The 2015 Aussie Millions Poker Championship wrapped up only days ago, but already Crown Melbourne is looking ahead to the next series. Asia-Pacific’s most prestigious poker series, which is a part of the Asia Pacific Poker Tour (APPT), will return in 2016 from Wednesday Jan. 13 through Monday Feb. 1.
The 2016 edition of the Aussie Millions will mark the 18th consecutive year the event has been held at Crown Melbourne, and to celebrate they plan to offer a jam-packed festival over the course of 20 days. The stop will culminate with the Asia-Pacific’s longest-running poker tournament, the AU$10,600 Aussie Millions Main Event, which will feature three starting flights and run from Jan. 24-31.
“The 18th year of the Aussie Millions will be the biggest and best to date, as effectively one of the top poker majors and a favorite amongst some of the most renowned players in the world, and the stage has never been brighter, and the team are all hard at work to make the 18th event the biggest and best yet,” said Aussie Millions Tournament Director Joel Williams.
The property will house nearly 100 tables to accommodate thousands of players from around the world who will come to compete for an expected 20-plus official gold ring events in different poker variations.
The 2015 Aussie Millions, which featured 21 events, proved to be a success right out of the gate as the AU$1,150 Opening Event attracted 1,211 entrants. Vic Spadavecchia emerged victorious in that event and walked away with a AU$215,000 first-place prize. Other winners from the series include Alex Trevallion, who topped a field of 104 entrants to win the $25,000 Challenge for AU$645,150 before going on to finish 33rd in the Main Event for Au$25,000 and seventh in the $100,000 Challenge for AU$310,000; Richard Yong, who won the $100,000 Challenge for AU$1,870,000; and of course Phil Ivey, who took down the $250,000 Challenge for the third time in four years.
Crown Melbourne is expected to release the entire event schedule in the near future.