On Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL tweeted their announcement of a $10 million guaranteed World Poker Tour Main Event with a buy-in of $5,300. The announcement was retweeted by Matt Savage, Executive Tour Director of the WPT, although an official announcement from the tour has yet to be received.
April 2014 @SHRHollywood Showdown just announced, $10 Million WPT Main Event Guarantee w/ $5300bi @SHRThePokerRoom #SHRPOFollow @SHRHollywood
This will mark the second massive guarantee held by Seminole Hard Rock in less than a year's time. Just over one month ago, the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10 Million Guarantee Championship Event concluded. Blair Hinkle took home the title and the over $1.74 million first-place prize after topping the field of 2,384 entries.
With the announcement that the event will be held in April 2014, it could directly clash with a few other big events. The European Poker Tour Sanremo festival is already scheduled for April 6-16, and the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final is slated for April 23-May 3. There is also the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific that has been planned to take place April 4-16 next year, as displayed on banners at this summer's WSOP.
According to Savage on Twitter, the event will feature the same re-entry format as it did for the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open August event with one-hour long levels until Day 3 using the standard WPT structure. He also said that the stop would be adding mixed-game side events in response to a question from WSOP gold bracelet winner Owais Ahmed.
Stay tuned to PokerNews for more information about this event as it becomes available.