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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

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

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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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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Crown Towers Melbourne Ranked Number One - and Melbourne's Only Five Star Hotel - 23 February 2017
Melbourne — February 23, 2017 — Crown Towers Melbourne’s first-ever inclusion in the Forbes Travel Guide Star Rating listings was made all the more special with the news it delivered a higher composite review score than those who traditionally set the pace for the ‘world’s best’ set.
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One of only two Australian hotels to be named in this year’s Five-Star list, it is also Melbourne’s sole Five-
Star representative.

Forbes report showed Crown’s composite score of 93.97% actually outperformed 15 other prestigious luxury brands which Forbes identifies as offering the highest standard for luxury hotels across the globe – including the likes of MGM Resorts International, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

The composite score is developed from the assessment of the hotel against up to 800 objective standards. These standards are the most stringent in the hospitality industry — with Forbes Travel Guide inspectors having stayed anonymously for two nights and three days at each hotel to evaluate every detail of the visit.

Across the 25 core sections and classification score groups, Crown Towers Melbourne achieved a perfect 100% score for Guest Services, Hotel Phone Services, Fitness Facilities, Business Service, Housekeeping Daily Service, Guest Room, Cleanliness & Condition, Courtesy & Manners, Food & Beverage Quality and Staff appearance – demonstrating a high level of performance right across the Crown Towers Melbourne experience.

The prestigious Forbes Five-Star rating reinforces Crown Towers Melbourne’s status as the premium in luxury accommodation in Australia and secures its place among the very best in the world.

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Australia’s Serge Osalan Wins Event #4: Pot Limit Omaha for AUD$58,315

Melbourne, Australia. Tuesday 17 January 2017. The action has been heating up at the 2017 Aussie Millions at Crown Melbourne with a handful of events now on the books. 
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Australia’s Serge Osalan became the second local player to be crowned a champion in this year’s poker festival after taking down the fourth event of the series for AUD$58,315. Event #4 featured an AUD$1,150 buy-in and was the first of four pot-limit Omaha events on the schedule.
Osalan not only recorded his first win in an Aussie Million event, but this also represented his first tournament win overall and his first cash in any Aussie Millions tournament.
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