Aria To Host Weeklong High Roller Poker Event in September
Aria Resort & Casino has joined up with Poker Central to host the Poker Masters High Roller Poker Festival this coming September. The event will run from September 13-20 in Las Vegas and will feature four $50,000 buy-in events in addition to one $100,000 buy-in event.
Featured tables, as well as final rounds, will be streamed live on Poker Central’s video subscription service, PokerGO. Content from the week-long event will be streamed every single day except for Sunday, the 17th. Each of the aforementioned four $50,000 buy-in tournaments will be held over a two-day span. The $100,000 event will take place over the course of three days.
The games will begin on September 13 with one of the $50,000 buy-in tourneys with each of the four events beginning in each of the event’s first four days. The $100,000 grand prize tournament will go from September 18-20.
The four $50,000 buy-in events will allow a single re-entry option, while the $100,000 event will not allow participants to re-enter. There is no cap on the number of participants that may play in any of the tournaments. There will also be no rake for entrants that join the field on time. Players that join the field late will be charged an unspecified rake. All five tournaments will feature a 30-second clock per hand. Players in each event will also be allowed three minute-long time banks on a daily basis.
The one player that makes the most money over the course of the seven-day event will be crowned Poker Masters Champion. Aside from a rather lucrative payout, the winner will be awarded a Poker Masters Purple Jacket designed by fashion designer Waraire Boswell.
Aria, which opened back in 2009 right in the middle of the Las Vegas Strip, has become a haven for high-roller poker events. Aria regularly hosts $25,000, $50,000 and $100,000 tournaments on a yearly basis. The casino also operates the yearly Super High Roller Bowl, which is said to be one of the highest buy-in no-limit Hold’em tournaments held on an annual basis in the world.
This past year, the event had a $300,000 buy-in fee and a prize pool of nearly $17 million. Christoph Vogelsang of Germany wound up winning over the field of 56 contestants represented by some of the richest and most accomplished poker players on the planet. Vogelsang was awarded the contest’s $6 million first place prize.
The event was held for the first time in 2015. American pro Brian Rast won the first place prize of $7.525 million. Last year, Rainier Kempe got the better of Fedor Holz to win the $5 million top prize.
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