Hachem signs up with Asian Poker Tour

Hachem signs up with Asian Poker Tour

Monday, 23 January 2012

After announcing his departure from PokerStars last month it hasn't taken long for winner Joe Hachem to find a new online home. The 2005 WSOP Main Event winner has agreed a deal with the AsianLogic Group, the parent company of the Asian Poker Tour.

“I will be working with the Group in several areas, initially as a new ambassador for the Asian Poker Tour to further the growth of poker and to assist them with several strategic opportunities in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region,” said Hachem. “There are separate elements here in light of potential regulatory change in Australia, which requires a different focus from that adopted for the general international poker market. I considered offers from several other brands, but this partnership was the best fit for me as it gave me an active role and the ability to participate as the businesses evolve.”

“(Joe’s) knowledge and understanding of the gaming industry both domestically and internationally will be invaluable to us going forwards. The Asian Poker Tour is already widely recognised as Asia’s only independent Tour and we feel Joe will be able to help us expand this business,” added Tom Hall, Non Executive Chairman of AsianLogic. “AsianLogic and its partners are also involved in a number of poker and gaming projects and Joe is helping us with some of these, particularly those in Australia and New Zealand.”

The Aussie joins an Asian Poker Tour team that already includes JC Tran, Quinn Do and Nam Le.

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