Macau's high-stakes poker scene is about to grow. Next week, the city's StarWorld Hotel and Casino will play host to a massive HK$2,000,000 ($250,000) Super High Roller with an optional $250,000 rebuy. StarWorld's Poker King Club says it will go down as one of the world's largest prize pools ever.
The Macau High Stakes Challenge, hosted by the Neptune Group and PokerAce.tv, will take place Friday, Aug. 31 at the Poker King Club, home of the world's richest cash games in 2012. According to the poker room's Facebook page, poker pros Phil Ivey, Sam Trickett, John Juanda, Erik Seidel, Johnny Chan, Andrew Robl and Joe Hachem are already confirmed for the massive event.
Tom Hall, CEO of Asian Logic, posted on TwoPlusTwo Thursday that 26 players were already registered. In comparison, the $250,000 Aussie Millions Super High Roller in January had 16 entries, creating a prize pool of $4 million. Phil Ivey won that event for $2 million.