CoinPoker Joins Forces with the Asian Poker Tour
15 April 2018
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New cryptocurrency online poker site CoinPoker has signed a partnership agreement to become the official sponsor of the 2018 Asian Poker Tour.

This collaboration between CoinPoker and the APT will allow players to buy into and cash out of APT’s live tournaments using CHP, the cryptocurrency developed by CoinPoker. The deal will also see CoinPoker run satellites to APT events, including a freeroll on Apr. 15 that will award a seat to the APT Macau Main Event.

A total of 10 APT Macau Main Event seats and packages are up for grabs in CoinPoker satellites starting from Apr. 13. These satellites feed into the three APT Main Event Qualifier tournaments, as shown below:

Date Buy-in Prize
Sun 15 Apr Free An APT Main Event seat
Thu 19 Apr 4,000CHP APT Packages
Sun 22 Apr 3,000CHP APT Main Event seats

The APT packages include accommodation, travel expenses, and an APT Main Event seat.

Speaking about the new partnership, Lloyd Fontillas, the APT General Manager said: “With the sponsorship, CoinPoker will offer players around the world online satellite packages to APT Main and Super High Roller events. As well as other tournaments, giving players the opportunity to win APT tournament credits that can be used at any APT event.”

Sarah Hamid, Head of Content at CoinPoker, is equally as excited about CoinPoker sponsoring the 2018 APT. “We are very excited to have CoinPoker as an official sponsor of the APT this year. We see blockchain solutions as the future for poker in Asia, and that goes beyond the use of cryptocurrency to play. We are nevertheless excited that the APT will be offering CHP as a new payment solution for its players, and look forward to encouraging our fans to participate through a number of partner promotions.”

What Lies in Store for the 2018 Asian Poker Tour

Seven stops remain on the 2018 APT, including the APT Macau Championships that run from Apr. 25 through to May 6 at the Macau Billionaire Poker room inside the Babylon Casino in Macau.

Future stops see the APT head to Korea, Vietnam, and the Philippines:

APT Stop Dates
APT Macau Championships Apr. 25 – May 6
APT Korea Seoul Jun. 15-24
APT Vietnam Ho Chi Minh Championships Jul. 11-22
APT Korea Championships Aug. 8-19
APT Philippines Sep. 13-24
APT Vietnam Da Nang Championships Oct. 3-14
APT Finale Macau Championships Nov. 27 – Dec. 8