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The Asian Poker Tour (APT) has shelved plans to incorporate a cryptocurrency element into the upcoming APT Macau Championships 2018 due to regulatory concerns.
In a statement sent to Inside Asian Gaming, APT CEO Jeff Mann said that the tour had been considering cryptocurrency as a novel marketing tool to expand the reach and appeal of the APT globally and attract more players from Europe, but confirmed there would be no association, involvement from or usage of cryptocurrency at its Macau event.
“Clearly, each APT event is different and we are mindful of local operating guidelines,” said Mann. “I can confirm that the APT Macau Championships will not be associated with cryptocurrency in any way and I apologize for any confusion in the market.”
The APT had announced over the weekend a new agreement with cryptocurrency-based online poker room CoinPoker that would have allowed players to satellite into its Super High Roller and main events using CHP currency.
The APT Macau Championships 2018 will run from 25 April to 6 May at Babylon Casino.
在發給《Inside Asian Gaming》（IAG）的聲明中，APT首席執行官Jeff Mann表示，此次巡迴賽將加密貨幣視為一種新型營銷工具，旨在擴大APT在全球範圍內的影響力和吸引力，並吸引更多來自歐洲的玩家，但他確認APT澳門錦標賽不會與加密貨幣有任何關聯。
APT週末宣布與使用加密貨幣的在線撲克室 “CoinPoker” 達成一項新協議，該協議允許玩家使用CHP貨幣進入其超級豪客賽和主賽。