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We haven’t had a big cash game in a while. The last one still fresh in our memory is the High Stakes Poker season with a million dollar buy in. Well, fret no more high stakes railtards! The Aussies have heard your pleas and cries for help and are more than willing to satiate your thirst for big money cash games.

The Aussie Millions cash game has traditionally run side by side with the main event, and usually consisted of a 100K AUD$ buy-in. Previous attendees included Nicki Jedlicka, Phil Ivey, Patrick Antonius, Erick Lindgren, Jennifer Harman, and a slew of other very tough pros of both live and online poker worlds. For ’09, the show will feature a MINIMUM 1M AUD$ buy-in (that’s a 1 with 6 zeroes and many exclamation points, like 1,000,000!!!), instantly tying it in first place for the biggest buy-in televised cash game in history.

Oh, and did you catch the “MINIMUM” in the last sentence? What this means is that many of the attendees will bring more than that to the table, and we will have at least 10 players invited, so the table will have a MINIMUM of 10 MILLION AUSTRALIAN DOLLARS ON IT! Beef up security folks, and sharpen up your game, this one will be a helluva televised contest.

It will air in the USA on Fox Sports Network in March of ’09.

A few choice quotes:

“This is a huge coup for Crown Casino, and for Melbourne, and we are thrilled to be an integral part of this landmark international poker event,” said Crown’s Chief Operating Officer of Gaming, Mr. Richard Longhurst. “This deal ensures a primetime global audience for the Aussie Millions and further international television exposure for Melbourne.”

“FOX Sports Network is proud to collaborate with Crown Casino in Melbourne, one of the world’s most exclusive casino resorts, and our first choice of venue to host this inaugural mega-event,” said FOX Sports Network’s Executive Vice-President of Programming and Production, Mr. Gary Garcia.

Mr. Longhurst said the 2009 Aussie Millions Poker Championship will see record numbers of international players from overseas locations such as the United States, Russia, Canada, England, Scandinavia, Holland and other parts of Europe.

“The success of the Aussie Millions Poker Tournament at Crown and its phenomenal growth in recent years places Crown as the biggest and best poker venue outside the home of tournament poker, the United States.”

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