I'm trying to keep straight all the tournaments coming to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, and it's becoming more difficult.
Now the WPTDeepStacks, a "mid-major" creation of the World Poker Tour and the DeepStacks Poker Tour, has rolled out its 2015 schedule, and it's launching at... the Seminole Hard Rock.
The $1,100 buy-in event begins on Jan. 29 and features two starting flights and a $300,000 guaranteed prize pool.
WPTDeepStacks also will stop at bestbet Jacksonville (Jacksonville, FL), Riverside Casino (Riverside, IA), IP Hotel & Casino (Biloxi, MS), Win-River Resort & Casino (Redding, CA), Atlantis Resort Casino Spa (Reno, NV), Majestic Star Casino (Gary, IN), and Dragonara Casino (Malta).
This year, every WPTDeepStacks Main Event champion will also win a seat and a travel package to the WPTDeepStacks Championship. Every player who cashes in a WPTDeepStacks Main Event will earn Player of the Year points, and the winner of the 2015 WPTDeepStacks Player of the Year title will once again earn a seat into the Season XIV WPT World Championship.
"We enjoy working hard at offering the best mid-major tour schedule in the industry. We wanted to make sure our players, partners and viewers had a poker experience they’d be talking about long after the event was over,” said Chris Torina, DeepStacks CEO.
Series Dates Location Series Name
Jan 29-Feb 1 Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood (FL)
Feb 5-9 Dragonara Casino Malta
Mar 7-16 bestbet Jacksonville Jacksonville
Mar 20-30 IP Casino Resort Spa Mississippi
Mar 28-Apr 6 Grey Eagle Calgary
Apr 18-27 Casino Yellowhead Edmonton (Spring)
April 29-May 4 Riverside Casino & Golf Resort Iowa
May 9-18 Turlock Poker Room Central California
June 17-July 15 The Bicycle Casino Los Angeles
July 23-Aug 2 Majestic Star Casino Chicagoland
Sept 19-29 Seminole Immokalee FT. Myers
Oct 4-12 Casino Yellowhead Edmonton (Fall)
Oct 17-26 Oceans 11 Casino San Diego
Nov 14-23 Win-River Resort & Casino Northern California
Nov 28-Dec 7 Grey Eagle Resort & Casino Championship
For more details on World Poker Tour events, sponsors and promotions, visit www.WPT.com.
It looks like the DeepStacks is rolled into the Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open (LHPO) booked for Jan. 22-Feb. 11 in the resort's ballrooms. It culminates with the Seminole Hard Rock WPT Lucky Hearts $3 Million Guaranteed Championship Feb. 5 – Feb. 11, with a $3,500 buy-in and six starting flights. The live streamed Championship final table will be held at the resort's Paradise Live theater in Seminole Paradise. LHPO schedule can be found at www.SHRPO.com.
There also is the $100,000 buy-in WPT Alpha8 Florida Jan. 17-18, plus the card room has its own tournaments, including a Big Slick on many months.