2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship To Be Broadcast
Live on Twitch.TV In Partnerships With Jason Somerville
- 22 December 2015
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MELBOURNE, Australia. Tuesday 22 December 2016. Crown
Melbourne has today announced Jason Somervilles
Twitch.tv account as the exclusive broadcast partner
for the 2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship.
a reputation that ranks it alongside the highly-acclaimed
World Series of Poker, the Aussie Millions is the
marquee event on the Asian-Pacific poker calendar.
Since its inception in 1998, the tournament has grown
into a major stop on the international poker circuit
for the worlds greatest poker players.
the world's fasting-growing social video platform
with more than 100 million members, will offer a unique
and interactive Aussie Millions viewing experience
for poker enthusiasts everywhere. Somerville will
be streaming the 2016 Aussie Millions exclusively
through his channel on Twitch.tv from Sunday 24 January
to Monday 1 February 2016.
Melbournes Chief Operating Officer, Xavier Walsh,
said In 2016 Crown Melbourne made the decision
to extend the global reach of the Aussie Millions
and make the tournament accessible to poker enthusiasts
where they consume poker the most.
are committed to providing the most dynamic, compelling
and relevant coverage possible, and it was crucial
to extend the digital footprint to a new phase whilst
including new channels in the social media space,
namely Twitch.tv, allowing the world to enjoy the
action as it happens, Mr Walsh said.
Somerville said Im extremely excited to
be teaming up with Crown Melbourne and PokerStars
to bring the 2016 Aussie Millions to poker fans around
the globe. The Aussie Millions is a marquee event
on the international poker calendar and this year.
I am honoured to play a part in showcasing the action
as the Aussie Millions transitions exclusively into
a live streamed online broadcast.
am eager to help pioneer a modern poker broadcast
that will not only showcase Crown Melbourne as the
premiere poker destination that it is, but also highlight
live streaming, an unparalleled platform in delivering
engaging and compelling content to fans of the game
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100+ million unique viewers per month
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AUSSIE MILLIONS POKER CHAMPIONSHIP
Hosted by Crown Melbourne, one of the worlds
leading integrated entertainment resorts, the Aussie
Millions transforms Crown into a mecca of the poker
world during the peak of the Australian Summer.
Melbournes Tournament Director, Joel Williams,
said Crown Melbournes Aussie Millions
continues to be seen as a must-attend
on the global poker tour among both recreational players
and seasoned pros alike. With a schedule featuring
24 official championship events, 2016 looms as one
of the biggest events yet.
are few tournaments in the world that offer the kinds
of prize pools that the Aussie Millions delivers each
year, and in 2016 the schedule will comprise of 24
separate poker events with buy-ins ranging from AUD$1,150
to AUD$250,000. The comprehensive slate of the games
most popular variations will be on offer and a total
of 23 coveted Aussie Millions LK Boutique Championship
Rings will be awarded to each event winner.
prize pools provide a substantial incentive to travel
and, in addition, each winner will receive a Championship
Ring for their victory. While the entry fees
may sit outside the budget of some players, everyone
can qualify via the countless satellite tournaments
held during the year and during the event itself,
offering players the chance to win a place in the
coveted Aussie Millions Main Event for
a fraction of the AUD$10,600 entry fee.
100 poker tables will be set up across the award winning
complex to accommodate the thousands of players from
around the world who attend Asia-Pacifics largest
poker event. In terms of prize money, the prestigious
Aussie Millions Main Event shares the
limelight with some of Australias other major
events including the Melbourne Cup, Australian Open
and the AFL Grand Final.
Crown Melbourne is Australias leading integrated
entertainment resort attracting approximately 18 million
local, interstate and international visitors each
year to its 560,000 square metre entertainment complex.
The property features 1,600 guest rooms across the
complexs three hotels - Crown Towers, Crown
Metropol and Crown Promenade Hotel - in addition to
the Palladium, which is Australias largest ballroom,
a world-class convention centre, more than 70 restaurants
and bars, including many of Melbournes finest,
international designer boutiques, 14 cinemas, two
nightclubs and a live entertainment theatre. Crown
Melbourne was built at a cost of $2 billion in 1997
and in the period 1997 to 2014 a further $2 billion
will have been spent to further enhance Crown Melbourne
including building Promenade and Metropol Hotels,
expanding the Mahogany Room and further enhancing
the restaurant precinct in Crown Melbourne. Crown
Melbourne is one of Victorias leading tourism