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From Friday, 27 December 2019 to Friday, 28 February 2020
The total buy-ins are put together for only one winner at the final round. Don’t know how to play or need to brush-up on your Blackjack skills? Not to worry… our friendly Tables’ Dealers are always available to teach you the game.
Here is how it works:
Visit our Cash Desk to buy a seat
Participate in the heat sessions
Accumulate the most chips during the heat rounds
Qualify for the final round – where the player with the most chips wins the accumulated cash pot buy-ins.
Tournament dates to keep in mind:
27 December 2019
03 January 2020
10 January 2020
17 January 2020
24 January 2020
31 January 2020
7 February 2020
14 February 2020
21 February 2020
28 February 2020
Only persons over the age of 18 may participate. Any person who is currently refused entry to the casino or who is self-excluded prior to or during the tournament may not participate and will be disqualified
Designated and demarcated operational tables and/or tournament tables will be utilised for the tournament. Live games will not be offered at the affected operational tables during tournament heats
Any buy-ins for casino specific qualifying rounds not played prior to the closing time of the qualifying rounds will be forfeited
Entry to each heat of the tournament is by way of cash buy-in of R500 cash or value chips. Players may re-enter as many times as they wish by way of re-buys provided that the re-buys are for different heats. Purchase of more than one seat for a heat by the participant/s is not allowed
Each non-negotiable chip will represent an unredeemable rand value of R50 for purposes of determining winners and ranking of players. These chips have no cash value and cannot be redeemed for value in any form, or used to place bets at live games.
R50 minimum bet will apply to all heats with a maximum of R2000 per box. No side bets will be accepted.
Players play for themselves, monies may not be pooled or transferred to other players. All non- negotiables chips must be returned to the respective table float at the end of each heat / round.
No Proxies will be allowed for the tournament heats including the final round.
Non-negotiables chips are to be kept on the table in a visible manner at all times.
Non- negotiables chips “winning” from one heat / round session will be carried over to determine the top 7 players to play the final heat.
100% of the money received from buy-ins will be distributed into the prize pool.
Participants do not earn Rewards Programme points during tournament play.
During the qualifying heats and the final, 60 seconds will be given for the placement of bets, however should a participant indicate that they have finished betting prior to the lapsing of the allocated time of 60 seconds they will be considered finished and the next player will be given their chance to bet.
Tournament winnings won during each individual heat will be totalled and ranked to determine the top non-negotiable chip earners.
Participants must bet during every hand.
Registration and participation for the qualifying heats and finals shall be in accordance with dates and times that will be advertised through the casino’s marketing mediums. Late registrations shall not be accepted.
In the event where there is a tie /same scores between the 7th and the 8th position, there will be a play-off between the two players to determine who will qualifies for the 7th seat. The play-off will be based on who has the highest hand on the initial deal
At the end of the qualifying period the top 7 players with the highest non-negotiables chip winnings, will then play against each other in the final heat where only one winner will take the total sum of the buy-ins as their prize.
Values won will not be carried forward to the next tournament date
Bets must be placed within the time limit and may not be adjusted once the participants time limit has expired or they have indicated they have finished betting, when the rotational marker that is being utilised for betting sequence has moved on to the next participant.
Proxies will not be allowed in the tournament
The Master of Ceremonies will announce the start of each tournament session. Participants who are not present at the actual start of the respective heat will forfeit their seats without any re-funds. The Master of Ceremonies will announce the allocated times, which may differ during the various stages of the tournament.
Whilst every reasonable effort will be taken to ensure the accurate recording of rankings/scores, the onus shall remain with participants to ensure that their rankings/scores are correct at all times. The casino reserves the right to make the necessary corrections as soon as it becomes aware of any founded discrepancies, which corrections could change the rankings/scores of participants and allocation of prizes.
Tournament Director’s decision (or a Management Representative thereof) will be deemed as final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Any dispute not resolved at the time of occurrence is to be escalated to the licensee’s Senior Management within forty-eight (48) hours of occurrence.
100% buy-ins will be returned in the form of a prize to only one winner.