The fact that tournament poker players descend on Australia in January each year is nothing new.
The Aussie Millions has become one of the most prestigious, established tournament festivals in the world. This year however, things will be kicked up a few gears with the addition of the Australian Poker Open and the Super High Roller Bowl at the start of 2020. These will create a huge incentive for players to stick around in Australia for an extra couple of weeks.
Poker Central expands
Poker Central has put together big plans for the coming months, with Australia’s The Star Gold Coast in Queensland set to host two huge tournament festivals which are being organised in partnership with WPT.
Immediately after the Aussie Millions, the Australian Poker Open will begin, and run until February 1st. The Australian Poker Open will be followed immediately by the Super High Roller Bowl, which starts on February 2nd and ends on February 4th.
Sampson Simmons, President of Poker Central had the following to say about the upcoming festivals: “Creating the Australian Poker Open and Super High Roller Bowl Australia represents a key milestone for Poker Central and an important moment for our business as we further our international reach.”
The Australian Poker Open will feature 7 separate events with buy ins ranging from AUD$10,000 to $100,000. There will also be a bonus of AUD$50,000 added to the top prize by Poker Central.
- January 25th: Event 1 – Australian Poker Open $10K No Limit Hold’em
- January 26th: Event 2 – Australian Poker Open $10K Pot Limit Omaha
- January 27th: Event 3 – Australian Poker Open $10K No Limit Hold’em
- January 28th: Event 4 – Australian Poker Open $25K Pot Limit Omaha
- January 29th: Event 5 – Australian Poker Open $25K No Limit Hold’em
- January 30th: Event 6 – Australian Poker Open $50K No Limit Hold’em
- January 31st: Event 7 – Australian Poker Open $100K No Limit Hold’em
Following on immediately will be the keenly anticipated Super High Roller Bowl which consists of its usual single tournament with one of the largest buy ins anywhere in the world.
- AUD$250,000 Super High Roller Bowl (three-day event with single re-entry)
January 4th and 24th will see the Aussie Millions play out in front of the watching eyes of the poker world. For those who want to watch the Australian Poker Open and Super High Roller Bowl, they will need to log into PokerGO which has an exclusive agreement to stream the festivals.
Article by Craig Bradshaw