March 4, 2019

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Returns to Hollywood, Fla. Beginning April 4

Series kicks off with $1 Million Guaranteed Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em opener, headlined by $3 Million Guaranteed WPT® Showdown Championship

Poker action returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. with the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown kicking off on Thursday, April 4. Primary events open with a $570 buy-in Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em featuring a $1 Million Guaranteed prize pool. As a main stop for the World Poker Tour, the series will conclude with the $3,500 WPT® Showdown Championship boasting a $3 Million Guarantee.

The WPT Showdown Championship runs Friday, April 12 through Tuesday, April 16 with the final six players set to reconvene on Thursday, May 30 at HyperX Esports Arena at the Luxor in Las Vegas. There, they will play down to a winner in front of a live audience and a slew of television cameras for future airing on FOX Sports Regional Networks. New to Season XVII, this final table structure places Seminole Hard Rock Poker front and center in the industry.

“Thanks to our strong player support, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown is a world-class poker product, and we are excited to partner with the World Poker Tour’s new initiative to put it in the national spotlight in Las Vegas,” said Seminole Hard Rock Tournament Director Tony Burns. “We are eager to get cards in the air and for South Florida poker players to shine in this elite event.”

“Home to the two largest fields in WPT Main Tour history, we are excited to once again travel to Seminole Hard Rock for this season’s televised WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown,” said Angelica Hael, Vice President of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour. “As one of our most globally renowned casino partners prepares to be a part of the HyperX Esports Arena experience, we invite our wonderful WPT fans across the world to join us at Luxor on May 30 for what will be a one-of-a-kind poker event.”

In addition to the Championship, other highlight events in this year’s 2019 Poker Showdown tournament schedule include:

  • $1,100 No Limit Hold’em(Re-Entry), $250,000 Guaranteed, Monday, April 8 – Wednesday, April 10
  • $50,000 Super High Roller(Single Re-Entry), $1 Million Guaranteed, Wednesday, April 10 – Thursday, April 11
  • $25,500 High Roller No Limit Hold’em(Re-Entry), $2 Million Guaranteed, Monday, April 15 – Tuesday, April 16
  • $5,000 No Limit Hold’em One-Day (Re-Entry), $200,000 Guaranteed, Tuesday, April 16

In total, the 2019 Poker Showdown features 79 events inclusive of 29 trophy events.

Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood is offering poker hotel rates during the series starting at $159 per night. Additionally, the property is giving away one entry into the WPT Showdown Championship valued at $3,500. For more information about the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, visit