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APT Finishes Asian Poker Tour 2012 on Indian Goa Casino Ship

APT Asian Tour returns to Goa for the biggest Indian poker event ever.

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The Asian Poker Tour was a real success in 2012. The Asian toured hosted more tournaments this year than in any year in its history.

The APT will finish their tour by traveling to Goa, India to organize the first ever Asian Poker Tour India.

The event will be the first time in the history of the series when a major tournament is hosted outside Macau or the Philippines.

Gambling in India is a really interesting story. Indian gambling laws actually ban all sorts of gambling outside special permitted zones, but real-money live poker tours can be organized in land casinos that usually cater to foreigners.

Because of the internet gambling ban, there are no online casinos in India, however, the growing amount of interest might introduce new regulations. The market is huge, the emerging Indian middle class is considered to be one of the most promising target groups for online gambling operations.

The Asian Poker Tour India is held between December 2 and December 9, 2012 on board of the Casino Carnival luxury ship that’s anchored on the Mandovi River in Panjim, Goa. What a splendid location.

The highlight Main Event has a buy-in of INR 150,000 ($2,700), accompanied by seven satellite events and seven side events.

The PokerAce High Rollers requires the double buy-in of the event with INR 300,000 ($5,400). In addition, there will be an INR 20,000 ($360) Head Hunter tournament, an INR 25,000 ($450) FundooPoker Freezeout event as well as numerous other Freezeout events valued between INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 ($270 to $360). And INR 20,000 ($360) 6-Handed Event will also offer extra excitement.

The APT organizers expect large attendance for the last tournament of the year. Being the first major high-profile poker event in the sub-continent, a large scale coverage is awaited by the Indian gambling news.

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