APT Daegu FAQs

APT Daegu Main Event Structure and Rules

Satellites & Events

General Questions

Entering Korea as a Tourist


Where and when will the APT Daegu be held?

The APT Daegu will be held from March 23rd – March 31st 2016, hosted by the Deagu Casino at the Hotel Inter-Burgo Daegu, Daegu, Korea.

back to top

What is the buy-in for the Main Event?

The buy-in for the Main Event is KRW 1,650,000.

The base currency for the Main Event buy in and all the rest of the buy ins for all tournaments during the APT Deagu will be the Korean Won. In addition, there will be a Foreign Exchange service available at the casino.

back to top

Will credit cards be accepted for buy ins to APT tournaments?

To Be confirmed.

back to top

What is the game type of the APT Asian Series Main Event?

The game type for the APT Main Event is No Limit Texas Hold’em.

back to top

What is the minimum age to enter an APT event in Korea?

The minimum requirement to play in any APT event in Korea is 19 years of age.

back to top

What is the maximum number of players?

We expect over 200 players to participate in the Main Event. We will accept alternates and late entries until the start of the seventh level of each starting day.

back to top

Is it possible to reserve seats for the Main Event?

Players can reserve seats by pre-paying, qualifying online and/or winning in land-based qualifiers.

back to top

How can a player pre-pay for a seat to the Main Event?

Payment will need to be made by close of business on Friday (March 18, 2015). After this date, you will need to buy in at the venue. Next, send an e-mail to info@theasianpokertour.com advising that the payment has been sent, including the following information:

– the bank that the wire is coming from
– the person that the wire is coming from
– exactly what was specified in the “Reference” field of the wire

These will help us in locating your wire.

Wire Transfer Details:

Account Name: Asian Integrated Gaming Solutions, Inc.
Bank Name: Rizal Commercial Banking Corp.
Bank Address: G/F Yuchengco Tower, RCBC Plaza, 6819 Ayala Ave., Makati City Philippines 1200
USD Account #: 9-01613587-4
PHP Account Number: C/A 7-59028219-1

Once the payment has cleared, you will be allocated your first day of play. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

We also accept buy ins online through Skrill. Please contact us for more info

back to top

How can a player verify if his registration has been received and processed?

After sending us your payment information and once payment has been cleared, we will send you a confirmation e-mail that will state receipt of payment as well as the schedule of your 1st day of play.

back to top

How does a player register for an APT Event?

Step 1. Register with the Asian Poker Tour

  • Players will approach the Player Registration Desk and fill in the APT Online Registration/Release Form.
  • Players will need to present a valid ID (passport, driver’s license, etc.) as proof of identity and age.
  • Players will be issued an APT Player Registration Card. Players are advised to keep this card for the duration of the Event and will serve as proof that they have registered with the APT.
  • Players will then advise the APT Registration Staff of the tournament/s he/she wants to join. The Players will then be issued Tournament Slips to be brought to the Cashier Cage for payment.

Step 2. Pay for the buy in at the Cashier Cage

  • Players will then bring the Tournament Slip to the Cashier.
  • Players will pay for their buy in ONLY at the Cashier Cage.
  • Once payment has been received and confirmed, the Cashier will stamp the Tournament Slip which will serve as the Tournament Receipt.

Step 3. Present Tournament Receipt to the Tournament Staff for the Seat Card

  • Players will present the Tournament Receipt to the Tournament Staff for their Seat Card.
  • *The Tournament Staff release seat cards between 5-10 minutes before the start of each tournament
  • Registration is open up to the end of the first break for all tournaments except the Main Event (which is at the end of the second break) unless specified or the maximum number of allowable players is reached.
  • Please don’t forget to bring a valid ID as this will be required for Tournament Registration as proof of identity and age. 

back to top

Do I still need to register even though I’m only going to participate in the side events?

All players who wish to play in any tournament are required to register.

back to top

Can registered players waive their rights to their seats in favour of somebody else?

