By Barbara Rogers
Great news for poker players! The GAME CONTINUES. The place where it all started, Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Indiana will play host to the Hollywood Poker Open. It started here, in Brad Hinson’s poker room and it traveled all across America. Penn National Gaming did a tremendous job of making sure players from just about everywhere in this country had a shot at winning a seat in the Las Vegas main event of the HPO. And all the while, paying out plenty of prize money in a multitude of events that players found affordable. Once the poker room manager, Brad Hinson got the ball rolling with super efficiency, it just got bigger and bigger. With an all-out effort and a “takeno- prisoners” attitude, they were determined to make this big and make it work.” And I know for a fact, the talk among the poker players was, “man I sure hope Hollywood does this again.” And they are
Qualify at Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg November 15-24, 2013 for the 2014 Las Vegas Hollywood Poker Open and win a trophy. But, there are plenty of other reasons to play in Lawrenceburg. The schedule is huge. From Deep Stack NLH, Seniors NL, NLH (Ante Only), Pot Limit Omaha, Ladies NLH, daily and nightly Cash NLH to NLH Last Chance. View it in detail in their ad in this issue of Poker Player. [Download the PDF]
A stationary boat casino in the quaint, spotless town of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, Hollywood Casino has comfy remodeled rooms with free internet. Call 888-274- 6797 for reservations. The Final Cut Steakhouse and the party at Boogie Nights should be on your list while there.
WSOP Champ Chris Moneymaker has joined Penn National Gaming to compete, meet and greet at local and regional events of the Hollywood Poker Open for this go-around. This past inaugural HPO in Vegas guaranteed $500,000 and it rapidly grew to $1,423,062. Ana Marquez took home $320,189 for 1st place. Sweet success.