The Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) started in 2007 and like its counterpart the European Poker Tour, it is sponsored by PokerStars.
The first season ran from August to December 2007 with five events held across four locations: Manila (Philippines); Seoul (South Korea); Macau (China); and Sydney (Australia).
The APPT is responsible for bringing the first major government-sanctioned real-money Texas hold 'em poker tournaments to Korea and China.
The tour was created by President Jeffrey Haas and Director of Marketing Sarne Lightman. Danny McDonagh is the Tournament Director. 441 Productions produce the APPT for television.