PRESS | Press Release
Posted on 05/06/2013
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Host Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Featuring a $10 Million Guaranteed Payout
Largest Guaranteed Tournament in the World to Take Place August 8 – 29, 2013
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has announced it will host the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open featuring a $10 million guaranteed payout - the largest guaranteed payout in the world – August 8 – 29, 2013. The Main Event will be held August 22 – 29.
"This destination deserves a tournament like this," said Larry Mullin, Seminole Gaming COO. "Ten million dollars was the right number for what would be most interesting to the player; designed for the player. The Hard Rock and the Seminole Tribe of Florida serve as a global brand that will always be striving to bring the best in games, hospitality and entertainment to South Florida. As that leader, we want to remind people about the great products we have."
William Mason, Seminole Hard Rock director of poker, elaborated that the $10 million guarantee, which expects to award more than $1.5 million to the winner, will be part of a 33 event series in August. In addition, poker rooms at Seminole Hard Rock in Tampa, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Casino Immokalee will host satellite tournaments.
A $5,300 buy-in will secure a spot in this groundbreaking $10 million guaranteed Championship event. The series will be highlighted by some other key events including Event #1 ($350 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed prize pool) and Event #7 ($560 buy-in, $1 million guaranteed prize pool).
On-site registration for the $10 Million Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open is now open. (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 Poker Room at Seminole Paradise offers poker players a comfortable setting with live sports action with its large 80" LED TV and flat-screen televisions throughout the poker room. New 24/7 high stakes poker allows players to go "All In, All The Time." The Poker Room includes more than 40 tables offering various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, Omaha Hi-Lo and 7-Card Stud.
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, 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, over 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 141 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, 17 restaurants, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, Rock Spa, 21 boutique shops, 12 bars, nightclubs and lounges, the 350-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 www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com or www.facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood .