The World Poker Tour is in full swing and two more stops have been announced for the Alpha8 series, with poker pros traveling to London before heading to Johannesburg. On October 28, highrollers will buy in for £100,000 in a major tournament that is expected to make several millionaires. Mayfair’s Palm Beach Casino will be the gracious host for this event, which is scheduled to last for two full days and will allow players to rebuy if they suffer an untimely elimination.
The action will be broadcasted live by Fox Sports, 1 so those who don’t have the money to travel to England for this major tournament can still watch it on television. London will also host the European Poker Tour next month with the £50,000 Super High Roller scheduled for October 4, making it the premier destination for poker players. The city is ideal for big tournaments as it provides players with everything from fine dining and nightlife to culture and leisure.
Most professionals are seeking top quality entertainment after they finish their performance at the poker tables and London has a reputation for meeting even the highest expectations. The organisers brag about making this event the richest tournament ever to be hosted in London, surpassing all previous events and re-creating the atmosphere of big games held in Macau. The tournament will represent the highlight of the Alpha8 series, but players will also get to compete in cash games for highrollers.
Once the tournament ends in London, poker players will have to wait until February for the next event of the Alpha8 series. South Africa is their destination, as the next stop is Johannesburg and Emperors Palace Casino will be the venue to host it. The popularity of poker is rising fast in South Africa and such exquisite resorts play a central role in attracting highrollers from all over the world.
While most people in the northern hemisphere will be waiting for winter to finally end, poker players who choose South Africa and the Alpha8 series will be getting the perfect tan. There are plenty of things to do when not playing poker and all those who choose to buy in for the highrollers event will receive an invitation to a two-night safari in the wilderness. So far, the only WPT Alpha8 event was held in Florida at the Seminole Hard Rock and had 21 participants, with Steven Silverman winning almost $900,000.