World Poker Tour® $2 Million Guaranteed Main Event Headlines Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open

May 12, 2022

Hollywood, FL (May 17, 2022) – The World Poker Tour® returns to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood again this November during the WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open. The Main Event will take place November 25 – 30, and will have a $2 million guaranteed prize pool with a $3,500 buy-in. Additional tournaments will be held from November 16 – 30, with the $1 million guaranteed, $400 buy-in Deep Stack to kick off the festival. 

“Our previous Main Event for this festival more than doubled the guarantee,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of World Poker Tour. “The enthusiasm for these events has been remarkable, and I look forward to continuing our ongoing streak of bigger and bigger prize pools for the RRPO Main Event.”

Season 19’s WPT Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open broke multiple records for prize pools and attendance, with the $3,500 Main Event netting more than 1,500 entries for a prize pool surpassing $5 million. Gediminas Uselis from Lithuania was the eventual champion, taking home $778,490 and cementing his place into the WPT Champions Club.

“I look forward to continuing our tradition of highly anticipated events this Fall,” said Jason Heidenthal, Tournament Manager at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood. “We’ve been planting seeds to make sure Hollywood is considered a poker player destination for years, and the upcoming festival will continue to accelerate that momentum.”

Entrants into all events on the Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open schedule will be eligible for WPT’s Player of the Festival leaderboard, which awards a $1,100 WPT Prime Passport to the player with the most points over the course of each tournament festival.

Online qualifiers for the upcoming event will be available in the coming months through ClubWPT. Please visit ClubWPT.com for additional details on WPT qualifiers. 

For more information, visit WPT.com.

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About the World Poker Tour®

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About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa

Owned and operated by the Seminole Tribe of Florida, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa is one of the largest and most successful casinos in the world offering award-winning gaming, hospitality, and entertainment. The casino offers nearly 5,000 of the hottest slot machines, 179 table games, a state-of-the-art Poker Room featuring 46 tables and a smoke-free Mezzanine Level Casino. The 800-room hotel is AAA Four Diamond rated and proudly offers 12 restaurants, including upscale dining venues Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, The Rez Grill, and Cipresso. Amenities include the 1,500-seat Hard Rock Event Center, which hosts some of the nation’s hottest entertainers and must-see concerts; a 60,000-square-foot pool deck area with three pools and 19 cabanas; as well as the luxurious Rock Spa® & Salon. The resort is located off I-4 at North Orient Road and Hillsborough Avenue, about 10 minutes east of downtown Tampa. For more information, please call 866-502-PLAY or visit us online and via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.​

About Hard Rock®

Hard Rock International (HRI)  is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in 68 countries spanning 253 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world’s largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2021, Hard Rock was honored as one of Forbes Magazine’s Best Employers for Diversity, a Top Employer for Women and the Top Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry. Hard Rock was also designated as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal and named the top performing hotel brand in J.D. Power’s North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for the third consecutive year in 2021. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.

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