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Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open's $10 million Main Event payout is world's largest

21 June 2013

HOLLYWOOD, Florida -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood has announced it will host the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open August 8 – 29, 2013 carrying a $10 million Main Event guaranteed payout - the largest guaranteed payout in the world. The Main Event will be held August 22 – 28.

“This destination deserves a tournament like this,” said Larry Mullin, Seminole Gaming COO. “Ten million dollars was the right number for what would be most interesting to the player; designed for the player. The Hard Rock and the Seminole Tribe of Florida serve as a global brand that will always be striving to bring the best in games, hospitality and entertainment to South Florida. As that leader, we want to remind people about the great products we have.”

William Mason, Seminole Hard Rock director of poker, elaborated that the $10 million Main Event guarantee, which expects to award more than $1.5 million to the winner, will be part of a 33-event series in August. In addition, poker rooms at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Casino Immokalee will host satellite tournaments.

A $5,300 buy-in will secure a spot in this groundbreaking $10 million guaranteed Championship Event. The series will be highlighted by some other key events including Event #1 ($350 buy-in, $500,000 guaranteed prize pool) and Event #7 ($560 buy-in, $1 million guaranteed prize pool).

On-site registration for Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open is now open. (Registration fee is non-refundable.) To participate, players must obtain a free “Wild Card” at the Player’s Club or in The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise.

The Poker Room at Seminole Paradise offers poker players a comfortable setting with live sports action with its large 80" LED TV and flat-screen televisions throughout the poker room. New 24/7 high stakes poker allows players to go "All In, All The Time." The Poker Room includes more than 40 tables offering various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold ‘em, Omaha Hi-Lo and 7-Card Stud.

For more information, please visit The Poker Room webpage. Follow The Poker Room on Twitter at @SHRThePokerRoom, hashtag #shrpo.

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