Aussie Millions Will No Longer Be Part of Asia-Pacific Poker Tour (APPT)Published on August 30th, 2016 2:01 am EST
Earlier today, Crown Poker Tournament Director Joel Williams revealed that the popular Aussie Millions tournament series will be reverting to a stand-alone event in 2017.
In a press release that was circulated via Twitter, Williams revealed that the APPT Melbourne, which runs from October 6th to 18th, will be the last APPT event to be held in Melbourne.
The Aussie Millions had been part of the APPT for the past couple of years.
Earlier this month, Amaya Inc. (the owner of Pokerstars and the European Poker Tour) revealed that they will be rebranding and restructuring their live tournament business.
Gone will be the smaller regional tournament brands such as the European Poker Tour and Asia-Pacific Poker Tour. In their places - the "Pokerstars Championship", which will include bigger tournament stops in places such as the Bahamas and Barcelona, and the "Pokerstars Festival", which will include smaller stops in cities such as New Jersey and London.
With the APPT on the way out, the Aussie Millions revealed that they will no longer be associated with any particular tour going forward.
The Aussie Millions is one of the most popular stops on the live tournament circuit.
The event, which runs from January 11-30 of 2017, allows many players to escape harsh winter climates. In addition, players get the added benefit of attending Australian Open tennis matches, which runs at the same time as the Aussie Millions tournament series.
The Aussie Millions tournament series will be just fine by itself and should see little to no negative impact now that it is no longer associated with the APPT brand. Expect strong turnouts and many of the biggest names in the poker world when the series gets underway in January.
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