A new online poker site working in both English and Chinese languages has been launched under Philippine gambling laws after securing a First Cagayan license.
The site targets Asia-Pacific gamblers and provides its members with a unique, proprietary no-download poker software. The new real money online site offers various poker versions including No Limit, Pot Limit, and Fixed Limit Texas Holdem, on top of 13 Card Chinese poker. More variations are to be introduced in the near future.
Online poker fans are welcome to enjoy ring games, Sit&Go tournaments, and multi-table tournaments with four-tablet simultaneous play currently offered.
Although the ownership of the poker site is yet to be discovered, it aims to become one of the biggest online poker sites in Philippines and in the region. The site has the following message on the home page: “PokerAce is an online poker network supported by some of Asia’s largest and most reputable gaming operators, including Dafabet, IBC Bet and Sun Game. We aim to connect sportsbook and casino customers together with poker, mahjong and Asian card game players from across the Asia region.”
The operator of the site has already signed a handful of big shot poker players onto its pro team including the former WSOP champion Joe Hachem, as well as JC Tran and Nam Le.
Joe Hachem had the following comments for the Philippines gambling news: “Asia is a rapidly growing market and a poker room dedicated to this region is long overdue. JC, Nam and I have had input into the development of the platform and we aim to become the preferred destination for poker players in the Asia region over the next months.”
The site’s peculiarity also lies in its rake structures – it has three different approaches depending on the table, players are engaging on. The most common rake is a 5% Max. $3, other rake structures are higher and were designed to limit the number of “sharks” going for regular members’ money.
The site doesn’t allow US players to sign up, and has a cautious approach forbidding poker fans from other jurisdictions with restrictive gambling regulations from participating in the real money poker games.