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									RO Y AL FLU SH AS PO K ER RO Y ALTY AN D AU SSIE CELEB RITIES
      DESCEN D O N CRO W N FO R TH E AU SSIE MILLIO N S
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               TO MO RRO W - W EDN ESDAY 19 JAN U ARY AT 6: 0 PM
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t h e a n n u a l Aussi Milons ‘ ebri Poker Chalenge’ t h a t w ill see t h e lik es o f t en n is a c e Andy Roddi
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a n d B rookl Decker, po k er c h a m pio n Joe H achem , Shane W arne, Danni Mi
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    enn Archer,G rant Sm ie,K ri Sm i N athan B row n,N i       chol B ol
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Li a, Pete Evans, Shane Dela, Stephen Curry and Zoe B adw i jo in w it h w o r ld po k er pr o s Phi I
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G us H ansen, H ow ard Lederer, Patri Antoni a n d d efen d in g A u ssie Millio n s C h a m pio n Tyron K rost t o
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pu t t h eir b est po k er fa c es o n fo r c h a r it y .

Event:                       2 011 A u ssie Millio n s ‘C eleb r it y P o k er C h a llen g e’
Date:                        TO MO R R O W – W E D N E S D A Y 19 J a n u a r y 2 011
Ti e:
  m                          6:00pm : G u est s a r r ive o n r ed c a r pet , ‘L ea r n t o P la y ’ sessio n s
                             6:4 5 pm : A n n P ea c o c k w elc o m es g u est s, in t r o d u c es J o e H a c h em a n d S h a n e W a r n e
                             6:5 0pm : S pec ia l pr esen t a t io n b y S h a n e W a r n e
                             6:5 5 pm : ‘S h u ffle U p & D ea l’ - O ffic ia l st a r t o f even t
                             7 :00pm R o vin g MC ’s J o h n W a t er s a n d To n y H a c h em b eg in c o m m en t a r y

                             P lea se n o te, th is even t is ex pec ted to r u n fo r a ppr o x . 4 -5 h o u r s
Location:                    ‘S t u d io 3 ’ L evel 3 , W est E n d , C r o w n E n t er t a in m en t C o m plex
V i s:
   sual                      C eleb r it y g u est s ex pec t ed t o t a k e a sea t a n d pu t o n t h eir b est po k er fa c e o n t o
                             b a t t le it o u t fo r c h a r it y a lso in c lu d e: A n d y B lo c h , A n d y R o d d ic k , A n t h o n y C a llea ,
                             A n t h o n y R o c c a , B illy ‘Th e C r o c ’, B r o o k ly n D ec k er , E m a d Ta h t o u h , G len A r c h er ,
                             G r a n t S m ilie, G u s H a n sen , G u s K en n et t , H elen R a z er , H o w a r d L ed er er , J a m es
                             A k en h ea d , J o e a n d J ea n ie H a c h em , J o h n J u a n d a , J u liu s C o lm a n , L a u r en P h illips,
                             Ma r ia H o , Melissa a n d Ma t t H et h er in g t o n , Mic h a el G r ec o , Miek e B u c h a n , Mim i a n d
                             A r t h u r G a lla n , N a t h a n B r o w n , N ic h o la s B o lt o n , P a t r ik A n t o n iu s, P a u l a n d B a r b a r a
                             L ic u r ia , P et e E va n s, P et er H a n d b u r y , R u ssell G ilb er t , S h a n e D elia , S t eph en C u r r y ,
                             Tim C a m pb ell, To m W a t er h o u se, To n y G a n d Tr y o n K r o st a m o n g st o t h er s.



