Entries for the 3rd WSOP Africa tournament is open at Emerald Resort & Casino

The dates for the third World Series of Poker (WSOP) Africa tournament have been announced. Once again Emerald Resort & Casino will be hosting the hottest poker players from around the world from the 5th to the 10th February 2013.


The World Series of Poker is the largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the world having awarded more than one billion dollars in prize money. In addition, it offers prestigious tournament jewellery and is globally recognized as the sport’s top prize. Featuring a comprehensive slate of tournaments in every major poker variation, the WSOP is poker’s longest running tournament in the world, dating back to 1970.


Contestants from around the globe will converge on Emerald Resort & Casino in February 2013 in an effort to out-think, out-play the competition and gain the top prize. South Africans in the past have performed well and beaten off some impressive names in the world of poker.


The February 2012 final event was made up of players from around South Africa, including residents from Johannesburg, Krugersdorp, Jeffrey’s Bay, Polokwane and Cape Town, and the WSOP Africa title was eventually taken by Joe-Boy Rahme, a former restaurateur turned poker pro.


Sharon de Leur, Marketing Executive at Emerald Resort & Casino says, “Long gone are the days of the American Wild West where cowboys played poker with cigars dangling from their mouths, a six shooter under the table and restricted to bars. Today, it’s a thinking game, calling for strategy and the ability to mentally work out the odds in your head and make those instantaneous ‘all in’ calls.


The game of poker has grown significantly in South Africa and we are looking forward to hosting this annual event again in February 2013.”


To register and view the six day WSOP Africa event schedule, visit http://www.emeraldcasino.co.za. Select the desired event, download and print the registration forms. Completed entries must be emailed to poker@emeraldcasino.co.za or faxed to 086 618 2502.


Further information can be obtained from Roxanne Malan on 072 580 5844, the dedicated email address of poker@emeraldcasino.co.za and the Emerald Resort & Casino website www.emeraldcasino.co.za. In addition to the normal twitter account, look out for updated tweets from @emerald_poker.


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