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Super High Roller Bowl Returns in 2016, Buy-in Reduced to $300k
After a stellar debut last summer, the Super High Roller Bowl will return in 2016 with a slightly less super buy-in.
The time around the buy-in will be reduced to $300,000. The super high-stakes tournament debuted with $500,000 buy-in in 2015.
The Super High Roller Bowl has also been re-scheduled from its late June timespot last year to May 29-June 1, 2016.
Capped at 49 Players Total
The 2016 Super High Roller Bowl will be capped at 49 seats with poker superstars Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Phil Ivey expected to play.
The entire series will once again take place exclusively at the Aria Resort & Casino and the tournament will be an open event; invitations will not be required although Aria did reserve 14 spots for super high rollers.
Poker PROductions and Poker Central will once again be producing the event.
“There are few poker events that can change the landscape of the game overnight -- the Super High Roller Bowl is one of them,” said Clint Stinchcomb, CEO of Poker Central.
“The 2016 Super High Roller Bowl will be even more exciting than last year!”
This year the event will have an estimated prize pool of $15m with around $5m for first place.
Last year Brian Rast outlasted 43 entries to win $7.5m.
The elephant in the room is the potential $1m buy-in Big One for One Drop, which the WSOP has yet to confirm.
This typically takes place later in the summer so it wouldn’t conflict with the Super High Roller Bowl but there are likely some high rollers that would enter one but not the other.
Aria will begin taking deposits for the Super High Roller Bowl starting Jan. 22.