New Seminole Hard Rock Poker Room Is About Location, Location, Location

Written By Steve Ruddock on June 12, 2017Last Updated on March 26, 2021
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With the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in full swing in Nevada, other poker news can fall through the cracks. One such story is the new poker room at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

On June 1, the property moved its popular poker room from its longtime location outside in Seminole Paradise to a new location inside the casino. The 36-table poker room is now located inside the ballrooms. The room will host all cash games and daily tournaments.

The easiest access to the new poker room is through the Seminole Way garage.

According to a press release from Seminole Gaming, patrons using the Seminole Way garage will have “easy, covered, air-conditioned access to the poker area.”

New poker room closer to tournament action

The new location is also closer to where the Seminole Hard Rock hosts major poker tournaments. The South Florida casino hosts several tournament series, like the Semin ole Hard Rock Poker Open and the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown.

Larry Frank, general manager of gaming operations for Seminole Gaming, spoke about the new room:

“In maintaining the quality experience of poker play that the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino poker room is known for, we’re excited about the new poker space and are committed to continuing to offer some of the region’s best promotions and tournaments. The new room’s proximity to our major tournament venue is expected to help amplify our cash action during the upcoming Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open and all subsequent series.”

One of those subsequent series will be a WSOP Circuit stop.

Seminole Gaming recently announced a partnership with the WSOP too. Seminole Hard Rock will host a WSOPC series during the upcoming 2017/2018 WSOP Circuit season. The stop at the Seminole Hard Rock gets started on September 21 and runs through October 2, 2017.

As part of the deal, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek will also host a WSOPC series in February of 2018.

Games and amenities in the new room

The new 24/7 poker room will feature a mixture of games, including:

  • limit and no-limit Texas hold’em
  • Omaha hi-lo
  • Seven-card stud

In addition to the cash games and the major tournaments, Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood also has one of the most extensive daily tournament schedules in the area.

Additionally, the room features large screen TVs. Moreover, according to the press release:

“Food service is available and players may order from a limited menu serviced through in-room dining, as well as a grab-and-go kiosk located at the entrance featuring extensive hot and cold items.”

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Steve Ruddock is an avid poker player and a veteran member of the gaming media. His primary focus is on the regulated US online casino and poker markets. He writes for numerous online and print publications, including,, and USA Today.

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