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EVENT THREE - RECAP 2017 AUSSIE MILLIONS POKER CHAMPIONSHIP - 17 January 2017
Top Austrian Pro Thomas Muhlocker Wins Event #3: Shot Clock Shootout for AUD$40,125
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Melbourne, Australia. Tuesday 17 January 2017. After an exciting weekend of play in Melbourne, the 2017 Aussie Millions is heating up with Austrian Thomas Muhlocker taking down the third event of the series for AUD$40,125. Event #3 featured an AUD$1,150 buy-in and a fun, fast-paced shootout format that instituted a shot clock to keep the game moving. Muhlocker, who has USD$2.9 million in lifetime tournament earnings to his name leads all Austrians for money earned playing live poker tournaments and has been a regular at the Aussie Millions since 2013. He's got five Aussie Millions cashes to his name, but this is his first victory.

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CROWN’S 2017 AUSSIE MILLIONS POKER CHAMPIONSHIP ***OFFICIAL START - TONIGHT*** - 11 January 2017
Asia-Pacific’s richest and most prestigious poker series will commence this evening, Wednesday 11 January to Monday 30 January 2017 at Crown Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia. Wednesday 11 January 2017. Crown’s highly acclaimed Aussie Millions Poker Championship will commence tonight, Wednesday 11 January with Event #1 No Limit Holdem ‘Opening Event’ at 6:10pm. 
 
The Opening Event, with a AUD$1 million dollar prize-pool guarantee, will be the first of the series of 26 highly anticipated individual poker events, that range in price from AUD$1,150 to AUD$250,000.  As Asia-Pacific’s most prestigious poker championship, the Aussie Millions continues to draw record crowds from across the globe, resulting in unprecedented multimillion dollar prize pools and making legends one hand at a time. Crown has recently announced Jason Somerville’s Twitch.tv account as the exclusive broadcast partner for the 2017 Aussie Millions. Somerville will be streaming exclusively through his channel on Twitch.tv from Friday 27 January to Sunday 29 January 2017.

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CROWN ANNOUNCES ANTON AS OFFICIAL JEWELLERY PARTNER OF THE 2017 AUSSIE MILLIONS POKER CHAMPIONSHIP - 11 January 2017
Melbourne, Australia. Wednesday 11 January 2017. Crown Melbourne has announced ANTON as Official Jeweller of the prestigious 2017 Aussie Millions Poker Championship, and naming rights sponsor of Event 12 – ‘ANTON Jewellery $100,000 Challenge’.
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As the Official Jeweller of the 2017 Aussie Millions, ANTON Jewellery will produce 25 Championship Rings and the widely-cherished diamond-encrusted ‘Main Event’ Champion’s bracelet.
 
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CROWN CONCIERGE ATTENDANT LUIS BARRA GARCIA ADMITTED TO LES CLEFS D’OR - 20 July 2016
Crown Resorts’ further cements its position as a leader in service excellence with the admittance of Crown Towers Melbourne’s Concierge Attendant, Luis Barra Garcia, into the Australian chapter of the international organisation of hotel Concierge – Les Clefs d’Or. 
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Luis joins Les Clefs d’Or’s 17 Victorian members, including Crown’s other formally recognised Les Clefs d’Or member Ashleigh MacDonald, the only female member in Australia. 

Les Clefs d’Or was established in 1952, with the Australian national chapter established in 1981. The organisation awards new members with the gold crossed keys, an honour reserved for a highly select number of service professionals who continually demonstrate the highest level of care for their guests. The distinctive gold keys worn on the lapel of Les Clefs d'Or members are recognised by travelers around the world and identify the bearer as a true professional in their chosen career. Each member of the Society strives to consistently provide the most caring, attentive service to their guests, and to work in a manner reflective of Les Clefs d’Or’s motto, "In Service through Friendship."
 
To be accepted into Les Clefs d’Or, Luis was required to demonstrate commitment to the continual improvement of service standards and to recognise the valuable role he plays in maintaining Australia’s reputation as a desirable destination for travellers.

Peter Crinis, Chief Operating Officer – Crown Hotels and Food & Beverage, said “this is a great honour for both Mr. Barra Garcia and Crown. We are thrilled that Luis’ high level of professionalism and excellence has been recognised by Les Clefs d’Or, and feel privileged to have Luis as a part of our team here at Crown Melbourne.”
 
Luis commenced his career in concierge at Crown in June 2015 and this recognition highlights the exceptional service he provides guests on a daily basis and reflects his unwavering passion for the hotel industry.
 
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CROWN’S 2017 AUSSIE MILLIONS POKER CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE ANNOUNCEMENT - 01 July 2016
Asia-Pacific’s richest and most prestigious poker series will run from Wednesday 11 January to Monday 30 January 2017 at Crown Melbourne, Australia. ‘Main Event’ begins Sunday 22 January 2017.
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MELBOURNE, Australia. Friday 1 July 2016. Crown Melbourne has today announced the 2017 Aussie Millions Poker Championship schedule running from Wednesday 11 January to Monday 30 January.

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. With a schedule now featuring 26 official Championship events, 2017 looms as one of the biggest years yet”.

Every year in excess of 6,000 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$30 million total prize pool that’s generated each year.

There are few tournaments in the world that offer the kind of prize pools that the Aussie Millions delivers each year and in 2017 the schedule will consist of 26 separate poker events with buy-ins ranging from AUD$1,150 to AUD$250,000. A comprehensive slate of the game’s most popular variations will be on offer and a total of 25 coveted Aussie Millions ‘Championship Rings’ will be awarded to each event winner.

The winner of the Aussie Millions ‘Main Event’ will not only walk away with an estimated AUD$1.6 million first prize, but also the coveted ‘Main Event’ Champion bracelet valued at over AUD$25,000.

The Aussie Millions has always been known for its prestigious events and huge prize pools. It was the first Championship in the world to introduce a six figure buy-in, and the first again to raise the stakes to AUD$250,000. All High Stakes events return in 2017, with the $25,000, $100,000 & $250,000 Challenges assuring the world’s best (and richest) players will make the journey Down Under.

The Asia-Pacific’s longest-running poker tournament, reaches its pinnacle with the commencement of the highly anticipated $10,600 buy-in Aussie Millions ‘Main Event’. The Main Event will run over eight consecutive days from Sunday 22 January - Sunday 29 January 2017, and will feature three starting flights; Flight 1 - Sunday 22 January, Flight 2 - Monday 23 January and Flight 3 - Tuesday 24 January.

The expected prize-pools provide a substantial incentive to attend and, in addition, each winner will receive a ‘Championship Ring’. While the entry fees may sit outside the budget of some players, countless satellite opportunities exist throughout the year and during the event itself, offering players the chance to win a seat in the Aussie Millions ‘Main Event’ for a fraction of the AUD$10,600 entry fee.

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 prestigious Aussie Millions ‘Main Event’ prize pool is comparable with some of Australia’s major sporting events including the Melbourne Cup, Australian Open and the AFL Grand Final.

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Natasha Stipanov
Corporate Affairs
Crown Resorts Limited
Telephone: +61 3 9292 8671
Email: natasha.stipanov@crownresorts.com.au

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