Donaco International Ltd has reached out to the Poker King Club so they can breathe new poker life into the Star Vegas Casino based in Poipet, Cambodia.
The online grinders hidden away in the deepest and darkest parts of Cambodia will be happy to hear that Donaco International Ltd and Kings Consulting Ltd have agreed to a deal that will see glitzier live poker tournaments arrive at Donaco’s Star Vegas Casino in Poipet.
Kings Consulting Ltd is a subsidiary of the Macau VIP Junket investor Suncity Group and manages live poker events via their Poker King Club brand. There are Poker King card rooms at The Venetian Macao, The Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila, and the Paradise Grand Casino on the Korean Island of Jeju.
The pair shook hands on a three-year deal that will see the Poker King Club organise at least three international poker tournaments at the Star Vegas Casino. The Poker King Club has worked with the Asian Poker Tour (APT) and the World Poker Tour (WPT) brands recently so expect to see those two on the menu.
The WPT partnered with Poker King Club during their recent National Main Events held in Cambodia and Thailand as well as the WPT National Event planned for South Korea. Organisers cancelled the latter at the eleventh hour due to a dispute between China and South Korea that disrupted the commute between the two countries.
The two Asia giants will conduct the marketing and advertising campaigns jointly, as well as splitting revenue right down the middle. The new deal begins July 1. The Star Vegas sits next to the Thai border, which is good news for Thai residents as gambling is forbidden in their home country.
If the name Donaco sounds familiar to you, then it might be as a result of the casino resort company shelling out some pretty impressive bucks to partner with the all-time English Premier League (EPL) title winners, Manchester United, back in 2015.
The Poker King Club brand will also rattle around in your memory because they host the Triton Super Series – a series of High Stakes poker tournaments that helped push Fedor Holz towards a heater of a lifetime when he won the $200,000 buy-in event held at the Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila for $3.4m.
When the Poker King Club launched their new card room in the Venetian Macao, Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, and Johnny Chan were on hand to add their considerable weight to the project by competing in a charity tournament. The cameras couldn’t stop clicking as Johnny Chan defeated Phil Ivey in heads-up action to take the title.