For almost two decades it seems that poker New Year always started with Aussie Millions, but unfortunately that won’t be the case in 2021 as COVID-19 claims another victim among tournament series.
Crown Melbourne casino released a statement, putting 2021 Aussie Millions Poker Tournament on hold.
Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Crown Melbourne wishes to advise that the scheduling of the 2021 Aussie Millions Poker Tournament and other poker events due to take place in 2021 will be placed on hold until further notice.
The health and safety of our community - including our employees, guests and players - is Crown Melbourne’s number one priority. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, so too will Crown’s response, ensuring we remain in line with government mandates and expert health advice.
Crown will continue to monitor and review the situation, working closely with the Victorian Government and health authorities to determine if and when such events can be safely revisited. We look forward to scheduling these long-standing annual events when it is deemed safe for us to do so.
Aussie Millions is one of the longest running and one of the most prestigious poker tournaments in the world. In 2019 they set a record of 822 entries in A$10,600 Main Event that was won by Bryn Kenney, while Vincent Wan was a crowned winner in 2020 winning A$1,318,000.
Festival also features a A$100,000 High Rollers and occasionally A$250,000 Super High Rollers.