(Las Vegas, NV – July 18, 2017) – Poker Central and ARIA Resort & Casino will debut the Poker Masters, a week-long high-stakes poker tournament series comprised of four $50,000 buy-in tournaments and one $100,000 buy-in tournament. Each $50,000 tournament will run for two days, with the $100,000 tournament spanning three days. Featured and final tables will be streamed live on PokerGO from September 13 to September 20, with the exception of a dark day Sunday, Sept. 17. Similar to the Super High Roller Bowl and other events on PokerGO, the Poker Masters will be produced by Poker Productions.
Each $50,000 buy-in tournament will allow a single re-entry. The $100,000 tournament will be played as a “freezeout” event with no re-entries. There will not be a cap on the number of players that can enter in either tournament. There will not be a rake in the $50,000 tournaments for players who sign up on time, nor will there be a rake in the $100,000 tournament for players who play all $50,000 tournaments. Late entries and re-entries will pay a rake. In every event, each player will have a 30-second shot clock per hand and three additional 60-second time banks per day.
The player with the highest total earnings across the five events will be crowned the Poker Masters Champion and take home the Poker Masters Purple Jacket™. The custom jacket is designed and tailored by world-renowned fashion designer Waraire Boswell, who dresses A-list celebrities and athletes including Will Smith, Kobe Bryant, Pharrell Williams, Ellen DeGeneres and LeBron James, among others.
“Poker Masters is a testament to PokerGO’s commitment to deliver the highest quality live poker programming,” said Joe Kakaty, president of Poker Central. “We look forward to continually expanding our live event offering throughout the year to provide our subscribers the opportunity to watch the best content the game has to offer.”
Sean McCormack, director of poker operations for ARIA Resort & Casino, said, “We have hosted a number of successful high-stakes tournaments at ARIA and are looking forward to our upcoming Poker Masters event this fall. Poker Central has been a great partner over the years while leading the industry in the production of poker events worldwide.”
Poker Masters PokerGO Streaming Schedule
- September 13 Event No. 1: $50,000 buy-in (two days)
- September 14 Event No. 2: $50,000 buy-in (two days)
- September 15 Event No. 3: $50,000 buy-in (two days)
- September 16 Event No. 4: $50,000 buy-in (two days)
- September 18 Event No. 5: $100,000 buy-in (three days)
Poker Masters Quick Facts
- September 13 – 20 at ARIA in Las Vegas
- Tournament series features four, $50,000 and one, $100,000 buy-in tournament
- No cap on the number of players in each event
- Re-entries will be allowed in the $50,000 tournaments
- The $100,000 tournament will be a freezeout event
- No satellite tournaments
- No rake for players who sign up on time, but late entries and re-entries will pay a rake
- For more information, please visit PokerMasters.com
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 streaming service PokerGO 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.
About ARIA Resort & Casino
ARIA Resort & Casino is a stunning AAA Five Diamond resort on the Las Vegas Strip featuring spectacular amenities, high-end service, premium meeting and convention space, striking architecture and sustainable design. Offering a dynamic collection of curated experiences, ARIA is home to restaurants by award-winning chefs Julian Serrano, Michael Mina, Shawn McClain, Mario Carbone and Jean-Georges Vongerichten; the tranquil Spa & Salon at ARIA and the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond ARIA Sky Suites. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the first-of-its-kind public Fine Art Collection, ARIA sets the bar for a new generation of resort experiences. ARIA and its neighboring properties within CityCenter, which is a joint venture whose interests are owned 50% by subsidiaries of MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 50% by Infinity World Development Corp, a subsidiary of Dubai World. For more information and reservations, visit ARIA.com, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us 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: ESPN’s World Series of Poker, NBC’s Poker After Dark, and GSN’s High Stakes Poker. 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. In total, Poker Productions has produced over 1,000 hours of original poker content for major broadcast and cable distribution.
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