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Hollywood Casino Columbus To Host First Major Poker Tournament Series In Ohio

Hollywood Poker Open Regional Tournament

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The inaugural Hollywood Poker Open is coming to Columbus, Ohio. The Hollywood Casino Columbus will host 13-days of HPO events, including single table satellites, a super satellite and a 7-day $1,090 buy-in tournament from May 6th through the 19th. This regional tournament in Columbus is the last chance for players to win their way into the $500,000 guaranteed Hollywood Poker Open Championship on June 28-30 at the M Resort in Las Vegas. As a result, many of these events are geared towards awarding players packages that include a $2,500 seat and $1,500 in cash to travel to the marquee championship event.

This will be the first major tournament series held in Ohio after the four new casinos have opened in the state since May of 2012. Those casinos are: the Hollywood Casino Columbus, the Hollywood Casino Toledo, the Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati and the Horseshoe Casino Cleveland, which was slated to host a World Series of Poker Circuit event in March, but the event was postponed until the WSOP-C’s 2013-2014 season.

“We’re thrilled to host the Hollywood Poker Open regional tournament,” said Matt Dodd, poker manager at Hollywood Casino Columbus. “It gives our poker players a chance to go head to head with some of the best players in Ohio and surrounding states, win huge cash prizes, and even a seat to the national_ Hollywood Poker Open_ championship. We’re truly excited to see who will represent us at the main event in Las Vegas this June.”

The Hollywood Casino Columbus’ poker room features 30 tables, spreading all the most popular poker games including no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha. The luxurious room is designed with guest comfort, sporting rich woods, player drink holders at every table and more than 25 LCD televisions with access to whatever sporting event players might want to watch.
Details for all Columbus events can be found here.

If you can’t make the HPO Columbus to qualify for the Hollywood Poker Open Championship, you can also buy buy directly in to the $2,500 main event in Las Vegas.

For more news, updates and daily tournament information, check out the Ohio regional poker landing page.