F o r fu r t h er m ed ia in fo r m a t io n plea se c o n t a c t :

N a t a sh a S t ipa n o v                                                         A n n P ea c o c k
Med ia R ela t io n s Ma n a g er - G a m in g                                     G en er a l Ma n a g er - P u b lic R ela t io n s
C r o w n E n t er t a in m en t C o m plex                                        C r o w n E n t er t a in m en t C o m plex
Teleph o n e: + 61 3 9 2 9 2 8 67 1                                                Teleph o n e: + 61 3 9 2 9 2 8 607
E m a il: n a t a sh a s@ c r o w n m elb o u r n e.c o m .a u                     E m a il: a n n p@ c r o w n m elb o u r n e.c o m .a u
A B O U T
C r o w n ’s A u ssie Millio n s P o k er C h a m pio n sh ip is t h e la r g est , r ic h est a n d m o st pr estig io u s g a m in g even t in t h e S o u t h er n
H em isph er e a n d is r a n k ed fifth in th e w o r ld . F ea tu r in g a c o m pr eh en sive sla t e o f t o u r n a m en t s in ever y m a jo r po k er va r ia t io n ,
t h e A u ssie Millio n s is a lso po k er ’s lo n g est r u n n in g t o u r n a m en t in th e S o u th er n H em isph er e, d a tin g b a c k t o 19 9 8 .

In 2 009 , th e even t a t tr a c t ed m o r e th a n 2 ,5 00 en t r a n t s fr o m a c a st o f n a tio n s a n d a w a r d ed ju st u n d er A U D $10 m illio n in pr iz e
m o n ey , a s pla y er s c o m peted fo r g a m e’s m o st c o veted t r o ph y , t h e A u ssie Millio n s ‘Ma in E ven t ’ C h a m pio n .

F A C TS A N D F IG U R E S
-     Th e A u ssie Millio n s is h eld ea c h J a n u a r y a t C r o w n C a sin o , in Melb o u r n e A u st r a lia
-     Th e A u ssie Millio n s r a n k s a s th e fift h la r g est po k er t o u r n a m en t in th e w o r ld b y pla y er n u m b er
-     Th e c h a m pio n sh ip in c lu d es o ver 2 0 to u r n a m en t s c u lm in a t in g in t h e A U D $10,000 N o L im it H o ld em ‘Ma in E ven t ’
-     Th e 2 010 A u ssie Millio n s is ex pec ted to r ea c h a pr iz e po o l o f a lm o st A U D $15 Millio n w it h a n ex pec t ed fir st pr iz e o f A U D $2 .5 m illio n
      fo r th e A U D $10,000 N o L im it H o ld em ‘Ma in E ven t ’
-     O ver 2 ,5 00 in d ivid u a l en t r a n t s w ill pa r tic ipa n t in t h e t w o w eek ser ies o f 2 0 t o u r n a m en t s
-     Mo r e th a n 600 in ter n a t io n a l visit o r s a r e ex pec ted t o a tt en d in c lu d in g pla y er s fr o m t h e U n ited S ta t es, E n g la n d , Ir ela n d , S o u th A fr ic a ,
      S c a n d in a via , C a n a d a , Isr a el, E st o n ia , P o r tu g a l a n d R u ssia
-     H u g e g r o w th in th e n u m b er o f A u str a lia n pa r t ic ipa n t s is ex pec ted , r eflec tin g th e in c r ea sin g po pu la r it y o f th e g a m e lo c a lly
-     Th e A u ssie Millio n s g en er a t ed a ppr o x im a tely 8 ,000 r o o m n ig h t s a c r o ss Melb o u r n e in J a n u a r y 2 009 , in c lu d in g o ver 5 ,000 a t C r o w n
      a lo n e
-     Th e 2 009 A u ssie Millio n s h eld t h e la r g est , c a sh b u y in to u r n a m en t ever w it h a $100,5 00 even t a t tr a c t in g 3 0 pla y er s
-     Th e A U D $10,000 N o L im it H o ld em ‘Ma in E ven t ’ w ill b e televised n a t io n a lly a n d in ter n a t io n a lly
-     It is ex pec t ed th a t th er e w ill b e a lm o st 1,000 in d ivid u a l pla y er s in th e $10,000 B u y -In N o L im it H o ld em ‘Ma in E ven t ’

