Asian Poker Tour
The Asian Poker Tour debuted in Singapore in November 2006. The tour has since been hosted in notable locations in Asia such as Macau and the Philippines and it has, in a short period of time, become the premier poker tour in Asia (though there are other respectable options). Read on as we quickly examine the history of the Asian Poker Tour (APT), tell you how you can qualify online at top sites like and look forward to Asian Poker Tour 2017 with all of the details you need to follow the action!
The first major change in the Asian Poker Tour took place in 2008. This is when AsianLogic acquired the event from Capital Events Pte. Since the change in ownership, the Asian Poker Tour has been able to grow even more quickly than before. Most people point to their success in attracting the world’s top poker players - which is not an easy task, but an absolute necessity for any poker event to be taken seriously. Additionally, the Asian Poker Tour has made a mark in the region by helping to set up smaller tournaments in Asia. They might not get the same attention as the main event, but these tournaments are playing a major role in the development of the game in South East Asia.
- Play at major live events across Asia
- Lots of players and exciting locations like Macau and Vietnam
- Qualify online at one of our top sites with a cheap satellite
SOFTWARE COMPATABILITY Network Traffic BANKING OPTIONS SCREENSHOTS Read Review
The first ever winner of the inaugural event in Singapore was actually an Australian player - Tony G (Antanas Guogo). Since then, players from all around the world have come to Asia and walked away as champions. In just a few short years, the winners have included players from China, France, the Philippines, and the United States. In time, though, the poker tour's popularity among Australian players is bound to lead to more home-grown winners - maybe even in the Asian Poker Tour 2017! If you think you have what it takes, read on as we look at the buy-in and some of the restrictions for this live tournament. Then, check out a few of our favourite poker rooms, where you can qualify for APT poker 2017 and save a ton of money!
The APT in 2017
The first stop on the APT 2014 was held at Cebu in the Philippines, from February 12 - 19, and was won by New Zealander Paul Hockin. The rest of the season will see the tour return to the Philippines, for a stop in Manilla, before visiting Guangzhou in China, Sihanoukville in Cambodia, and returning Manilla late in the year. With a hefty buy-in of US$2,700, many players will want to consider entering online APT poker satellite tournaments to gain entry. While we are on the subject of money, you should know that if you are knocked out on Day 1A, you can actually re-enter on Day 1B (for another $2,700 buy-in), which is good news for anyone who gets a bad break at the start of the tournament. Please note, though, all players must be over the age of 21 (with a valid photo ID to prove it) at the start of the tournament.
We're hoping that 2017 lives up to last year! The 2013 APT was a truly global event that included stops in Sydney and Jeju in South Korea, as well as the regular stops in Macau and the Philippines. The main event winners spanned the globe, representing the United States (Damon Shulenberger), Australia (Tristan Bain and Khac Trung Phan), the Philippines (Czardy Rivera), China (Lifeng Chen), Norway (Henrik Tollefsen), Canada (Ryan Tack Yu) and Korea (Jeon Seung Soo).
Qualify for the APT
If you are interested in playing in Asian Poker Tour 2017, we have already found the best online poker sites for you. Not only do they all accept Australian players, but they also have satellite tournaments and other promotions that make it easier (and more affordable) than ever to get started. The best part is that, even after the tour, Australian players can keep using these premium poker sites to play and win big on a year-round basis.
How popular is the APT?
The Asian Poker Tour (APT) is growing in popularity as more Asian nations get into poker. The latest season of the APT has seen stops in Vietnam, Macau and the Philippines, with lots of local players and Aussies alike taking part.
Is this just for professional players?
Not necessarily. Although the main event buy-ins are around AUD1,100, many APT stops feature wallet-friendly side events starting at just AUD100.
How can I qualify for entry?
Some sites offer online satellites, and with the main events carrying fairly low buy-ins, it means you can find a decent supply of qualifiers. Alternatively, you can qualify live at the venue in the days leading up to the event.
How many players can win?
Bigger sites will offer at least one APT Main Event buy-in plus travel costs, but the best way to find good APT satellites is checking out our list of top-reviewed online rooms for Aussies.