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WSOP Expands to Australia in Partnership with Crown Melbourne

Tags: cown melbourne, new series, wsop apac.
Posted on 03 May 2012 by "T".

Yesterday World Series of Poker announced on its website that a new partnership has been made with Crown Melbourne, Australia's leading integrated entrainment resort where Aussie Millions is played, to bring the WSOP series to the region.

World Series of Poker Asia -Pacific (WSOP APAC) will take place April 4-15, 2013, at Crown Melbourne and feature 5 WSOP gold bracelet events.

"Our goal is to establish the worldwide grand slam of poker and use our platform to elevate the game through a series of major championships," said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. "With WSOP Las Vegas growing annually and WSOP Europe poised for long-term success after five years, the time is right to turn our attention to the dynamic poker scene in Asia and Australia. Given Crown's success with the ‘Aussie Millions Poker Championship', we couldn't ask for a better partner than Crown to establish the Asia-Pacific's definitive poker festival."

"This exciting partnership brings together two industry leaders, and two strong brands, to create a premier poker event in this region," said Crown Melbourne's Chief Executive Officer, Greg Hawkins. "Our agreement firmly aligns with our objective of attracting the very best local and international players, all vying for a coveted WSOP bracelet. We are incredibly proud of what we have achieved with the Aussie Millions and look forward to featuring WSOP Asia Pacific on our poker calendar in April 2013."


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9 comments on "WSOP Expands to Australia in Partnership with Crown Melbourne"

 noonlion03/05/2012 11:32:22 GMT
WSOP going truly global - competition from EPT/WPT, they need to make sure the WSOP stays on top of shit.
 bullettooth103/05/2012 11:43:21 GMT
wsop taking over the world.
i dont think they have much to worry about from ept/wpt mind. the wsop is by far the biggest poker event.
good for aussies i guess tho.
 Fakiry03/05/2012 12:06:16 GMT
Nice news for Australia and our fellow mobster Jessthehuman! Hey, if you win me in the BRM HU Championship you can think of trying to entering some of the action of WSOP, it will be a good start to get you ready for the thrill of playing in the WSOP. Australia deserves this type of event a long time ago, it’s strange thinking about why only now and not before to bring this to the land of Kangaroos!
 From_Lesotho04/05/2012 03:03:32 GMT
Wonder if il ever make it to the WSOP
 MarcWinz04/05/2012 05:19:09 GMT
Hi Lesotho. Your answer is not yet you wont!!! Simply because you have to be 21, maybe in the future you never know............

GL to you all anyway...................

Big Smile Big Smile Big Smile
 jessthehuman04/05/2012 07:34:19 GMT
I actually live quite close to Crown - though I rarely go (these days). It is good news I suppose for the Aussie Poker scene - although, we haven't been without either; the Aussie Millions has been a pretty big event too.
 0HighTimes004/05/2012 11:40:10 GMT
Posted by From_Lesotho:
Wonder if il ever make it to the WSOP

I wonder if i will too, as be dream to do (bucket list lol Big Smile )
i had chance yesterday to go next round satellite, i got to 5th on leader board and all i had to do was sit out as 25 place's was ticket Entry
I was at 20th place 31 player's still in 6 players to go to bubble and i get dealt AA i went all-in Aww crap!
and u guess right i had brain fart Big Smile AAA lost to QQQ22full house( if remember right as i was bit pissed off i didnt take to much notice to exact cards)
BEEP all i had do was fold lol
Shirt happens Big Smile
 Fakiry04/05/2012 12:15:12 GMT
Posted by jessthehuman:
I actually live quite close to Crown - though I rarely go (these days). It is good news I suppose for the Aussie Poker scene - although, we haven't been without either; the Aussie Millions has been a pretty big event too.

You said you used to go to Crown but you don’t go often anymore these days, is it because of lack of time or do you have other nice places to play at also as near as Crown? I am not trying to study you before our HU battle. I am just asking because I live at 45 km from a little casino, with not many action related to poker, which is the nearest one, and I think that if I had some closer where the poker action is in Portugal(like Espinho or Vilamora) I would go there a lot – not for playing, most of times (my account does not allow me to that), but surely because I would have some friends there in the action that I could go watch and try to learn something with them.
 GIOMi604/05/2012 16:51:40 GMT
That is great news, that WSOP is expanding their poker brand to the rest of the world, they need to expand in Latin America also, they are a lot of poker players from that region.

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