LAS VEGAS– May 17, 2018 – Poker Central®, the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games, and lifestyle away from the tables, and ARIA Resort & Casino debuted the High Roller of the Year award. Set to include results across Poker Central’s entire portfolio of high stakes events, the player of the year program will award its top, consistent performers with a variety of prizes on an annual basis.

The High Roller of the Year race will kick off with the $25K ARIA High Roller Series event on May 31, which will be held in the PokerGO Studio, Poker Central’s new state-of-the-art production facility located inside ARIA Resort & Casino. The year-round points race will include all ARIA High Roller Series events as well as the High Roller Triple Crown™ comprised of the Poker Masters, U.S. Poker Open, and the final event of the race, the Super High Roller Bowl.

“This player of the year system gives the ARIA High Roller Series and High Roller Triple Crown an extra layer of competition for our poker pros,” said Sam Simmons, vice president of content at Poker Central. “While not only rewarding players for consistent performance in these events, we want to create added storylines and drama to the series that can be followed throughout the year.”

The scoring system allows players to earn points on every cash in each event, with point multipliers being applied during major tournaments. The points leader at the conclusion of the year will receive rake-free entry into all of the following year’s high roller events, and the top five point leaders at the time of the Super High Roller Bowl lottery will receive automatic seats into that year’s event. Additional prizing and rewards from Poker Central and their partners will be announced throughout the year.

The High Roller of the Year will culminate with the 2019 Super High Roller Bowl. Dates for that event are still to be determined. Click here for more information about the award race.

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 and Poker Masters, 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, call toll free at (866) 359-7757 or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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