PokerStars Cancels August Macau Poker Cup Series

PokerStars has cancelled the August 2012 portion of the Macau Poker Cup: Red Dragon series. According to PokerStars’ Danny McDonagh, this is due to “events beyond our reasonable control.” The June series which starts this Saturday is still going ahead.

The Macau Poker Cup is comprised of three series: Two Red Dragon series with main events that boast $3m (HKD) guaranteed tournaments, followed by a Macau Poker Cup Championship with the main event offering a $4.5m (HKD) guarantee.

McDonagh, who is PokerStars Director of Live Poker Operations for the Asia-Pacific, apologized for the uncertainty:

We cannot yet confirm the scheduling of PokerStars Macau special events for the rest of 2012, but hope to do so as soon as possible. However, what I can promise is an amazing Macau Poker Cup from June 9-18 which is going ahead as planned.

I assure all our loyal players and partners that PokerStars Macau is still deeply committed to creating the best poker experience in the world and my team is focused on showing that commitment this upcoming week at the Macau Poker Cup.

The Macau Poker Cup was first held in 2008 and attracted just 33 entries. Since then it has become a popular event and performance in the several events of the series count towards the Asian Player of the Year award. PokerStars is running satellite qualifiers to the Main Event which can be entered for as little as five Frequent Player Points.