PokerMedia Australia is a proud supporter of pub poker throughout the country so we’re excited to announce that our team will be ringside for one of the biggest events of the year.
On August 25-26, we’ll be reporting live from The Star in Sydney for the National Poker League’s marquee event – the NPL500 – which is being played in a casino poker room for the first time. It’s expected that a field of 250 players will again battle for $500,000 in cash and prizes.
Festivities will kick-off with a Players Party on Friday, August 24 before day one kicks-off at 10.30am on August 25 (registration opens at 9am). The day one survivors will return for the race to the title on August 26 from noon.
NPL500 III Tickets can be won via NPL satellite games, which include giveaways, Special Events, Quarterly Finals, Regional Finals and Monthly Finals. Buy-ins may be available if there are unallocated seats two weeks before the tournament.
Based on a field of 250 players, the winner will take home a prize package of $200,000 including $102,000 in cash, a stunning Audi A4 2.0L TFSI S-Line (valued at $95,000) and a ticket to the next NPL World Tour event valued at $3000. The top 25 players are ensured a minimum payout of $2500 while the top eight will all earn NPL World Tour seats.
Inaugural NPL500 winner Terry Tserdanis took home $250,000 in prizes, including a WSOP Main Event seat, an Aussie Millions Main Event seat, $135,000 in cash, plus a brand new Lotus Elise S sports car.
Last year, Ben Pride (pictured above) took the NPL500 II title at the Parramatta Leagues Club, with his prize package comprising $133,000 in cash, an Audi TT sports car plus WSOP Main Event and Aussie Millions Main Event seats.
Note: $500,000 (AUD) prize pool is based on NPL500 attracting 250 players plus nine NPL Masters Team members. Should there be less than 250 players the prize pool will be adjusted to compensate for the reduction in players.