Dateline: September 9, 2016

One of the leading poker tours around the world, the Asian Poker Tour (APT) returns to the country’s pioneering integrated lifestyle hub Resorts World Manila (RWM) for APT Philippines III 2016 on September 14 to 22.

Having hosted the prestigious international tournament since 2010 including the record-breaking 2010 APT-RWM Iron Man Challenge which stands as the longest continuous poker tourney at 48 hours, 55 minutes, and 58.5 seconds, and the 2014 APT Series Poker Finale wherein Vietnamese Huy Pham emerged as the winner of the Php3.18M prize pot besting over 2,000 participants from around the globe, RWM welcomes back the APT for another lucrative event pitting the best players from around the globe as the local live poker scene continues to earn more public interest in the country.

Prior to the upcoming event, RWM also played venue to the APT Philippines 2016 in April and its second leg in July which was opened by the APT-RWM US$50,000 Guaranteed Opening Event. For the first APT Philippines tournament of the year, Korea’s Jeon Seung Soo emerged victorious over 180 entries to earn the US$116,100 purse. Japan’s Shinichiro Tone meanwhile took home first place winnings for APT Philippines II amounting to US$56,600 over a field of 114 players.

Those interested to join the APT Philippines III 2016 must simply register with the APT to be able to participate in the event. Accepted players will be issued a Player Registration Card to be presented to tournament registration staff during tournament day. Players must secure a tournament receipt to be paid and verified at the venue cashier to secure a seat card. Main Event Buy In is at US$1,650.

For more information on the upcoming APT Philippines III 2016, visit www.theasianpokertour.com.

RWM is the first one-stop, non-stop entertainment and leisure destination in the Philippines that features recreational thrills, world-class performances, unique events, and exciting lifestyle options.

Conveniently located across Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3, RWM is an instant gateway to world-class Philippine hospitality and is home to four lodging brands, (MAXIMS Hotel, MARRIOTT Hotel Manila, REMINGTON Hotel, and BELMONT Hotel), a three-story convention center housing the country’s largest hotel ballroom (Marriott Grand Ballroom), and two more hotels (SHERATON Hotel Manila and HILTON Manila Hotel) currently under construction.

Also home to RWM is NEWPORT Mall which features international luxury brands, state-of-the-art movie theaters at Newport Cinemas, an award-winning, ultra-modern Newport Performing Arts Theater (NPAT), and a cozy, 24/7 entertainment hub at Bar 360. Dine in one of almost 50 restaurant outlets offering a diverse selection of local and world cuisine, prepared by top Filipino and foreign chefs and paired with a wide selection of the finest wines and popular liquors.

Resorts World Manila— Nothing Compares.

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