It seems that the poker world is soon going to be ruled by another currency- Coin Poker. Also, it seems that another poker website is going to make its mark in the poker world. It’s not even a week that CoinPoker.com took up the sponsorship of 2018 APT and now the website is sponsoring the Japan Poker Cup too. This is a result of the website’s association with Japanese Poker Association.

The association would benefit the aims of JPA- the aim to make poker available to all the Japanese, not leaving out the rural inhabitants. Being a partner, CoinPoker would run qualifiers for the Day 1 of the JPC, ensuring that it reaches the nooks and crannies of the country.

President of the JPA, Kinichi Nakata commented on the partnership, “I believe in the CoinPoker project, and I believe in a successful partnership between CoinPoker and the Japan Poker Association”.

Owing to this professional bond, CoinPoker’s Adrian Tamnas expressed, ” “CoinPoker is looking forward to introducing CoinPoker to even more Japanese players. We expect a lot of interest in how we applied blockchain technology and cryptocurrency to online poker, and are excited to continue expanding throughout Japan and Asia.”

CoinPoker will be conducting a series of online satellites throughout April and May, winning which, will help a participant to secure a seat at the JPC. As an added bonus, the CoinPoker’s regulars will also get an opportunity to participate in this Japanese Tournament.

The stages of qualification for this year’s Japan Poker Cup are shown below

Tournament Stage Start Date Location
Qualifying Stage April-August 2018 CoinPoker +

Major poker venues across Japan

Day 1 September 1, 2018 Major poker venues across Japan
Day 2 Novermber 4, 2018

November 10, 2018

Osaka, Japan

Tokyo, Japan

Day 3 November 11, 2018 Tokyo, Japan

Players travel from over sixty poker venues throughout Japan to compete for the cup with over 8,000 players taking part in 2017. This year, it is expected that more than 9000 players would be playing this tournament. The tournament has been split into 4 stages across multiple locations and will stretch over 8 solid months, declaring the winner after 8 months of wait. The winner will not only be awarded the prize money and coveted cup but also be the possessor of the first seat for the next year’s JPC.

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