certainly offer gambling and poker games, just like the other Steve Wynn’s organizations do around the world. The 20-storeyed hotel will undoubtedly be a precise copy of the hotel-gambling house “Wynn NEVADA”. The company plans to set up further spreading of table game titles throughout the continent.
TV has also introduced poker tournaments onto the Asian industry. The most famous world poker tournament (Earth Poker Tour or WPT) has recently granted a license to Television stations in Macao and Singapore to allow them to show the first season of WPT video games to the Asian audience. But the continent is getting ready to organize its own outstanding poker tournaments. The business entitled “PanAsia Poker Tour” has declared that the debut of the new championship will take invest November, and it is for the first time in history that the official championship will take place in Manila, Philippines.
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The event called “PAPT Philippine Open” will take place on November 3-5 in “Airport Casino Filipino”. Its ultimate tournament will incorporate free Poker palace texas holdem game with the prize fund of $2500. It is expected that the tournament, which obtained the official permission of Philippines State Corporation for Management over entertaining and gambling industry (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation or PAGCOR), will attract superstars 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 proven in the future on Asian TV. Because of this the spectators of the Asian continent desire to watch video games, which are played by themselves land.
On the other hand, the poker tournament entitled “PanAsia” will not visit arranging one event. Leaders of the organization have adopted plans to set up in 2007 a tour over the continent with ten stops. The latter are planned in Macao, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and the Philippines. If the tour is apparently successful, it will be in a position to attract an incredible number of new poker players to the poker community.
India is also an integral part of Asia; the world outlook of Indians in lots of aspects displays the peculiarities of Asian and even Eastern philosophy. Gambling games and casinos in the Indian modern society are often condemned (though many Indians want to change this), while poker sites, that are not prohibited here, encounter troubles in spreading deeper into the continent. It is interesting that some pursuits of the on-line poker organizations happen particularly in India. For instance, the company “PartyPoker” has a branch office there with 900 employees, the company pays taxes here, in addition to in Gibraltar, where its headquarters can be found. Nevertheless, India should be able to display its real interest to poker during the first tournament in the annals of this country, that may take place in 2007.
Asian poker championship in India – Asian Poker Old classic – with the guaranteed prize of one million dollars will take put on March 1-3, 2007, in a significant resort Goa (Grand Holiday resort Goa) in the resort “Intercontinental”. It is expected that more than 2 hundred players will take aspect in the tournament. The admission fee being $7500, this opposition is to attract some of the best poker players from across the world and many celebrities. Its organizers trust that the poker site (and the tournament sponsor) “Maharajah Club” which has earned a reputation a long ago will attract many players to the competition.
Perhaps, the organizers themselves will give the very best account of the tournament. This is exactly what the tournament director and the respected director of the championship “European poker tournament” (European Poker Tour) Thomas Kremser said concerning the event. “Nothing similar has actually happened in India before. Definitely, the tournament will undoubtedly be impressive. The striking elegance of the Goa holiday resort, splendid hotels and absolutely distinctive character of this tournament will become its unsurpassed scenery. It will be the poker tournament of the year!”
Asian poker players have already inscribed their names into the history of the overall game. From Johnny Chan to Adult males “The Master” Nguyen and will Kim Hua, Asian competitors made their contribution to the game, now their impact is felt in any tournament. Upon arriving onto the Asian continent, poker will conquer the brand new and the final geographic horizon and present birth to a new generation of champions from Asia.