It’s anyone’s game at the 2016 WPT® Emperors Palace Poker Classic

Friday, September 23, 2016

Hosted in the Theatre of Marcellus, adjacent to the casino floor, this will be the 10th time that a major WPT® Poker Series takes place at Africa’s most famous poker venue.  The list of famed local and international players and celebrities, who have applied their skills on the legendary felts, include Phil Ivey, Vanessa Selbst, Chris Moneymaker, Antonio Esfandiari and many others.  Come October this year, the list of famous faces are already mounting and early confirmations have been received from the beautiful poker sensation, Maria Ho; 2014 poker champion, Dylan Wilkerson and sexy Survivor 32 contestant, Anna Khait.  The list will continue to grow, but local players have no reason to fear their international counterparts as the defending champion and local poker enthusiast, Ben Cade, proved last year by walking away with the main prize and over R1.5m in cash.

“Emperors Palace is proud to be associated with high-stakes luxury tournaments of this nature,” comments Bob Yearham. “The benefit of aligning our resort with the WPT® and Queen-Ten means that we’re earning a reputation for being at the forefront of the hottest poker action on the African continent. We look forward to welcoming both local and international players, to seeing familiar faces and to introducing our resort to new players,” an enthused Yearham concludes.

“Queen-Ten is honoured to continue its poker partnership with Emperors Palace and WPT®.  This poker series has been the leader of poker on the continent for the past four years and continues to grow year on year.  What makes this tournament different is that we will run a main series free roll for the first time.  This event will be limited to 200 players and promises to sell out fast.  With a main event entry of R16 000 and over 50 satellites scheduled at Emperors Palace from 9 September, I can see this event growing into the biggest poker event in Africa. The early response has been overwhelming and I’m sure that all the players will have an amazing experience”, comments Gary Lentin, Queen-Ten CEO.

Whether a seasoned professional, poker enthusiast or keen beginner, the WPT® Emperors Palace Poker Classic is the perfect event for any poker player.

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.

Emperors Palace is a Peermont Resort. For more information visit or call 011 928 1000. Connect with us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @emperorspalace.


Where to find us

64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, South Africa


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