WPTDeepStacks Heads Back to Seminole Casino Hotel for Third Annual Series Beginning September 1

Posted on July 20, 2017 @ 9:00 AM by Lukas M. Willems

Main Event kicks off September 8 and boasts $200,000 guarantee, matching the largest guarantee in Southwest Florida poker history.

IMMOKALEE, Fla. The 2017-2018 Seminole Hard Rock Poker season begins September 1, 2017, at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee with WPTDeepStacks, poker’s premier mid-major tournament circuit. The third annual WPTDeepStacks Immokalee series features a $1,100 buy-in Main Event that boasts a $200,000 guaranteed prize pool, matching the largest poker guarantee in Southwest Florida history. The finale is eligible in both WPTDeepStacks and Seminole Hard Rock Poker Player of the Year races.

During WPTDeepStacks Immokalee, tournaments will run daily from September 1-10. The WPTDeepStacks Immokalee series features five primary events, in addition to a number of side events and satellites.

Kicking off the WPTDeepStacks Immokalee action is a multi-day, $350 buy-in event with a $30,000 guaranteed prize pool. The $1,100 Main Event begins Saturday, September 8, and is anticipated to be one of the most well-attended events in Southwest Florida poker history. In addition to taking home the lion’s share of the prize pool, the winner of the WPTDeepStacks Immokalee $1,100 Main Event will earn a $3,000 package to the WPTDeepStacks Championship, the tour’s season-ending event.

“Bringing a global brand like WPTDeepStacks to Southwest Florida is something no other property in the Southwest Florida region is offering,” said Rick O’Connell, Seminole Casino Hotel Poker Manager. “Chris Torina and the entire WPTDeepStacks team has done an amazing job growing the brand and expanding its presence not only in North America, but in Europe as well. We’re proud to be able to put Immokalee on the worldwide map and to bring a one-of-a-kind experience to our guests.”

In addition to the featured events, a nightly turbo series allows participants to accumulate points towards the Turbo Series Leaderboard. The top earner on the Turbo Series Leaderboard will be awarded a $1,100 seat to the WPTDeepStacks Immokalee Main Event.

“The Southwest region of Florida is overflowing with passionate poker players, and there is a lot of untapped talent that WPTDeepStacks is looking forward to showcasing on its global stage,” said Chris Torina, WPTDeepStacks Executive Director. “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, and we are excited to return to such a beautiful property. Together with the amazing staff of Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, we look forward to another amazing event.”

More information on WPTDeepStacks Immokalee, including a complete schedule and all structure sheets, is available at WorldPokerTour.com and SeminoleImmokaleePoker.com.

About Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee
Open 24/7; 365 days a year, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is Southwest Florida’s premier gaming and entertainment destination. The 51,000-square-foot plus casino offers 1,300 slots, including Tarzan, Wheel of Fortune and Crazy Money, and 38 live table games including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. Dining options include the award-winning 1st Street Deli, Asian fusion restaurant Lucky Mi Noodle House, and The EE-TO-LEET-KE (“The Camp”) Grill. Nightly entertainment is highlighted by the Zig Zag lounge, home of the Zig Zag Girlz, “where the party never ends” featuring nightly live entertainment and no last call. Additional entertainment and events are held at the Seminole Center, an indoor/outdoor special event center featuring state-of-the-art sound and lighting system designed by Technomedia Solutions. The new Seminole Casino Hotel is the first upscale hotel to open in or near Immokalee and offers suites and deluxe guestrooms with modern décor and features, plus amenities including a swimming pool with adjacent private Seminole Chickee cabana huts, 24-hour fitness studio, free Wi-Fi, and desk concierge services.

