Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Returns to Hollywood, Fla. Beginning April 5

Series Headlined by $3 Million Guaranteed WPT® Showdown Championship; $1 Million Guaranteed Opener and a WPTDeepStacks™ Event

Poker action returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. with the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown kicking off on Thursday, April 5 and concluding Wednesday, April 18. Primary events open with a $570 buy-in Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em featuring a $1 Million Guaranteed prize pool. As a main stop for the World Poker Tour, the series will conclude with the $3,500 WPT® Showdown Championship boasting a $3 Million Guarantee. The final table for the WPT Championship will take place on Wednesday, April 18 and be filmed for future television airing on Fox Sports Network.

Highlight events on the schedule include:

  • $570 Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry), $1 Million Guaranteed, Thursday, April 5 – Sunday, April 8
  • $1,100 WPTDeepStacks™ (Re-Entry), $250,000 Guaranteed, Monday, April 9 – Wednesday, April 11
  • $3,500 WPT Showdown Championship (Re-Entry), $3 Million Guaranteed, Friday, April 13 – Wednesday, April 18
  • $25,500 High Roller NLH (Re-Entry), $1 Million Guaranteed, Sunday, April 15 – Monday, April 16

This year’s Poker Showdown will mark Seminole Hard Rock’s second time pairing the WPTDeepStacks and WPT brands in the same series – the first being January’s Lucky Hearts Poker Open. The property is picking up the WPTDeepStacks event from Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee that was originally scheduled for September 2017 but postponed due to Hurricane Irma. As it was back then, the event will be eligible in both the Seminole Hard Rock Poker and WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year races.

“We’re excited to again host a WPT Main Tour stop along with a WPTDeepStacks prelim,” said Tony Burns, Seminole Hard Rock Tournament Director. “We received great feedback from our January series and are looking forward to kicking it up a notch in April with a $1 million guaranteed opener complementing the two headliners.”

Last year’s WPT Showdown Championship boasted a $2 Million Guarantee and saw Tony Sinishtaj defeat 1,207 entries for better than $660,000.

Seminole Hard Rock is offering poker hotel rates during the series starting at $149 per night. Additionally, the property is giving away one free $3,500 entry into the WPT Showdown Championship. For more information about Poker Showdown, visit

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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 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 a 5,500-seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. The casino offers 120 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 180 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.

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