A live poker room named "PokerStars Macau at the Grand Lisboa" will be opened today by PokerStars. The room will be situated on the 2nd floor of the popular Grand Lisboa Casino in Macau’s centre. Set to become the new poker Mecca, this grand poker room in continental Asia will consist of 22 tables set for some Texas Hold'em poker tournament performance and the 24-hour cash games.
With their primary live poker room having been opened last year in collaboration with the Grand Waldo Casino, this will be the company's second live poker room in Macau.
Set at the Grand Lisboa, PokerStars Macau will be home to the widest regular weekly poker tournaments in the continent of Asia, as well as the launch of the "Macau Poker Cup" series on alternating months, and finally the annual Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) Poker Macau Festival.
During every week, there will be Freeroll tournaments, a free entrance for the new poker players, combined with exciting weekly events for the poker players of all experience and skill levels – this varying from beginners to theadvanced. Players can register or qualify online for all events, or during the live-registration within the poker room.
The return of the "Macau Poker Cup" and its signature HKD 10,000 buy-in "Red Dragon"event will be celebrated during the opening from the 19 to the 22 March. The Red Dragon will have a guaranteed minimum prize pool of HKD 500,000 for the first time ever. Besides this, various other weekend events will be carried out during the Macau Poker Cup, this including a HKD 1,000 buy-in charity happening with its profits going directly to Caritas Macau.
Joe Hachem, Poker World Champion and member of Team PokerStars Pro stated, "PokerStars is committed to the development of poker across Asia, and this new room will be its heart," "It has been extraordinary for me to watch the growth of poker culture in the eighteen months since the PokerStars.net Asia Pacific Poker Tour first brought poker to Macau, and I'm so excited about playing in my third APPT there in August."
Poker players from the Pearl River Delta, through Asia and all around the world are being invited to visit and participate in the wide range of action-filled tournaments on a weekly-basis in Asia's capital of gaming.