A Major Player Emerging in South Africa

Whether you are an established professional, an up-and-coming grinder, a worldwide flag hunter, or just looking for a good time with some poker included, the SunBet Poker Tour must be on your radar. With stops across South Africa, Marc Joseph, Caitlin Fox, and their incredible team assemble some of the best poker festivals on earth.

Each stop from Cape Town to Durban, Port Elizabeth to Pretoria, Sun City and more mixes the natural beauty of South Africa with the brilliance of a poker product that rivals any major poker series. Each stop on the SunBet Poker Tour season has a Massive range of buy-ins but does not compromise on the quality of the structures from the largest to the smallest events. 

The SunBet Poker Tour Experience

When you walk into a poker room Marc Joseph and his SunBet Poker Tour staff have put together, you know you’re a part of something special. The lengths and details that SunBet Poker Tour stops go to ensure a great player experience are not lost on anyone who visits. From the table layout to the background music, a merch shop, and a fully stocked bar to the fully equipped feature table in the center of the room, it’s easy to tell that players come first.

Members of the GPITHM team were invited to Cape Town last November to experience the SunBet Poker Tour stop at Grandwest. We were greeted by friendly staff at the airport and taken to the venue, where we met Marc and Caitlin, along with floor staff, dealers, and enthusiastic players.

There were many memorable moments during the trip. However, one thing that sticks out above everything else is the atmosphere and hospitality of everyone in the poker room. I’ve been around the world several times over the years and visited countless poker rooms, but not one has left the impression that the SunBet Poker Tour stop did. The players’ camaraderie, respect, and pure joy throughout the festival were most appreciated.

GPITHM’s Anthony Charter & Roland Boothby with THMC Cape Town Million champ Rachid Amamou (middle)

2024 THMC Winners to be Awarded Cape Town Million Package

All of The Hendon Mob Championship winners across 2024 will win a package to the THMC Cape Town Million later this year in Cape Town, South Africa. The package will include accommodation, transfers, and a THMC Cape Town Million ticket worth R8,000. THM and SunBet Poker Tour are adding this prize to the prize pool. Flights are not included in the package; however, the THMC winner’s purse will easily cover the cost of travel without putting a dent in the bankroll.

For more details on the contest, please check out our post here.

Investing in Their Product

The partnership between SunBet Poker Tour and GPITHM is entering its seventh year. During that time, we’ve seen their product go from a local poker series in Johannesburg with 120 players in the Main Event to something that rivals the biggest brands in poker. And is attracting the attention of poker players across the globe.

PokerNews provided live coverage of their latest series as part of SunBet Poker Tour’s latest partnership. They also have an outstanding in-house media team that produces photography, video, and interviews throughout the series.

Through the GPI-sanctioned leaderboard, qualifying events at every SunBet Poker Tour stop are used to rank player performance across each season. Last year, SunBet sent the top players to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas for the trip of a lifetime.

Feature and final table live-streaming coverage has significantly boosted attendance, giving players the feel of playing on the grandest stages. We witnessed the operation firsthand in Cape Town with a tour of the facility and behind-the-scenes of the coverage, security, and commentary team. They even let us hop on commentary for the final Day of the THMC Cape Town Million event.

R8,500,000 Guaranteed at SunBet Poker Tour – Sun City

The SunBet Poker Tour’s next stop is on the horizon as it returns to Sun City on April 25th. More than R8.5 million will be up for grabs throughout the series, which concludes on May 5th. Highlights of the festival include an R2 million GTD Main Event, a 1.5 million GTD Super High Roller and 1 million GTD High Roller, and a 2 million GTD Race to Sun City event to kick the festival off.

Check out their incredible Player Guide for full details and more!