World Poker Tour
In a first-ever World Poker Tour (WPT) event, Chillipoker.com has managed to bring the most prestigious of all poker events to the African continent. This October the WPT is going to be hosted on African soil and with big name players competing for even bigger prizes, aficionados are understandably excited.
As early as April 2009, players from the iPoker Network will be able to pit their skills against one another as they spar to get ahead in anticipation of the big event. The feature attraction - the WPT - will take place at the Casino de Marrakech and there are whispers of a ladies tournament taking place too.
As the call of poker grows on a global scale, Africa can now too lay claim to the riches of this prestigious affair. Tourism is likely to expand as the booming interest in the tournament takes root. Meanwhile it's Chillipoker.com and World Poker Tour Enterprises that have signed, sealed and delivered a three year exclusive partnership that will be bringing this event to Africa.
In addition to massive press in the online sector, the deal will allow the partners to create televised broadcasts, including satellite tournaments on Chillipoker.com and other renowned poker rooms in the ipoker network. Morocco will be bustling with the press coverage and journalists that are already itching to gain the scoop on this year's big poker event.
And if you can't make it to Marrakech, you can still take part in the poker action as there are plenty of online poker rooms to choose from where you can play out your dreams of poker pro stardom.