More Than $600K GTD as SunBet Poker Tour Heads to Pretoria From Feb 28 - Mar 10

More Than $600K GTD as SunBet Poker Tour Heads to Pretoria From Feb 28 - Mar 10

Get ready for an exciting poker event as the SunBet Poker Tour starts off 2024 with a thrilling series at Time Square Casino in Pretoria, offering a guaranteed prize pool of R12 million (approx $630,000). This year's series is not just longer but also more fun, lasting for 12 days from February 28 to March 10. Whether you're a seasoned player or new to poker, this event has something for everyone.

Guaranteed Events

The series begins with 'Welcome To PTA,' an event with an R8,000 buy-in and a guaranteed prize pool of R500,000. There are more guaranteed events, including the Business Persons Invitational with R2 million up for grabs, the High Roller event offering R1.5 million, and the Mega Million event with another R1.5 million guaranteed.

Adding mystery to the series is the MJPT Mystery Bounty Cup, a new event with an R1 million guarantee, including a big R300,000 mystery bounty. To take a shot at this exciting prize, players need to pay an R8,000 entry fee.

The Main Event is the crown jewel of the series and comes with a cool R5 million guarantee (approximately $260,000). There are four Day 1 starting flights, with the first kicking off on March 6. The PokerNews live reporting team will also have boots on the ground to bring you all the Main Event action.

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Club Championship and Unique Team Dynamic

The South African Club Championship has a new structure called shootout-freezeout. Teams can enter by bringing nine players, each paying R5,000, adding up to R45,000. Teams are encouraged to dress creatively, with a chance to win R45,000 for the best outfits. Outstanding team performance also comes with rewards, as the best-performing team can win an extra R135,000. Teams interested in joining can email email protected.

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Business-Persons Super High Roller Invitational

For a touch of glamour, there's the Business-Persons Super High Roller Invitational. This exclusive event brings together high-profile businessmen and poker professionals, competing for big prizes and recognition. With a unique format, professionals and poker pros play separately on Day 1, then come together on March 2, 2024, to compete for victory.

Time Square Casino and The Maslow Time Square Hotel

The poker series takes place at the Time Square Casino in Pretoria, and players can stay at The Maslow Time Square Hotel. This hotel has been around since April 2018 and has 238 rooms and suites, making it a great place for business travelers.

Pretoria's largest entertainment hub, Time Square at Menlyn Maine, houses the city's biggest casino. With various gaming options, including roulette, blackjack, poker, and more, there's something for everyone. Beyond gaming, visitors can dine at top-notch restaurants like Ocean Basket and Forti Grill & Bar or enjoy city views at The Lobby Room.

SunBet Poker Tour Pretoria Full Schedule

DateTime (SAST)EventBuy-InGuarantee
Feb 281 p.m.Welcome to Pretoria 1AR8,000R500,000
Feb 287 p.m.Welcome to Pretoria 1BR8,000R500,000
Feb 288 p.m.PLO5 with MJR25,000-
Feb 2912 p.m.Welcome to Pretoria Day 2R8,000R500,000
Feb 297 p.m.Mega Million Day 1R25,000R1,500,000
Feb 298 p.m.PLO5 with MJ Day 2R25,000-
Mar 112 p.m.Mega Million Day 2R25,000R1,500,000
Mar 17 p.m.Main Event Mega Satellite20 Seats GTD
Mar 211 a.m.Mega Million Day 3-R1,500,000
Mar 23 p.m.SupastakR10,000-
Mar 27 p.m.Business Person's Invitational Day 1R125,000R2,000,000
Mar 311 a.m.Business Person's Invitational Day 1R125,000R2,000,000
Mar 312 p.m.South African Club ChampionshipsR45,000 (Per Team)-
Mar 35 p.m.MJPT Mystery Bounty Cup 1AR8,000R1,000,000
Mar 412 p.m.MJPT Mystery Bounty Cup 1BR8,000R1,000,000
Mar 47 p.m.MJPT Mystery Bounty Cup 1CR8,000R1,000,000
Mar 49 p.m.Hyper TurboR5,000-
Mar 512 p.m.MJPT Mystery Bounty Cup Day 2-R1,000,000
Mar 53 p.m.Little Slam Day 1R5,000-
Mar 57 p.m.High Roller Day 1R50,000R1,500,000
Mar 59 p.m.Hyper TurboR5,000-
Mar 611 a.m.High Roller Day 2R50,000R1,500,000
Mar 611 a.m.Little Slam Day 2R5,000-
Mar 612 p.m.Main Event Day 1AR15,000R5,000,000
Mar 69 p.m.Hyper TurboR5,000-
Mar 711 a.m.High Roller Day 3-R1,500,000
Mar 712 p.m.Main Event Day 1BR15,000R5,000,000
Mar 79 p.m.Hyper TurboR5,000-
Mar 811 a.m.Main Event Day 1CR15,000R5,000,000
Mar 87 p.m.Main Event Day 1DR15,000R5,000,000
Mar 912 p.m.Main Event Day 2-R5,000,000
Mar 94 p.m.Supastak 2 Day 1R10,000R500,000
Mar 99 p.m.Hyper TurboR5,000-
Mar 1011 a.m.Main Event Day 2-R5,000,000
Mar 1012 p.m.Supastak 2 Day 2R10,000R500,000
Mar 1012 p.m.Super Turbo BountyR5,000-


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