Slots Payout Tournament

Tue, 18 Aug 2020


Thu, 1 Oct 2020

Slots Payoff Tournament was planned to run over 46 days between March and April 2020.

The activation was however halted on Monday, 16 March just 4 days into the tournament due to Covid19 social distancing regulations being announced by Government. 

Emnotweni is continuing the promotion from Tuesday 18 August till 1 October 2020. Scores and buy-in value from guests who have participated in the period 13 to 16 March has been kept, and will be displayed as part of the new tournament dates.

To maintain proper social distancing and avoid crowding, the below changes has been implemented: 

Tournament heat times will be from 11h00 to 19h00 rather than 14h00 to 22h00

there will be 4 machines instead of 6, and that

the WILD CARD draw will take place at 18h00 on Tuesday 29 September 2020:

Will take place the day prior to the finals rather than on the day of the finals

Guests will be able to activate their entry into the draw from Monday to Tuesday at 18h00 but do not need to be present at the draw.  If a person’s name is drawn, he/she will be contacted telephonically directly after the draw. 

Have You got the Spinning Skills to be Our Champion?

Bring your a-game and get in on over R30,000 Slots Payoff  Tournament action!

4 Dedicated Slots. 5 Minute Heats. Unlimited Buy-ins. Make it to the top of the leaderboard for a seat in the finals!

How to enter:

Buy-In for ONLY – R20 cash or 2,000 Points

EVERYONE is welcome to play, daily on the non-smoking floor.

Over R30,000 in Slots Payoff Tournament Prizes

1st PrizeR20,000 & buy-ins
2nd PrizeR4,000
3rd PrizeR2,000
4h PrizeR1,500 FreePlay
5th PrizeR1,500 FreePlay
6th PrizeR1,500 FreePlay

Tournament Qualifying Heats
Dates: 13 to 16 March, 18 August – 27 September 2020
Times: Daily from 11h00 – 19h00

During the tournament, a leaderboard will be used to display the top 30 players.

Player in position 1 on the leaderboard will go straight to the finals.

Players in position 2 to 30 will battle it out in the semi-finals for a chance to have a seat in the finals.

All Slots to start on 100 credits.

Heat duration – 5 minutes.

1 x additional person can qualify for the Semi-Finals through a WILD CARD draw which will be done on Tuesday 29 September at 18h00. Any person who has NOT qualified in position 1 to 30, but who has bought into the tournament will get 1 x entry to the WILD CARD draw. Standard draw rules will apply but participants will be allowed to activate entry tickets from Monday 28 September until 18h00 on Tuesday 29 September.  Once tickets are activated, you do not need to be present for the draw, winners will be contacted telephonically

Tournament Semi-Final Heats
Date: 1 October 2020
Times: 18h00 – 20h00

29 Persons (holding positions 2 – 30 in the qualifying heats) + ONE by Wild Card Finalist will play in the semi-finals.

5 Heats will be played (6 players per heat).

4x dedicated Slot machines will be used.  8 heats will be played (7x heats of 4 players each, and 1x heat of 2 players each).

Semi-finalists (including Wild Card entry) will randomly draw heat and seat numbers.

All Slots to start on 100 credits.

Heat duration – 5 minutes.

Highest (scorer) players from each heat will battle it out in the finals.

Tournament Final Heat Date: 1 October 2020 (after semi-final heats)

Finals will be played after the 5 high score players (per Heat) from the semi-finals have been announced.
5 Top players from semi-finals plus 1 automatic qualifier will play in the final.
2 Heats will be played (2 xheats of 3 playes each).
Finalists will randomly draw seat numbers.
All Slots to start on 100 credits.
Heat duration – 5 minutes.
Highest player in the finals will win the first prize.

Should any of the persons who qualified to play in the Semi of Finals, and who has not made any alternative arrangements for a proxy player in advance, not be present for registration, he/she may forfeit his/her seat.

  1. Any person who is under the age of 18 or who has been refused entry to the casino or who is self-excluded, prior to or during the tournament, is prohibited from gambling and/or participating in the tournament and will be disqualified, where applicable.
  2. Tournament will be open to all Emnotweni Rewards members (the “Participants ”), and it is closed to any persons who are directors, members, partners, employees, agents or consultants of or any other person who directly or indirectly controls or is controlled by the company or marketing service providers, or spouses, life partners, business partners or immediate family members.
  3. Non-Rewards members can buy-in to enter the tournament, but they will need to register to the Rewards Programme should they win a prize.
  4. Entry to the tournament is by way of R20 cash buy-in, or 2000 points redemption to the value of R20, and it shall entitle the participant to the corresponding number of seats (R20 per seat) in any qualifying heats that occurs on the same day during which the Entry Purchase was made.
  5. Any complimentary entry, if such is afforded to a participant, will be paid for by the casino and it shall entitle that participant to a single entry.
  6. Rewards members can also redeem points at eHosts machines to enter the tournament. The number of entries is unlimited, is subject to the availability of heats/seats and the prior Entry Purchase(s). Participants shall not make further Entry Purchases for the purposes of continuing in any heat.
  7. Registration for participation shall be in person and in accordance with the advertised dates and times, which will be available through the casino’s marketing and/or communication mediums used for the tournament.
  8. Late entries shall not be accepted (outside the advertise times). Registration for qualifying heats of the tournament will be on a “first come first serve” basis and machines will be allocated in sequential order.
  9. No proxies will be allowed during the qualifying rounds
  10. Players shall not be substituted during qualifying heats. In addition, players’ “credits” shall not be pooled with or transferred to other players’ credits. These credits are for tournament purposes only and will be used to determine player ranking. Specifically the credits concerned do not have any actual monetary value and cannot be exchanged for cash or anything of value.
  11. At the end of all qualifying heats, the participant who obtained the highest credit score from a single entry will automatically qualify as a finalist in the Finals, which will be held on 1 October 2020.
  12. 100% of the money received from buy-ins will be distributed into the prize pool.
  13. Participants do not earn Rewards Programme points by participating in the  tournament
  14. During the Finals, seats will be allocated by way of random draws and registration detail and requirements will be available at Customer Service desk.
  15. During the qualifying rounds a leader board will be used to display positions 1 to 30 (30 semi-finalists. Top 29 qualifiers will participate in the semi-finals including a WILD CARD participant on 1 October 2020.
  16. Wild Card participant will be drawn at 18h00 of the semi-finalists, from all the participants from the tournament that didn’t make it to the semi-finals. That drawn participant will therefore have a seat in the semi-finals
  17. Advertised prize values are the minimum values that will be paid out. Casino management reserves the right to apportion surplus entries at its sole discretion and additional consolation prize(s) may be awarded at the sole discretion of the casino.
  18. Players will be limited to 1 seat per heat during the qualifying heats stage. Players who are eligible for multiple seats in any final stage may nominate another person(s) to play on their behalf by completing the casino’s proxy form (available on request).
  19. A separate proxy form is to be completed for every nominee selected. Credits earned by the player and nominee(s) under these circumstances shall not be pooled.
  20. Proxy will be valid for both semi-finals & finals only
  21. The Proxy may not be a co-participant in the stage/stages for which he is acting on behalf of a participant. If the signed and completed proxy form is not received by the Tournament Director at the start of any final stage, then the player concerned will forfeit the additional seats accordingly.
  22. Finalists to the semi Finals will be selected from the top credit earners at the end of the qualifying rounds stage in rank order. The above-mentioned participants with the highest credit score arising from a single entry will be included as a finalists and will not need to go through another elimination round.
  23. Slots machines may be operated in a tournament or normal operating mode, as the case may be; hence any winnings accrued will not be paid out as casino winnings despite the fact that corresponding winning combinations may be displayed at such machines.
  24. In the event of a tie credit score when determining winners or finalists at any of the relevant stages, each player (or nominee) concerned will be required to select a playing card (Ace is low) from a set of cards. The player/nominee with the highest card value will be determined the participant with the higher score. If the player or nominee concerned is not present to select a playing card as indicated above, then a random member of the public will be requested to make the selection on his/her behalf.
  25. In the event of a malfunction of a slot machine during any qualifying heat, the affected players will be given the first available seat in a future similar heat if possible. A refund will be made if these players cannot be accommodated in such future heat under these circumstances. In the event that the tournament system (where applicable) experiences any technical difficulties, the entire heat will be restarted. If the afore-mentioned technical difficulties are not resolved within a reasonable period then the relevant heat will be postponed.
  26. In the event of the occurrence of any of the above-mentioned malfunctions during any Finals stages, the affected players will be given the first available seat in a future similar heat within those final stages concerned. If such future heats are filled to capacity then additional heat(s), as may be required, will be announced whereby the participants will draw seat numbers. In the event that any malfunction cannot be resolved within a reasonable period, then the Finals will be postponed.
  27. The start of each heat and or final will be announced. Players who are not present when the heat or Final starts will forfeit their seats and no refunds (where applicable) will be made.
  28. Decisions made by the Tournament Director shall be deemed final and binding, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  29. The Finals will be held at Emnotweni on 1 October as advertised and all participants will be required to register prior to the advertised starting time of the Finals. All qualifiers are to ensure their timeous registration at the communicated area.
  30. Rules will be available at Customer Service Desk or at tournament area upon request

