Japan poker sector takes stronger steps

As the gaming industry grows in Japan, the poker sector announces tournaments in Macau and Taiwan.

Japan.- The poker sector in Japan is ready to take stronger steps in the international gaming industry by expanding tournaments to China and Taiwan. According to an official statement released today by the All Japan Poker Championship (AJPC), the organisers of poker events in Japan are planning to set tournaments in Incheon, Taiwan and Macau.

“This is in response to our players’ desire to enjoy tournaments overseas, with a focus on Incheon, Taiwan, Macau, and potentially other destinations, in Southeast Asia,” revealed AJPC chief executive Yasuhiro Sasaki in the statement published by GGRAsia today.

The new tournaments will be held as part of the renowned 2018 Asian circuit series, which includes exclusive events for the poker market throughout the continent. The AJPC’s plan is to keep expanding tournament locations to different cities of Asia as the gaming industry becomes further licensed by national governments of the region.

“2018 will see the AJPC look to grow our circuits outside of Japan,” confirmed Sasaki. However, the statement does not reveal further details or name potential partners for the events to be held in Incheon, Taiwan and Macau.

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