Ed Pastoll, Main Event winner of the Guaranteed R2m first place
Intertwined with a life-changing opportunity for luxury seekers, the SunBet Poker Tour brings South Africans a series with the highest guarantees ever seen. The new Poker Tour era will enthral visitors at Sun International's most prestigious casino destinations nationwide with the upcoming four instalments of Texas Hold 'em Poker. Sun City Resort, Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom, Boardwalk Hotel Casino, as well as GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World will directly connect fans with their favourite faces from the world of poker.
Having kicked off in February at Time Square Casino in Pretoria, the SunBet Poker Tour saw premier poker players like Alvin Pillay, ranked number 16 nationally with 256.62 pts total score on the Global Poker Index, winning over R900k at the first SunBet Poker Tour leg. He ranked 1st on March 1st at Time Square, leading to his R637,056 High Roller earnings from a R30,000 buy-in. He also walked away from the Main Event with R25,000 at R15 000 buy-in and R244,600 Super High Roller winnings from a R75 000 buy-in.
Noleen Kemp, Turbo Winner
Yue Xu, winner of Super High Roller with tournament director David Ralph
"The SunBet Poker Tour is open to all, from amateurs to professionals; there is something to suit every player, even those who have distinguished themselves via good results at the tables," says Nitesh Matai, SunBet general manager. "Our partnership with Monster Jam Poker Tour (MJPT) has been an exceptional and unique collaboration that enhances our player's overall experience. We anticipate player feet through our doors and hosting them the SunBet way."
Players can expect additional tour activities, including access to satellite poker rooms across the country, enabling them to qualify for the tour events through freerolls and satellite tournaments nationwide for a fraction of the price.
The Poker Tour's main event has a guaranteed R5m up for grabs and will crown two millionaires in one event.
SunBet Poker Tour Dates
Sun City Resort: 20–29 May 2022
Sibaya Casino & Entertainment Kingdom: 22–31 July 2022
Boardwalk Hotel, Casino & Convention Centre: 9–18 September 2022
Grand West Casino and Entertainment World: 18–27 November 2022