The World Poker Tour makes its return to the Sunshine State with the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open, a non-televised Season X Main Event to take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. The brand-new tournament starts today and runs till Feb. 14. On the guest list are Mike Sexton, Tony Dunst, and the Royal Flush Girls. The event has a buy-in of $3500 with a re-entry option on Day 1B. The Final Table will be streamed live online on Feb. 14 at 1:30 PM ET/10:30 AM PT, and will be commentated by Tony Dunst and a special guest.
Among the list of poker pros to take part are Andy Frankenberger, Jason Mercier and Will “The Thrill” Failla – the front runner for WPT Player of the Year. Florida has become a real poker hotspot as the World Poker Tour hosts 3 WPT Main Events in 3 months. They will return to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino for the Hard Rock Poker Showdown in April. Last year, 433 players competed for a prize pool over $4 million. One week later, the WPT goes to Jacksonville for the WPT Main Event in the brand-new BestBet Jacksonville poker complex. In addition, the World Poker Tour will also host two WPT Regional events in Florida.
Winner of the WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open will be awarded a substantial sum of cash for the first prize, along with the WPT Champions Trophy, the Tiffany & Co ® WPT Champions Award, will get their name engraved on the WPT Champions Cup, and gain entry into the $25,000 WPT World Championship to be hosted at the Bellagio in Las Vegas this coming May.