Wednesday 23rd November, 2016

It’s nearly Aussie Millions time!

By Mad Harper

In less than seven weeks, poker’s elite will be packing up ready for their annual pilgrimage “down under” for the Aussie Millions.

 This is a must-play event for the world’s pros along with hundreds of recreational players relishing the chance to compete in one of the southern hemisphere’s biggest events. The event has grown from a tiny 40-entry field in 2001 to a massive international poker festival.

Every year in excess of 6,000 players from all across the world descend on Melbourne for the three week poker festival - all with hopes of taking home part of the estimated AUD$30 million total prize pool that's generated each year. The 2017 Aussie Millions Poker Championship runs from January 11 to 30 with a schedule comprising 26 separate poker events  - with buy-ins ranging from AUD$1,150 to AUD$250,000.


The winner of the Aussie Millions ‘Main Event' will not only walk away with an estimated AUD$1.6 million first prize, but also the coveted ‘Main Event' Champion bracelet valued at over AUD$25,000.

In 2016 Canadian Ari Engel took down the Main Event for a whopping AUD$1.6 million. The Aussie Millions has always been known for its prestigious events and huge prize pools. It was the first Championship in the world to introduce a six figure buy-in, and the first again to raise the stakes to AUD$250,000. All High Stakes events return in 2017, with the $25,000, $100,000 & $250,000 Challenges assuring the world's best (and richest) players will make the journey Down Under.