Ultimate Guide to APT Hanoi Billions 2023

Ben Wilson / 27 Nov 2023

Ultimate Guide to APT Hanoi Billions 2023

Ultimate Guide to APT Hanoi Billions 2023 (Dec 1 - 10)

The APT Hanoi Billions 2023 – #APTHanoiBillions2023 – is fast approaching. Comprised of 95 tournaments in total, featuring 88 Trophy Events and over VND 60 billion (~$USD 2.5 million) in prize pool guarantees, the ten-day series boasts the largest, most ambitious schedule in APT history.

With so much poker action on offer, we’ve compiled the ultimate guide containing all the information needed to make your poker hiatus to Hanoi run without a hitch. Read on for the schedule, a highlight of key events, the APT’s guide to Hanoi, and more.

  1. LOCATION: APT Hanoi Billions 2023 is running December 1-10 at the iconic National Convention Center (NCC), which is around a 40-minute taxi ride from Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport. You can pre-book an airport pickup via the Asian Poker Tour's travel partner DK Poker Tour Bookings – this needs to be booked at least one week in advance – or you can pick up a taxi outside of the airport. FLOOR-MAP.png

  2. DRESS CODE: The NCC is a government-owned building and has a strict dress code. In addition to this, there will be a security check at the entrance, and no outside food and drink is permitted. Lockers are available at the entrance for storage if needed. For the first three days (Dec 1-3) players are required to use the Gate 3 entrance – see APT Hanoi Billions 2023 Floor Map above. RESTRICTION-02Shorts.png

  3. SCHEDULE: A Schedule of the 95 tournaments on offer is available HERE.

  4. PREVIEW: Outside of the VND 36M Main Event with its VND 25BN (USD $1M) guarantee, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding what to play. The APT Hanoi Billions 2023: Preview highlights the events boasting the best value and biggest guarantees you should be penciling into your diary.

  5. MIXED GAME GUIDE: The festival schedule boasts 41 different poker variations including 15 mixed game tournaments and a 19-game Dealers Choice Event, with exciting variants such as Badacey and Badeucey making their APT debut. Read our Mixing it up: A Brief Guide to APT Hanoi Billions 2023’s Mixed Games article for a more in-depth look.

  6. APT HANOI BILLIONS GUIDE: Never been to Hanoi before? Read our Guide to APT Hanoi Billions 2023: Where to Stay & Things to Do for all the essential information on where to stay, great places to eat, and entertainment available away from the tournament tables. You can also check out APT President Neil Johnson’s All You Need to Know #APTHanoiBillions2023 video on the APT YouTube channel.

  7. PEEL & PLAY: In addition to the chunky prize pool guarantees, APT is also adding more than VND 480,000,000 (~USD $20,000) in prizes. Check out APT Hanoi Billions 2023: Peel & Play Your Way to VND 480M in Prizes for more details. Peel and Play.jpg

  8. BOMBAY YACHT EXPERIENCE: As if that’s not enough added value, APT’s official partner Bombay Group is offering a one-night luxury yacht experience to the winner of the VND 120M (~USD $4,930) APT Super High Roller for up to five family and friends, including airport transfers at the destination, meals prepared by a private chef, and more. Screenshot 2023-11-23 at 11.58.18.png