Royal Poker Tournament

Frequently asked questions

I have won my package on a ship, do I need to register for the poker or need to pay anything more?If you have qualified on board a ship then you only need to contact your club royale rep using 888-561-2234 or email [email protected] to book your cabin. Nothing else needs to be done and no money needs to be paid for the Royal Poker Tournament Main Event.

I have not won a satellite can I still play in the Royal Poker Tournament? Yes. Samson poker events works with Club Royal at  Royal Caribbean Cruises to provide the best deal on RPT packages. Please use the contact us form or email direct [email protected] for more details.

When will I know what day I’m playing? The seating will be posted in the card room deck 3 forward from 7pm on the first night of the cruise.

What will the prize money be? Prize money will be posted on day 2 of the tournament. Prize money is estimated at $100,000

How many players will be playing in the RPT Main Event? Estimated 250  players

I have not won a satellite can I still play in the RPT? Yes, please contact us for more details. We have packages which include stateroom for two and one RPT entry. Please visit the booking page.

Can I buy in to the RPT Main Event on board? Yes, if there is seating available you can buy in directly at the card room cash desk for $1000 from 7pm on the first night of the cruise. There is a maximum number of seats for the Main Event and it is not expected that any seats will be available on board. Please book now to guarantee your cabin and seat in the RPT Main Event.

I have booked my own cruise can I still play in the RPT? Yes, you can buy in to the RPT on board if there is space

I have won the package can someone play in my place? Packages won on board a ship are not transferable

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, reentry 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

What about the other poker on board?

There are several additional tournaments from $100-$500 entry  listed in the itinerary page on this website. Plus on average 10 cash games every day from $1-3, to $5-10 no limit Texas Hold’em.