For the fifth consecutive year, the World Poker Tour heads to the renowned Casino de Marrakech, part of the splendid Es Saadi Resort this September 22-30.
The festival features 19 events and seven satellites for a total 26 poker events ranging from €55* satellites to the €2,700* Super High Roller.
The major attraction of the festival will be the WPTDS Marrakech Main Event, offering a great structure starting with 30,000 in chips for 40 minute levels on Day 1s and 60 minute levels on day 2 and final day. Last year, with a buy-in of €1,200* the Main Event generated a prize pool of $530,000* and Smain Mamouni took the largest piece winning over $110,000*
The Casino de Marrakech and WPTDeepStacks organized plenty of action with numerous events through the entire week. The €365* buy-in WPTDeepStacks Marrakech Opener, the €550* buy-in WPTDeepStacks Warm-Up, and the €1,800* buy-in WPTDeepStacks High Roller are some you don’t want to miss.
The Casino de Marrakech Es Saadi is the official partner of the World Poker Tour for the fifth consecutive year, the quality of the organization and the luxurious resort make it one of the most popular destinations on the tour.
*Buy-ins are estimations from Dirham rate.
The Five best things to do while in Marrakech
Visit the most iconic place in Marrakech: Le Souk
Marrakech is famous for having incredible Souks and Souk Semmarine is the biggest of them all. Rugs, trinkets, and crockery of all shapes and sizes are offered in this maze of shops – just try not to get lost.
If you’re looking for a true Marrakech experience, then get stuck in and do some haggling with one of the local traders. Knock them down from their opening price and come away with a memento for your trip.
Experience the Moroccan desert in Quad with The Buggyman (10 percent off for poker players!)
If you fancy a real adventure, what better way than to discover Marrakech and its region than on a quad or buggy? Step off the beaten track and ride in wild landscapes and get the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture. Give thanks to locals who will take you to their home in your lunch break. Most importantly, the equipment and the safety are of the highest quality.
The cherry on the cake is The Buggyman offers 10 percent off any tour and ground transportation from your hotel for WPTDeepStacks poker players.
For more information check out their website The Buggyman, Instagram or call Medhi at +212 664499913
Located in the Hivernage area of the city, l’Épicurien is one of the Es Saadi Complex’s restaurants. It offers musical animations every evening from Wednesday to Sunday with DJs and a band that plays some of the trendiest music.
The Atmosphere is cozy and classy with a nice touch of urban, just how the people like it in Marrakech. The menu is international with strong French influences and the bar offers plenty of signature cocktails to discover.
Les Jardins de Majorelle
Designed by the French painter Jacques Majorelle, the botanical garden is home to many types of cacti and has a stunning indigo blue art deco house as its centerpiece. It is often described as a living and evolving artwork made up of exotic plants and rare species that the painter brought back from his travels around the world.
If you are an Instagram addict like us, the garden is renowned for being one of the best places to take pictures in Marrakech.
Obviously… play poker:
The Casino de Marrakech is famous for having organized some of the best poker tournaments in this part of the world, holding over 50 international events. With its professional staff and ground-breaking facilitates, the establishment is considered as a paradise for poker players.
26 events throughout the festival and cash games of No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, and two tables of Chinese Poker with buy-ins ranging from €2/€4* to €40/€80.*
If you haven’t booked yet, the Casino de Marrakech still offer some great hotel & buy-in packages. Check out all the information on WPT.com