Piggs Peak, Swaziland, January 09, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- “The atmosphere at night races is electric and provides a completely different experience to day-time events, says Wendy Graaf, Group Marketing Manager of Piggs Peak Casino. “It’s a great opportunity for the public to be part of this different format of horse racing.”
The night racing format provides an opportunity for more people to be part of the excitement after hours. Supporters will be able to unwind at the bar with a cocktail before venturing out into the summer night to root for their favourite horses at South Africa’s top race courses. With lights illuminating the race track, the thunder of hooves and the buzz of the crowd, night races capture all the adrenalin and excitement of this popular sport.
Piggs Peak Casino, home of All Africa Poker, will also be holding Gambling Board approved educational poker evenings at the various race tracks, where patrons can learn the basics of Texas Hold-em poker from poker tutors in between trying their luck on the horses at the tote.
“There are many similarities between horse racing and poker, including the terminology used, and supporters will be able to draw parallels between the two forms of entertainment at their leisure,” says Graaf.
She says sponsoring night racing was a natural progression for Piggs Peak Casino. “We’re a gaming entertainment company, and we’d like to educate more people about how to have fun while enjoying gambling responsibly, be it horse racing or poker, and this is a great way for new and experienced players to take part. We are very proud of the partnership we have formed with Phumelela and Gold Circle and we hope that the punters will enjoy the synergies of our relationship.” Graaf says.
The first night race at Greyville, Durban will kick-start 2010 on 1 January, followed by the next race at Turffontein in Johannesburg on 12 January. A full schedule of the sponsored night races can be found at www.allafricapoker.com