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The Home of Tournaments

Emperors Palace offers all its guests luxurious accommodation, a relaxing health and beauty spa, an unparalleled gaming experience, fine dining options, spectacular entertainment, world-class conference facilities and outstanding service.

That’s why world-class events and tournaments are a perfect fit at Emperors Palace. Enthusiastic players will be excited to hear that Emperors Palace Casino Tournaments include the World Poker Tour.

The WPT® National Poker Championship returns to the Palace of Dreams

WPT® has once again selected Emperors Palace to host the most spectacular poker tournament in Africa, the 2015 WPT® Emperors Palace National Championship. 

After the momentous success of the 2014 World Poker Tournament (WPT®) National Poker Championship, the high-stakes poker tournament will return to Emperors Palace for a third consecutive year. The magnificent entertainment complex is fast becoming synonymous with legendary poker tournaments and features amongst Africa’s most famous poker venues. Amateurs and professionals alike are invited to test their luck at the satellite events from 20 March, and to join the glitz and glamour at the national event from 10 to 18 April in the spectacular Theatre of Marcellus.

The April poker extravaganza promises to be of an international standard and will comprise of 10 events over the 9 days with a R1 200 buy-in for the first event. The main event will take place from 17 to 19 April and the buy-in will be R12 500, whereas the High Roller event is set at a R40 000 buy-in. For R3 000 buy-in, ladies will have every reason to put on their poker faces during the Ladies Only Championship on  18 April.

“Emperors Palace is proud to be associated with high-stake luxury tournaments, and we see the benefits of hosting such events by the global tourism attention and ‘raising the stakes’ for gaming in South Africa. A large focus however, will always be to host tournaments for our local players and the WPT® National Poker Championship does just that. This tournament will launch players into the international poker event scheduled for November this year,” comments Peermont Chief Operating Officer for Gaming, Bob Yearham.


Past Events Video Gallery

WPT Alpha8 Season 1: A8 Johannesburg 14-15 February 2014


WPT Season XI Emperors Palace Poker Classic 19-26 October 2012


Final Table at the Season XI WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic 26 October 2012


Gaming at Emperors Palace

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