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
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.