Asia’s richest poker tournament “Manila Millions” declared a resounding success

Mr. Allan Le (middle) is crowned the champion of the “Manila Millions”, Asia’s richest poker tournament and the inaugural event of the “Genting Poker League”, at Genting Club, Resorts World Manila (RWM). Celebrating Mr Le’s win and the inaugural tournament at Genting Club are Mr. Michael Johansen (right), EVP, Genting Hong Kong, and Mr. Hakan Dagtas, VP, RWM (left).

Genting Group is delighted to announce that “Manila Millions”, Asia’s richest poker tournament, was a resounding success.  

The inaugural event held at Resorts World Manila (RWM) on 20 April, “Manila Millions” featured a HK$1 million (USD$129,000) buy-in per player and attracted 31 regional and international poker players, including big names such as Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan, Joe Hachem, John Juanda, Johnny Chan, JC Tran and the Le brothers.

Mr. Allan Le, one of the Le brothers, ascended to the top of the pack after numerous hair-raising rounds and clinched the top prize money of US$1.687 million. 

Mr David Chua, President of Genting Hong Kong & Chairman of Travellers International (RWM), said, “We’re very proud to have ‘Manila Millions’ as the inaugural event of the ‘Genting Poker League’ (GPL). We are also grateful to Asian Poker Tour and Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR) for their strong support in making the event a great success.”

He continued, “The GPL aspires to be the premier poker tournament globally. We look forward to extending the GPL to multiple Genting Group-related locations, such as Resorts World Genting (RWG).”  

Mr. CY Lee, President of Genting Malaysia, said, “We look forward to hosting this group of hot shots at the ‘Highlands Millions’ in RWG this fall.” 

He further added that the “London Millions” will hopefully be held in the not too distant future. 

Source = Genting Hong Kong Limited
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