Phil Ivey, an exceptional and highly talented poker player, who is known for his skill at the poker tables, appears to have done with staying on the down low. It would seem that Phil Ivey is ready to come out in public and play poker and win.
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However, Phil Ivey will not be playing poker tournaments in the United States but will rather be heading to Macau in Asia to try his hand at one of the biggest poker events to be hosted on the continent.
Recent news reports confirmed that poker players like Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan will be participating in a high roller poker event designed to draw the cream of the crop as it features a $1 million HKD buy-in. the poker event will be a part of the Asian Poker Tour or APT and will offer a large prize as a result.
The Asian Poker Tour event will occur at the Resort World Manila’s Genting Club.
According to Jeff Mann, who is the Chief Executive Officer of the Asian Poker Tour, the new poker event is expected to do great things for the region and the industry. “The Asian Poker Tour and Resorts World Manila are going to make poker history once again and this time it’s by staging Asia’s biggest super high roller event. A buy-in of this magnitude will put the Philippines on the world poker map and the APT is excited to once again be working with Resorts World Manila to make it all possible,” he said.
The event has been titled the Manila Millions and is set to begin this month of April on the 20th. In addition to the super high roller event, the Asian Poker Tour will also feature other poker tourneys with smaller buy-ins.
Hakan Dagtas, the Vice President of Resorts World Manila, who handles the company’s Casino Operations, also commented on the new and upcoming poker tournament scheduled to take place at the resort. “The Manila Millions which will form an integral part of our Genting Poker League is just the first of many poker initiatives we have planned. We have the perfect combination for growth — particularly in the Philippines — a fast developing poker scene that can also offer players some of the very best internationally recognized beaches, resorts and recreational activities all within easy commute,” he explained.

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