In conjunction with the World Poker Tour, the Australian Poker Open and Super High Roller Bowl are coming to Australia, with The Star Gold Coast set to host the premier poker series in late January 2020.
Presented by Poker Central, the Australian Poker Open will begin on January 25th 2020, with the Super High Roller Bowl Australia offering a three-day event that kicks off February 2nd 2020.
“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,” said Sampson Simmons, president of Poker Central.
The Australian Poker Open features seven events over eight days, with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 across a variety of poker formats. Each event is likely to be a two-day event with the final tables streamed live on PokerGO. The player who earns the most points during the series will be named the Australian Poker Open Champion, receiving the Australian Poker Open trophy and a bonus $50,000 in prize money.
The Super High Roller Bowl Australia features a buy-in of $250,000 with an optional single re-entry. Following hot on the heels of the 2020 Aussie Millions, it’s expected that the biggest and best names in the game will be in attendance to produce a multi-million dollar first-place prize. The winner will also collect a Super High Roller Bowl Australia championship ring.
“Coming off the heels of the highly successful WPT Australia, 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,” said Angelica Hael, VP of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour.
“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,” said Jessica Mellor, COO of The Star Gold Coast. “Earlier this year, we were recognized as one of the world’s best-integrated resorts in Asia, so bringing these global tournaments further enhances our reputation for hosting mega-events and driving tourism to Queensland.”
2020 Australian Poker Open Schedule
Jan 25th Event #1 – $10,000 No Limit Holdem
Jan 26th Event #2 – $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha
Jan 27th Event #3 – $10,000 No Limit Holdem
Jan 28th Event #4 – $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha
Jan 29th Event #5 – $25,000 No Limit Holdem
Jan 30th Event #6 – $50,000 No Limit Holdem
Jan 31st Event #7 – $100,000 No Limit Holdem
Feb 2nd $250,000 Super High Roller Bowl