Inaugural US Poker Open to be held at Aria Casino
21 Nov 2017
The U.S. Poker Open will be one of the highest stakes series of the year, comprised of two $10k no-limit hold'em events, a $10k pot-limit Omaha tournament, three $25k no-limit hold'em tournaments, the USPO $25k Mixed Games Championship and the $50k no-limit hold'em Main Event. At the conclusion of the final tournament, the player who nets the most earnings over the series will be named the U.S. Poker Open Champion and receive the championship trophy.
The U.S. Poker Open is the latest top-tier tournament added to the annual high-stakes schedule. The tournament series joins Poker Central's two other majors: the Super High Roller Bowl and Poker Masters. The winners of these events receive a championship ring and a purple jacket, respectively.
"The U.S. Poker Open is our newest marquee tournament positioned to kick off the high-stakes tournament calendar," said Joe Kakaty, president of Poker Central. "Our lineup of quarterly majors give PokerGO subscribers year-round access to some of the best high-stakes poker in the world."
Sean McCormack, director of poker operations for Aria, said, "We host some of poker's top high-stakes tournaments at ARIA and are looking forward to kicking off the 2018 poker season with the U.S. Poker Open. Poker Central has quickly built a tremendous schedule of poker events that are bringing worldwide awareness and excitement to the industry."
U.S. Poker Open Tournament Schedule
- 1 February – Event No. 1: $10,000 no-limit hold'em
- 2 February – Event No. 2: $10,000 pot-limit Omaha
- 3 February – Event No. 3: $25,000 no-limit hold'em
- 5 February – Event No. 4: USPO $25,000 Mixed Game Championship: 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw, Limit Texas Hold'em, No-Limit Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, Pot-Limit Omaha, Razz, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better.
- 6 February – Event No. 5: $10,000 no-limit hold'em
- 7 February 7 – Event No. 6: $25,000 no-limit hold'em
- 8 February – Event No. 7: $25,000 no-limit hold'em
- 9 February – Event No. 8: $50,000 no-limit hold'emMain Event