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Where Kings are crowned

Written by James Potter

With HK$35,000,000 on offer, it is no surprise that lovers of slot and baccarat tournaments get excited when you mention MGM Macau.

With both the “King of Slot” and “King of Baccarat” Challenge Series now finished, all eyes will be on the Final Call and Championship Series held later in the year.

In mid-July, 160 players competed in the “King of Slot – The Challenge” tournament, which saw a prize pool of HK$4,388,000 awarded. After some intense competition, 20 semi-finalists were left to contest the Grand Finale. The overall winner was awarded HK$1,888,000 in cold hard cash while all 20 finalists automatically qualified for “King of Slot – The Championship”.

Nearly 200 players competed in “King of Baccarat – The Challenge”, which saw players compete for the same massive prize pool as in the slot tournament. With the highest score, Mr Wang from Jiangxi Province beat all other players to take home the HK$1,888,000 prize. The big field fought their way down to the final eight, all of whom automatically qualified for “King of Baccarat – The Championship”.

Now in its fourth year, the “KING of MGM” series of tournaments is an annual event that attracts hundreds of participants from all over the world. It is MGM’s commitment to running these unique tournaments that has been the cornerstone of their success. This September, MGM will be playing host to the last qualifying series to the Championship with the “King of Slot – The Final Call” and “King of Baccarat – The Final Call”.

You can’t win it if you aren’t in it so why not take a shot at this growing phenomenon? This will be the last chance of 2013 to qualify for the MGM Championship series, where some seriously life changing amounts of prize money will be up for grabs. So head down to MGM, sign up to their players club and find out what all the excitement is about. Who knows, you could be crowned the next King and walk away with the riches!