The Pokerstars launched an entirely new online venue; it is the Asian Poker league (APL). This new league is an effort to capture the increasing Asian market. The PokerStars Asian Poker League offers daily tournaments that are exclusive to the market. The APL distributes monetary prizes and maintains a point system that ranks the individual players’ skills.
The players can play for free or for a very low by in, with an opportunity to take home a piece of $500.00 cash pot at the end of the week. The players in the PokerStars Asian League can also win free seats in next APL tournaments by winning in APL Shootout Sit & Go qualifiers. The players can enter any qualifier from Monday to Friday. If a free seat is won, the player has 7 days to redeem it.
The biggest draws for the Asian Poker League is the buy-ins. You can easily buy into some games for as little as $0.10. There are no other casinos markets with that a cheap buy-ins. The players from Asian countries are becoming increasingly adept at the games and are signing up in droves. This is a new wellspring of potential poker greats and PokerStars has its finger on the pulse.
The software of the PokerStars site has also a built in language component which leads players from a lot of different regions to play against one another with ease, there are no language barriers since each players’ screen presents the language they are familiar with. Now the rush is on to find players in markets that will allow online gambling as a legal activity.