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Super High Roller Bowl Set for Australia in 2020
The Star Gold Coast has been busy with poker since it remodeled and expanded its casino poker room this year. It hosted the World Poker Tour for a festival of 10 tournaments in September and October, which brought players from around the world to its new tables.
The latest announcement came from Poker Central. It will take its popular high-stakes Super High Roller Bowl to the Star Gold Coast in January, along with a new Australian Poker Open series.
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This week, Poker Central announced that it is expanding its signature high-stakes poker tournament to include the Aussies.
The new tournament is the Super High Roller Bowl Australia. And it will be a part of the first-ever Australian Poker Open, all scheduled to take place at the Star Gold Coast in Broadbeach, Queensland. Action will begin on January 25, 2020, and it will wrap on February 4.
For those who cannot make the trip to Queensland, Poker Central will offer livestreams of the action on its PokerGO subscription service.
It is also noted that the World Poker Tour (WPT) is partnering with Poker Central to cohost the series and Super High Roller Bowl. The WPT just hosted its first festival of tournaments at the Star Gold Coast in September and into October. The WPT Main Event delivered a A$1.48 million prize pool and hailed the series as a success.
First up for players will be the Australian Poker Open. This begins on January 25 and runs through February 1. The schedule is as follows:
- Event 1: A$10K buy-in NLHE (January 25-26)
- Event 2: A$10K buy-in PLO (January 26-27)
- Event 3: A$10K buy-in NLHE (January 27-28)
- Event 4: A$25K buy-in PLO (January 28-29)
- Event 5: A$25K buy-in NLHE (January 29-30)
- Event 6: A$50K buy-in NLHE (January 30-31)
- Event 7: A$100K buy-in NLHE (January 31-February 1)
Players who cash in these tournaments will earn points based on their finishes and money earned. At the end of the series, there will be one Australia Poker Open champion, and that player will receive a cash prize of A$50K on top of their other winnings.
The Super High Roller Bowl Australia then begins on February 2.
- SHRB: A$250K buy-in NLHE (February 2-4)
Players will have the opportunity to reenter once. And those who register by the start time of the tournament will be able to avoid paying the entry fee.
In fact, players who register on time for any of the Australian Poker Open events can also waive their entry fees. Obviously, players who reenter will have to pay rake on those buy-ins.
Convenience for Aussie Millions Players
Each January, the Aussie Millions takes place at Crown Casino in Melbourne. Formally known as the Crown Australian Poker Championship, the series was founded in 1998 and has grown into one of the most highly-anticipated poker tournament series in the world.
The 2020 Aussie Millions is set to begin on January 4 and wrap with the Main Event final table on January 24. There will be 23 total tournaments with millions in prize money to be awarded.
The ending of this series times perfectly – and likely not coincidentally – with the start of the Australian Poker Open in Queensland. A short flight from Melbourne will bring the high-stakes players directly to the series of high roller tournaments set up by Poker Central.
Also, it’s important to note that the 2020 Aussie Millions is likely to be more well-attended than in some years past, as players who would have attended the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in early January may instead head to Melbourne. For the first time in more than a dozen years, there will be no PCA in the Bahamas in 2020.
Poker Central Expansion
The move to offer a Poker Open series and Super High Roller Bowl in Australia is a part of an ongoing expansion for Poker Central.
Company president Sampson Simmons explained that these new tournaments represent a “key milestone for Poker Central and an important moment for our business as we further our international reach.” He then added, “As we bring our premier high roller event brands to new players and new destinations around the globe, PokerGO subscribers continue reaping the rewards of captivating poker content featuring the world’s best players.”
The Star Gold Coast is also pleased to be a part of that expansion. COO Jessica Mellor noted, “Off the back of hosting Australia’s first World Poker Tour Festival, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome these premier poker events to Australia and to our property.”
Earlier in 2019, Poker Central hosted its first-ever Super High Roller Bowl London, along with the first British Poker Open. All took place at Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford in London.