Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open Offers a Single-Entry $5 Million Guarantee Championship and The Big 4: A First Ever Four Final Table Finale Televised by Poker Night in America on CBS Sports Network

Charity Series of Poker Tournament Will Kick-Off Championship Weekend on Friday, August 14

Aug 03, 2015, 14:00 ET from Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino kicked off the Third Annual Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open on Thursday, July 30. The signature series features a single-entry $5 million guarantee championship and The Big 4, a first ever four final table finale, televised by Poker Night in America on CBS Sports Network in early 2016.

Offering a unique and exciting poker experience, The Big 4 will be comprised of four guaranteed tournaments. Players will play their respective final tables simultaneously on a single television set produced for a new CBS Sports series, "Poker Night: The Tour." Professional poker player and industry celebrity Phil Hellmuth will provide commentary for all of The Big 4 final tables in front of a live audience at Hard Rock Live starting at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18. The action will also be live streamed online at www.pokernight.com and on Twitch.

The Big 4 Tournaments:

  • Event #21: $5,250 buy-in, SHRPO $5 Million Guaranteed Championship    
    • Noon, Saturday, Aug. 15
    • 4-day structure
    • Single-entry format
    • $1 million guaranteed first-place payout
    • $7,500 guaranteed minimum payout
    • 150 players guaranteed to get paid

  • Event #22: $2,650 buy-in, $1 Million Guaranteed NL Hold'em    
    • 2 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 16    
    • 3-day structure
    • Single-entry format
    • $200,000 guaranteed first-place payout
    • $3,750 guaranteed minimum payout
    • 60 players guaranteed to get paid

  • Event #23: $1,100 buy-in, $500,000 Guaranteed NL Hold'em    
    • Noon, Monday, Aug. 17
    • 2-day structure
    • Re-entry format
    • $100,000 guaranteed first-place payout  
    • $1,500 guaranteed minimum payout
    • 75 players guaranteed to get paid

  • Event #24: $25,400 buy-in, $1 Million Guaranteed High Roller    
    • Noon, Monday, Aug. 17
    • 2-day structure
    • Re-entry format
    • $350,000 guaranteed first-place payout  
    • $37,500 guaranteed minimum payout
    • Eight players guaranteed to get paid

Satellites will be running throughout the series. Major guarantee satellites offering 25 seats in to the $5 million championship will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13, and Friday, Aug. 14.

The Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) will return to SHRPO for the second year in a row, benefiting Habitat for Humanity International and Habitat for Humanity of Broward. Half of each $300 buy-in will be donated to both charities, while the other half of the buy-in will be placed in the tournament prize pool. This year, CSOP will award $25,000 in added prizes for players. On Friday, Aug. 14, at 5 p.m., the CSOP tournament kicks off with an exclusive player party at L Bar located inside the hotel. Guests will enjoy live music, Japanese cuisine provided by KURO, the resort's latest culinary innovation, and will have a chance to win prizes including a seat in to the SHRPO Championship, all-inclusive resort stay packages at Hard Rock Punta Cana and Mexico, and more. Actress Ashley Greene, best known for her role on the Twilight films, will be in attendance at the event and will play in the CSOP tournament starting at 7 p.m. that evening, as well as the $5 million guaranteed championship the following day, Saturday, Aug. 15.

On-site registration for the $5 million Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open is open. For more information and for schedule, please visit www.SHRPO.com. Follow us on Twitter at @SHRPO and @SHRThePokerRoom, #SHRPO.

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, South Florida's premier destination for fun and entertainment. 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.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, is a Green Lodging-Certified, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcasing 469 luxurious guest rooms, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightlife, boutique retail shops, Rock Spa, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. As South Florida's premier destination for fun and entertainment, Seminole Hard Rock offers over 100 table games of Blackjack, Baccarat and more on a nearly three-acre casino floor. In addition, 2,000 slots include linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Fine dining options include Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, the resort's signature steakhouse, and Kuro, offering new-style Japanese cuisine. The poker room, located in Seminole Paradise, hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold 'em, 7-Card Stud and two-dollar and four-dollar-limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe - Hollywood, part of Hard Rock's 153 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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