LAS VEGAS, NV (December 10, 2019) – Poker Central today announced the launch of the 2020 High Roller of the Year competition as well as the dates for the 2020 U.S. Poker Open. Inaugurated in 2018, the High Roller of the Year award is based on points multipliers gained through performance at Poker Central’s premier events including the U.S. Poker Open, Poker Masters, Super High Roller Bowl, as well as select partner events organized by the World Series of Poker, World Poker Tour, and many others. For the 2020 edition, Poker Central will be contributing an additional $100,000 in prize money to be awarded to the overall High Roller of the Year champion.
The U.S. Poker Open, which represents the first major of the 2020 High Roller Triple Crown, will take place from March 19-31, 2020 in the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. As is customary, the poker player who wins the most High Roller of the Year points during the event series will be crowned the U.S. Poker Open champion, receiving the coveted trophy and $50,000 in added prize money. The series will have a total of twelve different events over the span of thirteen days, with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 – $50,000 in varying poker formats, including No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, and Short Deck. As a part of the High Roller Triple Crown, including the U.S. Poker Open, Poker Masters, and Super High Roller Bowl, original episodes from the series will premiere on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) in 2020 and stream exclusively on Poker Central’s OTT service, PokerGO.
“The High Roller of the Year series is the storyline of the year and we’re constantly striving to improve the experience for players and fans,” said Sam Simmons, president of Poker Central. “The stakes have never been higher than in 2020 with multiple six-figures in added value for players who participate in our events around the world.”
Schedule of Events:
- March 19th – U.S. Poker Open Event #1: $10K No Limit Hold’em
- March 20th – U.S. Poker Open Event #2: $10K Pot Limit Omaha
- March 21st – U.S. Poker Open Event #3: $10K No Limit Hold’em
- March 22nd – U.S. Poker Open Event #4: $10K Big Bet Mix
- March 23rd – U.S. Poker Open Event #5: $10K No Limit Hold’em
- March 24th – U.S. Poker Open Event #6: $10K 8-Game Mix
- March 25th – U.S. Poker Open Event #7: $10K Pot Limit Omaha
- March 26th – U.S. Poker Open Event #8: $10K Pot Limit Omaha
- March 27th – U.S. Poker Open Event #9: $10K No Limit Hold’em
- March 28th – U.S. Poker Open Event #10: $10K Short Deck
- March 29th – U.S. Poker Open Event #11: $25K No Limit Hold’em
- March 30th – U.S. Poker Open Event #12: $50K No Limit Hold’em
The 2020 U.S. Poker Open represents a triumphant return to the United States for the Poker Central owned and operated event brand on the heels of worldwide expansion in London and Australia with the British Poker Open and Australian Poker Open respectively.
Poker Central is the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games, and lifestyle away from the tables. Poker Central delivers poker’s most premier live events around the world via PokerGO, its direct-to-consumer OTT subscription service, as well as through network television distribution. PokerGO delivers over 100 days of live poker on an annual basis alongside a video-on-demand library that features original series and classic poker programming. Streaming and televised tournaments include its owned tournaments, such as Super High Roller Bowl, Poker Masters, and U.S. Poker Open, along with The World Series of Poker and WPT final tables, among others. For more information, visit www.pokercentral.com and www.pokergo.com.