Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida Announces Payout Structure for the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10 Million Guarantee Championship Event August 22 – 28

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (June 25, 2013) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s upcoming Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) will host a series of poker tournaments from August 8 – 29, 2013. The highlight of the SHRPO will be the $10 Million Guarantee Championship Event – the largest guaranteed payout in the world – from August 22 – 28, 2013. The anticipated payout structure for this historic poker event is now available for preview by visiting www.seminolehardrockpokeropen.com.

The $5,300 buy-in Championship Event offers players the chance to cash-in one of the guaranteed top 300 places in order to share in the $10 million prize pool. At the minimum, the winner of the SHRPO Championship Event will receive $1.5 million, and another $1 million is guaranteed for the second place finisher. A total of $5.15 million of the total is guaranteed for the nine final table players.

“The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open is so unique that it demands a unique pay structure,” said Matt Savage, tournament coordinator. “Fifteen percent of the entries will be paid based on 2,000 players or less, so it gives local and novice players alike, the chance to cash-in and enjoy the full experience of this historic event.”

Satellites will be running at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, as well as Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Casino Immokalee. Players can gain satellite entry for as little as $115 and become part of poker history.

“With many players winning seats to the Main Event through satellites and promotions, the minimum cash of $7,500 is quite substantial,” added Savage. “Seminole Hard Rock choosing to pay 15% of the field, in contrast to most series paying 10% or less, gives the first-time player confidence to try another bigger buy-in  in the future.”

Anyone age 18 or over is welcome to obtain a free “Wild Card” at the Player’s Club or in the Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock and participate in the SHRPO.  Local players and those attending from around the globe may play in any of the 33 tournaments, as well as in the numerous satellites available.

Players in online poker forums are already expressing their gratitude for the “Savage” structure of the Main Event.

“I think the payout structure, including the $7,500 min-cash, is perfect. Cannot wait!” said a grinder from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Another regular player commented, “This payout looks amazing for the poker economy, and I commend the best tournament director in the game for thinking about all of the players.”

Registered poker players will receive 20% off the regular Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino room rate. Offer is valid based on availability and must be booked seven days prior to arrival. To book a reservation, call 866-502-PLAY. Partnering hotels will also be offering discounts.

Visit www.seminolehardrockpokeropen.com for the schedule, Championship Event payout structure, and live updates. Registration is now open on site at The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, One Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314. For more information call (954) 585-5111.

The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock offers poker players a comfortable setting with 24/7 live sports action with its large screen projector and flat-screen televisions. 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.

 

 

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Schedule Highlights Announced For 33-Event Series Running August 8 – August 29

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (June 3, 2013) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood has announced schedule highlights for its Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open that runs August 8 – 29, 2013. The Main Event will be held August 22 – 29 and will feature a $10 million guaranteed payout – the largest guaranteed payout in the world.

The unprecedented tournament kicks-off with Event #1 on Thursday, August 8 at 7 p.m. with a No Limit Hold ’em Deep Stack $350 buy-in featuring a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool and continues through Sunday, August 11.

Event #6 keeps the momentum high Monday, August 12 through Wednesday, August 14 with a No Limit Hold ‘em Deep Stack $150,000 guaranteed prize pool. A $125 buy-in secures a spot in this profitable play.

Upping the ante even further, No Limit Hold ‘em Deep Stack Event #7 taking place Thursday, August 15 through Saturday, August 17 requires a $560 buy-in for a chance at a $1 million guaranteed prize pool.

Newly added, Event #23, the High Roller Tournament, on Monday, August 26 at 2 p.m., offers a $500,000 guaranteed payout for a $20,000 buy-in.

The grand finale Championship Event (Main Event) (Event #21) featuring a whopping $10 million guaranteed payout is set to send players’ pulses racing Thursday, August 22 at noon and will continue through Wednesday, August 28. A $5,300 buy-in will secure a spot in this groundbreaking event with a life-changing outcome that starts with 30,000 in tournament chips. Players may play any or all starting flights and choose their best stack. Re-entry will be allowed for nine levels.

The record-breaking guaranteed prize pool 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 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.

To review the entire schedule, please visit www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com/poker; Like us on Facebook at www.fb.com/SHRThePokerRoom or Follow us on Twitter at @SHRThePokerRoom, hashtag #SHRPO.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to Host Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open August 8 – 29, 2013

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.(May 3, 2013)– Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has announced it will host the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open August 8 – 29, 2013 carrying a $10 million Main Event guaranteed payout – the largest guaranteed payout in the world.  The Main Event will be held August 22 – 28.

“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 Main Event 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 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.

For more information, please visit The Poker Room webpage. Follow The Poker Room on Twitter at @SHRThePokerRoom, hashtag #shrpo.