Late this afternoon, PokerStars Macau announced the cancellation of the Macau Poker Cup (MPC) tournament that was scheduled to be hosted in their new home of the Grand Waldo Entertainment Complex on August 11-20, 2012. While the MPC set for June 9-18 will go ahead as planned, their other events set for later in the year are also unable to be confirmed at this stage.
The sudden cancellation of the August MPC tournament came as a surprise considering that PokerStars Macau only just announced their latest 2012 schedule last month when they confirmed their long-awaited move to the Grand Waldo. It also comes after a later scheduling change of the August MPC that saw pushed it back from a July 28 start to August 11.
Danny McDonagh, PokerStars Director of Live Operations in Asia Pacific, said in a press release, “Due to events beyond our reasonable control, the Macau Poker Cup scheduled for August is, regrettably, being cancelled.”
The sad news was further compounded with the revelation that the September 7-16 Macau Poker Cup Championship and the APPT: Asia Championship of Poker set for October 26 – November 11 are also unconfirmed as going ahead at this stage.
“We cannot yet confirm the scheduling of PokerStars Macau special events for the rest of 2012, but hope to do so as soon as possible,” said McDonagh.
He added, “However, what I can promise is an amazing Macau Poker Cup from June 9-18 which is going ahead as planned. I assure all our loyal players and partners that PokerStars Macau is still deeply committed to creating the best poker experience in the world and my team is focused on showing that commitment this upcoming week at the Macau Poker Cup.”
Poker Portal Asia contacted PokerStars Country Manager Fred Leung for comment on the reasons behind the scheduling upheaval but he was unable to elaborate further than the press release.
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