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Asian Poker Tour Confirm Mauritius Tournament Details

L-R: Mr Christophe Cazin, Technical Director, Ti Vegas; Mr Jeff Mann, CEO, APT; Mr Sylvain Liotard, CEO, MPPL/Paradise Poker; Miss APT Mauritius, VaniaL-R: Mr Christophe Cazin, Technical Director, Ti Vegas; Mr Jeff Mann, CEO, APT; Mr Sylvain Liotard, CEO, MPPL/Paradise Poker; Miss APT Mauritius, Vania

The Asian Poker Tour (APT) officially announced today the details of their new stop in Mauritius. As exclusively reported by Poker Portal Asia last week, the tournament will take place on August 19-26, 2012 at the Ti Vegas Casino, Grand Bay, Mauritius and mark the first time that the APT has hosted a full event outside of Asia.

APT CEO Jeff Mann commented at the contract signing, “We are responding to demand: our regular players throughout Asia are requesting more APT events in new locations and we have event organisers, casinos and venues worldwide now requesting to host an APT week.”

He added, “We are delighted to be working with a long term supporter of APT, MPPL/Paradise Events, who are the leading organiser of poker tournaments in this part of the world and Ti Vegas, one of the leading casinos on the island and at the forefront of poker development locally.”

Indeed, the venue of Ti Vegas Casino is no stranger to big poker tournaments. On February 25 – March 4, 2012 it hosted the World Poker Tour (WPT) National Mauritius tournament.

“Players from this part of the world know APT and we have finally achieved our goal of bringing APT to Mauritius. Without doubt it is going to be a huge success,” said Mr Sylvain Liotard, CEO, Paradise Events and MPPL.

Details of the events scheduled for the APT tournament have also been released. Headlining the poker festival will be a €900 Main Event and there will be a total of eight side events, including a ladies event, with buy-ins ranging from €110 to €440. The High Rollers side event will feature a €2200 buy-in and there will even be a special ‘Battle of the Nations’ team event with a €3300 buy-in per team.

For more information on the APT head to www.TheAsianPokerTour.com.



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