LAS VEGAS (May 11, 2016) — Poker Central® today announced that CBS Sports Network will air the Super High Roller Bowl®, a $15 million poker championship created and produced by Poker Central. CBS Sports Network will air 30 hours of the Super High Roller Bowl from May 29th through June 1st, live from ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The event marks one of the very few times that a major poker tournament will air live on television.
The Super High Roller Bowl has a prize pool of $15 million with a buy-in of $300,000. Famed poker players scheduled to compete include Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, and Antonio Esfandiari, as well as all of last year’s Super High Roller Bowl 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.
2016 Super High Roller Bowl Schedule – Live on CBS Sports!
Monday, May 30
Tuesday, May 31
Wednesday, June 1
8:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. ET
8:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. ET
7:00 p.m. – 3:00 a.m. ET
The Super High Roller Bowl was sold out quickly, in a matter of weeks, well in advance of the May 29th start date. 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!”
2016 Super High Roller Bowl Quick Facts
- May 29 – June 1 at ARIA in Las Vegas
- $15 million prize pool
- 1st place wins $5 million
- Buy-in is $300,000
- 49 player cap in this year’s tournament.
- Sold out by the end of February – 3 months in advance
“We are excited to bring this world championship event to CBS Sports Network,” said Clint Stinchcomb, CEO of Poker Central. “With $15 million on the line and the world’s best players, including the top 4 all-time money winners as well as 6 former #1 ranked players, the Super High Roller Bowl will have audiences glued to the game.”
CBS Sports Network
CBS Sports Network, the 24-hour home of CBS Sports, is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158. For more information, including a full programming schedule and how to get CBS Sports Network, go to www.cbssportsnetwork.com.
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.