Combine the electric atmosphere of night horse racing with the thrill of poker and you've got a night out you'll not soon forget.
Piggs Peak Casino Swaziland, home of All Africa Poker launched its national sponsorship of night racing to the media at Turffontein Racecourse's February 9 meet, where 75 guests got a chance to learn the tricks of the trade.
The night was all about teaching guests how to tell the good from the bad, both when it comes to race horses and poker hands. Guests learnt how to determine the horses' form in the parade ring giving them the confidence to place their bets at the tote board.
While waiting for the horses to thunder past the winning post, guests turned to the poker tables. In between each of the eight races, All Africa Poker's tutors swung into action, passing on the basics of popular poker form Texas Hold-em.
Piggs Peak Casino Swaziland, home of All Africa Poker's poker evenings are Gambling Board approved, with no real money used at the poker tables. Spot prizes and bragging rights to the evening's title however, kept the competition fierce.
Even those who could not conjure up a perfect hand however, did not leave unrewarded. Each guest went home with a Piggs Peak Casino fluffy pig and a poker set to keep their newfound skills in practice.