South America Poker Classic Returns to Aruba


shutterstock_63107329Poker players who seek to combine work with pleasure, shouldn’t make any plans for early May because the Players Poker Championship will take them to Aruba. The organisation hosts a new edition of the celebrated South America Poker Classic in one of the most beautiful places in the world. There is no better holiday destination than Aruba, especially if players want to make sure that their poker skills won’t get rusty ahead of the World Series of Poker.

This is not the first time the South America Poker Classic is held in Aruba and the poker community now regards the Caribbean as more than a tourist destination. The Players Poker Championship is the proud organiser of this event, while the Radisson Aruba poker room is going to be once again the gracious host. Tourists who are lucky to be on the island in early May, should know that the SAPC organises satellites for the main event, with the qualifiers being held from Monday to Friday.

The buy-ins for the satellites range from $25-$110, but those who feel lucky and don’t have a bankroll to gamble would claw their way to the main event by winning the freeroll which is held on Mondays. The South America Poker Classic will kick off on May the 4th, but the central tournament is scheduled for May the 8th when participants will buy in for the $1,000 Main Event. Those who finish in the money can expect to have all of their holiday related expenses covered with poker money, and enough cash in their pockets when they return home.

Competition will be steep as many poker professionals are expected to attend, with SAPC announcing that Venezuela’s own Vincenzo Giannelli will be among the participants. He has won more than $100,000 over the Internet and finished in the money in hundreds of tournaments, while having two cashes in the prestigious Latin American Poker Tour. He used to be a judo champion, but at the poker table is a friendly and outgoing person, that can bring to life even the grimmest crowd.

The Players Poker Championship regards the South America Poker Classic as an important milestone in their string of tournaments and intends to fixate Aruba firmly on the world poker map. The PPC promises visitors that they will have the chance to compete for entries to future tournaments that will be held in Aruba and a massive 20% off all the funds collected will be directed towards fueling future entries.

The next important event to be held on the island is the DeepStack poker tour PPC Aruba. It will begin on October the 2nd and last for one week, with the buy in for the main event being $2500 and the guaranteed prize standing high at $200,000.



Well, If you're in the Caribbean island of Aruba and are looking to find a poker room in one of the many casinos on the island, there are two great places to play. Both of the rooms are in the high-rise hotel section of Aruba and are an easy stroll from one another.(source: