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PokerStars LIVE Asia Pacific Poker Tour APPT Cambodia
03 Nov 2022 to 13 Nov 2022
Ozy’s poker travel guide to Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Poker room review: Poker at Nagaworld in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Visa & tax information for poker players in Asia
Poker tournament series details
For the first time in the tour’s fifteen year history the APPT is heading to the Cambodian capitol of Phnom Penh, with the multi-award winning, world class integrated resort of NagaWorld playing host to the 10-day tournament series.
“PokerStars is delighted to run an event in Cambodia for the first time ever, and we are exited to expand APPT borders. Nagaworld is a fantastic venue where we hope players will have fun both on and away from the tables,” said Cedric Billot, Head of PokerStars Global Live Event Operations.
As one of those responsible for arranging PokerStars LIVE’s first foray into Cambodia, CMG Director and former PokerStars Team Pro Bryan Huang stated:
“As a former Pokerstars Team Pro, being able to work closely with the team who launched my career 12 years ago means so much to me. Being able to come full circle to once again work together to produce world class tournaments was an opportunity I could only dream of.”
While the full schedule has yet to be announced, the inaugural APPT Cambodia 2022 boasts $550,000 in tournament guarantees, with highlights including:
▪ APPT Naga World Kick-off: Nov 3-5, 2022 – $300 buy-in – $50,000 Guarantee
▪ APPT National: Nov 6-8 2022 – $800 buy-in – $100,000 Guarantee
▪ APPT Cambodia Super High Roller: Nov 9-10, 2022 – $10,000 buy-in
▪ APPT Cambodia Main Event: Nov 10-13, 2022 – $1,500 buy-in – $400,000 Guarantee
▪ APPT High Roller: Nov 12-13 2022 – $5,000 buy-in
▪ APPT Cambodia Players Party: Nov 12 at 9:30pm local time (GMT+8) – held at the Arena Sports Bar
Online satellites are available via the PokerStars Client, running Oct 9 – Nov 6, 2022.
Play online to win an APPT Cambodia package worth $2,160 which includes Main Event buy-in ($1,500), hotel ($490), and $200 in expenses.
Seat and expenses packages are also available consisting of $1,500 Main Event buy-in and $300 expenses. Players can also win a seat, valued at $1,500.
How to participate in the event
▪ Bring a valid photo ID, such as a valid passport.
▪ Sign up for NagaWorld Rewards membership at Hotel Lobby or within the event venue. To save time, we recommend that you pre-register and collect your membership card upon arrival at the event venue. Click HERE to pre-register for NagaWorld Rewards membership.
▪ Register for events at the Registration Counter within the event venue.
There is no tax on tournament winnings!
▪ Face masks must be worn upon entry and within the NagaWorld property, including the poker area. Masks are available at entrances and on request.
▪ All staff are fully vaccinated.
▪ Smoking is not allowed within the event ballroom. However, there are designated smoking areas at the ballroom foyer.
About NagaWorld Integrated Resort
NagaWorld Integrated Resort
Address:Samdech Techo Hun Sen Park, Phnom Penh,
120101, P.O. Box 1099 Phnom Penh,
Kingdom of Cambodia
Contact: +855 2322 8822 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reservations: +855 2322 8822 or Email: email@example.com
Poker Room: +855 1588 1156
Dress code: Casual
Minimum age: 21 years
For information on room options, please visit https://www.nagaworld.com/appt-nagaworld-rooms-promo/. If you have any queries about accommodation, please contact NagaWorld Reservations team via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NagaWorld is a multi-award winning, world class integrated resort unrivalled in its scale and offerings in the Mekong region. Across two sprawling properties, the resort comprises a 5-star hotel with 1,658 rooms and suites, over 20 F&B outlets, karaoke parlours and nightclubs, 2 award-winning luxury spas, extensive gaming and premium MICE facilities, all under one roof.
The APPT Cambodia 2022 event takes place in the Grand Ballroom (Level 2, NagaWorld1), pillarless and high ceiling with over 1,100 square metres of space.
NagaWorld’s themed public gaming halls offer a total of more than 150 tables and 2,000 electronic slot machines. At peak times, footfall throughout the resort can reach northwards of 6,000 people.
Dining & Entertainment
Take yourself on a gastronomic journey across the world’s cuisines, from Chinese and Japanese to French and Italian, along with all the Southeast Asian favourites. There are also daily dining indulgences such as All-You-Can-Eat Dim Sum for lunch and the award-winning International Dinner Buffet.
Find out more HERE.
Revel in live entertainment performed on multiple stages across the resort, sing the night away at our lavish KTV clubs, or hit the dancefloors at our vibrant nightspots, Darlin’ Darlin’ Music Lounge and F Club.
Linking the two complexes is Cambodia’s first underground retail gallery, NagaCity Walk, selling a wide variety of products from over 200 luxury brands at duty free prices!
Cambodia is once again happy to welcome international visitors, with fully-vaccinated travellers allowed to enter without any testing requirements. However, non-vaccinated or partially-vaccinated travellers must adhere to regulations stated HERE.
• Tourist Visas on arrival are available and valid for up to 30 days. They are free for nationals of ASEAN countries, and cost around $30 for other nationalities. We recommend bringing cash as well as a printed passport photo if possible.
Please check with your country’s authorities regarding eligibility for Cambodian visas. To save time upon arrival, you can apply for an eVisa and purchase online HERE.
The nearest airport is Phnom Penh International Airport, which is roughly 13km from Nagaworld Integrated Resort.
Getting to NagaWorld from Airport
There are metered taxis available at the airport, but beware of drivers who will quote you a fixed price instead.
Ride-hailing apps such as Grab, LM Car or Passapp allow for convenient and transparent arranging of transport to your accommodation. With map inputs of exact location, it reduces misunderstandings especially as a result of language barriers. Payment can be made in cash or by charging to your bank card, but you will have to set this up beforehand. Please note that you may have to exit the airport to be picked up at the nearby main road.
You can also arrange airport transfers to and from NagaWorld via the Concierge team.
Prepaid SIM cards are readily available at the Arrivals area of the airport, with the two main Cambodian mobile network operators being Cellcard and Smart. Data packages are very affordable and start from just $1 per week. 4G/LTE is available with all providers.
Off-the-Felt Things to do in Phnom Penh
For an extensive look at what you can get up to off the tables, including information on accommodation, tourist attractions and night life, take a look at the APPT Cambodia 2022 Brochure.
A Mekong river cruise is an invigorating, enlightening and unforgettable holiday experience affording a relaxing way to discover Cambodia. Witness unbelievable sunsets, unrivaled archeological and cultural treasures, warm smiles and exotic cuisines.
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If you are a golf enthusiast, you can visit Garden City Golf Club. It opened in April 2013 and immediately emerged as one of the best golf courses in Phnom Penh. The par-72 golf course is laid out on 240 acres 15km northeast of downtown Phnom Penh.
Alternate Golfing Venue: Vattanac Golf Club
Darlin’ Darlin’ Music Lounge
Located at NagaWorld 1 Ground Level, Darlin’ Darlin’ Music Lounge is Phnom Penh’s hottest night spot, attracting a crowd of the cities’ young, urban and trendy partiers. For party lovers, the lounge includes a wide variety of entertainment, changing regularly to keep the vibe lively and the venue full.
Opened by an expat poker enthusiast, Secrets Cambodia is the place to enjoy all-night food and drinks, 7-nights a week. Featuring live music, DJs, cocktails, bottle service and friendly staff. Opens 8pm to 5am everyday, 3-mins by taxi from NagaWorld.
Address: 42-44 St 136, Phnom Penh 12203, Cambodia