Aussie Millions is one of the best-known and popular poker tournaments on the planet. Taking place in January, it is usually one of the tournament stops professional players use to kick off their year. Taking place it the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Aussie Millions has earned its place in the ranks of elite poker tournaments, attracting pro players and casual poker fans alike, all of them chasing big money and their slice of the glory.
Stage is Set for Aussie Millions 2017
Aussie Millions 2017 will take place between January 11 and January 30 at the traditional location. Aside from the exciting poker action, poker fans at homes will also get to enjoy the atmosphere from Melbourne. A PokerStars pro and well-known Twitch streamer Jason Somerville will be doing a live coverage of the highlight tournaments on his Twitch channel.
This novelty was introduced last year thanks to PokerStars involvement with the event and it received a very positive feedback from the audience. Hence, the organizers will be doing the same thing this year again, looking to create the buzz and possibly attract some new players as well.
20 Different Events on the Schedule
This year, Aussie Millions will celebrate its 20th Anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, players will get to compete in twenty different events awarding gold rings. Things will kick off with the Opening Event guaranteeing a prize pool of AU$1,000,000.
The prestigious Main Event is set to kick off on January 22. Together with the initial flights, the Main Event will take seven days to complete. After the full week of play, a new Aussie Millions champion will be crowned in Melbourne. Featuring an AU$10,600 buy-in, the event is guaranteed to attract a big field and drive out some of the biggest names in poker who’ll be there to fight for a significant money a winner will take home.
Variety of Games
Event organizers always strive to provide a variety of games, catering to all types of players. Aussie Millions 2017 will be no different. Players in the Crown, Melbourne, will be able to take part in a number of non-hold’em events, including Pot Limit Omaha, H.O.R.S.E., and mixed game tournaments.
There won’t be a lack of high roller events, either. Aussie Millions has already become famous for its ultra-high buy-in tournaments, and 2017 will see three of these take place. The highest buy-in tournament will be AU$250,000 High Roller.