LAS VEGAS (June 1, 2015) – Poker Central®, the world’s only 24/7 Poker™ TV network, and the NBC Sports Group today announced that NBCSN will air the Super High Roller Bowl®, a poker championship tournament created and produced by Poker Central and filmed July 2-4 at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“We are excited to bring this new world championship poker event to NBCSN,” said Jon Miller, President of Programming for NBC Sports and NBCSN, “With top poker players competing for an expected $25 million prize pool, the Super High Roller Bowl will make for compelling programming.”
There are few poker events that can change the landscape of the game overnight — the Super High Roller Bowl is one of them. This new and exclusive poker tournament will take place at ARIA Resort & Casino, the stunning Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Award-winning resort, and is expected to air on August 28th. Professional poker players scheduled to compete include Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Ivey, Erik Seidel, Scott Seiver, Sam Trickett and others. For the most updated player list and biographies, visit www.superhighroller.com.
“NBCSN is a great channel full of exciting shows for dedicated fans of the sporting world,” said Clint Stinchcomb, chief executive officer of Poker Central. “We are thrilled to be a part of their lineup.”
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! 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.
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 event already has more than 50 players. See our website for the latest player list.
About Poker Central
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When the Comcast-NBCUniversal transaction was completed in January 2011, the sports assets of the two companies combined to form NBC Sports Group, which serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. The sports media company consists of a unique array of sports assets, including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN (NBC Sports Network), Golf Channel, 10 NBC Sports Regional Networks, NBC Sports Radio and NBC Sports Digital. NBC Sports Group possesses an unparalleled collection of television rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic Committee, the NFL, NHL, NASCAR, PGA TOUR, PGA of America, Churchill Downs, Premier League, Tour de France, French Open, Formula One, IndyCar and many more.
*The $8 million first place prize and $25 million prize pool assumes that at least 50 players will enter the SHRB™.