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World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Schedule Released

by | Published: Sunday, January 20th, 2013

The World Series of Poker has released the tournament schedule for the inaugural WSOP Asia-Pacific event that will be held at the Crown Casino in Melbourne from April 4th to 15th.

The 2013 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific will feature five bracelet events as well as the Caesars Cup Invitational Event, High Rollers tournaments, satellites and the ever-popular cash games.

World Series of Poker Executive Director Ty Stewart was extremely excited to announce the schedule for the first World Series event that will be held in the Southern Hemisphere.

“Ever since Australian Joe Hachem won the WSOP Main Event in 2005, we dreamed of the day we could hear Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi Oi, Oi on native soil,” Stewart said.

“We can’t wait for the first WSOP Asia-Pacific to begin, and we hope with a solidified schedule, players from around the globe will plan their trip to Melbourne in April as we make WSOP history awarding the first bracelets in the Southern Hemisphere.”

Crown Casino is considered one of the best poker casinos in the world and Stewart believes it will help draw players from the United States and Europe to play the event on the other side of the world.

“Most of the top players take multiple trips to European tournaments these days,”he said.

“The travel time to Melbourne is essentially the same as venues in Europe, and everyone who visits Crown can’t wait to return.”

Crown Chief Executive Officer Greg Hawkins said he was thrilled Crown had the opportunity to partner with the World Series of Poker.

“Players from all over the globe will descend on Crown Melbourne in April, all vying for one of the five coveted bracelets on offer,” Stewart said.

“The ‘bracelet’ events will range from the AUD$1100 – AUD$10,000 which will ensure players are well catered for in terms of choice.

“The five WSOP APAC ‘bracelet’ winners will etch their names in the long and coveted history that is the World Series of Poker.”

2013 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Schedule

Tournament Date Buy-in
No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator April 4th to April 8th AUD$1,100
Pot-Limit Omaha April 7th to April 9th AUD$1,650
Mixed Event April 8th to April 10th AUD$2,200
6-Handed No Limit Hold’em April 9th to April 11th AUD$5,000
WSOP APAC Main Event April 11th to April 15th AUD$10,000
High Roller April 13th to April 14th AUD$50,000

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Betfair Named Presenting Partner for the Aussie Millions

by | Published: Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Leading online sportsbook Betfair have been named the presenting partner of the 2013 Aussie Millions Poker Championship that will be held at Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia this month.

The sponsorship is a major coup for the Aussie Millions as Betfair is the world’s largest betting exchange and has a large presence not just in Australia but in the United Kingdom and the United States.

Chief Executive Officer of Crown Casino Greg Hawkins was delighted to announce the deal.

“We are thrilled to announce that Betfair will be the Presenting Partner of the Aussie Millions Poker Championship in January 2013,” Hawkins said.

“The Aussie Millions is Crown’s marquee poker event, and there is terrific alignment between these great, established brands.

“Sport is an enormous part of Australian culture and Betfair’s unique betting exchange is a fantastic complement to the Aussie Millions, and our poker patrons.”

Giles Thompson, CEO of Betfair Australia, said that the two organizations were both known for their innovation making the new partnership a perfect fit.

“Betfair has changed the wagering landscape in Australia with its unique betting exchange offering, whilst the Aussie Millions has introduced an innovative tournament which has heightened interest in the game of poker,” Thompson said.

“Already Betfair boasts close to four million customers in over 55 countries and we see this as an invaluable opportunity to engage Australians on the unparalleled benefits of exchange betting.”

The 2013 Aussie Millions will commence on Thursday January 17th and will feature twenty-six different poker events over eighteen days.

The Aussie Millions will feature innovative events such as: The 6th Annual Joe Hachem and Shane Warne Charity Poker Tournament, a No Limit Hold Team Event, a $250,000 challenge as well as Chinese Poker and eight game mixed tournaments.

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