LAS VEGAS (March 14, 2016) – Poker Central®, the world’s only 24/7 Poker™ TV network, along with ARIA Resort & Casino, the stunning Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Award-winning resort, today announced that the 2016 Super High Roller Bowl has reached its 49 player cap. The event, now in its second year, sold out three months before its May 29th start date.
“The speed at which this exciting event sold out is evidence of the popularity of the Super High Roller Bowl and of poker itself,” said Clint Stinchcomb, CEO of Poker Central. “With some of the most exciting and famous players already locked in, the Super High Roller Bowl will be riveting to watch.”
Players who have committed to play include Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Hellmuth, Erik Seidel, Daniel Negreanu and others, including all of last year’s million-dollar winners Brian Rast, Scott Seiver, Connor Drinan, Timofey Kuznetsov, David Peters and Tom Marchese. The full list of players is available on SuperHighRoller.com.
This year, the Super High Roller Bowl has a prize pool of $15 million with a buy-in of $300,000. The tournament features seven 7-handed tables and is capped at 49 seats. ARIA started collecting player deposits on January 22nd but had to close registration in February after the tournament quickly sold out. Sean McCormack, ARIA’s Director of Poker Operations said, “I’ve never seen a high stakes tournament sell out three months in advance. It’s unprecedented. We have a significant waiting list, too!”
“The popularity of this event is proof of how the Super High Roller Bowl has changed the game overnight!” added Stinchcomb.
Super High Roller Bowl Quick Facts
- The Super High Roller Bowl will take place from May 29th through June 1st.
- There are 49 players competing in this event, including 6 former #1 players.
- The final 7 players will battle for $15 million at the final table.
- The 1st place winner will receive $5 million.
- Buy-in is $300,000.
- Sponsors have added $300,000 to the prize pool, making this an historic, negative-rake event.
- See www.superhighroller.com for additional information as it’s available.
About Poker Central®
Poker Central is the world’s only 24/7 Poker™ TV network. Poker Central’s non-stop coverage of everything poker captivates viewers with thrilling victories, heartbreaking defeats and fortunes made. Located in Las Vegas, Poker Central offers unique access every day to celebrity players, tips and strategies from the pros, player profiles and exclusive poker tournaments from stunning destinations around the globe. Poker Central is committed to delighting poker enthusiasts and advancing the game of poker worldwide. For more information, visit www.pokercentral.com; www.facebook.com/pokercentral and www.twitter.com/pokercentral.
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; Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil; and the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond ARIA Sky Suites. Combined with its unparalleled offerings including the luxurious Shops at Crystals and 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 are a joint venture between MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and 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.