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Poker Room Closed Until Further Notice

With a primary focus on the health and safety of guests, team members and the public, the Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Gaming have voluntarily decided to temporarily close all Seminole and Hard Rock Casinos throughout Florida.
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Hollywood, FL. closed at 6 p.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020.  We will reopen as soon as it is appropriate and safe to do so.  All hotel reservations during the closure period will be cancelled automatically.  Hotel guests will be contacted directly to accommodate their current bookings and needs, wherever possible.

The Seminole Tribe of Florida and Seminole Gaming are very grateful to all our loyal guests and dedicated team members.  We look forward to welcoming everyone back soon. We will continue to post updates on SHRPO.com and our Twitter account as they become available. Stay safe!

Poker Room Closing Until Further Notice Starting Tuesday, March 17th @ 7pm

Statement from Seminole Gaming (Gary Bitner, Seminole Tribe spokesman)

Seminole Casinos in Florida are currently open and constantly monitoring the coronavirus situation. All poker rooms will close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 17 until further notice. Beyond the rescheduling of shows and other mass gathering events, the casinos have taken several steps to help guests maximize their social distancing, including turning off many slot machines to add significant distance between guests, plus limiting the number of players at all table games.

Multi table tournaments will be cancelled starting at 11am. We will continue to post updates on SHRPO.com and our Twitter account as they become available. Stay safe!

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Postpones WPT Poker Showdown

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (March 13, 2020) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood’s WPT Poker Showdown has been postponed. A main stop for the World Poker Tour, the tournament was scheduled to run from April 16 through May 5. The three-week tournament will be rescheduled at a later date.

The health and safety of players, guests and team members are of the utmost importance, and Seminole Hard Rock is aligning with local, state, federal and global public health agencies and guidelines.

Escalator IV Series Event #4 Winner’s List

Escalator IV Series Event #4
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Hollywood, Florida
$570 Buy-in
Entries: 248
Prize Pool: $124,000
March 11 – 12, 2020 

The health and safety of players, guests, and team members are of the utmost importance. With that being said, the final 3 flights of the Escalator IV Series Event #4 were cancelled. The remaining 48 players will be paid out based on a chip chop of the $124,000 prize pool. All players who played in Event #4 will receive a voucher for a one-night stay at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood for use at a later date (Maximum one voucher per player). Payouts will begin in the poker room today at 3pm. Please see the Tournament Manager or Shift Manager for any questions. We appreciate everyone who participated in the Escalator IV Series and will continue to post additional updates as they become available.

PlaceFIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTPRIZE AMOUNTCHIP COUNT
1RAMINDERSINGHDELRAY BEACHFL$6,034 303,000
2LUKEALLENDARTMO-UTH NNS$5,966 299,500
3STEVERAEMANPOMPANO BEACHFL$5,947 298,500
4RAFAELMARCONDES DOS REISKENTWA$5,827 292,500
5SHALOMELHARARMIAMIFL$5,777 290,000
6THEODOREPRYSTALDELRAY BEACHFL$5,379 270,000
7IDOASHKENAZIDAVIEFL$4,403 221,000
8RICHARDRICEFT LAUDERDALEFL$4,144 208,000
9RICARDOEYZAGUIRREORLANDOFL$4,104 206,000
10MICHAELNEWMANNANUETNY$4,094 205,500
11IMANDANMIAMIFL$4,064 204,000
12STEVENCARSWELLPALM BCH GDNSFL$3,905 196,000
13BRANDONMILLERPALM BAYFL$3,606 181,000
14NICHOLASMURADOMIRAMARFL$3,486 175,000
15SELIMHAMADACHEMIAMI BEACHFL$3,317 166,500
16MARCWOLFEMIAMIFL$2,909 146,000
17KEITHMOREABOCA RATONFL$2,759 138,500
18BRANDONNOEFORT LAUDERDALEFL$2,630 132,000
19FREDERICKHALLFORT LAUDERDALEFL$2,430 122,000
20IONGODOROJAMOOLDOVA$2,391 120,000
21JAMESCLARKBROCKTONMA$2,311 116,000
22MATTHEWSMITHMARGATEFL$2,261 113,500
23CARLOSCRUZMIAMIFL$2,241 112,500
24JABBOURAFIFPLANTATIONFL$2,211 111,000
25CHRISTOPHERHOWARDWELLINGTONFL$2,102 105,500
26LUCKENSONPERICLESTAMARACFL$1,883 94,500
27ALLENWHITECAPE MAY CHNJ$1,793 90,000
28LAKISHIAJEFFERSONPLANTATIONFL$1,743 87,500
29EPHRAIMUZANBROOKLYNNY$1,743 87,500
30DAVIDPOCESBOCA RATONFL$1,703 85,500
31JUAN PABLOBARBOSAMIRAMARFL$1,534 77,000
32NICHOLASBAURICHTERFORT LAUDERDALEFL$1,464 73,500
33RICHARDWHITEBROOKMIAMI BEACHFL$1,424 71,500
34HARRYPIACITELLIPLYMOUTH MTNGPA$1,385 69,500
35JUANDIAZMIAMIFL$1,355 68,000
36STEPHENHORNEST PAULTX$1,355 68,000
37ELCINCANGIRMIAMIFL$1,335 67,000
38STEPHENEKINVERO BEACHFL$1,285 64,500
39KEVINBULDOCAPE CORALFL$1,165 58,500
40RAYMONDRUSZKOWSKICUTLER BAYFL$1,165 58,500
41TRUYENNGUYENWAXHAWNC$1,036 52,000
42ERNESTOGOMEZ GALVEZCUTLER BAYFL$996 50,000
43NISSIMGOZLANPLANTATIONFL$986 49,500
44JORGEGOMEZMIAMIFL$966 48,500
45CHARLEMAGNEBENJAMIN JRMIAMI GARDENSFL$946 47,500
46MARCENGELMANFORT LAUDERDALEFL$936 47,000
47ALMOGBITONFORT LAUDERDALEFL$867 43,500
48ALLANBIELERSUNRISEFL$637 32,000

