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Aussie Millions -- 2010 Poker Series Schedule Released

Australian Event Will Feature 20 Tournaments in Melbourne

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Crown Casino at Night from the AirThe schedule for the 2010 Aussie Millions tournament series has been released by the Crown Casino, and the schedule includes a total of 20 events. The $10,000 main event will run from Jan 24-30 in Melbourne, Australia.

“Crown is also announcing an expected first prize of $2.5 million for the no-limit hold’em main event, which will further entrench Crown’s Aussie Millions poker championship as one of the most prestigious poker tournaments in the world and gives it the status it deserves on Melbourne’s major events program,” said Crown CEO David Courtney.

Here is a look at the major Melbourne events the Aussie Millions contends with in terms of first-place prize money:

Melbourne Cup (Horse Race): $3,300,000
Aussie Millions: $2,500,000
Australian Open: $2,000,000
AFL Grand Final: $1,000,000
Australian Masters Golf: $270,000

Here is a look at the 2010 Aussie Millions schedule:

NOTE: All monetary amounts are in Australian dollars (AUD)

Thursday, Jan. 14 (3-day event): Event No. 1 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em)
Sunday, Jan. 17: Event No. 2 ($500 no-limit hold’em)
Monday, Jan. 18 (2-day event): Event No. 3 ($1,000 limit hold’em)
Tuesday, Jan. 19 (2-day event): Event No. 4 ($1,000 pot-limit Omaha)
Wednesday, Jan. 20 (2-day event): Event No. 5 ($1,500 no-limit hold’em bounties)
Thursday, Jan. 21 (2-day event): Event No. 6 ($1,000 H.O.R.S.E.)
Friday, Jan. 22 (2-day event): Event No. 7 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em w/rebuys)
Saturday, Jan. 23 (2-day event): Event No. 8 ($100,000 no-limit hold’em)
Sunday, Jan. 24 (5-day event): Event No. 9 ($10,000 no-limit hold’em main event)
Sunday, Jan. 24: Event No. 10 ($500 no-limit hold’em shootout)
Monday, Jan. 25: Event No. 11 ($500 pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better)
Tuesday, Jan. 26: Event No. 12 ($500 seven-card stud)
Tuesday, Jan. 26 (3-day event): Event No. 13 ($5,000 heads-up no-limit hold’em)
Wednesday, Jan. 27: Event No. 14 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em team’s event)
Thursday, Jan. 28: Event No. 15 ($10,000 pot-limit Omaha)
Thursday, Jan. 28: Event No. 16 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em)
Friday, Jan. 29: Event No. 17 ($1,000 no-limit hold’em/pot-limit Omaha w/rebuys)
Friday, Jan. 29 (2-days event): Event No. 18 ($10,000 H.O.R.S.E.)
Saturday, Jan. 30 (2-day event): Event No. 19 ($5,000 six-handed no-limit hold’em)
Sunday, Jan. 31: Event No. 20 ($500 turbo no-limit hold’em)