Have a spare $500,000 burning a hole in your pocket? If so, you may be able to turn that in $8 million this summer during the $25 Million Super High Roller Bowl at the Aria Resort and Casino. The event will be held from July 2-4 at the Aria in Las Vegas and will be the largest tournament buy-in of 2015.
The event has been rumored for months online but it wasn’t until Tuesday that official confirmation was given. Aria will host the event with Poker PROductions handling the television production of the event. According to a press release issued on the event “a major sports network” is expected to carry the event on a “major sports network” sometime in August.
Super High Roller Bowl Highlights Aria Super High Roller Series
The Super High Roller Bowl is highlight of the Super High Roller Series that kicks off June 27 at the Aria. The Super High Roller Celebrity Challenge opens the series on June 27-28 with stars of poker, sports and entertainment looking to play poker for a good cause.
Details are out. See you you this summer…. https://t.co/60RR6fAoP5— ARIA Poker (@ARIAPoker) April 7, 2015
The Super High Roller Cash Game runs from June 30 – July 1 and will feature some of the worlds top cash game players. While a confirmed list has yet to be finalized, you can expect some of those playing the in the Main Event to get their feet wet during the cash game.
Finally, the $25 Million Super High Roller Bowl kicks off on July 2 and if at least 50 players register, first place will receive $8 Million. Some of the players scheduled to appear include Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Erik Seidel, Antonio Esfandiari and Scott Trickett.
According to SuperHighRoller.com, other players listed to participate include Isaac Baron, Doug Polk, David Sands, Dan Smith, Daniel Cates, JC Tran, Jean-Robert Bellande, Phil Galfond, Tom Dwan, and Jason Koon. The list of players on the site seems ambitious and may prove just to be a list of “hopefuls.” Time will tell who actually plans to play.
In addition to the first place prize that’s expected to be at least $8 million, the winner will receive a one-of-a-kind Super High Roller Bowl Championship ring created exclusively for this tournament. The ring looks similar to those that you see awarded to the champions of the NFL’s Super Bowl.
Poker Central Coming Soon
Poker Central, the world’s only 24/7 TV network, is one of the sponsors of this event. According to the press release, Poker Central will be the only place where fans of the game can get non-stop coverage of everything poker.
It boasts “unique all-day, everyday access” to everything from poker tournaments to tips from the pros. They claim to be committed to “delighting audiences and advancing the sport of poker worldwide.”
Miss poker on TV in the U.S.? It's coming back in full force, 24/7 all your favorite shows plus awesome new content. Follow @PokerCentral_— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) April 7, 2015
At this time, it is unclear when the network will launch and who will carry it. Will it indeed become a true TV network or something along the lines of the WWE Network that is streamed? A true poker cable network would be epic for those that love the game but one has to wonder about the finances behind running such a network.
The network would obviously become a mouthpiece for legal online poker sites in the United States and other legal sites worldwide. Details on the new network should be forthcoming as this new event is less than two months away.