PRESS | Press Release
Posted on 02/19/2014
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Releases Seminole Hard Poker Showdown Open Schedule March 27 – April 16
$1 Million Guaranteed Kick-Off Set for March 27 – March 30
$5 Million Guarantee is the Largest Guarantee Ever for A $3,500 Buy-in Tournament
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (February 19, 2014) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood has released its series schedule for the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown tournament series running March 27 – April 16, 2014 with the Championship held April 10 – 16. The series will take place in the resort ballrooms with the televised Championship Final Table held at Hard Rock Live.
The 21-day tournament series kicks-off on Thursday, March 27 at 11a.m. with a $1 million guaranteed Deep Stack No Limit Hold 'em tournament featuring a $560 buy-in. The televised WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship event featuring a $5 million guarantee, the largest ever for a $3,500 buy-in, will start Thursday, April 10 at noon through final table filming on Wednesday, April 16. Players may play any or all starting flights and choose their best stack. Re-entry will be allowed for three levels.
"Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown's $5 million guaranteed prize pool for the $3,500 buy-in Championship event is the first of its kind, providing the accessibility for players to come to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and compete in a high-profile televised tournament. First place for this event will win over $1 million," said Ray Stefanelli, director of poker marketing for Seminole Gaming. "Our opening event – the $560 Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em – carries a $1 million guaranteed prize pool and provides great value for our players. Seminole Hard Rock Poker remains committed to providing all our players with an outstanding tournament experience," he added.
The $5 million guaranteed Championship will also have satellite events taking place at five Seminole Gaming properties – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek, Seminole Casino Brighton and Seminole Casino Immokalee.
On-site registration for all Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown events will begin in March. To participate in tournament events, players must obtain a free "Wild Card" at the Player's Club or in The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock.