The ex-world champion Joe Hachem, 45, has after 6 years with Team PokerStars Pro been without a contract since the end of 2011. A few days ago it became official that he signed for AsianLogic Group that owns for example Asian Poker Tour and several poker sites.
Hachem will become the ambassador for the APT and will also work as expert in strategic questions in order to develop poker in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region.
Hachem on the new sponsorship:
""I am delighted to announce that I have decided to partner with a consortium comprising the AsianLogic Group and some of their contemporaries. I will be working with the Group in several areas, initially as a new ambassador for the Asian Poker Tour to further the growth of poker and to assist them with several strategic opportunities in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region."
"After many years working extensively around the world, I made the decision that my next venture would keep me closer to home, allowing me to spend more time with my family and was something that presented me with a wider range of opportunities."