JOHANNESBURG, August 02 - The SunBet Poker Tour, widely seen as Africa’s Richest Poker Tour, rolls into Sun City in August and players will compete for a guaranteed jackpot of R5-million.
The SunBet Poker Tour is hosted by Sun International and will be at Sun City between 04 - 14 August.
The first two stopovers of the lucrative tour took place at Sun International’s Time Square Casino in Pretoria and Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom in Durban.
The opening leg of the Tour in Pretoria saw a guaranteed pot of R11.5 million for the event and 455 unique participants as some of Africa’s top poker players were brought together. Similarly, Sibaya saw winnings of R9-million over the course of the 10-day tournament.
SunBet’s CEO, Simon Gregory, said this had grown to a guaranteed jackpot of R5-miillion for Sun City where players will participate in glorious North West province.
“The first two legs of the SunBet Poker Tour have been incredibly successful and have generated enormous interest around the country, so we are expecting even bigger things in Sun City,” he added.
The Poker Tour is in its second year with SunBet as the main sponsor which makes stops at Sun International properties around South Africa.
In 2022, the Tour saw more than R66-million paid out in prizes and organisers fully expect the 2023 five-leg edition to be even bigger and more lucrative. The final two legs of the tour take place at Boardwalk Casino in Gqeberha/Port Elizabeth and GrandWest in Cape Town.
The SunBet Poker Tour is open to anyone with a Sun International MVG card which can be activated on the day of the event.
The Tour also featured a Race to Vegas element which saw the top 10 players on the leaderboard win a trip to Las Vegas to take part in the recently concluded 54th World Series of Poker. The 2023/2024 leader board starts afresh at Sun City, providing players more opportunities to earn points and win prizes along the way.
For more information on the SunBet Poker Tour, go to https://monsterjampoker.com/