Hundreds of Seats Up for Grabs in Live Satellites at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel
Hot on the heels of the Season XIII California Swing, the World Poker Tour® returns to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL for the televised WPT® Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship. Located in the ballrooms, this $3,500 buy-in event kicks off on April 16 with three starting flights, and carries a massive $5 million guarantee. In April alone, more than 100 seats will be up for grabs at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
In Season XII, the $5 million guaranteed WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship attracted 1,795 entries, making it the largest WPT Main Tour event in the history of the World Poker Tour. Eric Afriat defeated eventual Player of the Year Mukul Pahuja heads up to earn more than $1 million and a seat into the season-ending WPT World Championship at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.
“Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino is proud to present the 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, and we look forward to another successful partnership with WPT for the series’ exciting televised $5 million guarantee Championship,” said General Manager of Gaming for Seminole Gaming, Larry Frank. “Showdown is one of four world-class tournaments offered in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker series, and has been designed to provide multiple opportunities for players to qualify for a seat in the Championship through satellites and promotions.”
WPT President Adam Pliska adds, “The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino produced yet another four-figure field earlier this season with the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open, and we are thrilled to return to this premier property for the televised WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship. With a $5 million guarantee, a Hublot Oceanographic 4000 watch up for grabs, valuable Hublot WPT Player of the Year points on the line, and a diverse 20-event festival, this is a must-attend event for all players.”
Qualify for the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship
Players can qualify for the $5 million guaranteed WPT Main Tour event in one of many live satellites at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Notable dates include:
- March 20 at 6 p.m. ($385)
- March 29 at 6 p.m. ($385)
- April 14 at 5 p.m. ($385)
- April 15 at 5 p.m. ($385)
- April 16 at 3 p.m. ($385)
- April 17 at 3 p.m. ($385)
- April 14 at 11 a.m. ($385)
- April 15 at 11 a.m. ($385)
Players can also win a seat into the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship by entering a contest on www.HardRockPoker.com. The entry period ends Tuesday, April 14 at 11:59 p.m. EST, and one lucky winner will be selected at midnight to play in the event. For official rules, click here.
Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Festival
The 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown kicks off on April 6 with a $250 buy-in no-limit hold’em event featuring six starting flights and a $100,000 guaranteed prize pool. The action heats up on April 9 with the $570 buy-in Deep Stack $1 million guarantee, which also features six starting flights.
Other highlights include:
- April 7 at 12 p.m.: $350 Six Max (single re-entry, $30,000 guarantee)
- April 12 at 3 p.m.: $1,650 Purple Chip Bounty (freeze out, $100,000 guarantee)
- April 13 at 3 p.m.: $2,200 Eight Game Mix (single re-entry)
- April 14 at 3 p.m.: $2,200 Six Max (freeze out, $200,000 guarantee)
- April 19 at 3 p.m.: $1,650 Eight-Handed (re-entry, $150,000 guarantee)
For a full schedule of events, head here.