POKERSTARS SUPPORTS GLOBAL GROWTH OF POKER WITH NANJING MILLIONS TOURNAMENT IN PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA
One Million Yuan tournament planned for April at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre is sanctioned by Jiangsu Provincial Chess Sports Association
ONCHAN, Isle of Man – March 5, 2014 – PokerStars.net, an Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA) company, is continuing to help support the growth of poker in China with the sponsorship of the 2015 Nanjing Millions. The CN¥1 million ($159,000) guaranteed Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) China poker tournament, which has been sanctioned by the Jiangsu Provincial Chess Sports Association, will run April 14-19, 2015 at the Jiangsu Wutaishan Sports Centre.
The Olympic venue, which is in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China, will give the growing number of Chinese poker fans a fantastic opportunity to test their skills in the 62,000-seat stadium.
“Star Poker Club looks forward to bringing our poker tournaments to the city of Nanjing,” said HSC principal and former Asia Player of the Year (APOY) Jian Yang. “The continued partnership with PokerStars.net and APPT China is very exciting as the players in the region continue to show their confidence in attending events sponsored and supported by these groups.”
“The growth of poker in China has been tremendous and we are committed to support this sport throughout the region,” said APPT President Danny McDonagh. “Nanjing is a key location that allows players from all over the country to participate. The previous two Beijing events last year were very successful and we are proud to be a part of this government-supported event”.
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About the Asia Pacific Poker Tour
The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT), sponsored by PokerStars.net, is the region’s richest and most popular poker tour. Since 2007, the APPT has created a whole new dimension of poker in Asia Pacific, marking its emergence as a truly global sport.
The tour provides poker enthusiasts with the chance to test their skills against some of the world’s best players in the most glamorous of Asia Pacific destinations.
The APPT is owned by Amaya Inc. (TSX: AYA). Further information on the APPT is available online at www.appt.com