Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Has Its Biggest Year Yet

  • 2021 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open saw a record breaking 1,566 entries.
  • Michael Laufer won Event #1 for a prize of $160,734.
  • Loni Hui won Event #10, winning a prize of $85,355.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida-based casino Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino just saw some stellar turn-out numbers for its Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open event.

The Poker event began on November 17 and went through Wednesday, featuring 31 primary events, and a record-breaking 1,566 entries.

The Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open saw a 58.5% increase in its entries from the previous event in 2019.

  • 2021 entries: 1,566
  • 2019 entries: 988
  • 2018 entries: 898
  • 2015 entries: 766
  • 2016 entries: 760

Due to this vast amount of prize entries, the original $2 million guarantee was more than doubled into a $5 million prize pool

Winning Events

First place at Event #1’s final table was won by Michael Laufer with a prize of $160,734, followed up by Aleks Petrovic who won $155,302.

2021 RRPO Event #1 Final Table Winners

  • 1st place: Michael Laufer
  • 2nd place: Aleks Petrovic
  • 3rd place: Amed de la Torre

“The cards fell the right way,” Laufer said. “I picked the right spots, the right steps.”

Meanwhile, Loni Hui conquered Event #10, winning an $85,355 prize, just ahead of second-place winner Neil Zonenashvili.

2021 RRPO Event #10 Final Table Winners

  • 1st place: Loni Hui
  • 2nd place: Neil Zonenashvili
  • 3rd place: Ricardo Eyzaguirre

Although the Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open did not take place in 2020 due to Covid-19 lockdowns, it seems to have come back with a vengeance in 2021.

Interest and interaction from gambling fans with the event are bigger than ever, with a combined 11,926 entrants having competed.