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After a busy summer covering the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) through its subscription-based OTT service PokerGO, Poker Central is now ready to expand its palate of live tournament offerings. The poker media giant has announced the creation of two signature stops, the British Poker Open Festival, and the Super High Roller Bowl London. Both stops are coming up in September, with Aspers Casinos in Stratford, London as the chosen venue.
The British Poker Open Festival takes off first, on September 12 and will host 10 events with buy-ins ranging from £10,000 to £100,000 till September 12.
Almost immediately after the British Poker Open festival, the £250,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl begins. The event starts on September 13 with a cap of 49 entries assuring a prize pool of £12.25 Million.
PokerGO will exclusively stream both events while partypoker LIVE that has a deal in place with Poker Central will be the official sponsor for both events.
The inaugural British Poker Open Festival features ten tournaments costing between £10,000 to £100,000 for players to enter. The festival’s rules and regulations remain the same as Poker Central’s U.S. Poker Open.
As is the custom in other Poker Central high roller events, the first, one-time entry in each British Poker Open event will be rake free. The player earning the maximum High Roller of the Year points during the festival will walk away as the British Poker Open champion.
Talking about Poker Central’s entry into London, company President Sam Simmons said, “After our expansion of the Super High Roller Bowl into Asia two years ago, we were able to see how international audiences responded positively and the event’s prestige grew. Bringing the Super High Roller Bowl and first British Poker Open to London is another milestone in our mission to highlight more players, venues, and destinations from around the world through live tournament streaming on PokerGO.”
John Scanlon, Head of Poker Product at Aspers Casino was upbeat about hosting the two Poker Central tournament offerings. He said, “We are proud to be a part of bringing the Super High Roller Bowl and Poker Open to Europe for the first time. As we launch a new edition of these events in Europe, we are looking forward to giving local poker players and fans at-home access to these prestigious and industry-leading tournaments through PokerGO.”
Super High Roller Bowl London
Already one of the more popular events with a high watch rate at PokerGO, the Super High Roller Bowl will be making its London debut over three days starting September 13. The tournament features a buy-in of £250,000 and allows a maximum of 49 entries that includes 30 open seats and 19 VIP seats reserved by Poker Central and Aspers Casino. The event projects a prize pool of £12.25 Million.
Some of the best poker players in the world are expected to be in attendance, including a group of partypoker brand ambassadors. Reports suggest that Isaac Haxton and Jason Koon are expected to attend the events. Unconfirmed reports also indicate that Justin Bonomo, who more recently won the Super High Roller Bowl China, may also make an appearance.