CROWN POKER: Saddle up for a shot at Melbourne Cup glory

There may be bigger events than this but, in our books, Crown’s Melbourne Cup Sweep Poker Tournament ticks all the boxes.

Combining our two loves – poker and punting – what better way to celebrate Melbourne Cup Day than by winning a 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event seat in one of Crown’s most unique tournaments of the year!

Once again in the Crown Poker Room you can get your gamble on Melbourne’s biggest horse race with the best odds in town.

The Melbourne Cup Sweep Poker Tournament has returned again for 2012 with plenty of cash prizes to be won, plus three guaranteed Aussie Millions Main Event seats worth $10,600.

The tournament is a $340 buy-in freeze-out and starts just like any other; however there is a special twist to this event. Once play reaches the final 24 players, the tournament will be paused and the chips will be tallied up.

If you’re the chip leader, you’ll have first pick from the 24 horses in the Melbourne Cup race. Second in chips will get next pick, and so on, until the last of the horses have been assigned.

Those 24 players will really have something to cheer about on Melbourne Cup Day as the top three horses in the race will win their "jockeys" a 2013 Aussie Millions Main Event seat worth $10,600!

Satellite qualifiers will run on Sunday (November 4) and Monday (November 5). The Melbourne Cup Sweep Tournament will be held on Monday from 6.10pm with two hours late registration available.

For what it’s worth, we’re quietly confident Dunaden will happily carry 59kg to victory, but that’s for the winner of this tournament to decide!

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