First-Ever Tournament Features 43 Top Players & $21 Million Prize Pool, Including $7.5 Million First Place Prize
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – August 25, 2015 – NBCSN presents the television debut of The Super High Roller Bowl poker tournament from the ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev., this Friday, August 28 at 8 p.m. ET with a three-hour show.
Produced by Poker Central®, the world’s only 24/7 poker™ TV network that’s set to launch October 1st and POKER PROductions, the new annual high stakes event attracted 43 top players with an enormous buy-in of $500,000 – one of the largest in the history of poker. The top seven players were rewarded with cash prizes ranging from $860,000 to the top prize of $7,525,000, a pool representing just over $21,000,000.
“The Super High Roller Bowl will make its television debut to a passionate base of poker players, enthusiasts and television viewers who love high stakes poker,” said Clint Stinchcomb, CEO of Poker Central. “This new, annual tournament is one of the most captivating and popular tournaments in poker history.”
Professional poker players competing in the Super High Roller Bowl include Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Ivey, Erik Seidel, Scott Seiver and Sam Trickett. A list of players is available at: www.superhighroller.com/players.
Coverage of The Super High Roller Bowl poker tournament continues on Tuesday, September 8, at 7 p.m. ET, and concludes on Friday, October 2 at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Click here for a full schedule, including encore presentations.
Win Super High Roller Memorabilia – Signed by the Super High Roller Bowl Winner!
Poker Central will be giving away signed Super High Roller memorabilia from the event. For details, visit Poker Central on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pokercentral and Twitter at: www.twitter.com/pokercentral_.
About Poker Central
Poker Central is the world’s only 24/7 PokerTM TV network. Going live on October 1st 2015, 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 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: NBC’s Poker After Dark, GSN’s High Stakes Poker, and NBC’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship. 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.
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