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Australian Poker Championship, commonly known
as Aussie Millions is a poker tournament held
at the Crown Casino, in Melbourne, Australia.
It is the Southern Hemisphere's richest poker
tournament with a prize pool in excess of AU$7
at Crown was introduced in June 1997, with the
first major championship held shortly after in
July 1998. The Main Event was a AU$1,000 buy in
Limit Holdem tournament that attracted 74 entries
with a AU$74,000 prize pool.
Crown Australian Poker Championship, or the ‘Aussie
Millions’ as it became known, moved to January
in 2001, attracting 40 entrants with a AU$5,000
buy in for a prize pool of AU$200,000. January
2003 saw the event go international, attracting
a field of 122 entrants and a AUD$1,200,000 prize
January 2005, the Aussie Millions continued to
grow with 263 participants paying AU$10,000 each
to enter the No Limit Holdem Main Event, generating
the biggest prize pool ever in the Southern Hemisphere
of AU$2,630,000. Over half the field was from
overseas including players from New Zealand, England,
Ireland, Norway, Denmark, USA, Sweden, Holland,
Canada, Italy and Lebanon.
2006, 418 players competed for a share of the
AU$4,180,000 prize pool, including some of the
biggest names in the Poker world such as WSOP
Champion Joe Hachem, along with Phil Ivey, John
Juanda and Daniel Negreanu.
2007 championship commenced on Sunday 14th January,
2007 with the final table held on Friday 19th
January, 2007. The buy-in was AU$10,500 (AU$10,000+AU$500).
A record 747 players entered, which generated
a prize pool of AU$7,470,000. The top 80 players
were "in the money" and received between
AU$15,000 and AU$1,500,000 each.
2008 championship concluded on Sunday 20th January,
2008 with the winner being the 21 year old Russian
Alexander Kostritsyn. The buy-in was AU$10,500
(AU$10,000+AU$500). A record 780 players entered,
which generated a prize pool of AU$7,800,000.
The top 80 players were "in the money"
and received between AU$15,000 and AU$1,650,000
Crown Aussie Millions
The Aussie Millions is held each January at Crown
Casino, Melbourne Australia.
* The Championship includes 16 tournaments , offering
a total prize pool of AUD$10,500 No Limit Holdem
* The 2009 Aussie Millions will have a guaranteed
first prize of AUD$2 Million.
* The Main Event will be televised by Fox Sports
Net and broadcast internationally
* It is expected that there will be over 800 individual
players in the $10,500 Buy-In No Limit Holdem
Main Event in 2009
* Over 2,000 individual entrants will participate
in the two week series.
* Over 400 international visitors are expected
to attend from all over the world.
* The Aussie Millions generated approximately
8,000 room nights across Melbourne in January
2007, including over 5,000 at Crown.
* The Aussie Millions ranks as the sixth largest
poker tournament in the world.
* The 2007 Aussie Millions held the largest, 'cash
buy in' tournament ever, with a $100,500 event
attracting 20 players.
In 2009 the Aussie Millions will be home of the
World's Largest Cash Game with a AUD$1 Million
first Aussie Millions was held in 1998 with a
$1,000 buy-in and $74k prize pool and 10 international
participants mainly from New Zealand. Since then,
the tournament has grown year on year, to now
be a major event on the international poker tournament
circuit, and a 'must do' for any serious poker
Main Event growth
* 2004 – 133 entrants, $1.33 million prize
pool, first prize $426,500
* 2005 – 263 entrants, $2.63 million prize
pool, first prize $1 million
* 2006 – 418 entrants, $4.18 million prize
pool, first prize $1.3 million
* 2007 – 747 entrants, $7.47 million prize
pool, first prize $1.5 million
* 2008 – 780 entrants, $7.80 million prize
pool, first prize $1.65 million
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