Asian Poker Tour starts in the middle of November - in Singapore. With international pro as Gus Hansen, Bengt Sonnert and Mr Grundy among the participants. To arrange a big poker tournament in Singapore have under long time been illegally. That there now becomes possible are according to the arranger "the result of an unique legal ability that Betfair in collaboration with a very respectfully locally company Capital Events got by the Singapores government".
Here in order to stay:
- This project opens for new capabilities, says Betfairs market manager Patrik Landgren.
The Danish poker star Gus Hansen says in a press release that he think that the "poker boom" in Asia now come in order to stay.
- This tournament is a evidence on that the poker indeed have beaten through international. I looking forward to meet some of the Asians greatest player. I knows that they are very hard to play against since they plays so aggressive, says Gus Hansen
Online Casino Hub to be found in Singapore
During the Asian Casinos Executive Summit, which to place this week, the Singapore News Today remarked that Singapore will optimistically turn into a casino online hub for the region, with two major land-based casinos in the works, and the option of the country issuing online casino gaming licenses as well. At the moment, Philippines is the only Asian country to present legalized online gambling licenses for online casino venues supplying a hub complete with all of the essential equipment to offer great services for online gaming companies.
The publication quotes Tom Hall, president of online casino software supplier Play Tech Asia, as saying: Singapore has fantastic technical support and infrastructure. Given a choice between the Philippines and Singapore, many will probably prefer Singapore.’ But this could only be true if the government will make legal online casino operators and online gaming sites. Extra support for Singapore to create a push to authorize online casinos has to do with the gaming experts’ opinions that online gaming is poised to grow, especially in Asia.
There are many profits, as well as disadvantages, to legalizing online casino spots in Singapore and in other Asian countries. Every government will have to choose if the positive aspects of online casino gambling outweigh the negative ones. Much more research will perhaps be conducted by the government in Singapore regarding this matter; the fact remains, though, that it could one day be a key hub for online gaming if it decides to make this business part of its culture.