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$360 Buy-In, $1 Million Guarantee Kicks-Off The Action and $2 Million Guaranteed Championship Headlines Series with Live Streaming Expanded to Include Preliminary Tournaments Broadcast With Hole Cards and Commentary.
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (Oct. 4, 2016) – Poker action returns to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. from Nov. 16 – 30, 2016 with the Seminole Hard Rock Poker (SHRP) Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open (RRPO). The poker community will come together once again at the AAA Four Diamond-rated resort for a 15-day, 14-tournament series highlighted by a $3,500 buy-in, $2 million guaranteed Championship.
Sharing the spotlight is the $360 buy-in, $1 million guaranteed opener, the first event in Florida poker history to offer a seven-figure guarantee at this price point. “We look forward to presenting a product that’s never been offered in this region,” said Tony Burns, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino tournament director. “The idea that one or more players could turn a modest $360 investment into a six-figure score is something we’re very excited about.”
The series will also feature a $50,000 buy-in High Roller. The event, also new to the series, is structured as a one-day Turbo. “After experiencing strong turnouts at previous Seminole Hard Rock Poker $25,000 High Roller events, we received feedback from local high-limit players that encouraged us to add the $50,000 tournament on our schedule,” said William Mason, director of poker at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. “We expect to draw some of the games’ most elite.”
Another first for Seminole Hard Rock Poker will be a series of tournaments live streamed by Poker Night in America. Historically, Poker Night in America only streamed Championships and cash games. Complete with commentary and hole cards, the live streaming will be comprised of featured tables during the early stages of play and final table coverage during the late stages of play.
The new schedule includes a total of 10 days of broadcasting online at www.SHRPO.com. (Schedule is tentative and subject to change.)
- Sunday Nov, 20 – $1,000,000 guarantee feature table/final table
- Monday, Nov. 21 – $1,000,000 guaranteed final table (if applicable)
- Tuesday, Nov. 22 – $50,000 High Roller feature table/final table
- Wednesday, Nov. 23 – $250,000 guarantee feature table/final table
- Friday, Nov. 25 – Poker Night in America high roller cash game
- Saturday, Nov. 26 – Poker Night in America ladies night cash game
- Sunday, Nov. 27 – $2,000,000 guaranteed Championship feature table
- Monday, Nov. 28 – $2,000,000 guaranteed Championship feature table
- Tuesday, Nov. 29 – $2,000,000 guaranteed Championship feature table
- Wednesday, Nov. 30 – $2,000,000 guaranteed Championship final table
The $2 Million Guaranteed Championship will be broadcast on CBS Sports network as part of Poker Night in America’s “The Final Table.”
Poker hotel rates are available at $139 Sunday-Thursday and $189 Friday and Saturday. Players are encouraged to book through www.SHRPO.com. For more information, call 954-327-ROCK or 800-937-0010. Visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, or follow us on Facebook: @SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly
About Poker Night in America
Poker Night in America is the hit TV series that brings the fun back to poker. Each week they travel to North America’s best card rooms to show the excitement of no-limit cash poker played by the game’s greatest players. It’s a show not just about poker, but about the personalities behind the chip stacks, both on and off the table. No hoodies or headphones allowed! Poker Night in America is here to remind us all why we love America’s true pastime.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, located minutes from Fort Lauderdale’s world-famous beach, features a AAA Four Diamond resort with 469 luxury rooms and suites, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightlife, a lagoon-style pool and Beach Club, a Hard Rock-inspired spa, and premium meeting and convention space. As South Florida’s premier entertainment destination, Seminole Hard Rock hosts top-name acts at its 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena and offers more than 100 table games, 2,000 of the most popular slots and a stand-alone 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. The resort also features contemporary and casual eateries, including 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 155 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants.