BANGOR, Maine — Hollywood Casino Hotel & Raceway is giving local players the opportunity to compete in a Las Vegas poker tournament with a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000.
The inaugural Hollywood Poker Open will be held at the M Resort in Las Vegas at the end of June. Local poker tournaments, and hours of local play will determine who will make the cut to complete in Las Vegas.
A pool of 50 players will be determined by number of poker hours played between Nov. 19, 2012 to May 1, 2013. The 50 players will compete in one of five local poker tournaments, with the top 2 from each tournament moving on to the final round. Ten players will compete in the final local tournament, with the top eight winning a seat at the Hollywood Poker Open in Las Vegas, a $2,500 value. The top eight players will also receive $1,500 to cover travel, food and lodging. The top three players in the final local tournament will receive additional cash prizes.
Those interested in more information should visit the Poker Room at Hollywood Casino, or www.hollywoodpokeropen.com.