Grand opening for the Grand Lisboa Poker Room in Macau

Grand opening for the Grand Lisboa Poker Room in Macau

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

The largest poker room in continental Asia, the Poker Stars Macau at the Grand Lisboa Casino has opened its doors. To kick things off in style the venue hosted the 4-day long Macau Poker Cup.

The highlight of the 6 tournament festival was the HKD$500,000 (around £45,000) Main Event which was won by China’s Zhenjian Lin who outlasted a field of 112 to claim the first prize of HKD$284,300. Asian players dominated proceedings winning all six of the titles on offer. The HKD$1.8m in prize money was spread more widely though with players from as far afield as Iceland, Australia and South Africa all cashing.

The next leg of the Macau Poker Cup series takes place at the Grand Lisboa Casino from 7th to 10th May 2009. The feature tournament is the HKD$10,000 buy in Red Dragon Main Event where players will be competing for a guaranteed prize fund of HKD$1million.

The venue is also hosting a weekly HKD$75,000 guaranteed event with a buy in of $HKD2,500. For full details see

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