You hear a lot of rumours about Macau. Most of which I’ve been warned I can’t repeat, but one that didn’t trip the censors is that the gambling powerhouse dwarves that of even Las Vegas.
After a host of delays on the way from Australia to Hong Kong, and a ferry across the Pearl River Delta, walking into the monumental City of Dreams I can say there might be some credence to that claim.
“Wish I had @kennethlimphoto right now for pix. Lineup is 4x this and a bit more chaotic right now #APPTMacau” came the tweet from PokerStars LIVE Macau’s Fred Leung during the Freezeout.
And with the HK$25,000 (~US$3,200) APPT Macau Main Event that trend is expected to continue. Players will be back Wednesday for the first of two Day 1 flights, chasing the next APPT Main Event title and what will no doubt be a sizeable top prize.
Last year’s Main Event saw 494 in contention, generating a prize pool of HKD$11,021,140 (~US$1,422,000). When all was said and done it was China’s Jiajun Liu who emerged with the poker crown. Time will tell if he’ll be back in a bid to defend the title.
Be sure to join us right here on the PokerStarsBlog as we have full coverage of the APPT Macau Main Event, starting from 2:00pm on Wednesday for Day 1A as this stellar poker festival continues.