Asian Poker Tour and Korean Mind Game Member Enter Into Partnership

The Asian Poker Tour (APT) is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with Korean Mind Game Member (KMGM), a company that operates poker rooms in South Korea. As one of APT’s partners in Korea, KMGM will provide Korean players the opportunity to take part in APT events. The agreement will start from the upcoming APT Philippines 2019 Event in September up to the APT Finale Taiwan Event in November 2019.

Signing of agreement between (L) Lloyd Fontillas, APT General Manager and Executive Tournament Director and (R) Lee Seok Young, KMGM CEO

“Poker is an exciting game that is considered a mind sport because of the skill it requires to play the game. Poker tournaments in the United States have been around for 50 years and is the second most popular sport after football. Due to it’s popularity, poker tournaments are also broadcasted on TV and in most countries around the world, poker is recognized as a legitimate sport. KMGM was created to bring that same mentality to Korea and to broaden the skills of the Korean players by qualifying them to international events such as the APT,” stated KMGM CEO Lee Seok Young.

Lee Seok Young aka “Tiger Lee” has won his first international poker award from the last APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Vietnam held at Pro Poker Club, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam from July 3 to 14, 2019. “We will continue to participate in APT Events and hope that members get more titles,” he expressed.


Upcoming 2019 APT Events

APT Philippines 2019
September 11 to 22, 2019
Resorts World Manila, Pasay City, Philippines
Main Event Buy-in: PHP 55,000
Championships Event Buy-in: PHP 82,500

APT Taiwan 2019
October 9 to 20, 2019
Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association, Taipei, Taiwan
Main Event Buy-in: TBA

APT Vietnam 2019
November 6-17, 2019
Pro Poker Club, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Main Event Buy-in: TBA

APT Finale Taiwan 2019
November 28 to December 9, 2019
Chinese Texas Hold’em Poker Association, Taipei, Taiwan
Main Event Buy-in: TBA