The 2017 China Poker Games (CPG), China’s biggest and most prestigious poker tournament series, will be held in Sanya from August 24th to 31st, with a prize pool of RMB 8 million for the for the main event.

The poker event is hosted by the Hainan Sports Association and the Hainan Poker Association, and organized by the Sanya Municipal Government and Huan’ao Sports Co., Ltd.

Founded in 2012, the CPG event has become one of the most influential international poker events in China. This annual poker festival utilizes the intelligent, strategic game of poker to help fuel the development of Sanya’s tourism industry.

Since its inception, CPG has attracted over 5,000 players. The 2015 event welcomed a record 1,075 participants who competed for the biggest pot of any international poker tournament in Asia.

With the aim of increasing Sanya’s reputation as a global tourism destination, the CPG aims to build the international entertainment brand in the tropical coastal resort city and help to promote future opportunities for similar entertainment events.