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Become our next Aussie Millions champion for free

Win your luxury package to this year’s Aussie Millions and we’ll send you Down Under to play for Australia’s biggest poker prize – all for free.

Qualifiers for these dream trips start on 22nd November with packages up for grabs in weekly satellites. There are satellites to suit both Australia-based players and players from the rest of the world, giving everyone the chance to play in the southern hemisphere’s biggest tournament

.And if you think you’ll be heading to the Crown Casino in Melbourne just to see the sights, think again…

Last year, PartyPoker.com qualifiers Tyron Krost and Frederik Jensen went all the way in the Aussie Millions, taking first and second places, after claiming packages just like these.

Krost, pictured left, won AUS$2 million for his efforts last year and has now gone on to become a PartyPoker.com sponsored pro, cashing in tournaments around the globe.

Start your journey to the Aussie Millions by playing in our daily freerolls or our low-cost qualifiers. Plan your route by clicking one of the links below:

 

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Palladium VIP's - Spoil Yourself With As Many Presents As You Want From PartyPoker - Santa's Party Pack Open To All On PartyCasino !

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Palladium VIP's - Spoil Yourself With As Many Presents As You Want From PartyPoker - Santa's Party Pack Open To All On PartyCasino !

Gibraltar – 30th November 2010 -- The festive season is drawing closer and PartyPoker.com is making sure they treat their most-valued players to a whole stack of presents. Palladium VIPs have the opportunity to pick up six presents and fill their very own Santa sack by just earning points by playing at PartyPoker.com’s online tables from the 1st to 14th December 2010.

A PartyPoker.com spokesman said: "The premise is very simple – Palladium VIPs earn points that make prizes. At the bottom end there is a $50 cash bonus, while 30,000 points delivers a $5,000 WPT entry. Players are entitled to keep all of the prizes they can win - so with six prize levels there’s six fantastic presents to keep!"

Here’s what’s on offer in the VIP Gift Accumulator:

Prize level Points required Prize Prize Draw tickets
1 1,500 $50 cash bonus 1
2 3,000 $100 cash 2
3 6,000 iPod Touch 4
4 12,000 $700 cash 8
5 20,000 16GB iPad 14
6 30,000 WPT entry 20

The feast of presents doesn’t just end here though. Every time a player hits a prize level PartyPoker.com award tickets for the VIP Gift Accumulator prize draw which offers the chance to win a share of $10,000. The more prizes a Palladium VIP earn the more entries they’ll get into the draw, giving more frequent players a better chance of winning the $5,000 first prize, the $3,000 second prize or the $2,000 third prize. Winners will be announced on the 17th December.

Please note that this is an OPT-IN promotion. For more information see: PartyPoker.com

Santa is also coming to PartyCasino.com. Unlike the poker promotion this is open to non VIPs too and runs from the 1st – 14th December, whether you have been bad or good. Points mean prizes including a luxury Caribbean holiday!

See: PartyCasino.com for more information.

Santa’s Party Pack

Prizes whether you’ve been good or bad!

Starts: 00:00 ET, 1st December
Ends: 23:59 ET, 14th December

Santa is making an early appearance. He’s spreading Christmas cheer, handing out killer Christmas presents to non-VIP and Palladium VIP players.

From 1st to 14th December, you can celebrate Christmas in style with a double whammy of festive winning opportunities. There’s a prize giveaway where you can scoop up to 6 prizes, and a massive cash prize draw!

Winning a share of Santa’s Party Pack is simple, and you don’t even have to sit on Santa’s knee! Simply opt-in between the 1st-14th December and collect points by playing your favourite slots and jackpot slots. The more you play, the more prizes you’ll unwrap.

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If you’re not a VIP yet, check out the Christmas List below, Santa could bring you up to 5 fantastic prizes worth $1,000:

Points Cumulative prizes
20 $5 cash bonus
100 300 points
500 $50 cash bonus
1,000 $100 free cash
5,000 iPad 32GB WiFi*

*The iPad 32GB WiFi has a cash alternative of $600, this will automatically be credited to your account. Please see T&C’s for details of how to receive the non monetary alternative.

If you’re a Palladium VIP player, check out the Christmas list below. Santa could bring you up to 6 prizes worth $10,000:

Points Cumulative prizes
2,000 $75 cash bonus
3,000 1500 points
5,000 $150 cash bonus
7,500 $250 free cash
15,000 iPad 64GB WiFi**
50,000 Luxury Caribbean Holiday**
(worth $8,500)

**The iPad 64GB WiFi has a cash alternative of $1,000, **The Luxury Caribbean Holiday has a cash alternative of $5,000 these will automatically be credited to your account. Please see T&C’s for details of how to receive the non monetary alternative.

Santa’s Big Prize Draw

What a cracker! But wait…there’s an extra present under the tree – Santa’s Big Prize Draw. By taking part in Santa’s Party Pack, you will be eligible for the draw. The more points you earn the more entries you will receive. Check below to see how much cash you can win:

Non-VIP Big Prize Draw

Every time you earn 20 points during the promotion, you’ll get one entry to the Big Prize Draw. $10,000 will be shared equally between 10 lucky players.

