The $50,000 guarantee was handily bested as the clock currently shows 210 entries. That has the prize pool at an unofficial $63,000 and growing with registration and re-entry available until about 3:30pm.
Those in the early game include Phil Hui and Loni Harwood. Their collective resumes include a combined nearly $4,000,000 in career earnings, three gold bracelets and seven gold rings.
The first break is right around the corner and we’ll take a look at some of the big stacks after cards go back in the air.
The entry count has continued to climb since cards went in the air just about an hour ago. The clock reads 142 in the game putting the tournament well on place to best the $50,000 guarantee. There’s a number of familiar local faces as well as traveling pros that are in the action. We’ll take at some of those we recognize shortly.
The clock strikes 11am and cards are in the air for the first-ever World Series of Poker Circuit at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek. The series opener boasts a $365 buy-in, $50,000 guaranteed and is structure to play out in one day. At its conclusion, the tournament’s champion will earn the lion’s share of a hefty prize pool along with the tour’s token prize — a gold ring.
Here are the details:
11AM: Event 1 – $365 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$50,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
Players begin with 10,000 in chips and 30-minute levels
Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9
This is a one-day tournament and plays until completion
The WSOP Circuit at Coco runs daily through the the 19th awarding a total of 13 gold rings. Headline events include Friday and Saturday’s $365 re-entry with a $300,000 guarantee as well as a $3,250 High Roller and the $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event which is slated to wrap the series.
We’ll take a closer look at what’s in store later today. Good luck, players!
COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (January 8, 2018) – Seminole Casino Coconut Creek and the World Series of Poker (WSOP) will partner for the first time ever beginning February 8 to bring the brand’s award-winning Circuit back to the South Florida region.
The 12-day series kicks off with a $300,000 guaranteed opener and is punctuated by a $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event. In addition to millions of dollars in prizes, up for grabs will be two entries in the WSOP’s season-ending $10,000 Global Casino Championship where players will compete for their share of a prize pool worth at least $1,000,000 and a gold bracelet in this one-of-a-kind televised event.
“The World Series of Poker is the largest and most historic name in the industry,” said Seminole Gaming General Manager of Poker Operations Larry Frank. “As we continue to grow our poker brand throughout the state of Florida and globally, the partnership with WSOP proves a natural fit for Seminole Gaming, further establishing our position as a premier destination for top poker play.”
Headline events for the WSOP Circuit at Seminole Casino Coconut Creek include:
$365 No Limit Hold’em (Event 2) — $300,000 guaranteed February 9-11
$3,250 High Roller No Limit Hold’em (Event 9) — $100,000 guaranteed February 15-16
$1,675 Main Event No Limit Hold’em (Event 10) — $1,000,000 guaranteed February 16-19
Along with the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is one of just two Florida properties to host a WSOP Circuit event as Seminole Gaming has exclusive rights to the tour in its current season.
“The poker pulse is strong in Florida and our partnership with Seminole Gaming has helped us expand our brand in the Sunshine State by working with two of its premiere properties,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “With a $1,000,000 guaranteed Main Event taking place during peak season, the Seminole Casino Coconut Creek series is one of our most anticipated of the year and we’re eager to get cards in the air this February.”
The series’ $1,675 Main Event provides players two starting flights beginning Friday, February 16 and Saturday, February 17 at 11 a.m. The tournament features a guaranteed prize pool of $1,000,000 and permits a single re-entry per flight. Day 2 begins Sunday, February 18 at 12 p.m. and the third and final session of play takes place the following day at 12 p.m.
The Main Event champion will take home a six-figure first prize, a custom gold ring trophy and a $10,000 entry in the Global Casino Championship. In addition, the finale is points eligible in the Seminole Hard Rock Poker (SHRP) Player of the Year race. Following August’s Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open, the top points earner goes down as the Player of the Year earning a prize package inclusive of entries in all SHRP Main Event and Championships as well as hotel and dining credits the following season.
Tournament updates for the Main Event and all other gold ring events will be available at both SeminoleCoconutCreekPoker.com and WSOP.com. Additional event information including the tournament schedule, structure sheets, promotions and poker hotel rates is available at CasinoCoco.com/Poker.
About Seminole Casino Coconut Creek Seminole Casino Coconut Creek offers the market’s most fully-integrated, energized, stylish and upscale local’s casino experience featuring nearly 2,000 Las Vegas-style slots and 70 live table games, including blackjack, baccarat and poker. Under its roof, the casino has the region’s most sought-after steakhouse, NYY Steak, as well as Sorrisi Italian restaurant, the New York-style 1st Street Deli and authentic Asian cuisine at The BOL. Guests can enjoy live music from a variety of performers and hear the latest mixes from some of the area’s top DJs at Legends Lounge, Nectar and Sunset Grill. The Pavilion, a 1,200-seat capacity entertainment venue, has been a home to acts such as Wayne Newton, Dionne Warwick, Andy Cohen and many more. Open 24/7, 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is located at the corner of U.S. 441 (State Road 7) and Sample Road at 5550 NW 40 Street in Coconut Creek, Fla. For more information, call (954) 977-6700 or visit us online at CasinoCoco.com. Like us on Facebook at facebook.com/seminolecasinocococreek, follow us on Twitter @SemCasinoCoCo and Instagram @seminolecasinococonutcreek, and subscribe to our YouTube channel at youtube.com/SeminoleCasinoCC.