The Home of Tournaments

Conveniently located alongside O.R. Tambo International Airport, Emperors Palace combines the timeless classical elegance of a bygone era with the sheer excitement of a modern casino resort. This allows Emperors Palace the ability to offer its guests luxurious accommodation, a glorious health and beauty spa, a magnificent casino with an unparalleled gaming environment, the finest in dining options, spectacular entertainment, a state-of-the-art cinema complex, world-class conference facilities and impeccable service. 

These are just a few of the reasons why we are able to successfully host a number of world-class events and tournaments. One of which is the World Poker Tour. A tournament so big and popular, it has people from all over the world making their way to The Palace of Dreams to be a part of it. And the fact that we will be hosting the WPT for a third consecutive year, should say something about our tournament hosting abilities.

Past Events

WPT Alpha8 Season 1: A8 Johannesburg 14-15 February 2014

WPT Season XII Emperors Palace Poker Classic 7-11 November 2013

Congratulations to Daniel Brits, winner of the WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic and the newest member of the WPT Champions club.

Brits, who claimed more than $132,000 and who will have his name etched onto the WPT Champions Cup, earned the title after defeating Eugene Du Plessis after nearly three hours of heads-up play. Other notables at the final table included Ronit Chamani, who was looking to become the first woman to win an open WPT event, and defending champions, Dominik Nitsche, who made another deep run, finishing fourth.


  • Daniel Brits – $132,138
  • Eugene Du Plessis – $92,708
  • Rob Fenner – $59,634
  • Dominik Nitsche – $44,136
  • Wesley Wiegand – $33,130
  • Ronit Chamani – $26,504

WPT Season XI Emperors Palace Poker Classic 19-26 October 2012

Final Table at the Season XI WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic 26 October 2012

Season XI WPT Emperors Palace Poker Classic: Champion's Interview 26 October 2012

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