The 2014 Aussie Millions, the Asia-Pacific region's richest and most prestigious poker series, wrapped up back in February at Crown Melbourne, and now it will be making its television debut on Sunday, April 20 at 9:00 p.m. EST on ESPN Australia.
This year's broadcast will consist of 12 one-hour episodes that will air every Sunday in the same time slot. The premiere episode will feature the final table of the Aussie Millions Main Event, which was a part of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT) for the first time. Future episodes will feature the $100,000 Challenge, the $250,000 Challenge and the High-Stakes Cash Game.
“Crown is thrilled to be working together with APPT and ESPN in showcasing the 2014 Aussie Millions," said Jim Preston, Crown Melbourne’s Director of Poker. "This premiere will be a world exclusive featuring the best international poker players in some of the biggest buy-in events in poker. Crown Melbourne and the Aussie Millions, along with the city of Melbourne, will be showcased to worldwide audiences.”
The broadcast hosts include ESPN sports anchor Russell ‘The Sportsguy’ Barwick and model, television presenter and 2011 Miss Universe Australia, Scherri-Lee Biggs. The expert poker commentators include ‘The Voice’ of Australian poker, Paul Khoury, and Grant Levy, one of Australia's most successful and respected poker champions, recognized worldwide for his analytical skills.
“The Aussie Millions has always been my favorite poker series and is such a strong and well represented brand worldwide. To be involved in the production for Crown Melbourne, APPT and ESPN is a great privilege,” said Levy, the 2007 APPT Grand Final Champion.
Once again, here are the details for the Aussie Millions premiere:
- Program: Crown’s 2014 Aussie Millions Poker Championship
- Network: ESPN Australia
- Dates: Premiere Sunday April 20, 2014
- Time: 9:00 p.m. EST