VIP Big Prize Draw

Every time you earn 500 points during the promotion, you’ll get one entry to the Big Prize Draw. $20,000 will be shared between 3 lucky players in the following amounts: 1st - $10,000, 2nd - $6,000 and 3rd - $4,000.

You can collect points on any of our slots and jackpot slots. To join the festivities you need to Opt-In from the 1st-14th December. Win some exceptional presents this Christmas with Santa’s Party Pack.

Good luck and Merry Christmas!

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Crown Casino Aussie Millions Poker Championship kicks off, by Greg Tingle - 16th January 2010

Melbourne, if not the whole of Australia, has poker fever, thanks to casino king James Packer's brainchild, "Aussie Millions".

Media Man long time friend, associate and eyes and ears of the industry, Keith "Bendigo" Sloan, tipped us off that it would be huge and he was right on the money.

Let's start with some big picture stuff.... poker has been widely acknowledged in a court of law as primarily a game of skill. Sure, there's some luck involved, but over time on measured tests, the skill factor comes through. This is a key point in some of the arguments put forward by the Poker Players Alliance. Folks, professional poker is big business and is also a form of sports tourism, something that's been picked up on by the Victorian government, but something Australia's Labor government is still trying to grasp. Maybe it will be covered in the Aussie version of "Casino Jack"!

Let it be said from the get-go that Crown's Aussie Millions gives some much needed balance into the news media coverage of Australia's casino sector, which has been copping a bit of a battering of late. Crown's connection with tourism, sports tourism and high rollers is undisputed, and the powers that be at Crown do give back to society in a number of capacities, some of which is reported and other elements that are done on the quite. It was impossible to miss Warnie and Joe Hachem on Network Ten's 7PM project last month.

It's a given that when so many whales, high rollers and the like are in town, there's vast financial resources not far from the felt.

The Salvation Army and Unicef are just a couple of worthy causes that Crown and the powers that be have assisted over the years.

This year sees a reported 1,143 entrants have a punt at Aussie Millions...a record for major poker tournaments in Australia.

A $1,143,000 prize pool will be split amongst the top 108 players, with first place set to collect the first Aussie Millions Gold Championship Ring over $200,000 in cash.

Numerous big names were in attendance for day one including Tony G, Clonie Gowen, Sorel Mizzi, David Saab, Jason Gray, Paul Khoury, Kenneth Damm and 2005 WSOP Champ Joe Hachem. Players who returned to the felt for a second chance included Tony Dunst , Emad Tahtouh, Billy Argyros, Lee Nelson, Josh Field, Ben Delaney, Andrew Jeffreys, Leo Boxell, Amanda De Cesare, Tino Lechich, James Akenhead and 2009 Aussie Millions Champion (and PartyPoker sponsored) Stewart Scott.

Nick Haidaris has emerged with the chip lead of 165,300. Eighty-three players remained from Day 1's starting field. Those back for Day 2 include David Saab, JP Kelly, Antonis Kambouroglou, Brendan Edmonds, Con Tsapkounis, and Jim Sachinidis.

Players not back for day 2 include Tony Dunst, 2009 Aussie Millions Main Event Champ Stewart Scott, Emad Tahtouh, Barny Boatman, Matthew Pearson, Rayan Nathan, Joe Hachem, Tony G, Lee Nelson, Billy Argyros, Jonathan Karamalikis, Michael Guzzardi, James Akenhead, Ben Delaney, and Sorel Mizzi.

Day 2 at Crown Casino kicks off at 12:30 p.m where approximately 200 players will be giving it all they have in their quest for the championship.

Media Man encourages players (and management) on a winning streak to continue to give back to society, and of course the world is aware of those less fortunate including in Haiti which was recently rocked by an earthquake. Casinos and big gaming companies have much bigger resources than most, so let's see if they can even come close to helping to the extent that they did when the Aussie Victorian bushfires hit last March.

*The writer holds shares in Crown Limited
*The writer is the founder and director of Media Man
*The writer is a special contributor for Gambling911

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Aussie Millions Winner Signs With PartyPoker - 6th October 2009

Stewart Scott, who made history earlier this year by winning the Aussie Millions — the first time an Australian has done so in the modern era — has signed a deal to represent PartyPoker.com, the company recently announced.

A former gourmet chef turned professional poker player, the 37-year-old Scott perfectly captures the spirit of the casual-turned-professional poker player. He’s making his Party Poker debut at the PokerNews Cup in Melbourne, which recently got underway.

"It's great to put pen to paper and sign-up to represent PartyPoker.com - it’s always been my site of choice," said Scott in a news release.

"I am looking forward to defending my Aussie Millions title in January and am even more excited that I will be doing this as an ambassador for PartyPoker with a large team of online qualifiers!"

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The 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 Million.

Poker 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.

The 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 pool.

In 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.

In 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.

The 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.

The 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 each. (Credit: Wikipedia).


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 Main Event.
* 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

Event Statistics

* 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.
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In 2009 the Aussie Millions will be home of the World's Largest Cash Game with a AUD$1 Million Buy-in

History

The 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 player.
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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