(Las Vegas, NV – May 11, 2017) – Poker Central®, the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games, and lifestyle away from the tables, rounded out the Super High Roller Bowl field with the addition of Kevin Hart, completing the 56-player field of 2017’s highest stakes poker tournament. Starting on May 28th, fans of poker and Kevin Hart will be able to watch the most thrilling tournament of the year live, as Hart faces off against poker’s best, battling on the felt for a share of the $16.8 million prize pool.
In the star-studded field, Hart will be facing off against poker’s biggest names including the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari and Phil Hellmuth. Demand for a seat to play in the event reached an all-time high this year, with spots selling out in less than 8 hours. This year, the field of 56 players, including Hart, will be competing for a first-place prize of $6 million.
“I love playing high stakes poker, and there’s no better competition than at the Super High Roller Bowl – the world championship of high stakes poker,” said Kevin Hart. “I am looking forward to all the support and positive vibes from my fans who will be tuning in through Poker Central to watch me stomp all over the competition.”
The first day of play at the Super High Roller Bowl on May 28th will stream live through YouTube, Twitch and Facebook Live. Viewers from all around the world will be able to watch Hart and the other 55 players in the field battle it out on the felt in the hopes of making through to the second day. The remainder of the tournament as it plays down to a champion will be streamed in entirety on Poker Central’s digital distribution channels. In addition, twelve original highlight episodes will air on television later this summer. More details on how to watch will be announced prior to the event.
“For the last two years, the Super High Roller Bowl has been the premier high stakes poker event in the world -the addition of Kevin Hart this year takes it to a whole other level,” said Joe Kakaty, president of Poker Central. “Kevin’s ability to resonate with audiences across the world gives Poker Central the platform to reach future poker fans who will be getting their first taste of the action.”
Kevin Hart is leading the industry as one of the brightest stars in both comedy and entertainment. His recent acting credits include “Get Hard,” “Central Intelligence,” “Ride Along 2,” and “The Secret Life of Pets” – in addition to his comedy special “Kevin Hart: What Now?”. His 2017 movie roles will include the voice of George Beard in “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” and Moose Finbarr in “Jumanji.” Hart performed over 100 sold out shows in arenas across the country last year and sold out worldwide. He topped Jerry Seinfeld as the highest-paid Comedian in 2016 with $87.5 Million in touring. In addition Hart created a partnership with Nike and found time to write his first book “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons,” which debuts this summer.
About Poker Central®
Poker Central is the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games, and lifestyle away from the tables. Available globally direct-to-consumer via OTT as well as through network television distribution, Poker Central delivers poker’s most premier live events when and where you want them. Poker Central content also goes off the felt, allowing fans to Get in the Game® with peeks behind-the-scenes into the lavish VIP lifestyle of the game’s most notable high rollers, virtual journeys to exotic poker destinations around the globe, and the latest news on the game’s celebrity players. For more information, visit www.pokercentral.com and find Poker Central on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.