Asian Poker Tour: first Vietnam event underway

The Asian Poker Tour’s inaugural event in Vietnam kicked off to a full house and a room full of smiles as tournament players, the APT, World Gaming Group and the Ho Tram Resort Casino Vietnam made a US$6000 donation to Operation Smile which provides cleft palette surgery to needy children nationwide.

With a total of 71 buy-ins at the first No Limit Hold Em event, co-organiser Andrew W Scott CEO of World Players Entertainment called it the biggest turnout he had ever seen for a first event in a new venue. “We are all looking forward to the weekend when some big name players descend on Ho Tram from around the region and the world.”

 

_DSC3067b _DSC3266

 

Shaun McCamley, president of the Ho Tram Resort Casino said it the start of the event exceeded expectations, with players from around the region flying in to join in.

“It was a ringing endorsement of the value of this form of tourism for Vietnam and for all that we have on offer in Ho Tram as well as an honor to be able to do it for a cause as worth as Operation Smile. It’s great that we are able to deal these kids a winning hand.”

Representative of Operation Smile, Che Thi Thu Thao, thanked the team at Asia’s only beach-side integrated resort saying: “This donation will be put to use to restore the smiles of children in southern Vietnam. We would like to thank all at the Ho Tram Resort Casino for helping to brighten the faces and the lives of all of these lucky children.”

Three events were held on the first day, with Singaporean Jereld Sam taking out the Mega Satellite event, earning  himself automatic entry into the Main Event, which starts Saturday. Rob Kiss won the Operation Smile Charity event, which generated US$6000 for the organisation.  The Welcome event, which attracted better-than-expected player numbers, will continue on Thursday.

This is the first time that Tour-standard competitive poker has been played in Vietnam. The tournament will continue until May 13.

To make reservations at Ho Tram Resort Casino, click here.

Share this story, choose your platform!

About the author:

Leave a Comment

October 2023: Kita Food Festival in Singapore and KL

KITA FOOD FESTIVAL TO HOST KITA CONVERSATIONS WITH WORLD RENOWNED FOOD THOUGHT LEADERSSingapore 23 Oct & Kuala Lumpur 30 Oct September 27,2023, Singapore & Malaysia: Kita Food Festival is bringing a host of world-renowned chefs and food thought leaders together for Kita Conversations as part of the overall food festival which will be held in

Read More »

Craig Thomas Gallery

In the years since his 2013 solo exhibition In The Midst Of Life at CTG, Ngo Van Sac’s profile has continued to rise as the artist has dedicated himself to developing the techniques, the materials and the aesthetic that have defined his artistic practice.  Most immediately identifiable as an artist working in wood burn, Sac is a skilled

Read More »

My Dubai Pass Review: Is it worth it for multiple attractions booking?

Dubai, a vibrant city known for its stunning architecture, luxurious hotels, and world-class attractions, has become a popular tourist destination. With a wide array of activities and attractions to explore, visitors often find themselves faced with the dilemma of choosing which experiences to include in their itinerary.  My Dubai Pass is a user-friendly and comprehensive

Read More »

5 Rewarding Careers in Healthcare Where You Can Make a Difference

Eleven out of the top 20 jobs on the Bureau of Labor Statistics list of the fastest growing careers are in the health care industry. Analysts say that there are two reasons for this expansion: one is that the huge baby boom population is aging, and the other is Obama’s health care initiative. There is much more to a

Read More »