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CROWN AND ANTON JEWELLERY RENEW PARTNERSHIP FOR THE 2018 AUSSIE MILLIONS POKER CHAMPIONSHIP - 18 December 2017
Melbourne, Australia. Monday 18 December 2017. Crown Melbourne has announced that ANTON will return to the 2018 Aussie Millions Poker Championship as Official Jeweller of the prestigious tournament, and naming rights sponsor of Event 12 – ‘ANTON Jewellery $50,000 Challenge’.
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As the Official Jeweller of the 2018 Aussie Millions, ANTON Jewellery will produce 26 Championship Rings and the widely-cherished diamond-encrusted ‘Main Event’ Champion’s bracelet which together total over $180,000.

General Manager of ANTON, Sesil Arzadian, says: “We are excited to be partnering with Crown Melbourne once again for the 2018 Aussie Millions Poker Championship. This partnership presents a great opportunity for ANTON to showcase our famous craftsmanship with the 26 event winners, who will each take home a bespoke piece of championship jewellery designed with only the highest of quality and luxury in mind attributes synonymous with both Crown and ANTON.” 

Crown Melbourne’s Tournament Director, Joel Williams, said “The entire Aussie Millions team is extremely pleased to partner with ANTON for the second year in a row. Our tournament is one of the largest and most prestigious gaming events in the Southern Hemisphere so coupled with ANTON’s finest quality, and exceptional service the partnership is a perfect fit!”

ANTON - The Ultimate Jewellery & Swiss Watch Destination.

Founded in 1989, ANTON is one of Melbourne’s most respected jewellers, renowned for obtaining diamonds of magnificent size, precious gemstones of extraordinary quality and selecting only the most luxurious timepieces from around the world.

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CROWN’S 2018 AUSSIE MILLIONS POKER CHAMPIONSHIP LIVE ON TWITCH.TV IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JASON SOMERVILLE - 11 December 2017
Asia-Pacific’s richest and most prestigious poker series to be live via poker professional Jason Somerville’s Twitch.tv account from Thursday 1 – Sunday 4 February 2018.

MELBOURNE, Australia. Monday 11 December 2017. Crown Melbourne has today announced that Jason Somerville’s Twitch.tv account will again be the exclusive broadcast partner for the 2018 Aussie Millions Poker Championship - taking one of the world’s most prestigious tournaments global.
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Twitch.tv, the world's fasting-growing social video platform with more than 100 million monthly users, will offer a unique Aussie Millions viewing experience with Somerville streaming the 2018 Aussie Millions exclusively through his channel on Twitch.tv from Thursday 1 February to Sunday 4 February 2018.

Crown Melbourne’s Tournament Director, Joel Williams, said they are thrilled to partner with Twitch in 2018. “We are very excited to partner once again with Jason Somerville to live stream key moments from the 2018 Aussie Millions. Last year’s partnership was incredibly successful and took our championship to new global audiences. As one of the world’s great Poker tournaments, we are looking to build on this in 2018.”

Jason Somerville said “I'm honored to once again partner with Crown Melbourne to showcase the 2018 Aussie Millions live on Twitch. The Aussie Millions is one of the most prestigious poker tournaments on the calendar and I'm excited to present the action once again to fans around the globe. We broke the Twitch Poker record for last year's broadcasts and we've got an even better show planned for the fans in 2018.”

In 2017, Crown and Twitch.tv achieved the following:

  • #1 Most watched live Twitch poker tournament of all time
  • #1 Most concurrent viewers of a live final poker table on Twitch
  • #2 Most concurrent viewers of a live poker stream on Twitch
  • 2nd biggest show in Twitch.tv poker history

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For further media information please contact:
Catherine Wilcox
Senior Communications Manager
Crown Melbourne
Telephone: +61 3 9292 8608
Email: catherine.wilcox@crownresorts.com.au

2018 AUSSIE MILLIONS POKER CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT - 03 August 2017
Asia-Pacific’s richest and most prestigious poker series will run from Wednesday 17 January to Monday 5 February 2018 at Crown Melbourne, Australia. ‘Main Event’ begins Sunday 28 January 2018

MELBOURNE, Australia. Crown Melbourne has today announced the 2018 Aussie Millions Poker Championship schedule running from Wednesday 17 January to Monday 5 February.
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Hosted by Crown Melbourne, one of the world’s leading integrated entertainment resorts, the Aussie Millions transforms Crown into a mecca of the poker world during the peak of the Australian Summer.

With a reputation that ranks alongside the world’s elite, the Crown’s Aussie Millions is the marquee event on the Asia-Pacific poker calendar. Since its inception in 1998, the Aussie Millions has grown into a major stop on the international poker circuit and is attended by the majority of the world’s greatest players.

Crown Melbourne’s Tournament Director Joel Williams said “Crown’s Aussie Millions Poker Championship continues to absolutely stamp itself on the global ‘must-attend’ list for both recreational players and seasoned pros alike. Following on from record numbers across most events in 2017, 2018 looms as our biggest event to date”.

Every year in excess of 7,000 players from all across the world descend on Melbourne for the three week poker festival - all with hopes of taking home part of the estimated AUD$20 million total prize pool that’s generated each year.

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For further media information please contact:
Catherine Wilcox
Senior Communications Manager
Crown Melbourne
Telephone: +61 3 9292 8608
Email: catherine.wilcox@crownresorts.com.au

NOBU’S SECRET COCKTAIL FOR GOLDEN WEEK - 02 May 2017
Melbourne, 3 May 2017 - There is something a bit ’James Bond’ about ordering a secret, off the menu cocktail and this Thursday night at Nobu you can not only do that, if you ask for the cocktail by name between 6pm-8pm, our first 50 customers will get it compliments of the house.

 
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Valued at $42, this special cocktail has been created exclusively to celebrate the national Japanese holiday, Golden Week. In honour of the biggest holiday period in Japan, the cocktail combines Hibiki Harmony whisky, orange bitters and Japanse Shiso leaves, and is a refreshing nod to Greenery day on which we will be
celebrating.

Golden Week in Japan is a time for people to get together and celebrate Japanese culture and heritage with family, friends and good food. Details of how to get your hands on this off-the-menu treat will be made exclusively available on the social pages of well-known Melbourne personalities as well as a sneak peak on the Crown Resorts instagram page. Keep your eyes peeled - it won’t be there for long!

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CROWN SET TO SWITCH OFF FOR EARTH HOUR - 22 March 2017
Melbourne, Australia. Wednesday 22 March 2017. On Saturday 25 March at 8:30pm, Crown Melbourne will turn out and dim partial perimeter lighting throughout and inside the Entertainment Complex, along with turning off the famous gas brigades in support of the World Wide Fund for Nature's Earth Hour climate change awareness event. 
 
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Now in its tenth year, Earth Hour uses the simple action of turning off the lights for one hour to deliver a powerful message about the need for action on global warming.
 
“Earth Hour is an important initiative that is being marked in cities around the world and I am proud to announce that Crown will also be supporting this initiative,” Mr Barry Felstead, Crown Chief Executive Officer – Australian Resorts said. “A significant number of businesses and landmarks across Melbourne are participating and Crown would certainly encourage everyone to participate, and help send the message that it is possible for businesses and individuals to take action on climate change.”

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