Wild Card Draw Promotional Rules

  1. No person under 18 is allowed to gamble or participate in this promotion.
  2.  Any person who has been issued with a Refusal of Entry order, or who is self-excluded, or who fall into category of excluded persons, is expressly prohibited from participating in this promotion.
  3. This promotion is closed to any persons who are directors, members, partners, employees, agents or consultants of or any other person who directly or indirectly controls or is controlled by the company or marketing service providers, or spouses, life partners, business partners or immediate family members.
  4. This promotion is open to all Rewards members that participated in qualifying rounds of Slots Payoff from 18 August – 27 September 2020, and did not achieve a Top 30 leader board spot.
  5.  Draw entries cannot be purchased for cash, points burning or through any other form of consideration.
  6. One (1) ticket will be issued to Rewards members that participation in qualifying rounds of the Slots Payoff tournament from 18 August – 27 September 2020; who did not achieve a top 30 leader board spot to qualify for the semi-finals on 1 October 2020.
  7. One winner will be drawn at 18h00 on 29 September 2020 and will be awarded a seat in the semi-finals of Slots Payoff (Wild Card Entry).Participation and Proxy nomination process
  8. Prize winner will be selected by way of random electronic draw. Participants must activate their entry into the draw(s) at the e-Hosts, on the day of the draw(s) prior to the actual draw(s) within the specified times during which the entry bins are open. The opening and closing times for the entry bins are specified above.
  9. Participants may register to decline to be present at the draws by completing a Proxy Form. Participants may nominate a Proxy to act on their behalf if they choose not to be present. Positive and acceptable form of identification must be presented by Participants and Nominee (If applicable) when completing a Proxy Form.
  10. The prescribed Proxy Forms will be available at the Customer Services Desk from 08h00 to 15 minutes before each draw on the day of the draw where a participant can register to still be acknowledged for the prize, should he/she decline to be present for that draw or when the prize winners are announced on that day.
  11. Prize winners who are present will be given 90 seconds to present themselves and must be in possession of evidence of the winning ticket and/or Rewards card belonging to the prize winner and/or positive and acceptable form of identification. Reasonable steps shall be taken to verify a prize winner using the Patron Management System, should the prize winner not be in possession of valid identification.
  12. Should proof of identification not be available on the system or the system is offline, verification will not be possible and the onus is on the prize winner to present a valid form of identification.
  13. Should the prize winner not present themselves within 90 seconds, and there is no record of the prize winner declining the invitation to be present by completing the Prescribed Proxy Form, a re-draw will take place.
  14. Should a prize winner who is eligible for a prize but who is not present as a result of declining an invite to be present for the draw by completing the Prescribed Proxy Form, the casino shall take all reasonable steps to contact the prize winner via the contact details provided in the Prescribed Proxy Form. In such circumstances the prize winner may claim the prize within 15 days from the day of the draw at the Guest Services Desk.
  15. Nominees shall not be entitled to any prize(s) or benefits and shall not take receipt of prizes accruing to the winner they representPrizes
  16. All decisions are final and binding and no correspondence or appeals will be entered into.
  17. Prizes are not transferrable and cannot be exchanged. Prize winners must sign for receipt of prizes.
  18. Any person transgressing the rules of this promotion will be disqualified.
  19. In the event of technical failure or damage to the device used for the promotional draw, irrespective of the cause, another suitable device or method will be used, at the sole discretion of Management. This may include rescheduling times and a draw date.
  20. Every participant in the promotion shall be deemed to have acknowledged and accepted the rules by virtue of their participation.
  21. The above clauses are severable from each other. Should any clause or part thereof be found to be unenforceable by operation of the law, such clause or part thereof will be severed, and the remaining clauses shall remain in force.
  22. Copies of these rules are available at the Customer Services Desk upon request or

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