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2014 Aussie Millions Teams up with APPT

by | Published: Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Melbourne’s Crown Casino has announced the 2014 Aussie Millions will now be part of the Pokerstars Pokerstars Asia-Pacific Poker Tour after an agreement was reached between the two bodies this past week.

Set to begin on January 23, the 16th annual Aussie Millions will feature the AU$10,600 Main Event on February 2, as well as other draw card competitions the AU$100,000 Challenge and AU$250,000 Challenge.

Crown Resorts Chief Operating Officer Xavier Walsh released a statement regarding the major announcement, highlighting the mutually-beneficial agreement.

“The Aussie Millions is regarded as one of the marquee poker events globally” Walsh said.

“And by aligning with the biggest poker tour in the region, the Asia-Pacific Poker Tour, will further guarantee the event’s success in coming years.

“This initiative will provide Crown with significant exposure in Asia, Europe and America, and for an integral part of Crown’s global marketing strategy to attract further international visitors to Australia and Crown Melbourne”.

Since its inception in 2007, the Asia-Pacific Poker Tour has well and truly put tournament poker on the map throughout the region; hosting the first ever tournament in major gambling destination Macau, awarding the first ever $1million prize in Australia and hosting the first ever televised poker in Asia, just to highlight a few major achievements.

“The Aussie Millions becoming part of the APPT is a great fit for both Crown Melbourne and Global Poker Tours Ltd” APPT President Danny McDonagh said following the announcement.

“Linking one of the best tournaments in the Asia-Pacific with the region’s biggest poker tour benefits everyone.

“Personally, I can’t wait to again be actively involved in one of the very top big buy-in events in the world”.

In seven seasons to date, the APPT has grown to include stops in the Philippines, South Korea, Macau, New Zealand and Australia.

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Aussie Millions 2014 Schedule Announced!

by | Published: Friday, August 9th, 2013

In just over five months, professional poker players from around the world will descend on Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia for the 2014 Aussie Millions!

Crown announced this week the dates and schedule for the festival, beginning on Thursday January 23 and will run through to Monday February 10, featuring 20 exciting events.

Beginning proceedings will be the AU$1100 No-Limit Hold’em event featuring three starting days, the start of which will be staggered over a three day period.

Other events will include the hugely popular AU$1100 No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator event, as well as tournament mainstays the AU$25,000 Challenge, AU$100,000 Challenge and AU$250,000 Challenge!

All these events will of course lead up to the main event; the largest tournament in fact in the Southern Hemisphere, the AU$10,000 Aussie Millions Main Event, which is scheduled to take place from February 2-9.

Last Year, the final table included such pro’s as Dan Shak, David Yan, Patrik Antonius and Jay Tan, however it was Mervin Chan who took home the Winner’s check of AU$1.6 million, ahead of a field of 629.

It’s not too late to plan an assault on the tables of Crown in Melbourne; an event no professional or occasional player ever wants to miss!

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