The poker game has been a part of card games competitions for more than two hundred years already. Certainly, poker has charmed a lot of the planet, starting from poker rooms on river boats and in pubs on the Wild West previously and up to modern card bedrooms with a huge amount of tables and luxurious casinos worldwide. Be it the united states, Europe and even Latin and South America, poker has become a super popular game of the 21st century. But nonetheless there is a “new horizon”, which is actively conquered in the forthcoming a long time, in order to move poker to the brand new stage of its recognition among a large number of millions of new players.
This “new horizon” is really a continental Asia. One billion individuals lives in China, one more billion may be the population of India, and one more billion is spread over the remaining portion of the continent. Considering such an level of potential poker players, the forex market is a “gold vein” for organizers of the overall game. Only recently this horizon started to be developed (with or without 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 end of 2007 various Asians understand perfectly well what is “blind”, “turn” and “river”.
For years on-line companies have been thinking about the chance of entering Asian markets (specifically, Chinese market), but governments of Asian countries prevent on-line or conventional gambling industry from full-scale enhancement. The government of India, for example, will not actively support the idea of the gambling industry (though there are six casinos in this region). China, that may host international Olympic games-2008, the government gradually weakens the control online. This is very good news for the representatives of the gambling marketplace, who have already ready to launch a large-scale acquaintance of Asia with poker.
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Steve Wynn, who owns hotels and casinos everywhere, is preparing to bring his brilliant and glamorous type to the Asian industry. “Wynn Macau”, the complex of casinos and hotels, was opened on September 5 in Macao. It familiarizes the Asian continent with the luxury of Las-Vegas. It includes hotels of 600 bedrooms and casinos, which certainly offer gambling and poker games, just like the other Steve Wynn’s institutions do around the world. The 20-storeyed hotel will be a precise copy of the hotel-casino “Wynn Las Vegas”. The company plans to arrange further spreading of table game titles throughout the continent.
TV has also delivered poker tournaments onto the Asian market. The most famous world poker tournament (Entire world Poker Tour or WPT) has recently granted a license to Television stations in Macao and Singapore for them to show the initial season of WPT video games to the Asian audience. However the continent is getting ready to organize its own outstanding poker tournaments. The business entitled “PanAsia Poker Tour” has recently declared that the debut of the new championship will take invest November, in fact it is for the first time ever sold that the official championship will need place in Manila, Philippines.

The event called “PAPT Philippine Open” will take put on November 3-5 in “Airport Casino Filipino”. Its last 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 Control over entertaining and gambling field (Philippine Amusement and Gaming Company or PAGCOR), will attract stars and professional poker players who would attempt to win the title of the tournament champion. There are plans to film this tournament to be displayed in the future on Asian TV. This means that the spectators of the Asian continent want 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 arrange in 2007 a tour across 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 appears to be successful, it will be in a position to attract millions of new poker participants to the poker community.
India is also a part of Asia; the world outlook of Indians in many aspects displays the peculiarities of Asian and even Eastern philosophy. Gambling video games and casinos in the Indian modern society are usually condemned (though many Indians desire to change this), while poker internet sites, which are not prohibited here, encounter complications in spreading deeper into the continent. It really is interesting that some routines of the on-line poker organizations happen particularly in India. For instance, 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 should be able to display its real curiosity to poker during the first tournament in the annals of this country, which will take place in 2007.
Asian poker championship in India – Asian Poker Basic – 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 two hundred players will take portion in the tournament. The entrance fee being $7500, this opposition is to attract among the best poker players from around the world and many superstars. Its organizers pray that the poker web-site (and the tournament sponsor) “Maharajah Club” which has earned a reputation a long ago will help to attract many players to this competition.
Perhaps, the organizers themselves gives the 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 ever before happened in India before. Certainly, the tournament will be impressive. The striking splendor of the Goa vacation resort, splendid hotels and absolutely exceptional character of this tournament can be its unsurpassed scenery. It will be the poker tournament of the year!”
Asian poker players have previously inscribed their names into the history of the overall game. From Johnny Chan to Guys “The Master” Nguyen and may Kim Hua, Asian individuals made their contribution to the overall game, now their impact is felt in virtually 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 technology of champions from Asia.