Las Vegas, NV – October 9, 2018 – Poker Central® today announced the tournament dates for the second annual U.S. Poker Open®. From February 13-23, 2019, Poker Central will host the second leg of the prestigious High Roller Triple Crown™ out of the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. The U.S. Poker Open will feature five $10,000 buy-in tournaments, three $25,000 buy-in tournaments, one $50,000 buy-in tournament, and will further expand the high-roller contest with a new $100,000 buy-in main event – a total of 10 events across the entire series. The series champion will receive a bonus payout of $100,000, contributed by Poker Central, in addition to the coveted championship trophy.
As poker’s most experienced players compete for the title of U.S. Poker Open champion, championship points will be awarded to players who cash in each event. Last year’s U.S. Poker Open champion, Stephen Chidwick, took home a grand total of $1,256,650 including two wins across eight events.
The tournament will be live-streamed exclusively on Poker Central’s OTT service PokerGO, with original episodes to air at a later date on NBC Sports Network.
U.S Poker Open Schedule
- February 13– Event #1: $10K No Limit Hold’em
- February 14– Event #2: $10K Pot Limit Omaha
- February 15– Event #3: $10K No Limit Hold’em
- February 16– Event #4: $10K Short Deck Hold’em
- February 17– Event #5: $25K No Limit Hold’em
- February 18 – Event #6: $25K Pot Limit Omaha
- February 19– Event #7: $25K No Limit Hold’em
- February 20– Event #8: $25K Short Deck Hold’em
- February 21– Event #9: $50K No Limit Hold’em
- February 22– Event #10: $100K No Limit Hold’em Main Event
“The U.S. Poker Open, and the trio of high roller majors including Super High Roller Bowl and Poker Masters that comprise the High Roller Triple Crown, further solidifies ARIA as the epicenter of high-stakes poker action,” said Sean McCormack, director of poker operations for ARIA. “We will continue to bring our guests the most player-friendly poker events in the industry with our Poker Central partnership firmly in place through the foundation of the PokerGO Studio.”
“The turnout across each phase of the High Roller Triple Crown continues to impress and, with the next U.S. Poker Open champion receiving a cash award of $100,000, we’re expecting that trend to continue,” said Sam Simmons, vice president of content at Poker Central. “The entire series will serve as a fitting kickoff to a year of even more world-class live events and original programming that PokerGO subscribers will love.”
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.