WSOP is announced to be coming to Australia
WSOP (the World Series of Poker) recently announced that they, in partnership with Australia’s Crown Melbourne, have reached a multi-year agreement to bring the major poker tournament series to the region commencing in April 2013. This is of course completely in line with poker’s and gambling’s popularity exploding across the Asia-Pacific, including in Australia (WSOP). As such, the next World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC) will take place 04 April to 15 April next year at Crown Melbourne and feature five WSOP gold bracelet events. Take a closer look at Titan Casino and Poker to learn more.
More About The WSOP
The goal of WSOP is to establish the worldwide grand slam of poker and use this platform to elevate the game through a series of major championships. With WSOP Las Vegas growing annually and WSOP Europe poised for long-term success after five years, the time seems to be just right to turn the attention to the dynamic poker scene in Asia and Australia. Australia’s Crown Melbourne has recently had success with the “Aussie Millions Poker Championship”, so they also seem like a great partner for this exciting event.
Australia's Crown Melbourne
You probably know Crown Melbourne very well, but if not it is Australia’s leading integrated entertainment resort attracting approximately 18 million local, interstate and international visitors each year. It is one of the largest entertainment complexes in the world showcasing world-class gaming facilities. It’s home of the renowned and most prestigious “Aussie Millions Poker Championship” along with the largest poker room outside North America. You will also find Australia’s best restaurant precinct, international designer brand shopping and award winning hotels in these surroundings.
With this partnership two industry leaders and two strong brands create a premier poker event in the Australian and Asian region. The agreement also marks the first time the WSOP is exporting its prestigious tournament series to Australia, marking just the second expansion of the 42-year-old brand, after the advent of WSOP Europe in 2007. To date, WSOP gold bracelets have only been awarded in Las Vegas (1970-2011), London (2007-2010) and France (2011).
Legions of locals have been swept up in the Australian casino and poker boom that was ignited when Melburnian and Crown ambassador Joe Hachem became the 2005 World Series of Poker Champion, scooping up $7.5 million in prize money for his efforts.