(Las Vegas, NV – November 21, 2017) – Poker Central will debut the U.S. Poker Open, a high-stakes tournament series comprised of $10k, $25k and $50k tournaments, January 31 – February 11 at ARIA Resort & Casino. The high-stakes series will stream live exclusively on PokerGO.

The U.S. Poker Open will be one of the highest stakes series of the year, comprised of two $10k No Limit Hold’em events, a $10k Pot Limit Omaha tournament, three $25k No Limit Hold’em tournaments, the USPO $25k Mixed Games Championship, and the $50k No Limit Hold’em Main Event. At the conclusion of the final tournament, the player who nets the most earnings over the series will be named the U.S. Poker Open Champion and receive the championship trophy.

The U.S. Poker Open is the latest top-tier tournament added to the annual high-stakes schedule. The tournament series joins Poker Central’s two other majors: the Super High Roller Bowl and Poker Masters. The winners of these events receive a championship ring and a purple jacket, respectively.

“The U.S. Poker Open is our newest marquee tournament positioned to kick off the high-stakes tournament calendar,” said Joe Kakaty, president of Poker Central. “Our lineup of quarterly majors give PokerGO subscribers year-round access to some of the best high-stakes poker in the world.”

Sean McCormack, director of poker operations for ARIA, said, “We host some of poker’s top high-stakes tournaments at ARIA and are looking forward to kicking off the 2018 poker season with the U.S. Poker Open. Poker Central has quickly built a tremendous schedule of poker events that are bringing worldwide awareness and excitement to the industry.”

U.S. Poker Open Tournament Schedule

  • February 1 – Event No. 1: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em
  • February 2 – Event No. 2: $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha
  • February 3 – Event No. 3: $25,000 No Limit Hold’em
  • February 5 – Event No. 4: USPO $25,000 Mixed Game Championship
    • 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw
    • Limit Texas Hold’em
    • No Limit Texas Hold’em
    • Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
    • Pot Limit Omaha
    • Razz
    • Seven Card Stud
    • Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
  • February 6 – Event No. 5: $10,000 No Limit Hold’em
  • February 7 – Event No. 6: $25,000 No Limit Hold’em
  • February 8 – Event No. 7: $25,000 No Limit Hold’em
  • February 9 – Event No. 8: $50,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event


For additional details including streaming schedule and detailed structure sheets, please visit www.uspokeropen.com.

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 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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Remko Rinkema
Poker Central/PokerGO
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Scott Ghertner
MGM Resorts International®
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