The WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $5 Million Guaranteed Championship Event Begins Thursday, April 16 $5 Million Guarantee is the Largest Ever for A $3,500 Buy-in Tournament

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The televised WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship kicks off April 10 – 16 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. The event will take place in the resort ballrooms with the Championship Final Table held at Hard Rock Live.

The Championship featuring a $5 million guarantee, the largest ever for a $3,500 buy-in, will start Thursday, April 10 at noon through final table filming on Wednesday, April 16. Players may play any or all starting flights and choose their best stack. Re-entry will be allowed for six levels.

"It's great to see so many familiar faces, both local and national, attending our Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown preliminary events. The excitement is building for our Championship, as players of all skill levels will vie for their chance to become the next poker millionaire," said Ray Stefanelli, Director of Poker Marketing for Seminole Gaming.

The Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown continues this week with its inaugural Eight-Game Mix, Pot Limit Omaha, Deep Stack and Bounty No Limit Hold'em feature events.  Several opportunities remain to win entry into the Championship event for as little as $200.  On-site registration for all events is available 24 hours per day.  Live tournament coverage is available at www.SeminoleHardRockPokerOpen.com/showdown

The 21-day series kicked off on March 27 with a Showdown Deep Stack No Limit Hold'em $1 Million Guaranteed tournament. Daniel Piela of Wheaton, Ill. walked away with $144,294 after winning first place.  The tournament, one of sixty-two events during the series, had a buy-in of $560 and brought 1,966 entries, for a total prize pool of $1,000,000, with 200 places paid.

To review the entire schedule, please visit www.SeminoleHardRockPokerOpen.com; Follow us on Twitter at @SHRPO, Hashtag #shrpo.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD!  Play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida's ultimate entertainment destination. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold'em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, over 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player's Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef's Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock 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 139 globally recognized rock 'n' roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, Rock Spa, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightclubs, lounges and bars, boutique retail shops, the 350-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood, twitter.com/SHRHollywood, instagram.com/semhardrockhollywood and youtube.com/semhardrockhollywood.

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