World Poker Tour is coming to Hard Rock
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino (1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 800-937-0010, SeminoleHardRockHollywood.com) will host a pair of Season XIV World Poker Tour events as part of its Showdown series from March 31 to April 24.
The $3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship (April 15-20) and the $10,000 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale (April 17-21), each with a $2 million guarantee, will end the yearlong tour.
Also part of the showdown are the $25,500 buy-in, $1 million guaranteed Seminole Hard Rock Poker High Roller (April 19-20) and the $15,000 buy-in WPT Tournament of Champions (April 22-24), which is for Season XIV champions and WPT Champions Club members.
“The addition of the $10,000 buy-in WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale allowed us to take the series one step further and offer a $25,500 High Roller with a $1 million guarantee catering to some of the game’s best pros and wealthiest amateurs,” says Jason Newman, director of poker marketing for Seminole Gaming.
On March 31, the first events of the Showdown will begin. A Deep Stack No Limit Hold ’Em has a $350 buy-in and $500,000 guaranteed prize pool. Also that day, a Turbo Mega Satellite, with two seats guaranteed into the Show- down, has a $90 buy-in.
A charity poker tournament presented by the Hard Rock and the WPT Foundation will take place on April13 at 7 p.m. Proceeds will go to the Jason Taylor Foundation, which was created by the Miami Dolphins’ Hall of Famer, for programs aimed at helping local kids with health care and education. TheIslePompanoPark.com) can win up to $10,000 in FanPlay each hour. All you have to do is play your favorite case game. Ten random players will be selected every half-hour to win $100 in FanPlay.
On Sundays in March, seniors 55 and older at Mardi Gras Casino (831 N. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954-924-3200, MardiGrasCasinoFL.com) are “Golden Jesters.” They can earn10 points to receive $10 in bonus play. And if they earn 25 points, they receive an entry for a drawing, held every two hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., in which $100 in cash will be given out.
From 3 to 11 p.m. Sundays in March, Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino (901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, 954- 454-7000, GulfstreamPark.com) holds the $20K Carnival Giveaway. Casinogoers can win cash and free play, including one person winning $10,000 in cash. Players can earn entries all week long, with 100 points for one entry.
On Sunday, starting at noon and ending at 8 p.m., the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel will offer Hard Rockin’ Sevens. One player every seven minutes will win $777 in free play. Players should insert their Wild Card into a slot machine one hour before each drawing to activate their entries.
Also starting at noon Sunday, but at the Palm Beach Kennel Club (1111 N. Congress Ave., West Palm Beach, 561- 683-2222, PBKennelClub.com), the sixth annual Tyler’s Team Charity Poker Classic will offer a $50 buy-in. First-place winner is guaranteed a cash prize and a ticket to the World Series of Poker Circuit Tour at PBKC in the fall. Cash prizes will be paid to the top 10 percent of the field. Last year’s jackpot was more than $15,000.
The Casino at Dania Beach (301 E. Dania Beach Blvd., 954-920-1511, DaniaCasino.com) has a new daily promotion to replace its Dania Dawn Patrol High Hand. Every hour from 9 a.m. to noon in the poker room, the highest hand wins $500. Every half-hour from noon to 7 p.m., the highest hand gets $200, and every hour from 7 to 10 p.m., the winner gets $700. For the entire period from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m., the highest hand takes home $500.
Seminole Classic Casino (4150 N. State Road 7, Hollywood, 954-961-3220, SeminoleClassicCasino.com) will give away $1,000 in cash every 20 minutes from 3 to 9:40 p.m. on March 19, 23 and 26. At 10 p.m., $4,000 in cash will be given away, and any unclaimed cash will be awarded at 11.
World Poker Tour events will be held from March 31 to April 24 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.