During the APT Poker Room Manila Opening Ceremony, the APT announced an exciting new addition to their 2015 schedule, Asian Poker Tour Vietnam! This will be the first-ever major poker event held in that country.
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Ho Tram, Vietnam, 26 February 2015 – The Grand Ho Tram Strip and World Gaming Group Limited (WGG) today announced that The Grand – Asia’s only beachfront integrated resort – will be the home to Vietnam’s first major international poker festival – the APT Vietnam – from 6 to 13 May 2015.
President of The Grand Ho Tram Strip, Shaun McCamley said: “Following our signing of an agreement with WGG last month, it is extremely exciting to be able to announce the first ever international, world-class poker tournament in Vietnam will be played at the Grand Ho Tram Strip. We’re absolutely delighted to be bringing one of the world’s most recognizable poker brands – the Asian Poker Tour – to Ho Tram.”
Chief Executive Officer of World Gaming Group, Andrew W Scott, said: “Over the last five years the APT has deservedly built a strong reputation with poker players across Asia and indeed the world as a professional, well-run tour with poker festivals that are profitable and fun to play. Make sure to clear your diaries from May 6 to 13, because the combination of the world-class 5-star facilities at Ho Tram, Vietnam’s fantastic weather, a 2 kilometer-long sandy beach just meters from your hotel room, a Greg Norman-designed Championship golf course and top-quality international standard poker will be impossible to beat!
This tournament is operated within the regulations set out by the Ba Ria Vung Tau Department of Industry and Trade.
About The Grand Ho Tram Strip
The Ho Tram Strip is a group of integrated resorts and residential developments located on more than 400 acres of land with two kilometers of pristine beach in Ho Tram, Vietnam. An Investment Certificate issued by the Government of Vietnam has approved the development, which has an investment commitment of US$4 billion of which the already completed phase I has seen an investment of over US$550 million. Work on phase II is underway and future phases will see an additional three five-star resorts added to the 2.2 kilometer seaside strip.
Focusing on providing a personalized blend of excitement and relaxation, the Ho Tram Strip features something for everyone, from lavish entertainment to world-class golfing and exceptional beach recreational facilities. The Strip is located just a two hour scenic and relaxed drive from Ho Chi Minh City.
The first phase of its development – The Grand Ho Tram Strip – opened its doors in July 2013 and includes a 541 room five-star hotel, a world-class entertainment facility, nine food and beverage venues, high-tech meeting spaces including a 1,500 person capacity Grand Ballroom, an exclusive VIP area and a variety of beach-front recreation activities. Its adjacent award-winning golf course – The Bluffs Ho Tram Strip – was designed by Greg Norman and opened in 2014. Future developments at Ho Tram will include an addition to The Grand comprised of a mixture of vacation homes comprised of condominiums and residential villa developments, a second integrated resort which will include gaming amenities and three additional five star resorts.
About World Gaming Group
World Gaming Group is a Hong Kong-based private equity firm founded in 2009 and operating in the Asian gaming space with assets in gaming media, consultancy and operations. Wholly owned subsidiaries include World Media Network, World Gaming Consultants and World Players Entertainment.
World Media Network’s flagship asset is Asia’s premier gaming magazine WGM, operated through Macau-based wholly owned subsidiary World Gaming Magazine Limited. WGM was founded in 2009 and is Macau’s most widely distributed magazine, with a B2C and B2B editorial focus on casino and non-casino gaming, sports betting, poker and gaming lifestyle and leisure. WGM has extensive distribution in Macau casinos, hotels, tourism entry points, restaurants and entertainment venues. World Gaming Magazine also operates an electronic gaming publication, WGM Daily.
World Gaming Consultants is a gaming-focused agency providing gaming-related analysis and casino and poker operations consulting as well as gaming marketing, translation, graphic design, event planning, custom publishing, website design and cross-cultural training services.