Last week saw the media launch of the much anticipated Tsogo Sun Roulette Masters 2017. The tournament which is in it's fourth year running is already well under way and see's 14 casino's around the country partake in. It gives one lucky player a chance to walk away with a guaranteed first prize of R2 million, a glittering trophy and the title of 2017 Roulette Master.
Suncoast Casino in Durban is one of the participating 14 casino's that are hosting the tournament and they invited selected media to have a little feel for the competition. Speaking at the launch, Louise Howell, Marketing Manager at Suncoast had this to say, "Although the buy-in of R100 remains the same as when the tournament began in 2014, there is huge excitement as there is a total prize pool of R3.1 million to be won. Roulette Masters 2017 is bigger and better than ever with a guaranteed whopping R2 million in cash for the Grand Winner".
Daily heats have already begun and will take place in the qualifying rounds of the Roulette Masters at each of the Tsogo Sun's 14 casinos: Suncoast, Montecasino, Silverstar, Gold Reef City, Golden Horse Casino, The Ridge Casino, Hemingway's Casino, Emnotweni Casino, Garden Route Casino, Goldfields Casino, Mykonos Casino, Blackrock Casino, The Caledon Casino and Queens Casino until the 9th of March. Entry to each heat of the tournament is by way of a cash buy-in of R100 (cash chips and plaques will also be accepted) or point redemption for the same amount. Players can enter as often as they like. From the qualifying rounds, top scorers from each individual casino as per the unit's allocation (totaling 44 players) will earn a place in the Groups Quarters, Semis and Grand Final at Gold Reef City.
Those that have made through to the finals will go head-to-head at the Grand Final at Gold Reef City on March 25th where they will be flown and put up at the resorts hotel. The total prize money to be won is R3.1 million. The five finalist that make it through to the Group and grand finals will compete for their share of under R2.4 million with the winner walking away with a guaranteed R2 million in cash, the trophy and the title of 2017 Roulette Masters Champion.
At the launch were given the chance to try out hand at roulette and see if lady luck was on our side, unfortunately I crashed an burned in the first round, the roulette ball was not landing on my chosen numbers that day! But all was not lost as the team at Suncoast certainly know how to spoil us with great entertainment and delicious food from their various onsite restaurants, Cafe Vigor and Jeera.
"We at Suncoast are holding thumbs that KwaZulul Natal will have the winning spin in the Finals this year. The Roulette Masters has produced plenty of thrills and entertainment since its inception in 2014. It is always a highlight on the calendar and we are looking forward to being a part of this annual event" Howell adds. "There is plenty of fun to be had on the gaming floor and our croupiers at Suncoast are ready to provide a great tournament experience at the tables for all Roulette lovers"