If a registered player cannot make it to the event for whatever reason, they should inform the APT by phone or by e-mail. A paid player can normally waive their rights to the seat in favour of someone else granted that he provides the recipient with an affidavit of transfer and a photocopy of the registered player’s ID. Both these documents should be presented by the recipient along with the recipient’s ID during registration so that the transfer can be processed.

For LAND-BASED qualifiers, transfer/assignment of seats will depend on the terms specified by the Sponsor (i.e. Poker Room the seat/package was won from).

For ONLINE qualifiers, please refer to the terms & conditions of the poker room from which they qualified.

For Satellites held during the event, Main Event seats won are non-transferable.

back to top

What identification do I need to enter an APT Event?

Locals are required to present a valid photo ID while non-residents are required to show either a passport, consular identification, or alien registration card.

back to top

What is the tournament structure of the Main Event?

The structure will be as follows:

Starting Chips: 20,000
Starting Blinds: 25-50
Level Duration: 60 minutes

This is subject to change without notice.

back to top

Can eliminated players re-enter the tournament by re-registering and purchasing the KRW 1,650,000 buy-in?

Yes, Main Event Re-Entry Policy:

  • Same Day Re-Entry is ALLOWED before the start of Round 7.
  • Day 1B – allows Re-Entry from Day 1A Qualifiers to Day 2.
  • Players Qualifying to Day 2 with 2 Stacks will play the greater stack and the lesser stack will be removed from play.

back to top

What are the tax implications if a player wins?

Players are responsible for their own taxes if applicable in their country of residence.

back to top

Is there an area where people can watch the ongoing tournament?

Spectators can watch the tournament from designated areas.

back to top


Are there land-based satellites for the Event? Where?

Please check under Qualifiers on the APT Daegu Info Page.

back to top

Are there online satellites for the Main Event? Which online clients conduct satellites?

Please check under Qualifiers on the APT Daegu Info Page.

back to top

Are there other events apart from the APT Main Event?

Yes. There will be Cash games, Mega Satellite Tournaments for the Main Event and other Side Tournaments that will be scheduled for the duration of the APT Event. Check out the complete Event Schedule

back to top

How many Main Event seats will be guaranteed in the APT Venue Satellite Events?

For every KRW 1,650,000 in the prize pool, One (1) seat to the Main Event seat will be awarded.

back to top

What stakes are available for the cash games?

Cash games will start off from KRW 1,000 / KRW 2,000 and up.

back to top

I have a paid seat or won a seat to the Main Event but would like to play in the satellites, what happens if I win another seat?

All Players that win seats through satellites will be allocated to Day 1A of the Main Event (except for those that win a seat during the satellites held on Day 1A). Since re-entries are allowed on Day 1A, excess seats can be used to re-enter on both Day 1A and Day 1B.

All Satellite seats won should be used towards qualifying to Day 2 of the Main Event. Excess seats will be monitored so that these are used to qualify to Day 2 of the Main Event. Refunds for excess seats will be done on Day 2 of the Main Event.

back to top


What rules do APT Tournaments follow?

The Asian Poker Tour follows the Poker Tournament Directors Association Rules in addition to rules set by the APT. Visit the APT Rules Page for details.

back to top

Will there be Asian Poker Tour merchandise for sale at the event?


back to top

What hotel accommodations would be available for non-resident players?

Please Check under Hotel Accommodations on the APT Daegu 2016 Info Page

back to top

What currency is used in Korea?

The primary currency used in Korea the Korean Won (KRW).

back to top

Is there a dress code during the tournament?

Shorts, sleeveless shirts, flip-flops and chappals are not allowed.

back to top

Will media entities be allowed to cover the event?

Yes. Please contact us for further information.

back to top

Entering Korea as a Tourist

Do I need a visa to enter Korea?

For the exact details of the allowed duration of stay, please check the following website:


Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
60, Sajik-ro 8-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea (110-787)
TEL: +82-2-2100-2114
FAX: +82-2-2100-7999

back to top