Over the next few months poker enthusiasts and professionals stand a chance at winning their share of an estimated prize pool of R5 million in the Showdown at the River Poker Tournament, hosted and presented by Emerald Resort & Casino.

In the runup to the Showdown at the River Poker Tournament between 22 October and 01 November, Emerald Resort & Casino’s casino floor will be the new home for everything poker related as warm up satellite tournaments take place from 2 October  to give everyone a chance at qualifying for the big buy-in tournaments in October. Weekend Madness Tournaments will take place from 14 - 22 October.

Brought to Emerald Resort & Casino by the Monster Jam Poker Tour (MJPT), the Premier Poker Tour in Southern Africa, the Vaal tournament brings something for everyone, ranging from Freeroll satellites to High Roller buy-ins of R40 000.

“It is going to be a great sight to see yet another top-end poker tournament back here at the home of poker – Emerald Resort & Casino,” says Tanuja Gangabishun, Marketing Executive at Emerald Resort & Casino. “Contestants from around the country will once again be putting their poker skills on display and challenging each other for an estimated prize pool of R5 million.

Some featured events include:

  • R40 000 Grand Slam – Ultimate in High Stakes Poker
  • R4 000 Little Slam – One of MJPTs most popular events, where players get to experience the Famous MJPT Grand Slam structure for a fraction of the buy in
  • R25 000 Super Slam
  • R15 000 Main Event – The trophy that everyone wants to win

The excitement kicks off on Saturday 2 October with the very first warm up satellite taking place from 11AM. Entry is free and limited to Emerald Rewards card holders. Signing up onto the Rewards Program is free. Positive identification is required in form of an Identity Book or Driver’s License. Visit the Rewards Desk in the Casino to get the new card.

For additional information contact Candice at +27 67 930 0284 or email Candice@mjpt.co.za.