White Horse Club sponsors Poker Dream Manila’s US$ 1M guaranteed Short Deck Super High Roller; adds PHP 1M top up prize in NN chips to the champion


In less than two weeks, young brand Poker Dream lands in bustling Manila, Philippines with games taking place at Newport World Resorts from April 26 to May 7. Created last year by poker icon Winfred Yu, Poker Dream quickly captured plenty of attention with ambitious goals easily shattered during its inaugural visits to Malaysia and Vietnam. Keeping true to form, irresistible prize pools will once again be in abundance including a jaw dropping US$ 1 Million guaranteed White Horse Cup Short Deck Super High Roller. 

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While news of this seven figure event has been circulating since early March, more good news was released. Sponsor White Horse Club will also award the champion PHP 1 Million top up prize in NN chips. In addition, Short Deck Super High Roller participants that wish to avail of the Early Bird Package will receive assistance in booking and free airport transfer. Early Bird Package includes four nights free accommodation at Hilton or equivalent hotel. All participants will receive special souvenirs.

Short Deck Super High Roller (White Horse Cup)

Dates: April 30 to May 1
Buy in: PHP 1,380,000 (~US$ 25,000)
Guarantee: PHP 55,000,000 (~US$ 996,570)

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Events with Guaranteed Prize Pools

In addition to the Short Deck Super High Roller, Poker Dream Manila offers six other events with guaranteed prize pools. These highly affordable events are certain to attract big crowds. What everyone will be eyeing is the PHP 20 Million (~US$ 362,400) guaranteed Main Event which runs from May 4 to 7.

Event Guarantee (PHP) Dates Buy in (PHP)
Event 1: Warm Up PHP 3,000,000 April 26 to 27 PHP 15,000
Event 5: Crazy Weekend PHP 4,000,000 April 28 to 30 PHP 25,000
Event 10: SHORT DECK SUPER HIGH ROLLER PHP 55,000,000 April 30-May 1 PHP 1,380,000
Event 13: Mystery Bounty PHP 5,000,000 May 1 to 3 PHP 36,000
Event 22: MAIN EVENT PHP 20,000,000 May 4 to 7 PHP 66,000
Event 26: High Roller PHP 6,000,000 May 6 to 7 PHP 130,000
Event 27: Monster Stack PHP 2,000,000 May 6 to 7 PHP 30,000

High Roller events

As seen at all of Poker Dream’s previous events, the brand brings together the largest star studded lineup in Asia (aside from Triton). Due to this, six other High Roller events join the Short Deck Super High Roller. The two-day High Roller bookends the festival featuring a PHP 6,000,000 (~US$ 110,500) guarantee. Buy in is PHP 130,000 (~US$ 2,400).

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Poker Dream Manila schedule

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Early Bird Packages

As early as now, players can avail of Early Bird Packages offered on numerous events. These packages are limited so grab yours fast. For bookings and inquiries please scan the QR code provided in the image below.

1. Main Event pre-registration

  • Hotel discount up to 25% off
  • Lucky Draw to win one of two Main Event seat rebate
  • Bubble protection to all entries in Main Event

2. High Roller pre-registration (applicable to events of PHP 66,000 buy in and higher)

  • Hotel discount up to 25% off

3. Key Events pre-registration (Warm Up, Crazy Weekend, Mystery Bounty, Monster Stack)

  • Pre-register to any 1 Key Event: hotel discount up to 10% off
  • Pre-register to any 2 Key Events: hotel discount up to 20% off

4. Short Deck Super High Roller pre-registration

  • 4 nights free accommodation at Hilton or equivalent hotel

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About White Horse Club

White Horse Club is an entertainment service provider specializing in gaming in the Philippines and in Cambodia. High standard of VIP service is provided to their guests including VIP gaming hotels, restaurants, and entertainment.

Tourist information

For players seeking accommodations, there are ample choices right outside the venue. Prices vary from highly affordable to pricey. Just take your pick.

For those flying in, the closest airport is NAIA Terminal 3. From there, you can take a Grab to your destination. It is the most reliable and rates are the most reasonable. Players staying near the venue can take the pedestrian bridge called Runway Manila. It connects the airport to Newport City.

Important note for international travelers, although the pandemic is practically behind us, the Philippine government still requires non-vaccinated travelers to provide a negative result RT-PCR test or antigen test taken 24 hours prior to arrival. Otherwise, a test will be performed at arrival at the traveler’s expense.


Capture the dream at Poker Dream Manila – over $1.7M in guarantees from April 26 to May 7 at Newport World Resorts

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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