Royal Poker Tournament

About RPT


The Royal Poker Tournament (RPT) is an in house Royal Caribbean No Limit Texas Hold’em Poker tournament.

The 2022 event will be held on board the amazing Oasis of the Seas, sailing from Miami December 4th.

Prize money is expected to be in excess of $100,000

The Royal Poker Tournament is a perfect way to mix poker with a cruise vacation. The conference rooms are transformed into a fully functional 22 table card room with busy cash games, additional tournaments, and of course the RPT Main Event.

The card room staff and management is carefully selected from the Royal Caribbean fleet. The staff are brought on to the ship specifically for the Royal Poker Tournament Event. The selection process for RPT staff is in depth and it is generally recognized as an achievement to be selected for such an event.

The RPT was developed in 2006 by Daniel Samson and the late Stuart Reading (Director of Casino Operations for Royal Caribbean) . The first event in 2007 wasn’t actually called the Royal Poker Tournament it was called the Mariner Masters. Only players who had won a satellite on the Mariner of the Seas qualified for the event.

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You can qualify for the event on board most Royal Caribbean ships, or online , or buy a package directly, any questions please contact [email protected]


What Poker info can you give me? The RPT Main Event has a 10k starting stack, 30 min clock, blinds start at 25/50, 9 players per table, re-entry allowed. Cash games from $1-$3 to $5-$10 plus additional tournaments from $100-$500 buyin throughout the week. The currency used on board is the U.S dollar. Guests can withdraw funds at the card room cash desk using their SeaPass card issued by the cruise line which needs to be backed by a credit/bank card. Rules for all events will be the

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