Rumors have been circling recently regarding a huge stakes main event to be held by the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at some point next year.
On Wednesday, these whisperings were realized when the leading Hollywood Casino tweeted their announcement of a $10 million guaranteed World Poker Tour Main Event with a buy-in of $5,300.
While an official announcement is still yet to be released from the World Poker Tour, the original tweet was reposted by Executive Tour Director of the WPT Matt Savage.
This event is set to mark the second occasion of a monstrous guarantee held by the Seminole Hard Rock in under one year, with the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10 Million Guarantee Championship Event concluding just over a month ago at the close of August.
On that occasion, Poker pro Blair Hinkle took home the title and more than $1.74 million in prizes after beating out a field of 2,383 other competitors.
There appears to be a high chance of the event treading on the toes of several other big name events, with the Hard Rock confirming it to be scheduled for April 2014. The major European Poker Tour San Remo Festival is already penned in for competition from the 6-16 of April, with the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final written into the calendar from April 23 – May 3.
Further to this, the World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Tournament is likely to run from April 6- 16, meaning players and fans will be spoiled for choice throughout the month.
As also tweeted by Savage, the event will feature a re-entry format parallel to that which was used in August’s $10 million assured event, with one hour long levels running until day three utilizing the standard World Poker Tour structure.
Savage further clarified the event will play host to a number of mixed-game side events, largely in response to a question forwarded by renown Poker pro Owais Ahmed.
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