By Barbara Rogers
Penn National Gaming is making sure you have every opportunity to qualify for the big Hollywood Poker Open (HPO) Guaranteed $500,000 championship at the M resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas on June 28th- 30th. Poker players can enter the championship event with a $2,500 buy-in, or by qualifying through a regional event or local promotion such as a satellite or drawling.
The inaugural HPO regional event launches November 8th running through the 18th of November at Hollywood Casino Lawrenceburg, Indiana. This will include ten days of events with a $200,000 guaranteed Deep Stack No Limit Hold’em opening event. During the Lawrenceburg HPO regional event there will be plenty of opportunities to win a seat into the HPO championship. The seat package includes $1,500 in travel expenses, and the $2,500 seat for the HPO Championship.
Penn national Gaming, known for operating some of the largest and most comfortable poker rooms in its casinos in the East and Midwest, will host several regional tournaments in the Spring of 2013. This list includes Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia, Hollywood Casino, St. Louis, Missouri, and Hollywood Casino in Columbus, Ohio.
Another confirmed qualifying event is the HPO Kick-Off event at the outstanding M Resort in Las Vegas from January 25 to 27. This consists of three tournaments over three days with guaranteed prize pools of $70,000, and 2 seats to the HPO Championship.
We’ll continue to update you as we learn more. For additional details, visit www.hollywoodpokeropen.com.