World Poker Tour® (WPT®) Regional Winter Poker Open Challenges Players December 2 – 11 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa; $415,000 in Total Guaranteed Prize Pools Up for Grabs

 Play November Poker Promotion to Win a Seat into a WPT® Super Satellite Event


TAMPA, Fla. – Time to tune-up the poker strategies for the World Poker Tour® (WPT®) Regional Winter Poker Open coming to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (SHRHC) in Tampa December 2 –11. Up for grabs is a guaranteed prize pool valued at $415,000 during this challenging seven-event regional series that will take place in The Poker Room.


On-site registration for all events opens on November 15 at 10 a.m. (Registration fee is non-refundable.) To participate, players must obtain a “Wild Card” and purchase their ticket in person at the Poker Room Cage.


Additionally, during the November Poker Promotion SHRHC will send players to their WPT® Regional Championship. From November 1 – 27, the first 450 live action players that play 80 hours or more will have the opportunity to win a seat into the WPT® Super Satellite events and into the WPT® Regional Championship.


WPT® and Seminole Hard Rock Casinos have a multi-year partnership that includes several WPT branded events and the development of official WPT Poker Rooms inside select Seminole Hard Rock Casinos. To register, book a hotel package or get more information on this event, please call 1-866-502-7529 or visit or


The schedule is as follows:


Event #1           Friday, December 2                              11 a.m.

No Limit Hold 'em Re-Entry                                            $200 buy-in       $25,000 Guaranteed


Event #2           $75,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool            

No Limit Hold’em Deep Stack

Day 1 – Saturday, December 3 at 11 a.m.

Day 2 – Sunday, December 4 at 11 a.m.

$750 buy-in; 40 min. levels; 20,000 units 


Event #3           Monday, December 5                            11 a.m.

No-Limit Hold’em Deep Stack Turbo                               $200 buy-in       $10,000 Guaranteed


Event #4           Tuesday, December 6                           11 a.m.

Limit Omaha Hi/Lo                                                         $200 buy-in       $10,000 Guaranteed      


Event #5           Wednesday, December 7                      11 a.m.

No Limit Hold 'em 6-Handed                                          $440 buy-in       $20,000 Guaranteed


Event #6           Thursday, December 8                         11 a.m.

No Limit Hold 'em Re-Entry                                            $200 buy-in       $25,000 Guaranteed


Event #7           $250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool – Each start time limited to 350 players

WPT Regional: No Limit Hold'em Championship Event

Day 1A - Friday, December 9 at 11 a.m.

Day 1B - Saturday, December 10 at 11 a.m.                  

Final Day: Sunday, December 11 at 11 a.m.                  

$2,250 buy-in; 40 min. levels; 30,000 units


Super Satellites into the Regional Championship Event which will take place November 29 – December 1 (check The Poker Room schedule for tournament times) with buy-ins at $255. Each of the three Super Satellites will send up to 25 players to the Championship Event.


About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa is Florida’s ultimate entertainment destination with nearly 190,000 square feet of non-stop casino gaming action featuring Blackjack, Mini and Midi-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Let it Ride Poker, Casino War and Texas Hold ‘em Poker along with over 4,100 of the most popular slot machines. The resort also houses Florida’s newest, smoke-free poker room with 50 live action tables dedicated to Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha Hi-Lo and Seven Card Stud.  For the fifth year in a row, the American Automobile Association (AAA) has awarded this 250-luxury room hotel its prestigious Four Diamond rating.  Guests can enjoy a variety of critically acclaimed restaurants and bars including the Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, part of Hard Rock’s 134 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll themed restaurants, the award-winning Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Restaurant and the Fresh Harvest seven-station dining experience. Garage parking is free and valet parking is also available.  The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is located off of I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, between I-75 and I-275, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa.  For more information, please call 813-627-ROCK (7625), 1-800-937-0010 or visit us online at  or .  Follow us on Twitter at .


About World Poker Tour

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