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Posted on 03/22/2012

World Poker Tour® Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Poker Showdown Slated for March 28 – April 23


Series Caps Off with $10,000 Buy-in Televised WPT® Main Event Starting April 18


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Poker's biggest guns will face off in style when the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Poker Showdown returns to South Florida March 28 – April 23. This exceptional tournament series is regarded as a must-attend poker event and will be capped off with the televised $10,000 buy-in WPT Main Event. 


Hosted by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, the WPT Season X Main Event runs from April 18 - 23 and is expected to draw the world's top poker talent. The winner will receive a share of what is anticipated to be a huge prize pool, the WPT Champion Awards including his/her name permanently etched onto the towering WPT Champions Cup and entry into the $25,000 WPT World Championship at Bellagio in Las Vegas this May. Last year's WPT Seminole Showdown Champion took home a cash prize of more than $1,100,000.


Audience seating for the televised WPT Main Event final table is open to the public. Free tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To attend the WPT final table taping, please arrive at Hard Rock Live by 3 p.m. on April 23. The entire six-day WPT Main Event is filmed for national broadcast on Fox Sports Net (FSN). Season X of the World Poker Tour is sponsored by and airs Sundays at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. local time on FSN and FS Florida.


The 57-event series is open to anyone 18-years of age or older and will take place in The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise and Hard Rock Live. The dynamic tournament schedule offers players a variety of buy-in levels and guaranteed prize pools. Additional festivities during the WPT Main Event include a beach volleyball game and scavenger hunt featuring the beautiful Royal Flush Girls, a player appreciation party at Bongos Sky Lounge with WPT talent and more.


On-site registration for the WPT Seminole Showdown Main Event is now open and will remain so until the start of Level 6, the opening level on Day 2, April 19. (Registration fee is non-refundable.) To participate, players must obtain a free "Wild Card" at the Player's Club or in The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise.


The full schedule of events for the World Poker Tour® Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown can be found at:



World Poker Tour and Seminole Hard Rock Casinos have a multi-year partnership that includes several WPT events and the development of official WPT Poker Rooms inside select Seminole Hard Rock Casinos. To register, book a hotel package or get more information on this event, please call 954-585-5111 or visit or



About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD!  Play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's ultimate entertainment destination. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold 'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 136 globally recognized rock 'n' roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 18 restaurants and lounges, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, the Body Rock Spa, 23 boutique shops, 13 nightclubs, the 400-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at or   

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About World Poker Tour

World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in over 150 countries and territories and is currently airing the all-new tenth season on FSN in the United States. Season X of WPT is sponsored by, a unique online membership site which offers inside access to the WPT as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club and is available in 35 states across the U.S. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of digital entertainment plc. For more information, go to, and