Covering an event like the World Poker Tour Seminole Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open produces a lot of data. There are tons of moving pieces that players never see needed to run an event of this magnitude. Hundreds of man hours from dozens of people are poured into just a few days.
There’s WPT and Seminole Hard Rock corporate staff, tournament floor staff, the WPT tour management team, a production team and gaggle of writers spread across the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood and a single card hasn’t been pitched yet.
We took an inside look at outside of the box numbers for the event:
12.3 – Miles floor supervisor Nathan De Land walked on Day 1B.
258 – Hands Alex Foxen had dealt to him on Day 1B.
37 – Hands Darren Elias saw in the final two hours of play.
3’9” – Height of the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup
527 – Number of pictures photographer Joe Giron snapped on Day 1B.
10,772 – Words of editorial and live coverage by the WPT on Day 1B.
19 – WPT staff members on-site.
112 – Traveling dealers for Day 1B.
251 – Number of hands dealer Linna Hang pitched during Day 1B.
19 – Knockouts dealer Jenny Rodriguez served in Day 1B.
128 – Gold records mounted in the Grand Ballroom.
6:30 – Time needed to walk to poker room from tournament area.
320,506 – Total poker chips across eight different tournament sets.