Australia is set to host a brand new high-roller tournament series in January following the announcement this week of the very first Australian Poker Open, to be held at The Star Gold Coast and highlighted by the $250,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl Australia.
The Australian Poker Open, a partnership between The Star Gold Coast, World Poker Tour (WPT) and Poker Central, will feature seven events over the course of 11 days from 25 January to 4 February with buy-ins starting at $10,000. Those seven events will be followed by the three-day $250,000 Super High Roller Bowl Australia kicking off on 2 February.
The latest addition to Australia’s growing schedule of live poker events comes in the wake of the inaugural WPT Australia, also held at The Star Gold Coast, in late September, which attracted more than 3,000 entries across 10 events including a main event field of 658 players.
“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 WPT, in a statement.
The seven-event schedule for January’s Australian Poker Open includes two No Limit Hold’em and one PLO $10,000 buy-in events, a $25,000 No Limit Hold’em and a $25,000 PLO event, plus $50,000 and $100,000 No Limit Hold’em events.
The player who accrues the most High Roller of the Year points across all seven events will be awarded the Australian Poker Open trophy.
Launched in 2015, the Super High Roller Bowl was held for the sixth time earlier this month at Baha Mar in the Bahamas, with January’s Super High Roller Bowl Australia to represent the event’s seventh renditionand first on Australian shores.