The Asian Poker Tour (APT) has revealed that it will add India as one of the stops for the APT Asian Series tournaments. The newest APT series event is scheduled from November 8th-14th, 2011 at the Casino Royale in Goa. This is the first time that an APT tournament will take place in India and is looking to join the recent boom in Indian poker tournaments at the casinos in Goa.
The schedule of the APT Asian Series Goa is going to feature seven side events with buy-ins from Rs 5000 to Rs 20,000, which will include a Rs 15,000 Head Hunter, “Greed” and Six-handed events. The Main Event of the series will be a Rs 50,000 buy-in tournament which is will start at 4pm on November 11th, 2011.
Asian Poker Tour CEO, Jeff Mann, commented “This is a bold and exciting move for the APT. We will be the first international poker tour to hold an event in India. As with any new and radical endeavour, we are sure there will be challenges but we have high expectations that the tournament will be well received amongst the growing Indian poker community and visiting international players.”