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EVENT TWO - RECAP 2017 AUSSIE MILLIONS POKER CHAMPIONSHIP - 17 January 2017
James Chen Ships the 2017 Aussie Millions Event #2: $2,500 H.O.R.S.E.
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Melbourne, Australia. Tuesday 17 January 2017. On the third day of the 2017 Aussie Millions Poker Championship, Taiwan's James Chen won the first championship ring of the series, thanks to ANTON jewellery, taking down Event #2: $2,500 H.O.R.S.E. and walking away with the top prize of AUD$39,700 (USD$29,322) for his efforts. The tournament attracted 49 players, representing a 26 percent increase from the 39 entrants that played this event the year before.
 
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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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