Located at 506 South 1st Street in Immokalee, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is easily accessible to all of Southwest Florida via I-75 and Southwest Florida International Airport is only a 45-minute drive from the casino. Located between Miami and Naples, north of Alligator Alley on Highway 846, it is five blocks south of Highway 29. Approximately 30 minutes from Naples and Fort Myers, the casino is a 90-minute drive from Miami and Fort Lauderdale. Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee participates in the Seminole Players Club Wild Card Rewards Program whereby players earn and redeem comp dollars at all Seminole Casinos in Florida. For more information, call toll-free (800) 218-0007 or visit moreinparadise.com  or facebook.com/seminoleimmokalee.

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2017 WPTDeepStacks-Immokalee Schedule

Posted on July 5, 2017 @ 9:00 AM by Lukas M. Willems

Primary Event Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournament DescriptionStructure
1AFriday1-Sep12pm$350Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry ($30K Gtd, $1K Main Event Seat Aded)Structure
1BSaturday2-Sep12pm$350Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry ($30K Gtd, $1K Main Event Seat Aded)Structure
1CSunday3-Sep12pm$350Deep Stack NLH Re-Entry ($30K Gtd, $1K Main Event Seat Aded)Structure
1Monday4-Sep12pm-Day 2--
2Monday4-Sep11am$150Seniors NLH 50+ ($1K Main Event Seat Added)Structure
3Tuesday5-Sep12pm$125Deep Stack NLH ($1K Main Event Seat Added)Structure
4Wednesday6-Sep12pm$150Green Chip Bounty NLH ($1,100 Main Event Seat Added)Structure
5AFriday8-Sep12pm$1,100 Main Event NLH ($200K Gtd)Structure
5BSaturday9-Sep12pm$1,100 Main Event NLH ($200K Gtd)Structure
5Sunday10-Sep12pm-Day 2--

Secondary Event Schedule

EventDayDateTimeBuy-InTournament DescriptionStructure
--Friday1-Sep4pm$90WPTDeepStacks Event 1 Satellite (2 Seats Gtd)Structure
--Friday1-Sep7pm$90WPTDeepStacks Event 1 Satellite (2 Seats Gtd)Structure
--Saturday2-Sep4pm$90WPTDeepStacks Event 1 Satellite (2 Seats Gtd)Structure
--Saturday2-Sep7pm$90WPTDeepStacks Event 1 Satellite (2 Seats Gtd)Structure
--Sunday3-Sep4pm$125Deep Stack Turbo Series (Event 1)*Structure
--Sunday3-Sep7pm$140WPTDeepStacks Main Event Satellite (1 Seat Gtd)Structure
--Monday4-Sep4pm$125Deep Stack Turbo Series (Event 2)*Structure
Monday4-Sep7pm$140WPTDeepStacks Main Event Satellite (1 Seat Gtd)Structure
--Tuesday5-Sep4pm$125Deep Stack Turbo Series (Event 3)*Structure
--Tuesday5-Sep7pm$250Survivor Turbo NLHStructure
--Wednesday6-Sep4pm$125Deep Stack Turbo Series (Event 4)*Structure
--Wednesday6-Sep7pm$140WPTDeepStacks Main Event Satellite (1 Seat Gtd)Structure
--Thursday7-Sep12pm$140WPTDeepStacks Main Event Satellite (1 Seat Gtd)Structure
--Thursday7-Sep4pm$125Deep Stack Turbo Series (Event 5)*Structure
--Thursday7-Sep7pm$140WPTDeepStacks Main Event Satellite (1 Seat Gtd)Structure
--Friday8-Sep4pm$140WPTDeepStacks Main Event Satellite (1 Seat Gtd)Structure
--Friday8-Sep7pm$140WPTDeepStacks Main Event Satellite (1 Seat Gtd)Structure
--Saturday9-Sep9am$140Turbo WPTDeepStacks Main Event Satellte (1 Seat Gtd)Structure
--Saturday9-Sep7pm$280Double Green Chip Bounty NLHStructure
--Sunday10-Sep1pm$125Mini Main EventStructure

*$1,100 Main Event seat awarded to the Turbo Series top points earner