ARIA High Roller Tournaments Return

The ARIA casino in Las Vegas is bringing back their high roller tournaments for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

High roller tournaments used to be quite common at the ARIA with 33 editions of ARIA High Rollers taking place in 2019. It looked this the string of High Roller events was going to continue with the ARIA holding two in February. Those were the last ones held in 2020 after the pandemic dimmed the lights in Las Vegas.

When did ARIA High Roller Tournaments Pause?

Since reopening in July the ARIA and their poker room has slowly been getting back to business. In mid-September the restarted daily tournaments and December will see the return of high roller tournaments.

The ARIA High Roller will consist of three $10,000 tournaments on Thursday, December 3, Friday December 4 and Saturday, December 5. All three tournaments will begin at 2 p.m. local time. The tournaments will be played six-handed and all players and staff in attendance will be required to wear masks.

To try and incentivize early registration the ARIA will offer a lower $200 rake for anyone who registers on-time. All late registrations and re-entries will pay a $500 rake. Tournament levels will be 40 minutes with late registration closing after level six.

The last time the ARIA hosted a High Roller tournament in February Cary Katz outlasted a 25-player field to pocket $110,000. That tournament was full on notable poker players as Erik Seidel finished second to cash $75,000, Jake Schindler was third for $40,000 and Sam Soverel was fourth for $25,000.

US poker players on the ground in Vegas can enjoy these terrific options, while online activity continues on US poker sites such as Ignition and BetOnline Poker.