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Monte Carlo Poker Room Closes Due to Rebranding

MGM Resorts International has set out to replace the Monte Carlo brand with two new hotels, Park MGM and NoMad.

The Monte Carlo will continue welcoming guests during the construction works but its poker room will be shut down. That means 19 facilities on the Strip will be left for poker players to choose from.

The new 3,000 Park MGM is expected to open in 2018.


Winners of Aria High Rollers Announced

The Aria High Rollers has been taken over by three poker pros: Cary Katz, Dan Smith and Brian Rast.

Katz came out first with $322,640 against Smith’s $295,120. The buy-in for the first event was $100,000.

The second event invited players to participate with $25,000, which was where Smith defeated Scott Seiver and grabbed the $337,608 trophy.

Brian Rast triumphed in the $50,000 buy-in game, beating Justin Bonomo to win $772,800.


Super High Roller Bowl to Select Players Through Lottery

A lottery will decide who gets to play out of the 54 players who registered for the 50-seat Super High Roller Bowl event. Contrary to an initial announcement that 15 seats will be reserved for non-professionals, they will now be distributed among pros due to considerable interest in the event. A celebrity, whose name will be announced in March, will also feature at the game. Possible nominees include Michael Phelps, Aaron Paul, Kevin Hart and Tiffany.

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