LAS VEGAS (January 14, 2016) – Poker Central®, the world’s only 24/7 Poker™ TV network, along with POKER PROductions, producers of the first Super High Roller Bowl®, and ARIA Resort & Casino, the stunning Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five Diamond Award-winning resort, today announced the return of the Super High Roller Bowl.

“There are few poker events that can change the landscape of the game overnight — the Super High Roller Bowl is one of them,” said Clint Stinchcomb, CEO of Poker Central, “The 2016 Super High Roller Bowl will be even more exciting than last year’s!” The eight all-time money leaders in poker, including Daniel NegreanuAntonio Esfandiari, and Phil Hellmuth, are expected to play.

This year, the Super High Roller Bowl has a projected 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. “With 14 of the seats being reserved by ARIA for their non-professional, super high rollers, that only leaves 35 seats for other players,” added Stinchcomb. “As interest has already built up, we expect to sell out quickly.” ARIA will begin accepting player deposits to lock-in their seats on January 22nd.

“Like last year, this prestigious tournament is bound to be one of the most talked-about events of 2016,” said Mori Eskandani, president of POKER PROductions. “We are excited to return to produce this live event.”

Super High Roller Bowl Quick Facts

  • May 29 – June 1 at ARIA in Las Vegas.
  • The 1st place winner will receive an estimated $5 million.*
  • The Super High Roller Bowl is an open event; invitations are not required.
  • Buy-in is $300,000. Player deposits are $30,000 and are non-refundable.
  • Sponsors will add $300,000 to the prize pool making this an historic negative rake event.
  • There is a cap of 49 players in this year’s tournament.
  • Of the total 49 seats, 14 seats are reserved by ARIA for super high rollers.
  • The Super High Roller Bowl will take place from May 29th through June 1st.
  • ARIA will begin accepting deposits on January 22nd.
  • See 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.comwww.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.

About POKER PROductions

POKER PROductions is the premier production company specializing in televised poker. With shows on television nearly around the clock, POKER PROductions’ work can be seen at all hours of the day (and night). Some of POKER PROductions’ shows include: ESPN’s World Series of Poker, NBC’s Poker After Dark, and GSN’s High Stakes Poker. POKER PROductions was started in 2003 by Mori Eskandani, a longtime professional poker player turned television executive. Armed with the advent of the hole card cam and a unique perspective on televised poker, Mori has created original programming that has been well-received in over 15 different countries. In total, POKER PROductions has produced over 1,000 hours of original poker content for major broadcast and cable distribution.

The $15 million prize pool and $5 million first prize assumes that the tournament will reach its maximum of 49 players.