H IS TO R Y
‘Th e C r o w n A u st r a la sia n P o k er C h a m pio n sh ips’ r ea lly b ec a m e th e fir st ‘A u ssie Millio n s P o k er C h a m pio n sh ip’ in 2 003 , w h en
t h e even t w a s in c r ea sed to a A U D $10,000 b u y -in a n d r ea c h ed A U D $1 m illio n in pr iz e m o n ey . It w a s ver y w ell r ec eived a n d
su ppo r ted b y b o t h o u r lo c a l pla y er s a n d so m e w ell k n o w n in ter n a t io n a l pla y er s a s w ell. S in c e, h a s b een r e-b r a n d ed to
b ec o m e k n o w n in t er n a t io n a lly a s th e ‘A u ssie Millio n s P o k er C h a m pio n sh ip’ a n d h a s b ec o m e o n e o f t h e m a jo r sto ps o n t h e
in ter n a t io n a l c ir c u it.

Th e fir st A u ssie Millio n s w a s h eld in 19 9 8 w ith a A U D $1,000 b u y -in a n d A U D $7 4 ,000 pr iz e po o l a n d 10 in ter n a t io n a l
pa r t ic ipa n t s m a in ly fr o m N ew Z ea la n d . Th e to u r n a m en t h a s g r o w n to b ec o m e a m a jo r even t o n th e in ter n a t io n a l po k er
t o u r n a m en t sc h ed u le.

        TH
G R O W TH O F TH E A U D $10,000 N O L IMIT H O L D E M ‘MA IN E V E N T’:
                          $10,0

D a te                              E n tra n ts                         ‘Ma in E ven t ’ B u y -In          P r iz e P o o l                     1st P r iz e
19 9 8                              74                                   $1,100                              $8 1,4 00                            $2 5 ,9 00
19 9 9                              109                                  $1,5 00                             $163 ,5 00                           $3 8 ,15 0
2 000                               109                                  $1,5 00                             $163 ,5 00                           $65 ,2 2 5
2 001                               101                                  $1,5 00                             $15 1,5 00                           $5 3 ,02 5
2 002                               66                                   $5 ,000                             $3 3 0,000                           $15 0,000
2 003                               12 2                                 $10,5 00                            $1.2 2 m illio n                     $3 9 4 ,8 7 0
2 004                               13 3                                 $10,5 00                            $1.3 3 m illio n                     $4 2 6,5 00
2 005                               2 63                                 $10,5 00                            $2 .63 m illio n                     $1,000,000
2 006                               4 18                                 $10,5 00                            $4 .18 m illio n                     $1.3 m illio n
2 007                               74 7                                 $10,5 00                            $7 .4 7 m illio n                    $1.5 m illio n
2 008                               78 0                                 $10,5 00                            $7 .8 0 m illio n                    $1.65 m illio n
2 009                               68 1                                 $10,5 00                            $6.8 1 m illio n                     $2 m illio n

C R O W N E N TE R TA IN ME N T C O MP L E X
C o ver in g 5 10,000 sq u a r e m et r es (t h e eq u iva len t o f tw o c it y b lo c k s), Melb o u r n e’s pr em ier en ter t a in m en t c o m plex is
r ec o g n ised a s o n e o f th e la r g est a n d m o st d iver se in th e S o u th er n H em isph er e. C r o w n ’s in teg r a ted fa c ilit ies fea tu r e C r o w n
C a sin o , w it h 3 5 0 ta b les a n d 2 5 00 g a m in g m a c h in es; C r o w n To w er s, C r o w n P r o m en a d e a n d C r o w n Met r o po l (o pen m id -2 010)
h o t els; th e P a lla d iu m , w h ic h is A u str a lia ’s la r g est b a llr o o m ; m o r e th a n 5 0 r est a u r a n t s a n d b a r s; a n ex ten sive c o llec t io n o f
in ter n a t io n a l d esig n er b o u t iq u es, 14 c in em a s, tw o n ig h t c lu b s, a live en t er ta in m en t t h ea t r e a n d C r o w n ’s C a pit a l G o lf C lu b .

								
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