LAS VEGAS – October 30, 2018 – As the fifth edition of the Super High Roller Bowl approaches, Poker Central® today announced that the prestigious tournament will now take place in December. Historically held in May, Super High Roller Bowl V will be hosted from December 17-19 at the state-of-the-art PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The exclusive high stakes poker event will be capped at 49 entries* and draw an overall prize pool of $14,400,000, with $5,000,000 and the coveted Super High Roller Bowl championship ring going to the winner.
To adjust for the accelerated timeline, Poker Central will alter the points calculation window for High Roller of the Year title contenders. The points calendar will now reset at the end of the calendar year, with the top five players of 2018 to date receiving a Super High Roller Bowl seat.
Super High Roller Bowl 2018 framework:
- The buy-in is a rake-free $300,000 with a $30,000 deposit required by Monday, Nov. 26
- 26 of the 49 spots will be determined by a live lottery Tuesday, Nov. 27, streamed exclusively on PokerGO
- 18 seats will be reserved for ARIA VIP guest entrants
- Five spots will go to the top finishers of the 2018 Higher Roller of the Year points race, or if declined will be awarded to the player with the next highest ranking
“In its first five years of existence, Super High Roller Bowl has grown into one of the most exclusive and highly coveted poker championships in the world as the pinnacle of the High Roller Triple Crown,” said Sam Simmons, vice president of content for Poker Central. “We’re proud to celebrate that milestone in December, as we implement changes that will continue the success of the event for many years to come.”
At the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl, first place winner Justin Bonomo took home $5,000,000 and poker legend Daniel Negreanu finished second in the event winning $3,000,000. Since its debut, the Super High Roller Bowl has awarded $67,760,000 in total prize money.
The event is set to stream on PokerGO, Poker Central’s direct-to-consumer OTT service. In addition to PokerGO’s coverage, NBC Sports Network will feature Super High Roller Bowl episodes on both NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. For additional information please visit www.SuperHighRoller.com.
About Poker Central®
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, ARIA High Roller Series, and WPT final tables, among others. For more information, visit www.pokercentral.com and www.pokergo.com.
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.
*This article was updated on November 15 to reflect a change from 48 to 49 players. The tournament is seven handed.