South Africa’s most exhilarating national poker tour, the MonsterJam Poker Tour, roars into The Boardwalk from 17 July to 11 August 2019. Buoyed by the spectacular success of the MonsterJam Poker Tour at The Boardwalk in 2018, with a prize pool of R4.6-million and over 1 000 entries, this year’s edition promises to be bigger, better and more exciting, but with the same player-friendly structures for which the tournament is renowned.
This year’s MonsterJam series kicked off at Sun International’s Carnival City in January, inviting amateur poker players to pit their skills in a nationwide tournament to win substantial cash prizes. The North West leg of the tournament took place at Sun City in April, after which it headed to the Wild Coast Sun in the Eastern Cape in June.
In 2018, the MonsterJam Poker Tour stopped at five Sun International casinos, with a prize pool totaling almost R35-million. The 2019 edition will venture to six Sun International casinos across South Africa with an estimated prize pool of over R40-million.
Season 2 also features a tournament within a tournament, the Monster Million Accumulator, which also started at Carnival City and will continue through each stop throughout the year. The Monster Million Accumulator guarantees a first prize of R1-million, which will be awarded after the last stop of the season at Time Square Casino in Pretoria.
The participating casinos in 2019 include Carnival City, Sun City, Sibaya, Boardwalk, Wild Coast and Time Square. There will be various competitions taking place at each casino as part of the regional MonsterJam Poker Tour, with a variety of buy-ins and structures to appeal to players of diverse ability, from novices to those keen to take their poker sporting ability to the next level in a credible, national competition.
The tournament at The Boardwalk will include satellite tournaments that will take place in the casino’s Bravo Bar from 19 July, giving everyone a chance to test their skills and compete in South Africa’s only National Poker Tour. For more information on the MonsterJam Poker Tour as well as the schedule for The Boardwalk, please visit www.mjpt.co.za
Buy-ins and structures will vary per casino and event. Season 2 will be live streamed from all stops, on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and Twitch.com (@MonsterJam Poker Tour).
Winners of all tournaments will be added to a leader board and ranking system, run by The Global Poker Index, with the ultimate winner taking the top accolade of MonsterJam Poker Tour Player of the Year. The winner of MonsterJam Poker Tour Season 1 Player of The Year was David Rosenthal.
The MonsterJam Poker Tour is open to poker enthusiasts of all levels. Membership to Sun International’s Sun MVG Programme is a prerequisite. Registration to the Sun MVG Programme is free of charge at the Sun MVG Desks at all Sun International casinos in South Africa.
Sun International recently reinvented its well recognised Most Valued Guest (MVG) loyalty programme to deliver more rewards, exciting benefits and exclusive offers to guests visiting its casinos and hotels in South Africa.
A key enhancement of the new Sun MVG Programme is the opportunity it provides to customers to earn both casino and leisure points when playing slots, table games, staying in hotel rooms and dining at selected restaurants and outlets at Sun International properties. Casino Points can be used for playback on the slot machines and table games and Leisure Points for hotel accommodation, dining experiences or exciting entertainment.