In fact, PokerGO announced this week it has plans to start live streaming final tables from a high roller series at the Las Vegas, Nevada property that previously enjoyed very little in the way of media coverage.
The ARIA High Roller Series
The ARIA High Roller Series began hosting tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $10,000 to $100,000 back in 2014. Just six events were held that year. However, the ARIA High Roller Series has grown to have a major effect on live tournament earnings rankings ever since. In 2016, the series hosted 38 high roller events. Plus, 36 events with an average prize pool of more than $870,000 have already been held this year.
Up until now, media coverage of the series has been limited to live updates on an obscure poker blog site. It has also included brief recaps on larger news sites that have amounted to little more than payout lists.
“The ARIA High Roller Series is a hidden treasure in the high stakes world that we are proud to share with PokerGO subscribers,” Poker Central president Joe Kakaty said in a release. “The never-before streamed tournament series is a strong addition to our live poker schedule as we continue to provide the best poker programming for our subscribers.”
PokerGO plans to stream dozens of ARIA High Roller Series final tables throughout the year. These tournaments regularly feature some of poker’s richest and most talented players.
Top pros, tens of millions in prize money
According to PokerGO, top pros like Brian Rast, Isaac Haxton, Jason Koon, and Erik Seidel, all compete regularly. Plus, tens of millions of dollars in prize money is up for grabs in ARIA High Roller Series tournaments.
“The ARIA High Roller Series brings together the best players, incredible prize pools, and a truly electric atmosphere to deliver the year-round high stakes poker that I love being a part of,” Rast said in a release. “Thanks to PokerGO, fans now have the chance to watch the best of the best battle it out at the ARIA tables on a regular basis.”
Sean McCormack, ARIA’s director of poker operations, echoed that same excitement. He also suggested the first ARIA High Roller Series final table on PokerGO will be coming soon.
“We look forward to hosting one of the world’s top high stakes events at the resort later this month,” he said. “Our partners at Poker Central are the leaders in the industry and this is a great opportunity to offer the PokerGO viewers a chance to watch their favorite players compete in our tournaments live and on-demand.”
PokerGo and ARIA
Poker Central’s PokerGO subscription-based streaming service delivers coverage of premier live events. It also includes behind-the-scenes poker lifestyle programming. It launched with coverage of the $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl at ARIA Resort & Casino and 2017 World Series of Poker earlier this year. Since then, PokerGO has gone on to revive the popular Poker After Dark TV program. Plus, it has added live coverage of World Poker Tour final tables.
Since opening in 2009, ARIA Resort & Casino has become one of the Las Vegas Strip’s most popular resort and casino destinations. Its 150,000 square-foot casino features slots, table games, and a race and sports book. It also includes a 24-table poker room. The action ranges from $1-$2 to the highest stakes in the world inside the famed Ivey’s Room.