The Asian Pacific Poker Tour, presented by PokerStars, was the first of two poker events to hit Australia and New Zealand this year. In addition to Stars’ Australia New Zealand Poker tour taking place at various gambling venues across the countries, the APPT presented plenty of amazing opportunities for Australian poker players to compete for incredible cash prizes.
Seoul , Macau and Cebu are the three Asian stops on the tour, which will be made this year. The two Australian legs of the tour took place in Melbourne in July and Queenstown in August of 2011. The APPT Melbourne presented players with the chance to buy in to a $5000 event at the Crown Casino while the APPT Queenstown offered a $3000 event at Sky City.
The two events saw some of the best and brightest Australian and New Zealand poker players come out for the event. Some of them will continue on to the final, which will take place in Cebu on April 25th, while others will stay local to compete in the upcoming ANZPT which will start later in the year.
Over all, it has been an incredibly exciting year for poker in New Zealand, and we are exciting to see what is next.