WSOP APAC Back In 2014 But WSOPE Not Until 2015

2013 WSOP Bracelet

The World Series of Poker Asia Pacific will be coming back for its second outing in 2014 with Melbourne again playing host to the action. However, the European version of the World Series of Poker will not be being staged until the following year of 2015.

The APAC may be located in the same location but they have moved back the dates from April to October instead, after the US World Series of Poker.

The WSOP will not be playing out the WSOPE in 2014 because they are switching to a rotational plan with regards to the international variations of the event. So the WSOPE will be back in 2015, whilst the WSOP APAC will not be played until the following year.

The World Series of Poker Executive Director Ty Stewart said “We are excited to return to Melbourne in 2014 for WSOP APAC and the beginning of a new era for our international championships”, said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart.

“The WSOP standard is bigger, better and different. Moving to a rotational approach, with one international event per year allows for better organization and more marketing in each region.

We also want to do right by the players, and provide more value for their travel dollar. There is a glut of poker tournaments around the world, and our vision is to each year put on a single global showcase that can’t be missed.”

The second instalment of the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific will see ten bracelet winning events and a Ladies Championship. It will kick off on the 1st of October and will play out until the 17th next year.

Daniel Negreanu was the big winner from the inaugural turnout after winning the Main Event whilst Phil Ivey also added to his bracelet collection.

The venue will once again be the Crown Casino in Melbourne with the Casino’s Chief Operating Officer Xavier Walsh commenting “Crown is once again proud and excited about this partnership between two industry leaders to create another premier poker event in this region”.

“The new scheduling sits perfectly within the Melbourne events calendar, at the tail end of the Australian Rules Football finals and the beginning of the internationally-renowned Spring Racing Carnival”.