With R10 million in winnings, keep a straight face this October at Emperors Palace

Monday, October 19, 2015

Emperors Palace is pleased to welcome back the World Poker Tour® (WPT®) for the fifth consecutive season and this year a massive R10 million in winnings are up for grabs. The tournament returns to the Home of Poker, Emperors Palace with 10 events scheduled to run from 23 to 31 October. This season’s tournament will feature the usual mix of local and international players, with the hope of stacking the odds in their favour.Buy-ins will range from R750 up to R50 000 and there are plenty of reasons to call people's bluffs.

Earlier this year the WPT® held a precursor event, “Battle of the Airwaves”, featuring local celebrities 5FM’s Rob Forbes, Talk Radio 702’s Aki Anastasiou and 94.7’s Alex Caige, the latter who was recently named the face of the WPT®. Caige, a massive poker enthusiast has been described fun, quirky and a true professional. He has been in the media and entertainment industry for just a few years and has already made a name for himself by pushing the boundaries. Caige also DJ’s and Emcee’s at corporate events and clubs both locally and abroad, and has also be seen hosting videos online on his blog, ranging from car videos to lifestyle videos.

This year a bevy of Beauties will be descending on the Palace of Dreams as international models and Royal Flush Girls Ivy Teves and Danielle Ruiz will be strutting their stuff along with Miss Finland and Miss World Contestant, Sara Yasmina Chafak. An entry into event 3 in the series is on offer to the first person who guesses the country of her origin.

The official satellite tournaments has kicked off and will end on 29 October, with the official tournament scheduled to take place from 23 to 31 October. Satellite tournaments will once again provide the opportunity for players to win seats into the main tournament.

Peermont proudly supports the National Responsible Gambling Programme. Problem Gambling Counselling Toll-Free Helpline 0800 006 008. Players must be 18 years or older. Winners know when to stop.

For further information visit or call +27 (0)11 928 1000. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @emperorspalace.


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