New poker tournament at Star Gold Coast offering big prize money
The Star Gold Coast has been toiling away at new poker projects since its remodelled and expanded casino poker room earlier this year.
It hosted the World Poker Tour for a festival of 10 tournaments in September and October, bringing players from across the world to its tables.
Casino Aus reports that the latest announcement from the casino is that Poker Central will take its popular high-stakes Super High Roller Bowl to the Star Gold Coast in January, along with a new Australian Poker Open series.
The new tournament is the Super High Roller Bowl Australia.
It will be part of the first ever Australian Poker Open, all scheduled to take place at the Star Gold Coast in Broadbeach.
Action will begin on January 25, 2020, and it will wrap on February 4.
The World Poker Tour is partnering with Poker Central to co-host the series and Super High Roller Bowl.
The WPT just hosted its first festival of tournaments at the Star Gold Coast in September.
The Main Event delivered a A$1.48 million prize pool and hailed the series as a success.
The Australian Poker Open will feature seven events, with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.
Players who cash in these tournaments will earn points based on their finishes and money earned.
At the end of the series, there will be one Australia Poker open champion and that player will receive a cash prize of $50,000 on top of their other winnings.
The Super High Roller Bowl Australia then begins on February 2.
Players will have the chance to re-enter once.
Those who register by the start time of the tournament will also be able to avoid paying the entry fee.
Each January, the Aussie Millions at Crown Casino, which was founded in 1998 takes place.
The 2020 Aussie Millions is set to begin on January 4 and wrap with the Main Event final table on January 24.
There will be 23 total tournaments with millions in prize money to be awarded.
The ending of this series times perfectly with the start of the Australian Poker Open in Queensland.
Aussie Millions set to start in early January
A short flight from Melbourne will bring the high stakes players directly to the series of high roller tournaments set up by Poker Central.
The Aussie Millions’ 2020 edition is likely to be more well-attended than in the past, as players who would have attended the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in early January may head to Melbourne instead.
For the first time in more than a dozen years, there will be no event in the Bahamas in 2020.
The move to offer a Poker Open series and Super High Roller Bowl in Australia is part of an ongoing expansion for Poker Central.
President Sampson Simmons explained these tournaments represent an important moment of the business as it aims to further its international reach.
He added: “As we bring our premier high roller event brands to new players and new destinations around the globe, PokerGO subscribers continue reaping the rewards of captivating poker content featuring the world’s best players.”
The Star Gold Coast is pleased to be part of the expansion, with chief operating officer Jessica Mellor saying: “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.”