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Shane Warne Enjoying the Aussie Millions at the Crown

Shane Warne

Former international cricket superstar Shane Warne's poker resume includes a 22nd place in the 2014 WSOP APAC Main Event, a deep run in the WSOP Main Event in 2015 as well as four Aussie Millions side-event cashes, and he's looking for more in the 2018 Aussie Millions Main Event at the Crown Melbourne.

"The guys here at Crown do such a good job each year," said Warne. "It's great to have the international poker community here as well. The Main Event is great, but there are loads of other tournaments to play while you're here.

"This time of year in Melbourne you have the tennis, the cricket, the Big Bash and ODIs; there's just so much action here in Melbourne. It's a great time to be here. It makes me proud to be a Victorian when the Aussie Millions is here.

"It's great to have the international poker community here as well."

According to, Warne has poker cashes stretching back to 2009, and he says that he still loves poker even after all these years.

"I really do love it. But not if I keep losing set over set in the first half hour! I just love the strategy and tactics involved. That’s what I loved when I was a cricketer. I couldn’t scare them with my pace, but I could outthink them with my leg-spin when up against them, so there’s similar stuff involved."

Warne is seated at the back of the poker room whereas earlier he was seated by the rail, with a crowd of onlookers. One side effect of his seat change is he is now seated just one table over from his son Jackson who is also playing in the Main Event.

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