Poker, Casino & Gaming
March 21, 2024

Seminole Hard Rock Poker to Host “Larry Frank Memorial Charity Event Benefitting Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida” at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m.

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida announces its partnership with Charity Series of Poker and Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. to host the “Larry Frank Memorial Event Benefitting Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida.” The event will take place on Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. during the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.

Larry Frank was a member of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. Before he passed in 2021, he worked for Seminole Gaming and Seminole Hard Rock Support Services for more than 25 years in various roles including General Manager of Poker Operations and General Manager of Seminole Classic Casino. 

The “Larry Frank Memorial Charity Event Benefitting Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida” will feature a Texas Hold ‘em tournament, with a $300 buy-in. The First-Place winner will take home $5,000 cash plus a seat in the $3,500 WPT® Poker Showdown Championship starting on Friday, April 19, courtesy of Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood. The silent auction and cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Grand Ballroom and the tournament will begin at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom. WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage will be in attendance and participating alongside Poker Vlogger and WPT Ambassador, Brad Owen; WPT Host and Commentator, Vince Van Patten; and sports radio talk show host Andy Slater.

All net proceeds from the event will benefit Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, which creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Research shows a wish can give kids the strength to fight against and even overcome a critical illness. For more information or to learn more about Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, visit and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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About Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida
Make-A-Wish Southern Florida has granted more than 14,000 life-changing wishes since 1983 for children who have critical illnesses. It aims to grant a wish for every medically-eligible child in its territory and understands wishes aren’t just nice, they’re necessary for kids and families at some of the most difficult times in their lives. Wish kids most often “wish to be” (something), “wish to meet” (someone), “wish to go” (somewhere), “wish to have” (something), or “wish to give” (to a cause) and the nonprofit organization makes this happen for the child and his/her entire family at no cost or obligation. The Southern Florida chapter’s territory includes 22 counties/four regions in southeast and southwest Florida, on the Suncoast and Tampa Bay. It also includes the U.S. Virgin Islands.

About Charity Series of Poker
Established in 2014, the Charity Series of Poker is a non-profit company founded to organize and promote charity poker tournaments and other events that raise money and awareness for worthy charities and causes. We strive to make it easy for poker players and celebrities to give back to their communities and the world in a very tangible way while playing the game we all love. For information on partnership opportunities, past and upcoming events, sponsorship packages, volunteering opportunities, and more, you can check out their website. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship-integrated resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. The renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination unveiled a $1.5 billion expansion in 2019, highlighting the debut of the world’s first and only Guitar Hotel. Between three hotel towers, the resort boasts 1,271 luxury guestrooms. Amenities include a 42,000 square-foot Rock Spa® & Salon; an 18-acre recreational water experience; private “Bora Bora” style cabanas; more than 20 food and beverage outlets; a 26,000 square-foot retail promenade; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space; and an expansive gaming floor with more than 2,500 slots, more than 200 table games and a 45-table poker room. In 2023, the casino launched live craps, roulette and retail sports betting, offering 10 craps tables, 20 roulette tables, and sports betting locations including both electronic kiosks and kiosks with live sports betting agents. Introducing the new games is a historic milestone that immediately puts Florida in the same league as the world’s great gaming destinations. Hard Rock Live, ranked No. 3 and No. 5 worldwide in 2023 gross revenue for Pollstar Magazine and Billboard respectively, highlights A-list entertainers and performers, sporting events and live broadcast productions in an intimate 7,000-person capacity setting. Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood Seminole Reservation along State Road 7 (U.S. Highway 441). For more information, visit us online at call 1 (800) 937-0010 or follow us: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, X: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.