In November, the Hollywood Poker Open (HPO) will return for its third season, which will feature more regional stops, qualify more players for the Championship Event, and see 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Chris Moneymaker return as tour ambassador.
The Season 3 schedule features eight stops, including a new one at the Hollywood Casino Toledo from February 5-16. However, before that, the HPO will hold its first event of the season from November 13-23 at the Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg in Indiana.
At each Regional stop this season, the HPO will be qualifying players for their season-ending championship at the M Resort Casino Spa in Las Vegas. Last season, the HPO sent more than 200 promotional winners to the Championship Event, and they plan to do the same in Season 3.
“We plan to not only give away hundreds of seats to the Championship again, but we will also implement similar seat winner promotions to the Regional tournament series as well,” said HPO Tournament Director Bill Bruce. “These HPO tournament fields are such a great mix of traveling poker professionals and local promotion winners which makes the tournaments really attractive to all levels of poker players.”
Here’s a look at the Hollywood Poker Open Season 3 Schedule:
|November 13-23, 2014||Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, Indiana|
|February 5-16, 2015||Hollywood Casino Toledo, Ohio|
|February 26-March 8, 2015||Hollywood Casino Tunica, Mississippi|
|March 26-April 5, 2015||Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, Grantville, PA|
|April 16-26, 2015||Hollywood Casino St. Louis, Missouri|
|April 30 - May 10, 2015||Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, West Virginia|
|May 14-24, 2015||Hollywood Casino Columbus, Ohio|
|June (TBD)||Championship Event — M Resort Casino Spa, Las Vegas|
Season 2 of Penn National Gaming’s Hollywood Poker Open tournament series — which featured six stops — concluded back in June when the UK’s Simon Deadman topped a field 692 entries to win the HPO Championship Main Event at the M Spa Resort Casino in Las Vegas for $351,097. That event had a $500,000 guarantee, though the prize pool ended up being more than three times that much.
Others who captured HPO titles in Season 2 were Toby Mathews (HPO Tunica - $15,040), Bradley Yazici (HPO Grantville - $22,752), Chris Moneymaker (HPO St. Louis - $36,259), Brian Cavaliere (HPO Charles Town - $39,756), and Joey Couden (HPO Columbus - $60,827).
For more on Season 3 of the Hollywood Poker Open, visit HollywoodPokerOpen.com.