888Poker continues to grow their stateside appeal by signing on the dotted line to partner with the Super High Roller Bowl and Poker Central throughout the four-day event broadcast across channels such as Twitch and CBS Sports.
There is one final piece of the world poker scene jigsaw that needs to be put together before the World Series of Poker (WSOP) start making dreams come true.
The $300,000 buy-in Super High Roller Bowl will make someone at least $5 million richer, and 888Poker will be on hand to witness the movers and shakers through every flop, turn, and river.
The second largest online poker room in the world will have their branding slapped all over the actual event as well as throughout the in-show television broadcasts. The second Super High Roller Bowl will take place May 29 through June 1 when 49 players will compete at the ARIA in Las Vegas for one of the richest prize pools in the poker calendar.
It’s the second big strategic alliance that 888Poker has entered into in the States. They will be the primary sponsor of the 47th Annual WSOP when Event #1 kicks off in a few days time.
Kara Scott and Dominik Nitsche Also Feature
The 888Poker branding will have some familiar flesh. Ambassador Dominik Nitsche will be starring in his highest buy-in event to date when he competes for the $5m first prize, and Kara Scott will host the event that will be broadcast live on Twitch and across the Poker Central and CBS Sports Networks.
It’s great to see a man of Nitsche’s capabilities finding the backing to compete in these high-end events, and it will be exciting to see how he adapts.
Million Dollar Freeroll
Poker fans still have an opportunity to get involved in the Super High Roller Bowl’s Million Dollar Freeroll. All you have to do is head over to the Poker Central website and correctly predict the Top 7 finishing positions to become a millionaire. If nobody correctly predicts all 7 positions Poker Central will give $10,000 to the person who guessed the closest.
Doug Polk v Jason Mercier – Ding! Ding!
The Super High Roller Bowl commentary team were handed the perfect storyline after Phil Hellmuth oversaw the seat draw on Saturday.
Daniel Negreanu believes Jason Mercier is in a school of two people (Scott Seiver) who would have been good enough to compete with the old school pros in the pre-Internat days. Doug Polk disagrees, stating on Twitter that Mercier ‘just isn’t very good.’
Mercier reacted by calling Polk the ‘talentless one’ and he found some meaty backing with the likes of Negreanu and Doyle Brunson sticking up for the PokerStars Team Pro. Negreanu even suggested that Alex Dreyfus created a “Tool of the Year” award and that Polk ‘would be in contention’.
And what happens?
The pair is seated right next to each other in the very first live event they compete in.