Johnny Chan: Chinese Poker Movie "Can Easily Be Bigger Than Rounders."

Johnny Chan: Chinese Poker Movie

Friday, 7 August 2009

The Asian Poker Tour Macau is drawing ever-nearer and another historic occassion has marked the successful tournament series as the Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival will be featured in a ground-breaking Chinese language poker movie.

The movie is tentatively entitled "Poker King" and is directed by famous Chinese language director Chan Hing-Kai and Janet Chun. One player who wants a starring role is ten-time WSOP bracelet-winner Johnny Chan, who will also assist with the production.

Chan said: "Poker King has the potential to be much, much bigger than Rounders ever was. Say there are over one billion Chinese speaking people in the world and compare this to the US and their 300 million people you can see that this could be huge. Rounders gave poker a new lease of life in the western world - this could kick start a new poker boom in Asia."

'Poker King' tells the story of two bitter poker rivals competing for world championship glory. The cast will be all-star, A list Chinese actors and pop stars with a cinema release across the region set for later this year.

The Asian Poker Tour Macau Festival will run from August 12-23, 2009 at the Galaxy StarWorld Hotel and Casino in Macau. Last year, the event attracted some of the most famous names in the game. Poker legend Doyle Brunson was one of those that attended and said: "I thought Las Vegas was the gambling capital of the world but I was wrong, it feels like coming home."

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