Strong Demand For Live Poker Fuels Record Turn-Out

Published on April 30th, 2021 6:56 pm EST

The online poker scene is strong at the moment.  There was a massive turnout at a recent tournament.Live poker is alive and well.

Earlier this week, the World Poker Tour Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown smashed records, as well as its guarantee.

The tournament received an astonishing 2,482 entries, making it the largest field of any WPT Main Stop in history.

This massive turnout for the $3,500 event resulted in a prize pool of nearly $8 million, easily smashing the $2 million guarantee.

As a result, the first place prize is a whopping $1.261 million, which is incredibly high for a $3,500 buy-in event.


Florida has been one of the first states to ease their COVID-19 restrictions.

As a result, the WPT decided to push ahead with this event, and the results were overwhelming.

Players from all over the country travelled to the event, eager to play some live poker without too much in the way of restrictions.

Players had to wear masks, and there were still social distancing requirements and screens, though there were no restrictions as to how many players could be in the poker room at the same time.

This led to two completely full poker rooms, filled with tournament players, which was incredibly good news for the poker-playing public.

Players have been itching to get back to the tables since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown proved that there is an overwhelming demand to return to normal.


The turnout for this event is obviously good news for other upcoming major poker tournaments/series, including the World Series of Poker, which is scheduled to run this fall.


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