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    Monday, January 23rd, 2012 by Ryan

Throughout quite a few of the live poker tournaments that have recently been going on, it seems that Joe Hachem’s name has been popping up quite a bit. Recently it seems that he has been making some solid deep runs in events, which comes just a few weeks after the news that Hachem and massive poker site PokerStars parted ways after his old deal with the site expired. Hachem now finds himself back in the news once again, and this time, the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event winner has joined up with the Asian Logic Group, which deals with quite a few of the different gambling areas in the Asia Pacific market. What this means is that they do more than just one type of gambling specifically, as they work with both online and live sports betting sites and casinos, and also have multiplayer P2P games. Asian Logic Group is based out of the Philippines as well.

Hachem put out a comment about the deal which basically explained his new partnership and what made him choose this opportunity over any other that he was offered. Hachem stated that he has been playing around the world often, and he “made the decision that my next venture would keep me closer to home”. Hachem is currently living in Melbourne with his family, so he will be able to spend more time with them and it seems like this could be a good fit for both sides. He will be a part of the company in multiple different ways, one of which is as the ambassador of the Asian Poker Tour to help it grow in the upcoming years.

The well-known poker pros time with the poker site PokerStars came to an end after six years, and it originally began after he won the WSOP Main Event back in 2005. It ended this past month when Hachem said that he was looking to “pursue other career opportunities and have some time with family”. It seems that he has gotten the best of both worlds in this situation, as he’ll remain fairly close to home and will also be a huge part of the Asian Logic Group. Hachem’s win back in 2005 was his biggest of his career, as he took home $7.5 million, but it was only a year later that he almost took down another gold bracelet when he finished second in a short handed event. Hachem has had some huge career scores overall, and that also includes the $15k World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson North American Poker Classic, in which he won over $2.2 million for that impressive run.

Hachem went on to state that he was looking into a few other offers from other companies, but decided to go with the Asian Logic Group because it gave him an “active role and the ability to participate as the businesses evolve. The Asia Pacific Poker definitely has some potential to be big, and the addition of Hachem could be exactly what they need to help take it to the next level. It will be interesting to see exactly what type of role that he takes as time rolls on with this company, and also how he helps the growth of everything as well.

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