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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