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The SKYCITY Festival of Poker is back!

12 October 2012

Calling all poker enthusiasts, the SKYCITY Festival of Poker is back!

The SKYCITY Festival of Poker, New Zealand’s most prestigious and highest prize pool poker tournament is back and bigger than ever in collaboration with With a guaranteed $200,000 NZD prize pool and the chance for one player to walk away with the exclusive SKYCITY Festival of Poker bracelet valued at over $5000 NZD! This 2012 tournament will see world class players from around Australasia converge on SKYCITY Auckland to compete for the glory of winning the SKYCITY Festival of Poker Main Event.

The Poker Room, New Zealand’s only dedicated Texas Hold’em Poker room will be abuzz with activity from 17-25 where players will be hitting the tables for their chance to pick up some of the guaranteed $200,000 NZD prize pool in the NZPT Auckland Main Event.

With only 330 places available and a $2200 NZD buy-in, this tournament is suited for all players from seasoned professionals, online players and players from home games. Up for grabs this year is something never before seen in the New Zealand poker tournament scene. Along with the cash prize from the guaranteed prize pool a very special bracelet will be awarded to the winner of the NZPT Auckland Main Event.

With only one awarded throughout the tournament, this exclusive prize will entice players to don their best poker face for a chance to wear this beautiful piece of poker jewellery. Crafted by the talented jewellers at Aurum Fine Jewellery ( the solid 9ct gold SKYCITY Festival of Poker plate inlayed with genuine New Zealand Ponamu on a sterling silver gold plated bracelet strap will give the player wearing it the ultimate respect in the New Zealand poker community. Valued at over $5000 NZD, the bracelet will be on display at the SKYCITY Poker Room throughout the tournament.

The SKYCITY Festival of Poker will feature seven events among multiple Satellite tournaments including a No Limit Texas Hold’em Turbo event, SKYCITY Celebrity Invitational, Pot Limit Omaha 8 Handed event, No Limit Hold’em Ladies Event, No Limit Texas Hold’em Deep Stack and the NZPT Auckland Main Event. Winners of all these side events will receive SKYCITY Festival of Poker trophies.

Satellite tournaments are now being held in the SKYCITY Poker Room. Details on the Satellite tournaments, rules, terms and conditions and how to buy into the Festival of Poker’s different events can be found at

SKYCITY Auckland is the home of entertainment offering a world class casino, two hotels including SKYCITY Grand Hotel voted eighteenth Best in the World by in 2011, twenty three bars and restaurants including award winning Federal Street. The Grill by Sean Connolly awarded Supreme Restaurant of the Year, Best New Restaurant in the Cuisine Magazine 2012 Awards and Depot awarded Best Restaurant, Best New Restaurant, Best Bistro in the 2012 Metro Restaurant of the Year Awards. Also home to the SKYCITY Theatre, Convention Centre and of course the world famous Sky Tower in the heart of the city.


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