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Crown Resorts’ diverse range of world-class corporate offerings makes it a destination for MICE success! - 04 February 2015
Crown Resorts will be showcasing their diverse range of innovative MICE offerings across Melbourne and Perth. 
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AIME 2015 – February 24 to 25

MELBOURNE, 4 FEBRUARY 2015 – Crown Resorts will be showcasing their diverse range of innovative MICE offerings across Melbourne and Perth, cementing their reputation as hospitality industry leaders at the 2015 Asia-Pacific Meetings Expo (AIME) on February 24 to 25. Crown’s ‘Destination for Success’ stand, located at booth #C310 will feature an array of Crown’s leading corporate offerings, with samples and examples of the versatile range of large-scale and intimate event spaces, innovative technological offerings, award-winning accommodation, inspired culinary offerings from celebrity chef Guillaume Brahimi and news on the opening of Crown Towers Perth, which is set to change the events industry in WA.

2014 marked the beginning of construction on the highly anticipated Crown Towers Perth, making Crown Perth the first hotel complex in the city with a total capacity of 1,200 rooms. With the addition of Crown Towers, Crown Perth will be the largest hotel complex the city has ever seen. Scheduled for completion in 2017, the new Crown Towers will boast 500 luxury rooms, an array of world class restaurants, leading events facilities and access to Crown Perth’s Convention Centre with 4,800 square metres of venue space. This new luxury hotel offering in Perth continues Crown’s commitment to delivering world-class accommodation and event experiences, furthering Crown Perth’s reputation as a world-leading destination for the MICE market.

Crown Melbourne also continued to develop their MICE offerings, finessing the finest options for corporate events, including exclusive culinary options from celebrity restaurateur Guillaume Brahimi. The esteemed French chef has recently been recognised for his culinary prowess by the French Government, achieving the prestigious title of Knight in late 2014. Along with his Knighthood, Brahimi also holds the title of Crown’s Culinary Director, where he creates premium banquet menus for events and conferences, making Crown the only events destination to deliver the cuisine of a world-celebrated chef for large scale functions and events.

With a dedicated team of events and conferences professionals, Crown Resorts remain committed to delivering events with unsurpassed onsite service and event options that can cater from groups of ten to 2000 pax. In addition, Crown Hotels offers competitive day delegate packages, ensuring the immense range of corporate offerings are available for all budgets and occasions. All these factors work to uniquely position Crown Melbourne and Perth as Australia’s destination for success when it comes to hosting world-class, unforgettable events and conferences for any budget and scale.

Crown Spa Pamper Zone
During AIME 2015, Crown Events & Conferences will also be celebrating the return of the Crown Spa Pamper Zone, located opposite Crown’s stand (#C310) at Hospitality Suite 2 to ensure delegates can take a break from their action packed AIME schedules and enjoy a complimentary 15 minute neck, shoulder or hand massage performed by Crown Spa’s expertly trained spa therapists. To book, hosted buyers can email pamperzone@crownmelbourne.com.au before 5:00pm on 13 February with their preferred date, time and treatment option.

‘Destination for Success’ Instagram competition
AIME delegates will have the chance to win one of two $1,000 Crown Gift cards simply by visiting Crown Hotels ‘Destination for Success’ at booth #C310 during the conference, and ‘checking in’ on Instagram. By ‘checking in’, delegates will have uploaded a photo of the Crown Hotels booth to their Instagram page, selected ‘Crown AIME Booth #C130’ as the location status, tagged @crownresorts and hashtagged #destination4success. The first 500 delegates to show a Crown representative at the Crown Hotels AIME booth that they have ‘checked in’ will receive an instant gift of a bottle of Moet Chandon (200ml), and go in the draw to win one of two daily prizes of a $1,000 Crown Gift card. Entries close each day, Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 February, at 5:00pm. Terms and conditions apply.

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CROWN’S 2013 AUSSIE MILLIONS ‘MAIN EVENT’ - FINAL TABLE DECIDED - 02 February 2015
Melbourne, Australia. Saturday 2 February 2013. What began almost a week ago with 629 players has now culminated with the 2013 Aussie Millions ‘Main Event’ Final Table being decided. Yesterday (Day 4) saw 36 grinders trying to land on the Final Table, and it took most of the night before the seven player cut-off was reached, and the chip leader is US hedge fund manager Dan Shak (3,775,000).
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Aussie Millions Poker Championship Announces 2016 Dates - 01 February 2015
AUSSIE MILLIONS POKER CHAMPIONSHIP ANNOUNCES 2016 DATES AND CELEBRATES 18TH BIRTHDAY. Asia-Pacific’s most prestigious poker series will run from Wednesday 13 January to Monday 1 February 2016 at Crown Melbourne, Australia
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Aussie Millions ‘Main Event’, part of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT), begins Sunday 24 January 2015.

Melbourne, Australia. Sunday 1 February 2015. The 2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship will begin on Wednesday 13 January 2016 in the Crown Poker Room - marking the 18th consecutive year the event has been held at Crown Melbourne, Australia.

The action-packed schedule will include the official gold bracelet events, satellites and cash games, along with daily tournaments running for 20 consecutive days.

The poker festival will reach its prime with Asia-Pacific’s longest-running poker tournament, the coveted $10,600 Aussie Millions ‘Main Event’, part of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT), which is slated to run over eight consecutive days from Sunday 24 January - Sunday 31 January 2016.

Due to the large number of entrants the Aussie Millions ‘Main Event’ will feature three starting flights; Sunday 24 January, Monday 25 January and Tuesday 26 January.

“The 18th year of the Aussie Millions will be the biggest and best to date, as effectively one of the top poker majors and a favourite amongst some of the most renowned players in the world, and the stage has never been brighter, and the team are all hard at work to make the 18th event the biggest and best yet,” said Aussie Millions Tournament Director, Joel Williams.

Nearly 100 poker tables will be set up across the award winning complex to accommodate the thousands of players from around the world who attend Asia-Pacific’s largest poker event.

The current slate of individual events offered during the 18th Aussie Millions are being finalized, with 20+ official gold ring events expected and a broad range of other poker variations at both entry level and championship level buy-ins mixed in throughout the Championship series.

The full event-by-event schedule is expected to be released soon.

For further information including interviews or preview tapes please contact:
Natasha Stipanov
Corporate Affairs
Crown Resorts Limited
Telephone: +61 3 9292 8671
Email: natasha.stipanov@crownresorts.com.au

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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:
https://twitter.com/CrownPoker
#AussieMillions @CrownPoker
http://www.facebook.com/crownpokerroom

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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