Legendary poker player and champion Scotty Nguyen returns to compete at WSOP Africa

In the world of poker, Scotty Nguyen is a household name when it comes to playing the game. This world champion has confirmed his attendance at next month’s World Series of Poker Africa (WSOP Africa) as he sets his sights on the ring. This year’s tournament is again proudly hosted by Emerald Resort & Casino.

Last year the five-time WSOP champion hosted and played in the event but for 2013, Scotty will be focusing his time and energy purely as a competitor.  

Nguyen is a staunch advocate of the game and a living poker legend. He is the winner of the 1998 World Series of Poker Main Event and the 2008 WSOP $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. World Championship. He is the first and currently only player to win both the WSOP Main Event and the $50,000 Players’ Championship.

 “We would like to welcome ‘The Prince’ himself back onto African soil,” says Martin Rice, Emerald Resort & Casino CEO, “His wit and charisma have made him one of the most recognisable players within the poker community.”

In Scotty’s own words, “See you there baby!” He can be followed on Twitter @TheScottyNguyen. To follow the action and updates from Emerald Resort & Casino, follow @emerald_poker as well as @emerald_resort. The Emerald Resort & Casino Facebook page will be also be regularly updated leading up to and throughout the tournament.

WSOP Africa will run from the 5th – 10th February 2013 and starts off with two No Limit Hold’em events and a Celebrity Charity Tournament on the evening of the 5th February. The tournament will conclude on Sunday the 10th February 2013 with a Turbo No-Limit Hold’em event. Registrations are open and special accommodation rates are available to players.

SIX rings in SIX days! Who will be walking away with some new WSOP jewellery?

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.


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