Straight flush for Poker King Club in Venetian

Poker King Club moved from StarWorld Hotel to Venetian Macao in late September. For now, the poker club is operating in a temporary location but by the first quarter of next year it is expected to move to its permanent room, where it will run six and seven cash tables and approximately 26 tournament tables.
“We were happy with our relationship with StarWorld and the support they consistently showed us. Unfortunately, our contract expired and coincidentally the opportunity with Venetian appeared around that time, and this led to the change”, the general manager of Kings Consulting Limited, Anson Wong, explained to Business Daily.
The club, which has as its business partner Macau-based gaming promoter SunCity, started to operate in the territory in 2009 and until last September had always operated in StarWorld.
“We had a five year partnership with StarWorld Hotel that worked very well. They made a great contribution to the development of poker in Asia, and mostly in the high stakes cash games. But at the same time, we’re looking ahead to new opportunities at the Venetian. They’re always very careful when it comes to choosing their partners”, Mr. Wong explained without going into further details about the contract signed by the two parties. “Both parties are entering into this with a long term frame of mind”, he said.
The move to the Venetian is seen by the Poker King Club management team as a possibility to increase the number of people that will play poker.
“While StarWorld Hotel focuses more on VIP players, the Venetian targets the mass market. Additionally, the Venetian is a large mass gaming are and we hope to utilise these features to our advantage”, the general manager of Kings Consulting said.
This move will increase the table capacity for the poker club, which is set to be the first full-service poker room in Macau.
“In the Venetian we will offer the complete package. Not only cash tables but tournament tables, which are best for people to learn and familiarise [themselves] with poker rules. Tournaments are a very good marketing strategy to increase the number of poker players not only in Macau but in Asia”, Anson Wong concluded.