crown media releases

Aussie Millions Poker Championship TV Broadcast - 29 April 2015
Crown Melbourne has today announced the 2015 Aussie Millions Poker Championship television broadcast will commence on ONE HD from Tuesday 5 May at 11pm.
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The Aussie Millions broadcast series will consist of 12 one-hour episodes and will be telecast Australia-wide every Tuesday and Wednesday night from 11pm for 6 weeks beginning early May on ONE HD. The premiere episode will feature the Final Table of the internationally renowned Aussie Millions ‘Main Event’, proudly part of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT).

“Crown is thrilled to be working together with APPT and ONE HD in showcasing the 2015 Aussie Millions. This premiere will be a world exclusive featuring the best international poker players in some of the biggest buy-in events in poker. Crown Melbourne and the Aussie Millions, along with the city of Melbourne, will be showcased to worldwide audiences,” said Crown Melbourne’s Tournament Director, Joel Williams.

The remaining episodes will feature coverage of the high stakes events including the ‘$100,000 Challenge’ and the ‘LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge’.

The Aussie Millions has an excellent reputation for hosting the best of the best, when it comes to high stakes poker. Players from all over the world descend on Crown Melbourne for the poker games that compact the accumulation of wealth, assessing risk and the thrill of negotiation into quick and easy hands of poker, for buy-ins of AUD$100,000, AUD$250,000 and more.

The broadcast host will be Jaimee Rogers, and the expert poker commentators include Australia’s king of poker and WSOP 2005 Champion Joe Hachem and ‘The Voice’ of Australian poker, Paul Khoury.

Program: Crown’s 2015 Aussie Millions Poker Championship Network
Network: ONE HD Dates:
Dates: Premiere episodes Tuesday 5 May and Wednesday 6 May at 11pm, for six weeks

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For further information including interviews or preview tapes please contact:
Natasha Stipanov
Corporate Affairs
Crown Resorts Limited
T. +61 3 9292 8671

Spice News’ Top 100 names Crown Metropol Melbourne within the Top 5 Australian Best Convention Centre Hotels - 15 April 2015
Spice Magazine’s annual Hot 100 listing has been released, naming Australia and New Zealand’s best hospitality offerings, as decided by Spice Magazine’s readers.
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In the Best Convention Centre Hotel category, Crown Metropol Melbourne has been listed within the prestigious top 5 finalists, acknowledged for the hotel’s leading hospitality offerings, contemporary design, spa and dining options and proximity to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Spice Magazine’s full Top 100 listing will be announced in the May issue of the magazine.The annual ranking from the MICE publication names five of Australia’s and New Zealand’s leading hotels, resorts and venues as the winners in each of the 20 categories. 

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For more press information and high resolution imagery, please contact Hatching Communications:

Tina Orr
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Genevieve Day
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CROWN’S SUPER BOX FOOTY FEVER AT THE WEST END Live Every Weekend - 15 April 2015
Melbourne, Australia 2013. Footy Fever at The West End is laying its claim on the football season.
From siren to siren, every weekend, Crown’s Super Box will be showing the game live, with an expert
football panel discussing the highs and lows of the game Australian’s love. Located in Pit 15 in the
West End, the mini-stadium will feature all the trimmings of Melbourne’s stadiums without battling
the weather, traffic or masses plus a special appearance from The Footy Show’s, Shane Crawford.
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Crown Melbourne’s Club 23 Awarded Guinness World Record for the World’s Most Expensive Cocktail - 01 April 2015

April 2013, Melbourne, Australia. Crown Melbourne’s Club 23 has been awarded the Guinness World Records title for the World’s Most Expensive Cocktail.

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Crown's Ladies Lunch at David Jones - 20 March 2015
The Crown Autumn Ladies Lunch will take place on Friday 20 March On Seven at David Jones to celebrate Sydney’s Autumn Racing Carnival. Hosted by three generations of Packer women - Roslyn, Gretel and Francesca Packer-Barham and supported by David Jones and The Australian Women's Weekly guests will include 220 of Australia's leading figures in racing, media, entertainment, business and fashion.
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This year the event will feature an extraordinary showcase of international Autumn Racing Fashion
presented by David Jones and modelled by David Jones Ambassadors Jessica Gomes and Montana

Master of Ceremonies, Karl Stefanovic will host the day with a special performance from The XFactor’s
Nathaniel plus Rob Mills supported by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Chong Lim. The
menu is created by internationally renowned chefs and Crown Resorts culinary directors, Guillaume
Brahimi and Neil Perry.

This year, funds raised will be in support of four women's shelters including DV Connect, Safe Steps,
Catherine House and The Luke Batty Foundation, represented by special guest and Australian of the
Year Rosie Batty, to raise awareness around domestic violence against women.

Event: Crown’s Autumn Ladies Lunch
Date: Friday 20 March 2015
Location: On Seven at David Jones
Elizabeth Street Store
Level 7, 86-108 Castlereagh Street, Sydney
(Entry via Staff Entrance on Castlereagh Street)

12:00pm Guests to arrive
12:30pm Guests seated
1:30pm Karl Stefanovic to welcome guests and introduce Ann Peacock
1:35pm Karl Stefanovic to welcome Guillaume Brahimi and Neil Perry
1:45pm David Jones Fashion Parade + Nathaniel
2:20pm Rob Mills and Sydney Symphony Orchestra with Chong Lim
2:40pm Karl Stefanovic to introduce Rosie Batty and Helen McCabe
6:00pm Event Concludes

Media Contacts:

For media access please contact:
Ann Peacock, GM –Corporate and Public Relations or 0412 334 614
Jodi Crocker, Head of Social Media and Media Relations or 0403 026 600
Madeleine Wilson, David Jones Publicity Manager or 0424 638 855
Jenna Dinicola, David Jones Publicity Specialist or 0402 143 050

Visuals & Interview Opportunities:

Roslyn Packer, Gretel Packer, Francesca Packer-Barham, Rosie Batty, Jessica
Gomes, Montana Cox, Karl Stefanovic, Edwina McCann, Karin Upton-Baker, Sarah
Murdoch, Jesinta Campbell, Carla Zampatti, Bianca Spender, Kerri-Anne Kennerley,
Natalie Barr, Natarsha Belling, Helen McCabe, Terry Biviano, Collette Dinnigan,
Georgie Gardner, Deborah Hutton, Kelly Landry

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