After the discontinuation of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, Poker Central is all set to launch a new Super High Roller Bowl tournament in Australia. The newly launched Australian Poker Open will be inaugurated on January 25 at Star Gold Coast in Queensland.
The new tournament will have slight changes as well. Unlike their previous High Roller Series, Poker Central has partnered with the World Poker Tour (WPT) for hosting its Australian version. After the announcement of new series, Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for WTP, said, “the World Poker Tour is thrilled to partner with The Star Gold Coast once again as part of Super High Roller Bowl Australia and the Australian Poker Open as we expand our global partnership with Poker Central.”
There will be national level tournaments for finalizing the roster for the main event. The national events will be of three different tiers. The stakes in these warmup matches will be $10K (3 matches), $25K (2 matches), and $50K (1 match). The main event at the national level will be $100K at stake.
All of these will be capped off by the Super High Roller Bowl Australia. The final match will be of No-Limit Texas Hold’em event with a huge winning amount of $250,000. All of the events, including The Australian Poker Open and the Super High Roller Bowl Australia, will be telecasted on PokerGO, the live streaming services of Poker Central. Additionally, the Super High Roller Bowl Australia will begin on February 2.
Sampson Simmons, President of Poker Central, stated that the new event is a key milestone for Poker Central considering our international reach. He further stated that the firm is working to extend its reach to new players and new destinations around the globe, adding “PokerGO subscribers continue reaping the rewards of captivating poker content featuring the world’s best players.”
With any new event, the turning up of players is a big challenge. The future of the Australian Poker Open and the Super High Roller Bowl Australia will depend upon the player traction the event will draw in. Besides, the 2020 Aussie Millions, which is the country’s largest poker series, will also kick in on January 4 till January 24.