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WPT Returns To Emperors Palace

Thursday, August 16, 2018

The World Poker Tour has got everyone talking with the release of the official tournament dates 30 September – 14 October. Throughout the past 5 years, WPT South Africa has cemented its role in the poker industry as the only series that all local as well as international poker enthusiasts stream in to take part in.
With 15 Million Rand being the groundbreaking figure accumulated last October, Emperors Palace and ShuffleUp Poker crowned a multitude of poker players with life changing prizes. Vijy Nalajala taking home a comfortable R 1 080 000 after his High Roller win, followed closely by ... year old Daniel Habib who walked away with his very own R 1 000 000 coupled with the international prestige what comes from being the official WPT Deepstacks Emperors Palace Poker Classic Main Event Winner.

The World Poker Tour leads innovation in the sport of poker as it makes its way around the globe broadcasting in more than 150 countries. Winning the WPT title is the ultimate professional and recreational achievement for SA players as it brings them face-to-face with the international big leagues.
made its mark in the South African through the momumental prize pools that they bring to the table bi-annually. Last October, WPT South Africa reached a record breaking total prize pool of 15 Million Rand. its prize pools that Emperors Palace in partnership with ShuffleUp Poker and proudly sponsored by World Sports Betting is excited to announce that the World Poker Tour is back this October in the Theatre of Marcellus!

With prize pools of R 10 Million up for grabs, this WPT Deepstacks Emperors Palace Poker Classic promises to be BIGGER and more EXCITING than before! South African players will get the chance to show their poker skills off with international players, and play in the biggest WPT Deepstacks SA tournament – Super High Roller (R 200 000 – limited to 16 players) and for the first time stand a chance to play on our live streamed final tables.

WPT Deepstacks Emperors Poker Classic will host 10 other unique poker tournaments with buy-ins ranging from FREE to R 36 500. The WPT Main Event, being the biggest of the series, begins on the 12 October 2018 where the winner will take home the ultimate in poker prestige.
Satellites run daily in the Gladiators Poker Room from 7 September 2018 which gives players a chance to win seats into our official events from buy-ins ranging from FREE – R 6 000.
Yet again we have a winning team championing this event with Emperors Palace as the ultimate in player destinations.World Sports Betting as the official sponsor and ShuffleUp Poker bringing in the crowds, this event promises to outperform expectations. The response thus far has been outstanding and space is selling out fast.

Event highlights include:
Event #2: GIANT STACK: with a R6 000 entry, starting stack of 100 000 chips! Friday, 5 October.
Event #5: ALL in or FOLD Free Roll: where players stand a chance to win big with an estimated prize pool of R 350 000 on Sunday, 7 October.
Event #10: THE MAIN EVENT: R13 500 buy-in with the chance of becoming the next Emperors Palace WPT Deepstacks Emperors Poker Classic title holder on Friday, 13 October.

Should players require accommodation, schedules or general information they should visit www.shuffleuppoker.com.

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