2nd Annual Event Has Players Flocking to Florida for $200k Guarantee Main Event
Los Angeles, CA (July 15, 2016) WPTDeepStacks, poker’s premier mid-major poker tour, created by World Poker Tour® and DeepStacks Poker Tour, is beating the snowbirds and heading south early!
Join in as Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, hosts the WPTDeepStacks Immokalee series, September 2-11, 2016. The series features 24 events over nine days, capped off with a $1,100 buy-in Main Event and $200,000 guaranteed prize pool.
This is the second year WPTDeepStacks has held an event on this magnificent property. 2015’s tour stop was a huge success and we are already on pace for an even bigger outcome! In addition to aiming for a piece of the $200k prize pool, players are competing for a chance to qualify for this year’s WPTDS Player of the Year race. The Player of the Year package includes $15,000 towards 2017 WPT® Main Tour Stop buy ins, as well as $5,000 towards Season 4 WPTDS tour stops.
"The Southwest region of Florida is overflowing with passionate poker players. There is a lot of untapped talent here that is going to ensure a tremendous event,” said DeepStacks President Chris Torina. “We are thrilled to continue working with the amazing staff at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee, and excited to return to such a beautiful property.
“We look forward to the excitement of the WPTDeepStacks series at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee”, said Mike Warren, Vice President of Marketing for Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee. “As Southwest Florida’s premier gaming and entertainment destination, Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee hosts two large annual poker series, and we are excited to showcase our beautiful casino floor, amazing hotel and dining options to the WPTDeepStacks players.”
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 over 1300 slots, including Tarzan, Wheel of Fortune and Monopoly and 38 live tables games including Blackjack, Mini-Baccarat, Pai Gow, Let It Ride, Three Card Poker, Mississippi Stud, Blackjack Switch and Spanish 21. The casino also features an award-winning poker room. 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. 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. Located at 506 South First Street in Immokalee, Seminole Casino 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 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 www.SeminoleCasinoHotel.com or www.facebook.com/seminoleimmokalee
Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee:
Welcome to Southwest Florida's #1 entertainment destination, Seminole Casino Hotel in Immokalee, Florida. Offering an experience unique to the Paradise Coast, we invite you to indulge in culinary delights, dance the night away or win big in our high-energy casino, all while relaxing in one of our beautifully designed deluxe rooms or suites.
The Poker Room at Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee is open every day and features 6 tables. Games offered include Limit and No Limit Texas Hold'Em, Seven Card Stud, and Omaha Hi Lo. Additionally, players are eligible to win payouts with Progressive "Bonus Hands", all Quads, Straight Flushes and Royals while playing live games. Players may also earn entry tickets to win Seminole Casino Hotel Immokalee weekly and monthly drawings for cash and prizes.
Book your stay at https://www.seminoleimmokaleecasino.com/
The rate is $159 ROH per night for Sep. 9, 10 and/or 11, with a 2 night minimum, and is valid for bookings made on or before Aug 15. After that the price will increase.Group code is: GWPT16
Anthony Astarita (pictured) topped a field of 538 players to win the WPTDeepStacks Tampa Main Event on Monday night at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Tampa, Florida. Astarita was awarded $130,541 in prize money, the WPTDeepStacks trophy, a custom guitar trophy from the Seminole Hard Rock, and a $3,000 Championship prize package after winning a final day that clocked in at just over four hours of play.
There were some interesting storylines in play today with poker tournament veteran Sam Grizzle, 18-year-old Cody Sullivan, previous WPTDS Jacksonville champion George Wolfe, and recent WPTDS final-table contestant Mario Lopez all in the mix at the final table. In the end it came down to a very lopsided battle between Wolfe and Anthony Astarita.
Wolfe barely had half a big blind to his name when heads-up play began. It only took two hands to decide the final battle. Wolfe survived on a chopped pot on the first hand of heads-up play, and the chips went into the middle again the very next hand. Wolfe held 6c4h, but Astarita woke up with Ah5d. An ace fell on the flop for Astarita, and there was no more help to be found for Wolfe, who has an impressive run of final-table appearances at WPTDS stops held in Florida. But to the victor go the spoils, so congratulations to our new champion – Anthony Astarita!