LAS VEGAS (April 7, 2015) – There are few poker events that can change the landscape of the game overnight — the Super High Roller Bowl® is one of them. Poker Central®, the world’s only 24/7 poker TV network, along with POKER PROductions, producers of the World Series of Poker, and ARIA Resort & Casino, the stunning Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Award-winning resort, announced today a new and exclusive poker tournament, the Super High Roller Bowl. The premier event is scheduled for July 2-4 at ARIA’s Bristlecone Ballroom.
“We are excited to partner with ARIA and POKER PROductions to announce this new and thrilling event,” said Clint Stinchcomb, CEO of Poker Central®. “It’s sure to be one of the most captivating and popular tournaments in poker.” Professional poker players scheduled to compete include Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Erik Seidel, Scott Seiver and Sam Trickett, among others.
The Super High Roller Bowl has a projected prize pool of $25 million with a buy-in of $500,000 – one of the largest in the history of poker! “This prestigious tournament is set to be one of the most talked-about events of the year,” said Mori Eskandani, president of POKER PROductions. “Many of the best players in the world are on board to compete for millions in prizes and the very first Super High Roller Bowl championship ring.”
Fans will have the opportunity to watch their favorite players battle in the Super High Roller Bowl on a major sports network, with more details to be announced in the near future. The Super High Roller series of games starts in late June and is scheduled to air in August.
Super High Roller Bowl Quick Facts
- July 2-4 at ARIA in Las Vegas.
- The Super High Roller Bowl is an open event; invitations are not required.
- There will be no tournament fees, so players keep 100%.
- The Super High Roller Bowl will be an annual event.
- The 1st place winner will receive an estimated $8 million* as well as a championship ring.
- There will only be one championship ring awarded each year.
- There is no cap on the total number of players and there will be satellite events.
- The Super High Roller Bowl will be televised on a major television network.
- The event already has 50 confirmed/probable players. See our website for the latest player list.
About Poker Central®
Poker Central® is the world’s only 24/7 Poker™ TV network. Poker Central’s® non-stop coverage of everything poker captivates viewers with thrilling victories, heartbreaking defeats and fortunes made. Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, Poker Central® offers unique all‑day, everyday access to exclusive poker tournaments, celebrity players, tips and tricks from the pros, player profiles and stunning destinations from around the globe. Poker Central® is committed to delighting audiences and advancing the sport of poker worldwide.
About ARIA Resort & Casino
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on The Strip featuring an unprecedented combination of striking architecture, sustainable design, spectacular amenities, high-end service and premium meeting and convention space. Combined with its unparalleled amenities including luxurious shopping at Crystals and the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA introduces a new generation of resort experiences, unlike anything Las Vegas has ever seen. ARIA and its neighboring properties are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and Infinity World Development Corp., a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com or call toll free at (866) 359-7757; also find ARIA on Facebook and Twitter.
About POKER PROductions
POKER PROductions is the premier production company specializing in televised poker. With shows on television nearly around the clock, POKER PROductions’ work can be seen at all hours of the day (and night). Some of POKER PROductions’ shows include: NBC’s Poker After Dark, GSN’s High Stakes Poker, and NBC’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship. POKER PROductions was started in 2003 by Mori Eskandani, a longtime professional poker player turned television executive. Armed with the advent of the hole card cam and a unique perspective on televised poker, Mori has created original programming that has been well-received in over 15 different countries.
*The $8 million first place prize and $25 million prize pool assumes that at least 50 players will enter the SHRB™.