APT Noumea 2017 Opens at Casinos de Noumea in New Caledonia

The Asian Poker Tour (APT) has marked its return to the beautiful shores of New Caledonia with the opening of APT Noumea 2017! The ten-day event kicked off last night with a grand Welcome Party hosted by the official event partner and venue, Casinos De Noumea.

(From L-R) Casinos De Noumea Tournament Director Mel Judah; President Director General Maxim Chassot; Casinos de Noumea General Manager Alain Mathieu; APT Executive Tournament Director Lloyd Fontillas and Casinos De Noumea Poker Manager Eric Sauvan at the opening of APT Noumea 0217

“We’re happy to be back at one of the most beautiful APT stops this year – APT Noumea 2017 and look forward to bringing that APT flavor of tournament poker to the felts of the Casinos de Noumea,” said APT Executive Tournament Director Lloyd Fontillas.

The opening night’s festivities kicked off with a showcase of local and French inspired performances. As the lights dimmed, dancers in their native costumes made their way to the room to the music from indigenous instruments. This was followed up by French inspired cabaret-themed productions.

Special performances during APT Noumea 2017 opening ceremonies native dances to indigenous instruments and French cabaret girls

After the fanfare, it was time to get down to the action with the APT Noumea Main Event Mega Satellite. At the close of registration, there were 118 entries for 12 seats to the Main Event. Action then continues with the day’s NLH Welcome Event at 1:00 pm followed by a satellite at 7:30 pm.

A total of 118 entries to the APT Noumea 2017 Main Event Mega Satellite held after the opening ceremonies at the Casinos de Noumea

For more info, check out the Asian Poker Tour Noumea 2017 Event Info page