Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida Will Feature Two Season XIV World Poker Tour Events® Part Of The Upcoming Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Series Held Thursday, March 31 - Sunday, April 24, 2016

The $3,500 buy-in, $2 Million Guaranteed WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Championship and $10,000 buy-in, $2 Million Guaranteed WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale headline the action along with the Seminole Hard Rock Poker High Roller and the WPT Tournament of Champions.

Feb 02, 2016, 15:00 ET from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, has announced the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown (SHRP Showdown) slated for Thursday, March 31Sunday, April 24, 2016 that will feature two Season XIV World Poker Tour® events. The $3,500 WPT® Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship and the $10,000 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale will end the year-long tour along with the WPT Tournament of Champions.

"We're excited to run some of the highest profile events in the world here in South Florida," said Jason Newman, director of poker marketing for Seminole Gaming. "The addition of the $10,000 buy-in WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale allowed us to take the series one step further and offer a $25,500 High Roller with a $1 Million Guarantee catering to some of the game's best pros and wealthiest amateurs."

Highlight events include:

  • $3,500 buy-in, $2 Million Guaranteed WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship, April 15 – 20 with 25,000 starting stack and one starting flight with unlimited re-entry
  • $10,000 buy-in, $2 Million Guaranteed WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale, April 17 – 21
  • $25,500 buy-in, $1 Million Guaranteed Seminole hard Rock Poker High Roller, April 19 – 21
  • $15,000 buy-in WPT Tournament of Champions, reserved for Season XIV Champions and WPT Champions Club™ members only, April 22 – 24

The SHRP Showdown is headlined by $350 buy-in, $500,000 Guaranteed and $570 buy-in $1 Million Guaranteed preliminary events. On Wednesday, April 13, a $300 charity poker tournament presented by Seminole Hard Rock and the WPT Foundation, will benefit the Jason Taylor Foundation. Half of each buy-in will be donated to help the pro football legend's non-profit organization support and create programs that facilitate the personal growth and empowerment of South Florida's children in need by focusing on improved health care, education and quality of life.

Final tables for the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Championship and WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale will take place in Paradise Live and be live streamed on www.WPT.com, while Hard Rock Live will be home to the High Roller final table. The WPT Tournament Champions will be televised on Fox Sports Network, as well as live streamed on www.WPT.com.

SHRP Showdown series satellites will be held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood starting Feb. 21, 2016. Visit http://shrpo.com/WinASeatShowdown to enter to win a seat in the Championship.

Registration will open in February. To participate, players must obtain a Wild Card at the Player's Club or in the poker room free of charge. More information, schedule and contest rules can be found at www.SHRPO.com

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.

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

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