World Poker Tour® (WPT®) Tampa Bay Regional Summer Poker Open Challenges Players May 31 – June 9 at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa; $600,000 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 Regional Summer Poker Open coming to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa May 31 – June 9. Up for grabs is a guaranteed prize pool valued at $600,000 during this exciting 16-event regional series that will take place in The Poker Room.

 

On-site registration for all events opens Friday, May 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           Friday, May 31                                      11 a.m.                                                                          

No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry                                             $220 buy-in       $20,000 Guaranteed

 

Event #2           Friday, May 31                                      5 p.m.

No Limit Hold'em TURBO Re-Entry                                 $190 buy-in       $10,000 Guaranteed                                          

Event #3           $150,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool

No Limit Hold'em Deep Stack Re-Entry

Day 1A - Saturday, June 1 at 11 a.m.

Day 1B - Sunday, June 2 at 11 a.m.                  

Final Day: Monday, June 3 at 11 a.m.    

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

 

Event #4           Saturday, June 1                                  5 p.m.

No Limit Hold’em TURBO Re-Entry                                 $190 buy-in       $10,000 Guaranteed

 

Event #5           Sunday, June 2                                    5 p.m.

No Limit Hold’em TURBO Re-Entry                                 $190 buy-in       $10,000 Guaranteed

 

Event #6           Monday, June 3                                    5 p.m.

No Limit Hold’em Seniors 50+ Re-Entry                          $220 buy-in       $25,000 Guaranteed

 

Event #7           Tuesday, June 4                                   11 a.m.            

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

 

Event #8           Tuesday, June 4                                   5 p.m.             

Mixed No Limit Omaha/No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry          $220 buy-in       $10,000 Guaranteed

 

Event #9           Wednesday, June 5                              11 a.m.

No Limit Hold’em Seniors 50+ Re-Entry                          $220 buy-in       $25,000 Guaranteed

 

Event #10         Wednesday, June 5                              5 p.m.

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

 

Event #11         Thursday, June 6                                 11 a.m.

No Limit Hold’em TURBO Re-Entry                                 $190 buy-in       $10,000 Guaranteed      

 

Event #12         Thursday, June 6                                 5 p.m.             

Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Re-Entry                                     $220 buy-in       $10,000 Guaranteed

 

Event #13         $250,000 Guaranteed

No Limit Hold’em Championship Event Re-Entry

Day 1A - Friday, June 7 at 11 a.m.

Day 1B - Saturday, June 8 at 11 a.m.

Final Day - Sunday, June 9 at noon

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

           

Event #14         Friday, June 7                                      5 p.m.             

No Limit Hold’em TURBO Re-Entry                                 $190 buy-in       $10,000 Guaranteed

 

Event #15         Saturday, June 8                                  5 p.m.             

No Limit Hold’em Black Chip Bounty Re-Entry                $390buy-in        $15,000 Guaranteed

 

Event #16         Sunday, June 9                                    2 p.m.             

No Limit Hold’em Last Chance Re-Entry                          $355 buy-in       $20,000 Guaranteed

 

 

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Tampa

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa recently completed a $75 million expansion, making it the world’s sixth-largest casino, based on gaming positions or number of seats at a table or slot. This ultimate entertainment destination features 118 table games including Blackjack, Mini and Midi-Baccarat, Pai Gow Tiles and 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. The luxurious High Limit Table Games Room features 17 tables for blackjack and midi-baccarat and offers higher table limits, a personal cashier and attentive bartenders. 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 142 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. The new Asian gaming complex Jubao Palace features 17 table games and an accompanying 15-seat, quick service noodle bar. 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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