Poker Central Takes SHRB and Poker Open to London
Little more than one week ago, Poker Central announced a partnership with PartyPoker LIVE. The main part of the deal was that Poker Central acquired the exclusive rights to livestream the international PartyPoker LIVE MILLIONS tour stops, beginning with the August stop at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. The streaming will be available on PokerGO.
In addition, PartyPoker will be debuting its first Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas. It will run in November in conjunction with the PartyPoker Caribbean Poker Party at Baha Mar Casino in the Bahamas, and it will require a $250K buy-in.
The initial announcement indicated that more information was to come, including special offers that will highlight the relationship between the two poker entities.
As it turns out, that was a good segue into Poker Central’s latest announcement this week, revealing the company’s expansion into the European market with upcoming events in the UK.
London calling! Poker Central announces European major expansion with British Poker Open and Super High Roller Bowl London at @AspersPoker. ??
— Poker Central (@PokerCentral) July 17, 2019
Poker Central Heads to England
The press release stated that Poker Central will be bringing its signature events to the European market, and, at this point, that means to the UK in September.
First, Poker Central will host the British Poker Open from September 2-12 at Aspers Casino Westfield Stratford City, all to be sponsored by PartyPoker LIVE.
(Side note: The poker events page on the Aspers Casino website currently states that it is the “home of the world’s top poker tournaments in partnership with 888poker online.”)
Second, the Super High Roller Bowl London will be introduced on September 13. That will also be sponsored by PartyPoker LIVE.
All events will stream on PokerGO.
As noted by Aspers Head of Poker Product John Scanlon, “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.”
Poker Open Details
Much like the US Poker Open, the British Poker Open series will feature 10 poker events over the course of 11 days, and the buy-ins will range from £10K to £100K. The first on-time entry for each player in each event will be rake-free, while late registrants and those reentering will pay the standard tournament fees.
The schedule is not yet listed on the Aspers website but is available via the Hendon Mob.
— The Hendon Mob (@TheHendonMob) July 17, 2019
–Event 1 on September 2-3: £10K + £500 NLHE
–Event 2 on September 3-4: £10K + £500 PLO
–Event 3 on September 4-5: £10K + £500 NLHE
–Event 4 on September 5-6: £10K + £500 Short Deck Hold’em
–Event 5 on September 6-7: £25K + £1K NLHE
–Event 6 on September 7-8: £25K + £1K NLHE
–Event 7 on September 8-9: £25K + £1K PLO
–Event 8 on September 9-10: £25K + £1K NLHE
–Event 9 on September 10-11: £50K + £2K NLHE
–Event 10 on September 11-12: £100K + £3K NLHE
All events will start at noon. The first eight events offer players the opportunity to reenter twice through the first nine levels, while the last two events allow only one reentry through the first 10 levels.
High Roller of the Year points are accumulated throughout the series, and the player with the most during the series will be named the British Poker Open champion. The US Poker Open also awards a $100K prize to that champion, but that was not mentioned in the release for the British series.
Super High Roller Bowl London Details
This will be similar to the events that have been held in Las Vegas. The Super High Roller Bowl London will require players to pay a £250K buy-in for the three-day tournament.
The projected prize pool is £12.25 million, as the tournament will be capped at 49 players, and Poker Central expects that the tournament will fill up.
A total of 30 seats will be open for players who reserve their seats via a £25K deposit, and there will be a random drawing before the event to determine the players who will win a seat. The other 19 seats will be reserved for VIP status and awarded by Aspers Casino and/or Poker Central.