Poker Central, the Amazon Appstore, and Zynga are teaming up for a massive buy-in at $300,000 for the Super High Roller Bowl 2017. Zynga’s coming off the heels of the successful Charity Shootout last year, and Amazon of course wants to keep dipping their toes into these sorts of sponsorships. Even Kevin Hart is getting in on the action, as he competes for the top prize of 6 mln dollars.
From the press release:
The deal kicks off with branded broadcast integrations at the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl – the largest buy-in tournament of the year at $300,000 – and will continue with additional Poker Central high-stakes tournaments throughout the year. Zynga’s first-time participation in the Super High Roller Bowl comes after a successful sponsorship with Amazon Appstore at the Poker Central Charity Shootout last December.
The 2017 Super High Roller Bowl will be the third installment of the high-stakes event of the year. The tournament sees participation from some of the biggest names in poker including Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, and Phil Hellmuth. This year, a field of 56 players including comedy superstar Kevin Hart will be competing for a prize pool of $16,800,000 and a $6,000,000 first-place prize.