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2015 Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge - 31 January 2015
Melbourne, Australia. Saturday 31 January 2015. The poker world will be transfixed on Crown Melbourne on Sunday 1 February 2015, as the Aussie Millions hosts the highly anticipated ‘LK Boutique - $250,000 Challenge’.
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The ‘LK Boutique -$250,000 Challenge’ features prominently on the schedule, after Crown hosted the largest buy-in poker tournament ever seen at that time (2011), which saw an astounding 20 players entering the ‘$250,000 Super High Roller Event’, creating a prize-pool of AUD$5,000,000.

Crown Melbourne’s Director of Poker, Jim Preston said today “Crown works tirelessly to assemble the best of the best to play in events such as this Super High Roller event - the ‘LK Boutique - $250,000 Challenge’.”

Players confirmed to attend include Dan Smith, Doug Polk, Erik Seidel, Fabian Quoss, Dani Stern, Mike McDonald, Patrick Antonius, Paul Newey, Phil Ivey, Phillip Gruissem, Richard Yong, Scott Seiver, Sorel Mizzi, Stanley Choi, Tobias Reinkemeier, Tony Bloom, and a number of online pro’s have also expressed an interest.

Crown’s Aussie Millions has rapidly become a high-stakes tournament destination for the elite, with Crown providing the world’s top players with a high-stakes playground, unrivalled anywhere else in the world.

Day 1 will see the players convene in Crown’s Poker Room, where from 2:30pm the action will commence. The ‘LK Boutique - $250,000 Challenge’ will also feature unlimited re-entries while registration is open (until the start of day 2) There are not many players on the planet who would even consider a rebuy in an event of this magnitude but there are some, and they will all be there for this event.

Day 2 will feature the ‘Final Table’ of the event. This will be filmed in Exhibition Hall, the official Aussie Millions Film Studio located in Crown Conference Centre, and if it is anything like the 2014 Final Table, expect nothing but the best.

Event: 2015 Aussie Millions Poker Championship. Event Number 21: ‘LK Boutique - $250,000 Challenge’
Date - Day 1: Sunday 1 February 2015 at 2:30pm. Crown Poker Room
Date - Day 2:Monday 2 February 2015 at 2:30pm. Exhibition Hall, Aussie Millions Film Studio
Media: For media accreditation please complete the online application via http://www.aussiemillions.com/media-accreditation
Social Media:
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#AussieMillions @CrownPoker
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For further media information, or to request an interview with the winner please contact:
Natasha Stipanov
Corporate Affairs
Crown Resorts Limited
Telephone: +61 3 9292 8671
Email: natasha.stipanov@crownresorts.com.au

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Aussie Millions Poker Championship 'Main Event' Launch - 23 January 2015
Melbourne, Australia. Friday 23 January 2015. The largest and most anticipated day of Crown’s Aussie Millions Poker Championship, the coveted $10,600 ‘Main Event’, will be launched by 2005 World Series of Poker champion Joe Hachem on Sunday 25 January at 12:30pm, in the renowned Crown Poker Room.
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Since 2003 the Aussie Millions ‘Main Event’ has paid in excess of AUD$17,000,000 in first prizes alone. The entire prize-pool for the 2014 Aussie Millions Poker Championship was a whooping AUD$32 million.
Event 10, the five-day ‘Main Event’ will garner the majority of media coverage. In terms of prize money, the prestigious ‘Main Event’ shares the limelight with some of Victoria’s other major events including the Melbourne Cup, Australian Open, and the AFL Grand Final.

In 2014 the ‘Main Event’ welcomed 668 entrants from across the globe, with defending champion Ami Barer taking home a cool AUD$1,600,000 for his efforts, after fighting through a tough field made up of some of the world’s greatest poker players.

EVENT:
2015 Aussie Millions Poker Championship
Event 10: Aussie Millions ‘Main Event’

DATES:
12:30pm Day 1 Flight 1 Sunday 25 January 2015
12:30pm Day 1 Flight 2 Monday 26 January 2015
12:30pm Day 1 Flight 3 Tuesday 27 January 2015
12:30pm Day 2 Wednesday 28 January 2015
12:30pm Day 3 Thursday 29 January 2015
12:30pm Day 4 Friday 30 January 2015
12:15pm Final Table Sunday 1 February 2015 (Exhibition Hall, Film Set)

LOCATION:
Crown Poker Room - Level B2, Crown Entertainment Complex

VISUALS:
Expect to see the world’s best poker players today in the Crown Poker Room

OTHER:
Event 11: $100,000 Challenge, Sunday 25 January 2015 at 2:15pm returns to championship schedule. Being placed before the Main Event, this event is sure to attract some of the biggest names in poker who have trekked across the globe.

