Once again, Gauteng’s leading entertainment resort, MonteCasino has partnered with ShuffleUp Poker, considered the number one provider of poker tournaments in Africa.
The result? The Splendido Poker Series with an estimated prize pool of R18 million!
Satellites for the series kicked off on Friday, and the entire tournament will run until Sunday, November 6th.
The tournament will comprise eight different events, as follows:
Shuffle-Up Poker was established by current CEO Gary Lentin in 2005. Since then, the group has successfully run three World Series of Poker events from 2010 to 2012. After that, Shuffle-Up transitioned to the World Poker Tour and became the only WPT license holder in Africa.
In 2021, Shuffle-Up and MonteCasino announced a partnership, through which the Splendido Poker Series is run exclusively in the 3Sixty Lounge. Satellites for the tournament are held in the MonteCasino Poker Lounge.
“We at Shuffle-Up Poker pride ourselves in having years of experience in the industry,” noted the group. “This allows us to bring you, the poker player, high value tournaments with an electrifying atmosphere.”
Some of the events run by Shuffle-Up Poker in the past include the Sun City Million Dollar Poker tournament, the World Poker Tour at Emperors Palace, and events at Emerald Casino. Shuffle-Up Poker also hosted the first ever WSOP Africa.
“Shuffle-Up Poker pull out all the stops to create hugely successful events and increase the number of entrants at each,” said the group. “Shuffle-Up is known for guaranteeing the highest prize money in any poker competition in Africa.”