Mike Kim (Michael Kim) is a Korean American professional poker player and the founder of Asian Poker Federation and MK Global Management Solutions Inc. a gaming service provider based in Metro Manila, Philippines.
Mike started his career as an online poker player and is now both a poker pro and poker room operator. Mike established the first poker room in South Korea and launched a poker room in Macau at the Starworld Hotel.
In the Philippines, he opened and operated Solaire Poker Room at the Solaire Resort and Casino, Manila. Mike ran operations from 2013 to 2015 and the casino had seen an average gross of Php 11,599,440.51 each month. Mike Kim also opened LT Poker in Okada Manila. He later continued to mainstream the game as he partnered with online poker company, PokerStars; at the City of Dreams in Manila.
In early 2016, Mike opened his latest brainchild; Mike’s Room. The venue received a total of 1,403 entries for the Mike’s Millionaire Maker tournament.
Mike brought the Asian Poker Tour, the Asia Pacific Poker Tour and the World Poker Tour to Philippines.
In 2018 Mike expanded his activities in Europe together with his European business partners Jori Falkstedt and Miikka Saloseutu.
At the 2009 PokerStars APPT Macau, Mike finished 2nd wining $384,999. At the 2013 PokerStars APPT Seoul, he finished 22nd and earned 4,750,000 KRW and at 2015 PokerStars APPT Season 9 Manila, Mike finished 15th and earned 274,400 PHP. Mike finished 5th in the 2013 WSOP Circuit River Rock Main Event with $64,979 payouts. Kim won the Main Event of the PokerStars LIVE Manila Megastack 2 in 2015.