Florida: Can World Poker Tour happen safely at the Hard Rock? Ben Crandell, South Florida Sun Sentinel · January 17, 2021 at 5:58 am Hundreds of poker players from across the country and beyond have gathered inside the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood for the World Poker Tour’s 2021 Lucky Hearts Open, as Florida’s record-setting COVID odds continue to rise. With $1 million in guaranteed prize money on the table for the main event Jan. 22-26, this is the first major tournament at the Hard Rock in a year and the first live event for the World Poker Tour since COVID lockdowns began in March. The Lucky Hearts Open, which began with preliminary matches Thursday and has averaged nearly 1,000 daily entries in its first two days, is taking place in the casino’s 40,000-square-foot Seminole Ballroom. The room includes 60 tables spaced across the floor, with eight competitors per table. Plexiglas dividers separate each player, and dealers are separated from players by a similar barrier. Masks are mandatory.