Las Vegas, NV – May 31, 2018 – Poker Central®, the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games, and lifestyle away from the tables, and ARIA Resort & Casino will host the Poker Masters tournament series for its second year, featuring one $10,000 buy-in tournament, five $25,000 buy-in tournaments, and one $50,000 buy-in tournament – while also expanding the high-roller event to include an additional Pot Limit Omaha event. The series kicks off on September 6th, and runs continuously through September 13th with the exception of a dark day on September 9th.
Also new for this year, all events will allow two re-entries, with the exception of the $50,000 tournament which will allow a single re-entry. Each table will feature a shot clock of 30 seconds with five 30-second time banks daily. There will not be a cap on the number of players allowed to enter each event, and there will be no tournament fees on first entry for players who register by 2PM PDT the day of each event.
“We were pleased with the turnout for last year’s inaugural Poker Masters series and look forward to building upon the legacy of one of poker’s leading majors,” said Sam Simmons, vice president of content at Poker Central. “As we add on even more high stakes events, fans can expect a week’s worth of world-class poker action featuring some of the game’s best.”
Whoever finishes with the highest total earnings over all seven events will become the Poker Masters Champion, and win the Poker Masters Purple Jacket®. Results from this event will count towards the High Roller of the Year™ points race. Furthermore, as a High Roller Triple Crown™ major, additional High Roller of the Year points will be awarded for all Poker Masters events. German professional poker player, Steffen Sontheimer, reigned supreme in 2017 taking home a total of $2,733,000 in earnings across five events.
All events will be played in their entirety out of the new PokerGO Studio, with final and featured tables streamed on PokerGO. Additionally, original episodes from the event will be broadcast in the months that follow on NBC Sports Network.
Poker Masters PokerGO Tournament Schedule:
- September 6: Event #1 $10,00 No Limit Hold’em (two days)
- September 7: Event #2 $25,000 No Limit Hold’em (two days)
- September 8: Event #3 $25,000 No Limit Hold’em (two days)
- September 10: Event #4 $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha (two days)
- September 11: Event #5 $25,000 No Limit Hold’em (two days)
- September 12: Event #6 $25,000 No Limit Hold’em (two days)
- September 13: Event #7 $50,000 No Limit Hold’em (three days)
Streamed tables will have a flexible broadcast delay between 30-60 minutes. For more information, please visit www.pokermasters.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 and Poker Masters, 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, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.