The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) is in its 5th season and will be making a stop in Macau this month. The Macau event is the 3rd leg of the 5th season and it’s expected to draw tons of poker players from every corner of the world. Macau has become a destination that every gambler wants to visit much like Las Vegas, but the only difference is most people haven’t been to Macau. I’m sure we’ll see lots of big name pros in Macau for the APPT Macau Main Event and possibly some of the other tournaments being hosted.
The schedule for the Macau event has been released for awhile now and it looks great this season. All of the tournament buy-ins are in $HKD rather than $USD, so keep that in mind. The clear standout tournament is going to be the APPT Macau Main Event, which will start on November 24th 2011. The buy-in for the APPT Macau Main Event is $30,000HKD and the prize pool will have a minimum of $6M, which isn’t bad for a tournament that’s going to be hosted in Macau.
PokerStars is the best poker site to win prize packages to all of the APPT Main Events. PokerStars always offers plenty of packages that include your seat in the main event, accommodation and travel money. The APPT Macau event will have tons of other events running before the Main Event that you should take a look at as well. There is lots of different buy-ins and I’m sure players will be able to find a couple tournaments they can play in to warm-up for the big APPT Macau Main Event.
There are also going to be some live satellites running in Macau leading up to the Main Event. Players will be able to buy-in to the satellite events and try to win their way into the APPT Macau Main Event. The entire APPT Macau event will be hosted in Macau at the Casino Grand Lisboa. You can stay at the hotel or you can stay at one of the many other hotels and resorts in Macau. Not only will you be able to play tons of live poker in Macau this month, but it’s a great place for a family vacation due to the abundance of new resorts in the area that are geared towards attracting families rather than just gamblers.
You don’t need a travel visa to visit Macau, so it won’t take long to book your hotel and flight. Lots of top tier pros are going to be in Macau to play in the tournaments and I’m sure a lot of Team PokerStars will be in attendance for the Main Event. There isn’t much live poker going on right now other than the APPT Macau event, which will start next week. The Main Event doesn’t start until later in the month, but the first few events will be starting next week in Macau. The 1st event is a charity tournament that will be hosted on November 17th 2011.