CROWN POKER: Satellites continuing in the lead-up to the Aussie Millions

The 2014 Aussie Millions Poker Championship at Crown Melbourne is fast approaching. The tournament is set to kick off on Thursday January 23 and run through to Monday February 10 2014.

The Main Event Championship will begin on Sunday February 2 and play until a champion is crowned on Sunday February 9. Satellites at Crown Melbourne have been running for some time now and are continuing in the lead-up to the event. See the current Crown Poker schedule here.

The Aussie Millions festival will include 20 separate poker events with buy-ins ranging from AUD$1,100 to AUD$250,000. A total of 19 coveted Aussie Millions Championship Rings will be awarded to event winners. See the full 2014 Aussie Millions Poker Championship schedule below.

For the first time, the Aussie Millions will be part of the Asian Pacific Poker Tour, which have now aligned rather than run as separate tournament series.

The winner of the Aussie Millions Main Event walk away with an estimated AUD$1.6 Million dollar first prize and a Main Event Champion bracelet valued at over AUD$25,000.

“Crown Melbourne’s Aussie Millions Poker Championship has effectively become one of the top poker majors and a favourite amongst some of the most renowned players in the world," said Crown Melbourne’s Chief Operating Officer Richard Longhurst. “With over 20 opportunities to win, and ESPN television coverage of the Final Tables of the AUD$100,000 and AUD$250,000 Challenges, along with the Main Event, the Aussie Millions stage has never been brighter."

While the entry fees may sit outside the budget of some players, everyone can qualify via the countless satellite tournaments in the lead-up and during the event itself, offering players the chance to win a place in the Aussie Millions Main Event for a fraction of the AUD$10,600 entry fee.  

The annual poker tradition, which dates back to 1998, has become a must-visit tournament for global poker players including revered players like 2007 Aussie Millions Champion, Gus Hansen. “It’s the place I keep coming back to for the poker, the Australian Open tennis, the atmosphere, the staff and the Australian people,” said Hansen.

The 2014 Aussie Millions will also feature an opportunity for players to re-enter once in every event with the exception of the Main Event. Players playing the AUD$250,000 Challenge will be afforded unlimited rebuys for the first four hours of play, which gives the potential for the winner of this tournament to walk away with a first prize in excess of AUD$2,000,000.


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