PRESS | Press Release
Posted on 08/15/2014
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino To Host "Charity Series of Poker" Tournament Benefiting Habitat For Humanity International and Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Tournament Added To the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule on Wednesday, August 27, 2014
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (August 18, 2014) –A Charity Series of Poker ("CSOP") tournament benefitting Habitat For Humanity International and Habitat for Humanity of Broward has been added to the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open. Presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the tournament will take place on Wednesday, August 27 at 6 p.m.
The Big Stack Turbo No Limit Hold'em event will feature a $300 buy-in, half of which will be donated to the two charities – Habitat For Humanity International and Habitat For Humanity of Broward – and the remaining placed in the tournament prize pool. To increase excitement and participation, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is adding over $15,000 to the prize pool, including a $5,300 entry into the $10 Million Guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Championship event.
"The CSOP is excited to be joining forces with Seminole Hard Rock Poker in one of the best tournament venues in the world," stated Matt Stout, professional poker player and founder of CSOP. "Players in the $10M Guaranteed SHRPO Championship will also have the opportunity to give back to the community and the world by helping us provide affordable housing for those deserving and in need."
The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open runs August 14 – September 3, 2014. The Championship features a signature $10 million guaranteed prize pool, with 30,000 in tournament chips and three starting flights on Thursday, August 28, Friday, August 29 and Saturday, August 30. Players may play any or all starting flights. Re-entry will be allowed for nine levels. The $10 million guarantee will make two new millionaires out of the first and second place winners.
Onsite registration is open until Wednesday, August 27 at 8:00 p.m. Full schedule can be found at www.SHRPO.com
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's premier destination for fun and entertainment, Where Rock Royalty Lives. 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 2,200 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 Hard Rock 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 142 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, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, Rock Spa, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightclubs, lounges and bars, boutique retail shops, 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, facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood, twitter.com/SHRHollywood, instagram.com/semhardrockhollywood and youtube.com/semhardrockhollywood.
About Charity Series of Poker
Established in 2014, the Charity Series of Poker is a non-profit company founded to organize and promote charity poker tournaments and other events that raise money and awareness for worthy charities and causes. We strive to make it easy for poker players and celebrities to give back to their communities and the world in a very tangible way while playing the game we all love. Additional information can be found at http://www.charityseriesofpoker.org/
for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 4 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates to improve access to decent and affordable shelter and supports a variety of funding models that enable families with limited resources to make needed improvements on their homes as their time and resources allow. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To learn more, donate or volunteer visit habitat.org.
About Habitat Broward
Habitat for Humanity of Broward, located at 3564 Ocean Blvd. in Fort Lauderdale, was founded in 1983 as the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. To date, Habitat Broward has empowered 355 families to move from substandard rental housing to owning a decent, affordable home of their own. To learn more about Habitat Broward and how you can make a difference in the lives of deserving families, please visit http://www.habitatbroward.org.