Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. Announces 2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Held Aug. 2 to Aug. 14
“The Big 4” Four-Tournament Finale Carrying a Combined $6.5 Million in Guaranteed Prize Pools Will Be Televised and Live Streamed in Partnership with Poker Night in America
Poker action at Seminole Hard Rock’s new Hard Rock Event Center during April 2018’s Poker Showdown
The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) will celebrate the sixth season of highly anticipated, top tournament play at South Florida’s iconic entertainment destination Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. SHRPO will kick off Thursday, Aug. 2 with the $570 Deep Stack series opener highlighting a $1 Million Guarantee.
Unique to South Florida, SHRPO is known for its one-of-a-kind finisher – The Big 4. The Big 4 is a collection of four-tournament finales that feature staggered structures, timed so the events climax alongside one another in front of a live audience. Filmed by Poker Night in America and televised on CBS Sports Network, The Big 4 will be played at the resort’s new Hard Rock Event Center on Tuesday, Aug.14. All of the synchronized poker action will be live streamed on SHRPO.com.
Carrying combined prize pools of $6.5 million, The Big 4 premium events include:
- $5,250 SHRPO Championship NLH (Single Re-Entry), $3 Million Guarantee, starts at noon on Friday, Aug. 10
- $2,650 NLH (Single Re-Entry), $1 Million Guarantee, starts on at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12
- $1,100 NLH (Re-Entry), $500,000 Guarantee, starts at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 13
- $25,500 High Roller (Re-Entry), $2 Million Guarantee, starts at noon on Monday, Aug. 13
Other highlight events surrounding The Big 4 include the $50,000 Super High Roller highlighting a $1 Million Guarantee and the Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic presented by the Charity Series of Poker.
The resort’s new Hard Rock Event Center will serve as the primary tournament space during the 13-day series. This space first hosted poker events during April’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown when it housed nearly 80 tables and was filled to capacity during the weekend play.
Last year’s SHRPO Championship saw Martin Kozlov best 887 entries for more than $750,000. The Big 4 in 2017 boasted more than $5.8 million earned between the four final tables with the quartet of winners taking home more than $1.8 million.
On Thursday, Aug. 9, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino and the Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) will once again host The Jeff Conine Celebrity Poker Classic benefitting the Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation. The charity event will kick off with an exclusive VIP player party in the new Terrace Ballroom at Hard Rock Event Center from 5:30 – 7 p.m. prior to the tournament’s start time at 7 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music, cocktails, hors d’ oeuvres, and a chance to win a variety of prizes including a seat in the SHRPO Championship. Buy-in for the charity event is $300 and players can re-enter throughout the evening. Former major league baseball player Jeff Conine will be in attendance along with other celebrities.
Tournament promotions include the property’s signature “Win a Seat” program. Participants can visit HardRockPoker.com to enter for a chance at a $5,250 entry into the SHRPO Championship. A total of three winners will be selected.
Poker hotel rates during SHRPO will start at $139 on weekdays and $189 on weekends. For more information and to view the series schedule, future tournament details and make hotel reservations, please visit SHRPO.com. Follow us on Twitter at @SHRPO and @SHRThePokerRoom, #SHRPO.
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About Seminole Hard Rock Poker
Seminole Hard Rock Poker encompasses four major poker series held annually at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. In August 2013, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) was introduced to poker players around the world and featured a $10 million guarantee championship, the largest guarantee in history. In addition to the SHRPO, Seminole Hard Rock Poker series’ includes the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open (January), Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown (April) and Seminole Hard Rock “Rock ‘N’ Roll” Poker Open (November). All four series fall under the SHRPO umbrella with tournament news, live updates and championship live streaming. Visit www.SHRPO.com. Join the conversation at #SHRPO, and tag us @SHRPO.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is South Florida’s iconic entertainment destination located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach. The AAA Four Diamond-rated resort features 469 luxury guest rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club Bar & Grill, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, premium meeting and convention space and Hard Rock Event Center – the 3,600-seat entertainment venue that is home to some of South Florida’s top concerts, comedy shows and events. The casino offers 120 live table games, 2,000 of the newest and most popular slots and a 37-table poker room. Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort’s signature steakhouse, and Kuro, a luxe and socially vibrant restaurant offering new-style Japanese cuisine. In the heart of the hotel is L Bar, a sophisticated, contemporary lounge showcasing handcrafted classic cocktails with a twist. Contemporary and casual eateries, include Blue Plate, the hotel’s 24-hour diner-inspired restaurant; Constant Grind, a gourmet coffee and pastry shop; and the ever-famous Hard Rock Cafe – Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 182 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.
For more information, call 800-937-0010, visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, or follow us on Facebook: @SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly