TOURNAMENTS

ASIA PACIFIC POKER TOUR

APPT Manila

APPT Manila

The Asia Pacific Poker Tour will once again return to Manila and the capital of the Philippines! Join us for one of the biggest tournaments in the region's history from July 30-August 9, including the PHP50,000 APPT Manila Main Event from August 6-9.

APPT Manila will be held at City of Dreams Manila, a fully integrated resort and casino complex, which opened in December 2014, and houses the second PokerStars LIVE room opened in Asia. Located at the Entertainment City, the venue is close to SM Mall of Asia, Manila Bay, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Intramuros, Rizal Park, Fort Santiago, Bahay Tsinoy and other tourist attractions.

Six years after City of Dreams Macau was built, Melco Crown Entertainment launched City of Dreams Manila on December 14, 2014 and officially opened on February 2, 2015. It offers luxurious accommodations by international hotel brands: Crown Towers Hotel from Australia, Nobu Hotel and Hyatt City of Dreams. It also provides world-class dining options; a unique family entertainment center by Dream Works Animation, Dream Play; gaming facilities; upscale shopping mall; and trend setting nightclubs: Chaos and Pangea.

APPT Manila E-Guide

Click here to download the APPT Manila E-Guide.

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EVENT INFORMATION

City of Dreams, Manila
Diosdado Macapagal Blvd,
Parañaque, Manila,
Philippines

Telephone: +63 2663 9888
E-mail Address: manila@pokerstars.net

PASSPORT INFORMATION

Citizens of 145 countries can enter the Philippines without a visa, for visits of up to 21 days. See the government site for more details, or consult your travel agent.

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TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION

Nobu Hotel at City of Dreams Manila offers discounted rates for all APPT Players, subject to availability.

See prices below:

1 person: PHP 5,600 nett
2 persons: PHP 6,600 nett
1 person w/ Breakfast: PHP 7,000 nett
2 persons w/ Breakfast: PHP 8,000 nett

Daily room rates are inclusive of 12% VAT, 10% service charge and 0.75% Local Tax.

For referral to Nobu hotel please email manila@pokerstars.net.

City of Dreams Manila Hotel Airport Transfer Rates (can be booked as part of your room reservation):

Mercedez Benz S Class – PHP 3,800
Alphard – PHP 3,000
Super Grandia – PHP 2,400
Fortuner – PHP 2,000
Altis – PHP 2,000

There are taxis available, from NAIA to COD Manila and vice versa, that cost approximately PHP 200 - PHP 250.

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Buy-in info

Bank Account Details as below:

Bank Name: Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company

Bank Branch: Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines

Account Name: MCE Leisure (Philippines) Corporation

Account Number:

066-206613373-1 USD Deposits
066-206645003-6 HKD Deposits
066-706638701-8 PHP Deposits

Swift Code: MBTCPHMM

Remittance Message: Please provide funds receiver’s City of Dreams Manila account name and account number.

Note:

  1. After depositing funds to any of the above accounts, please email copies of the
    deposit details, including the beneficiary of the funds, to the following number: Phone: (632) 691-7584
    Attention to: Credit Department
    Email: dlmcpcreditteam@cod-manila.com
  2. CASH and Cheque deposit into the bank account is not accepted.
  3. Sending funds into HKD or USD account is recommended as funds deposited into PHP account cannot be sent back to your account. City of Dreams Manila will convert your HKD or USD funds to PHP and hold the exchange rate.
  4. VERY IMPORTANT - Funds sent must be done so by same person. We cannot accept funds transferred by another person, or company bank.

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SCHEDULE

TIME # EVENT BUY IN(PHP)
July 30 - Thursday
2:00 pm   Satellite to Warm-up PHP1,200 (1,080+120)
4:00 pm   Satellite to Warm-up PHP1,200 (1,080+120)
6:00 pm 1 Warm-up (PHP 3 Million Guarantee) - Day 1A^ PHP10,000 (9,000+1,000)
9:00 pm   Stage 1 - Main Event Satellite PHP1,000 (900+100)
July 31 - Friday
2:00 pm   Satellite to Warm-up PHP1,200 (1,080+120)
4:00 pm   Last Chance Satellite to Warm-up PHP2,000 (1,800+200)
6:00 pm 1 Warm-up (PHP 3 Million Guarantee) - Day 1B PHP10,000 (9,000+1,000)
9:00 pm   Stage 1 - Main Event Satellite PHP1,000 (900+100)
August 1 - Saturday
2:00 pm 1 Warm-up (PHP 3 Million Guarantee) - Day 1C PHP10,000 (9,000+1,000)
6:00 pm 2 Deepstack NLH PHP20,000 (18,000+2,000)
9:00 pm Stage 1 - Main Event Satellite PHP1,000 (900+100)
August 2 - Sunday
2:00 pm 1 Warm-up - Day 2
2:30 pm 3 PHP 2,000 Rebuy  PHP2,000 (1,800+200)
5:00 pm  4 Deepstack PLO PHP15,000 (13,500+1,500)
9:00 pm   Stage 2 - Main Event Satellite PHP8,000 (7,200+800)
August 3 - Monday
2:00 pm 5 PHP 2,500 KO Bounty PHP2,500 (2,200+300)
5:00 pm   Stage 1 - Main Event Satellite PHP1,000 (900+100)
6:00 pm 6 PHP 5,000 NLH Freezeout PHP5,000 (4,500+500)
9:00 pm   Stage 2 - Main Event Satellite PHP8,000 (7,200+800)
August 4 - Tuesday
2:00 pm Stage 1 - Main Event Satellite  PHP1,000 (900+100)
3:30 pm   Stage 1 - Main Event Satellite PHP1,000 (900+100)
5:00 pm Stage 2 - Main Event Satellite PHP8,000 (7,200+800)
6:00 pm 7 6-max Freezeout [2-day event] PHP25,000 (22,500+2,500)
9:00 pm Qualifier to Main Event Mega Satellite PHP2,000(1,800+200)
August 5 – Wednesday
2:00 pm 8 NLH Freezeout PHP10,000 (9,000+1,000)
2:15 pm 7 6-max Freezeout - Day 2  
2:30 pm   Qualifier to Main Event Mega Satellite PHP2,000 (1,800+200)
4:30 pm Qualifier to Main Event Mega Satellite PHP2,000 (1,800+200)
6:00 pm Main Event Mega Satellite (10 Seat Guarantee) PHP10,000 (9,000+1,000)
August 6 – Thursday
2:00 pm Stage 1 - Main Event Satellite PHP1,000 (900+100)
4:00 pm   Stage 2 - Main Event Satellite PHP8,000 (7,200+800)
6:00 pm 9 MAIN EVENT - Day 1A* PHP50,000 (45,000+5,000)
9:00 pm   Stage 2 - Main Event Satellite PHP8,000 (7,200+800)
August 7 – Friday
2:30 pm 9 MAIN EVENT - Day 1B* PHP50,000 (45,000+5,000)
6:00 pm 10 NLH Turbo PHP10,000 (9,000+1,000)
August 8 – Saturday
12:00 pm 11 NLH Shootout PHP5,000 (4,500+500)
2:00 pm 9 MAIN EVENT - Day 2  
2:30 pm   Megastack Satellite PHP4,000 (3,600+400)
5:00 pm 12 Megastack Freezeout [2- Day event] PHP25,000 (22,500+2,500)
August 9 – Sunday
2:00 pm 9 MAIN EVENT - Day 3 Final  
2:15 pm 12 Megastack Freezeout - Day 2  
2:30 pm 13 High Roller PHP200,000 (190,000+10,000)
3:00 pm 14 KO Bounty PHP15,000 (13,500+1,500)

Note:
All tournaments are No Limit Holdem and allow re-entry unless otherwise specified as freezeout.
All numbered tournaments are Official Asia Player of the Year events.
3% of cash tournament and satellite prize pools held to offset tournament staffing costs.

^ Warm-up - Day 1A takes place at the PokerStars LIVE Poker Room.
* Main Event Day 1A: 1 re-entry allowed. If player does not qualify for Day 2, he/she can play Day 1B and again 1 re-entry is allowed. If a player qualifies for Day 2 from Day 1A, he/she can still play Day 1B and take largest stack to Day 2.
Main Event winner receives HK$100,000 entry to 2015 ACOP Main Event taken from prize pool.

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Useful information

Time: GMT+8

Language: The official language is Tagalog, but English is widely spoken.

Climate: Cool in August when the APPT takes place; light casual clothing is recommended.

Currency + Money: the Philippine Peso. Approximate exchange rates: USD $1 = 44 Pesos.

International credit cards are accepted in major establishments.

Official tourist website: WOW PHILIPPINES

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This event is sanctioned by the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation

 

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