“This opportunity will also engage the global poker community in the fun as they immerse themselves in the real-time poker viewing experience.” said William Mason, director of poker for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla
Hollywood, Florida (PRWEB) August 01, 2013
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino has announced the addition of a Live Updates Team to its Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open (SHRPO) that runs run August 8 - 29 with the $10 Million Guaranteed Championship Event August 22 – 28. The Live Updates Team, comprised of some of the poker industry’s finest in live streaming and reporting, will be bringing all of the action to SHRPO’s reading and viewing audience.
Throughout the 33-event series, inclusive of the $10 Million Guaranteed Championship Event, the Live Updates Team will keep followers posted from the tournament floor via a live featured table web stream by Rob Perelman, coupled with live updates, blog posts, photos, videos and social media covered by Jay “Whojedi” Newnum, BJ Nemeth, Ryan Lucchesi, Diana Cox, Mickey Doft and Will Thomas.
Live streaming with chat function, live updates and blog posts are available at the official SHRPO website http://www.SeminoleHardRockPokerOpen.com. Engagement on social media will be accessible through The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock’s Twitter feed at @SHRThePokerRoom and Facebook at fb.com/SHRThePokerRoom.
"Bringing together this dynamic, well-respected team of poker professionals to report on and provide a window into the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open will allow fans to see their favorite players live and read about the action as it happens,” said William Mason, director of poker for Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. “This opportunity will also engage the global poker community in the fun as they immerse themselves in the real-time poker viewing experience.”
Perelman is a semi-professional poker player whose technology experience powers all of the tournament web streams at Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, Foxwoods Casino in Conn. and Bay 101 in San Jose. His eight years of poker TV experience include work on shows such as “World Series of Poker,” "High Stakes Poker," "Poker After Dark" and “NBC National Heads-Up Championship.” He has also won an Emmy for the TV program entitled "The Pokerdome."
With over 43 years of combined poker industry experience, Newnum, Nemeth, Lucchesi, Cox, Doft and Thomas will cover everything from chip counts and daily summaries to player interviews and photos. One or more of the members of the team has worked for BLUFF magazine, PokerNews, Card Player magazine, World Poker Tour, Card Player Poker Tour, World Series of Poker, European Poker Tour, PokerStars.tv, and Full Tilt Poker, not only in the United States, but on multiple continents. Newnum and Nemeth were both featured in the recent documentary film, "Bet Raise Fold."
The World Poker Tour, which has been added to the SHRPO tournament schedule with the new WPT Alpha8™ Florida Super High-Roller $100,000 buy-in, will be live streaming the $10 Million Guaranteed Championship Event in Paradise Live on August 28 starting at noon on http://www.SeminoleHardRockPokerOpen.com.
Satellites will be running at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, as well as Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Tampa, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and Seminole Casino Immokalee. Players can gain satellite entry for as little as $115 and become part of poker history.
Anyone age 18 or over is welcome to obtain a free "Wild Card" at the Player's Club or in the Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock and participate in the SHRPO. Local players and those attending from around the globe may play in any of the 33 tournaments, as well as in the numerous satellites available.
Registered poker players will receive 20% off the regular Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino room rate. Offer is valid based on availability and must be booked seven days prior to arrival. To book a reservation, call 966-502-PLAY. Partnering hotels will also be offering discounts.
Registration is now open on site at the Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock, located at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, One Seminole Way, Hollywood, FL 33314. For more information, call 954-585-5111. Visit http://www.seminolehardrockpokeropen.com for the schedule, Championship Event payout structure, and live updates.
SHRPO Media Contacts:
Yaffa Mizrachi, Seminole Hard Rock
(954) 327-7504, C: (954) 895-6480
Ashley Svarney, Seminole Hard Rock
(954) 327-7631, C: (954) 268-6091
Fran Folic, Bitner Goodman
(954) 730-7730 ext. 117
The Poker Room
The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock offers poker players a comfortable setting with 24/7 live sports action with its large screen projector and flat-screen televisions. New 24/7 high stakes poker allows players to go “all in, all the time.” The Poker Room includes more than 40 tables offering various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold’em, Omaha Hi-Lo and 7-Card Stud.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino invites you to PLAYHARD! Play, stay, dine, and shop at South Florida’s ultimate entertainment destination. Over 90 tables offer Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow Poker, Three Card Poker, Texas Hold ‘em Bonus Poker, Casino War and Let it Ride on a nearly three-acre casino floor. Additionally, over 2,500 slots include the Native-American Casino linked Multi-Area Progressive Jackpots and Mega Jackpots. Separate high-limit rooms for table games and slots, in addition to a non-smoking room, are available for guests to enjoy. Loyal Player’s Club members also have access to the exclusive VIP Plum Lounge and VIP Chef’s Table show kitchen. The Poker Room at Seminole Hard Rock hosts various games and tournaments of Limit and No Limit Texas Hold ‘em, 7-Card Stud and two dollar and four dollar limit Omaha Hi Lo games. Located inside the casino is Hard Rock Cafe -Hollywood, part of Hard Rock’s 138 globally recognized rock ‘n’ roll restaurants. The Green Lodging Certified by the State of Florida, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort showcases 500 luxurious guest rooms, 40,000 square feet of meeting room space, Rock Spa, award-winning restaurants, high-energy nightclubs, lounges and bars, boutique retail shops, the 350-seat Paradise Live theater and the 5,500–seat Hard Rock Live concert arena. Located on State Road 7 (U.S. 441) in Hollywood, Florida. Take I-95, exit Stirling Rd. and travel west to 1 Seminole Way. For more information, call (954) 327-ROCK, 1 800-937-0010 or visit us online at http://www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, facebook.com/seminolehardrockhollywood, twitter.com/SHRHollywood, instagram.com/semhardrockhollywood and youtube.com/semhardrockhollywood.