The tournament has a rich history, but in 2014 took a whole different level as 39 unique players accounted for 37 re-entires for a total field of 76 entries. That was up considerably from the 22 entries the year before. It took two full days of play, but eventually Yevgeniy Timoshenko defeated Mike "Timex" McDonald to capture the title and AU$2,000,000 first-place prize.

For further media information please contact:
Natasha Stipanov
Corporate Affairs
Crown Resorts Limited
T. +61 3 9292 8671
E. natasha.stipanov@crownresorts.com.au

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ROYAL FLUSH AS POKER ROYALTY DESCEND ON CROWN FOR THE ‘JOE HACHEM AND SHANE WARNE CHARITY POKER TOURNAMENT’ - 18 January 2015
Melbourne, Australia. Friday 18 January 2013. Crown and The Shane Warne Foundation will deal another royal flush this Sunday, 20 January with the sixth annual ‘Joe Hachem and Shane Warne Charity Poker Tournament’ that will see Shane Warne, Elizabeth Hurley and many more, play poker alongside internationally renowned poker champions Joe Hachem, Patrik Antonius, Annette Obrestad and MC Robert Williamson III.
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CROWN’S 2013 AUSSIE MILLIONS POKER CHAMPIONSHIP - 17 January 2015
Melbourne, Australia. Thursday 17 January 2013. Crown’s highly acclaimed Aussie Millions Poker Championship will commence TODAY, Thursday 17 January 2013 with Event #1 ‘Opening Event’ at 6:15pm. The Opening Event will be the first of the series, of 26 highly anticipated poker events, that range in price from AUD$550 to AUD$1,000,000.
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Crown Announces LK Boutique as official supplier of 2015 Aussie Millions Poker Championship - 16 January 2015
Melbourne, Australia. Friday 16 January 2015. Crown Melbourne has announced LK Boutique as Official Jeweller of the prestigious 2015 Aussie Millions Poker Championship, and naming rights sponsor of Event 21 – ‘LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge’.
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As the Official Jeweller of the 2015 Aussie Millions, LK Boutique will produce; Twenty Championship Rings, the widely-cherished diamond-encrusted ‘Main Event’ Champion’s bracelet, one prestigious watch to be awarded to the winner of the Aussie Millions Opening Event, and the introduction of eight custom diamond-speckled card protectors for each player on the final table of the ‘LK Boutique $250,000 Challenge’.

Managing Director and CEO, James Kennedy, says “LK Boutique is delighted to be involved in such a prestigious event with Crown Resorts. We have enjoyed a long-standing relationship with both Crown and the Aussie Millions Poker Championship and we are thrilled to continue our support for a fourth year in 2015.”
The Aussie Millions is Crown’s premier poker event, and this partnership is a brilliant alignment with LK Boutique, as they are Australia’s premier supplier of the world’s finest watches, jewellery and accessories, carrying the world’s best and most prestigious luxury brands.

LK BOUTIQUE
Founded in 1976 by Louis & Martha Kennedy, LK Boutique was born from passion for the sheer beauty and precision of the world’s finest timepieces, jewellery and accessories. What started as a labour of love almost four decades ago has flourished into an Australian institution, employing a simple philosophy; to provide Australia’s most extensive collection of prestigious timepieces, high-end jewellery, luxury gifts and accessories, while providing unparalleled customer service for their clients, a true luxury boutique experience.
For more information visit www.lkboutique.com.

Aussie Millions Poker Championship
Crown’s Aussie Millions is held each January in Melbourne, Australia. Holding firm the title of the longest, largest, richest and most prestigious gaming event in the Southern Hemisphere, the Aussie Millions ‘Main Event’ has paid close to AUD$20,000,000 in first prizes to date. In 2015, the event will feature 21 different poker events over 20 consecutive days. The Aussie Millions will run through to Monday 2 February 2015. For more information, visit www.aussiemillions.com.au.

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For further media information please contact:
Natasha Stipanov
Corporate Affairs
Crown Resorts Limited
T. +61 3 9292 8671
E. natasha.stipanov@crownresorts.com.au

Jennifer Simmons
LK Boutique
T. +61 3 8614 1102
E. jennifer.simmons@lkboutique.com

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