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Travel Tips for the 2016 WPT National Marrakech Main Event (Sept. 30 - Oct. 2)

WPT National Marrakech


  • Playing the WPTN Marrakech? Here are some travel tips!

The World Poker Tour National Marrakech kicks off today and runs through Oct. 2. The Main Event is a three-day 13,200 MAD (approximately €1,200/$1,350) single-reentry event held Sept. 30 until Oct. 2. will be on-site to deliver all the Main Event updates one can ask for and will be covering the final table of the High Roller on September 29th as well. If you plan on going, here are some quick tips:

Taxi Cabs

  • When you arrive at Menara Airport Marrakech, go to the back of the parking lot to avoid cab hustlers asking for 200. 70-100 Moroccan dirham ($10/€9) is the normal price for a cab to go to the city. The price is per car, not per person.
  • A lot of cab drivers will claim their meters are broken; settle on a price before you enter.

Places to Eat Close to the Casino


Carrefour Market la fontaine
Boulevard Al Yarmouk, Marrakech, Marokko

Restaurants You Need to Take a Cab To

The following restaurants are five to eight minutes by taxi, which should cost you about 25 Dirham ($2.50/€2.20). Be sure to ask for the meter to run or a set a price in advance. Smoking inside restaurants is allowed, generally speaking.

  • Azar The Oriental Way - Good food, beautiful venue.
  • Highway - Good food, good music.
  • Chez Lamine - Meat Morrocan-style
  • Winoo - Inexpensive Morrocan food. They focus on fruit juices.
  • Al Fassia Gueliz - Traditional Moroccan cuisine.
  • Kech Burger - Supposedly the best burgers in Marrakech.
  • Jemaa el-Fnaa - If you're into street food, you go to Jemaa el-Fnaa (photo) and try your luck. Tea is five dirhams in the shops in the center of the place. 100 meters away from Jemaa el Fna, in the Rue Bani Marine, there's a lot of popular (chaabi) restaurants for grilled meat.

World Poker Tour National Marrakech Schedule

DateTime#EventMAD/€StackLevelsFormatlate reg levels
Sept. 2418:001Opening Day 14,000 MAD/€36513K30RE6
Sept. 2518:001Opening Day 2     
Sept. 2618:002NLHM2,500MAD/€22510K20FO6
Sept. 2716:003Warm-Up Deepstack Day 16,000 MAD/€55030K30RE9
 22:004Turbo NLHM1,500MAD/€13513K15FO8
Sept. 2814:003Warm-Up Deepstack Day 2     
 15:005Classic FO3,000 MAD/€27010K30 FFO4
 16:006WPTN High Roller Day 120,000 MAD/€1,80035K40REstart Day 2
 22:007Double Chance1,400MAD/€1258K/8K20DC4
 14:008Monster Stack5,000 MAD/€45035K30RE6
Sept. 2916:006WPTN High Roller Day 2     
 17:009Wanted Bounty1,400MAD/€12510K20FO Bounty6
 22:0010Ironman1,400MAD/€1258K20No Break4
Sept. 3012:0011WPTN ME Day 113,200MAD/€1,20030K60RE unique8
Oct. 0112:0011WPTN ME Day 2     
 14:0013Carte Blanche4,500MAD/€41010K60FO4
 18:0014Progressive Bounty2,000 MAD/€18010K20RE Bounty6
 22:0015Plo1,400MAD/€12510K20Unlimited RB4
Oct. 0213:3016Bigstack2,500MAD/€22520K20FO 8-Handed6
 14:0011WPTN ME Day 3     
 14:0017Super High Roller30,000 MAD/€2,70025K30RE6
 14:3013Carte Blanche Day 2     
 16:0018Turbo NLHM1,500MAD/€13510K20FO4
 20:0019Open Face Chinese Poker1,500MAD/€13510K6 handsFO4

For a more detailed schedule, including a plethora of satellites, click here. (PDF)


Former Champions

2015462WPTN€1,200Rodolphe ReyFrance$102,714
2014502WPTN€1,200Mostafa BoukriMorocco$131,058
2013465WPTN€1,500Alain ManquantFrance$171,921
2011274WPT€3,000Mohamed Ali HoussamMorocco$214,983
2010222WPT€5,000Sebastian HomannGermany$341,798
2009416WPT€4,500Christophe SavaryFrance$558,515

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