The Asian Poker Tour (APT) is pleased to announce its partnership with Pearl Island Poker Tour (PIPT), Natural8 (N8), and Corona Casino & Resort to host the first-ever APT Vietnam Phu Quoc 2021. The event is set to run on May 15, and 22-30, 2021 with VND 4 Billion guaranteed prize pool.
The event is designed for the local players since travel restrictions are still in place. In spite of the situation, it is expected that the event is going to be a great and fun experience for the poker players as it will offer both online and live tournaments. This is the first time APT is offering a Main Event starting day online thru Natural8 online platform. In between May 16 to 21, multiple Main Event satellites will also be offered on N8 to the live venue at Corona Casino.
As announced earlier this year, the Corona Casino & Resort Phu Quoc in Vietnam is added as a new APT destination to offer a new venue and experience to all poker players. Live tournaments of the APT Vietnam Phu Quoc will run here from March 22 to 30.
Pearl Island Poker Tour was formed last year November 11th by a group of Vietnamese players, lead by Anh Nguyen. The first event they held was a very ambitious one known as the Vietnam Millions that featured a 7.5 Billion guaranteed that required 1,000 entries. PIPT was also formed to bring some of the biggest international poker events to Corona Casino located in Phu Quoc.
“We as one of the leaders in the Vietnam poker market are very proud to be a partner of APT to host the APT Vietnam Phu Quoc that will be made specially for locals this coming May 2021,” quoted leader of PIPT Anh Nguyen.
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Corona Casino & Resort Phu Quoc is a luxury hospitality and entertainment complex and the only casino in Vietnam that permits locals to gamble alongside foreign tourists.
The casino resort includes a variety of high-class facilities such as two luxurious hotels, including the five-star Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc with your choices of rooms, 1 & 2 bedroom suites, executive suites, and 2, 3 & 6 bedroom villas, along with meeting and event space, a restaurant and 4 bars/lounges, and the four-star VinOasis Resort Phu Quoc. The latter boasts a private beach area in Ganh Dau and features 1,378 smoke-free guestrooms, 7 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, full-service spa, outdoor pool, fitness center, business center and more.
Other amenities at Corona Casino & Resort Phu Quoc include:
- Almaz, a retail and restaurant strip, including a 24-hour noodle shop and Japanese and fusion restaurants
193,750 sq ft convention center
The gaming space features a VIP area and the private Sky Casino on the 8th floor of the five-star resort. All totaled, there are approximately 1,000 slots and 100 gaming tables for Roulette, Baccarat, Black Jack, Poker and Sic Bo. The casino offers multiple food and drink options, as well as adult and family entertainment.
Gaming at Corona Resort Casino
The Corona Resort and Casino’s over 200,000 sq ft of gaming space features some 1,000 electronic gaming machines. The mass floor has 30 tables while the main floor has a 125-seat multigame stadium, with a 16 meter by 4-meter screen comprised of 12 component screens that can show separate items or a single program. The hall can be set up with 50 poker tables for big tournaments.
Currently, the poker room has 12 tables running for cash games every day.
Blinds for cash games (US$):
Vietnamese customers must be older than 21 and have a monthly income of at least VND10 million; they also need to pay an entry levy in order to gain access to casino floors.
Visit https://vietnamcasino.vn/en/ for more details about the Corona Casino and Resort.