The Asian Poker Tour is set to host its next festival, the APT Philippines 2017, at the luxurious Winford Hotel & Casino in Manila, Philippines. This will be the APT’s first major poker event held at the newly erected five-star establishment. The nine-day event runs from July 19th-27th featuring a PHP 110,000 buy-in APT Main Event and 17 highly crated APT signature side events.
The PHP 110,000 buy-in APT Main Event is the highlight tournament of the APT Philippines 2017. This is a deep-stacked No Limit Hold’em tournament with blinds increasing at a slow and steady sixty-minute pace. It is the most prestigious event offered, and it is the only event where you can win the exclusive APT Championship Ring. Five of these solid silver bands have already been awarded this year with the past two claimed by Malaysians Aik Chuan and Choong Kian Weng.
**There are three APT Main Event Satellites offered on the schedule
In addition to the main are the 17 highly popular mainstay APT side events with buy-ins ranging from PHP 7,700 – PHP 38,500. The High Rollers event offers the largest side event entry fee of PHP 215,000.
The Opening Event is one of the most popular events at any APT festival. It is the only tournament that extends a guarantee of PHP 1,500,000. As always, both starting flights are held on opening day, at 1pm and 5pm. Buy-in is PHP 11,000.
Side events with buy-ins at PHP 7,700
There are several events that offer the most affordable rate of PHP 7,700. These fun filled tournaments tend to be fast paced with lots of excitement. The list includes:
- Ladies of Poker
- Ante Only Turbo
- WeLoveSport.com Deep Stack Turbo
- MegaSportsWorld Deep Stack Turbo
- Deep Stack Hyper Turbo
The Ante Up for Charity event is at PHP 7,500.
Side Events with buy-ins from PHP 11,000 – PHP 22,000
Going slightly up a notch are events with buy-ins from PHP 11,000 – PHP 22,000. The list includes:
- 6 Handed Turbo w/ Antes – buy in at PHP 11,000
- NLH One Day Event 1 & 2 – buy in at PHP 16,500
- Super Deep Stack Turbo – buy in at PHP 16,500
- Head Hunter 5,000/Bounty – buy in at PHP 22,000
- Pot Limit Omaha Hi – buy in at PHP 22,000
Side Events with buy-ins from PHP 27,500 – PHP 38,500
The next category of events carries deep structures with gradually increasing blinds. They tend to generate plumper prize pools than the lower range tournaments.
- Main Event Warm Up offers the same structure as the Main Event but with blinds increasing every 30 minutes – buy in at PHP 27,500
- No Limit Hold’em – buy in at PHP 27,500
- Monster Stack – buy in at PHP 38,500
Full details in the APT Southeast Asia 2017 event page.
The Winford Hotel & Casino
The Winford Hotel & Casino officially opened its doors in mid-April 2017. It boasts of a five-star rating with facilities that radiate of elegance and superiority It is situated within the San Lazaro Tourism and Business Park, which once was a highly popular horse-racing track. The casino is fully-equipped with all the casino games including MSW sports betting and cock-fighting.
The Winford is located in the Greater Chinatown area of Manila. The hotel has 128 rooms at highly affordable rates. Other amenities include SM Kenko – a highly rated Japanese spa; there is also an elegantly designed heated pool; a fully equipped fitness area; a bar called the Hippodrome where concert series and various entertainment events are held; and several restaurants including the famous Choi Garden Fine Dining.
The APT Philippines 2017 is just around the corner so time to book your rooms! Special APT Player Rates are available through this link but it is limited.