World Poker Tour® Headlines Seminole Hard Rock Tampa Festival in September

Apr 20, 2022

Tampa, FL (April 20, 2022) – Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa hosts the World Poker Tour® for the 7th time beginning August 25 through September 6. The $3,500 buy-in main event takes place September 2 – 7.

“We are pleased to be continuing the successful tradition of WPT events at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa,” said Adam Pliska, CEO of World Poker Tour. “Feedback from players has been overwhelmingly positive and this year’s event promises to be one of the most popular events of the season.”

WPT returns to Tampa for the first time since June 2021, where the main event prize pool soared over $3.7 million and broke multiple records for a Seminole Hard Rock Tampa event. Brian Altman was the eventual champion, securing his 3rd WPT Main Tour title. He joins Gun Hansen, Eric Afriat, Chino Rheem, Carlos Mortensen, Anthony Zinno, and Darren Elias as the only players to ever win 3 or more WPT titles.

“Our players have always shown enthusiasm for WPT events,” said Pablo Perez, Director of Poker, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tampa. “It is going to be an exciting summer of poker here in Tampa, and players should look forward to the release of the full tournament schedule.”

Entrants at WPT Tampa 2022 will also be competing in the WPT 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. Please refer to the event schedule for more information on which events qualify for the leaderboard.

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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 or

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