World Poker Tour® (WPT®) Tampa Bay Open Regional Series Challenges Players September 7 – 16 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa; $550,000 in Total Guaranteed Prize Pools Up for Grabs

 TAMPA, Fla. – Time to tune-up your poker skills for the World Poker Tour® (WPT®) Tampa Bay Open Regional Series coming to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa September 7 – 16. Up for grabs is a guaranteed prize pool valued at $550,000 during this exciting 15-event regional series that will take place in The Poker Room.

 

On-site registration for all events opens Friday, August 24 at noon. Registration fee is non-refundable. To participate, players must obtain a “Wild Card” and purchase their ticket in person at the Poker Room Cage.

 

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 http://www.seminolehardrocktampa.com/gaming/poker or www.WorldPokerTour.com.

 

The schedule is as follows:                 

 

Event #1           $125,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool                      

No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack Re-Entry

Day 1A – Friday, September 7 at 11 a.m.

Day 1B – Saturday, September 8 at 11 a.m.

Final Day – Sunday, September 9 at 11 a.m.

$515 buy-in; 30 min. levels; 15,000 units

 

Event #2           Friday, September 7                             7 p.m.

No Limit Hold'em TURBO Re-Entry                                 $220 buy-in       $10,000 Guaranteed

 

Event #3           Saturday, September 8             7 p.m. 

No Limit Hold'em Turbo Re-Entry                                   $220 buy-in       $10,000 Guaranteed      

 

Event #4           Sunday, September 9                           4 p.m.

Pot Limit Omaha Re-Entry                                              $290 buy-in       $10,000 Guaranteed

 

Event #5           Monday, September 10             11 a.m.

No Limit Hold'em Re-Entry                                             $355 buy-in       $25,000 Guaranteed

 

Event #6           Monday, September 10             7 p.m.

No Limit Hold'em Ladies Re-Entry                                  $220 buy-in       $10,000 Guaranteed

 

Event #7           Tuesday, September 11                        11 a.m.

No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Re-Entry                              $355 buy-in       $15,000 Guaranteed

 

 

Event #8           Tuesday, September 11                        7 p.m.

No Limit Hold'em TURBO Re-Entry                                 $220 buy-in       $10,000 Guaranteed

 

Event #9           Wednesday, September 12                   11 a.m.

No Limit Hold'em Seniors 50+ Re-Entry                          $290 buy-in       $10,000 Guaranteed

 

Event #10         Wednesday, September 12                   7 p.m.

No Limit Hold'em TURBO Re-Entry                                 $220 buy-in       $10,000 Guaranteed

 

Event #11         $250,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

No Limit Hold'em Championship Event Re-Entry

Day 1A - Thursday, September 13 at 11 a.m.

Day 1B - Friday, September 14 at 11 a.m.                     

Day 2 – Saturday, September 15 at 11 a.m.

Final Day: Sunday, September 16 at 1 p.m.       

$1,500 buy-in; 40 min. levels; 20,000 units

 

Event #12         Thursday, September 13                      7 p.m.              $10,000 Guaranteed                  

No Limit Hold'em TURBO Re-Entry                                 $220 buy-in                  

 

Event #13         Friday, September 14                           7 p.m.              $10,000 Guaranteed                  

No-Limit Hold'em TURBO Re-Entry                                 $220 buy-in      

 

Event #14         Saturday, September 15                       7 p.m.              $25,000 Guaranteed                  

No Limit Hold'em 2nd Chance Re-Entry                            $460 buy-in                  

 

Event #15         Sunday, September 16                         5 p.m.              $20,000 Guaranteed                  

No Limit Hold'em Last Chance Re-Entry                          $290 buy-in      

 

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Fla. is now one of the largest casinos in the world. This ultimate entertainment destination features 110 table games including Blackjack, Mini and Midi-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker and Texas Hold ‘em Poker, along with over 5,000 slot machines and a smoke-free poker room with 50 tables offering high stakes action.  It is the sixth-largest casino in the world, based on gaming positions. For the sixth 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 new pool area and restaurants including the Hard Rock Cafe Tampa, part of Hard Rock’s 138 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll themed restaurants, the award-winning Council Oak Steaks & Seafood Restaurant, and Rise Kitchen & Bakery™, which features freshly baked breads and entrees made with fresh ingredients. Valet and more than 5,000 free, self-parking spaces are 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 1-800-937-0010 or visit us online at www.seminolehardrocktampa.com  or www.facebook.com/seminolehardrocktampa. Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/SHRTampa.

 

About World Poker Tour

World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in over 150 countries and territories and is currently airing the ninth season on FSN in the United States. Season X of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com, a unique online membership site which offers inside access to the WPT as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club and is available in 35 states across the U.S. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of bwin.party digital entertainment plc. For more information, go to WorldPokerTour.com. 

 

 

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