Escalator IV Series Event #4 Chip Counts Thru Flight B

Escalator IV Series Event #4
$570 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Players Remaining: 35 of 176

Flight A: 119 Entries; 24 Advanced
Flight B: 57 Entries; 11 Advanced
Flight C: In progress, Late Reg until ~3:30pm
Flight D: Thursday @ 7pm
Flight E: Friday @ 11am
Flight F: Saturday @ 10am
Day 2: Sunday at 12pm

TableSeatFIRST NAMELAST NAMECITYSTCHIP COUNT
61RAMINDERSINGHDELRAY BEACHFL 303,000
133LUKEALLENDARTMO-UTH NNS 299,500
192RAFAELMARCONDES DOS REISKENTWA 293,500
252SHALOMELHARARMIAMIFL 290,000
264THEODOREPRYSTALDELRAY BEACHFL 270,000
135RICARDOEYZAGUIRREORLANDOFL 206,000
142IMANDANMIAMIFL 204,000
145MICHAELNEWMANNANUETNY 201,000
202STEVENCARSWELLPALM BCH GDNSFL 196,000
251BRANDONMILLERPALM BAYFL 181,000
276MARCWOLFEMIAMIFL 146,000
242KEITHMOREABOCA RATONFL 138,500
63FREDERICKHALLFORT LAUDERDALEFL 130,000
277IONGODOROJAMOOLDOVA 120,000
143JAMESCLARKBROCKTONMA 116,000
204MATTHEWSMITHMARGATEFL 113,500
128ChristopherHowardWELLINGTONFL 105,500
245ALLENWHITECAPE MAY CHNJ 90,000
144LAKISHIAJEFFERSONPLANTATIONFL 87,500
253JUAN PABLOBARBOSAMIRAMARFL 77,000
244NICHOLASBAURICHTERFORT LAUDERDALEFL 73,500
62RICHARDWHITEBROOKMIAMI BEACHFL 71,500
69ELCINCANGIRMIAMIFL 69,500
243HARRYPIACITELLIPLYMOUTH MTNGPA 69,500
79JUANDIAZMIAMIFL 68,000
259STEPHENHORNEST PAULTX 68,000
136KEVINBULDOCAPE CORALFL 58,500
129RAYMONDRUSZKOWSKICUTLER BAYFL 58,500
266CHARLEMAGNEBENJAMIN JRMIAMI GARDENSFL 55,000
134TRUYENNGUYENWAXHAWNC 52,000
272ERNESTOGOMEZ GALVEZCUTLER BAYFL 50,000
203NISSIMGOZLANPLANTATIONFL 49,000
265JORGEGOMEZMIAMIFL 48,500
199MARCENGELMANFORT LAUDERDALEFL 47,000
191ALLANBIELERSUNRISEFL 32,000