The Crown Casino in Melbourne made public its decision to once again team up with one of the leading names in the poker industry and provide a direct stream of all events in the rich schedule of the 2018 Aussie Millions Poker Championship. Jason Somerville is going to stream the riveting poker game live on his Twitch channel, offering millions of viewers the chance to witness the fast-paced action happening on the gaming tables.
It could be recalled that the previous edition of the Aussie Millions Poker Championship which took place at the end of January was also streamed by the poker player who was granted the position of exclusive broadcast partner. The tradition between the poker festival managers and the player dates back to 2016 when the online broadcast first took place. Back then the poker community was taken by storm and this resulted in the stream becoming the most-watched live poker Twitch event of the year. The prospects for the 2018 edition of the Aussie Poker stream are to exceed the previous two and surpass the expectations.
The championship itself is scheduled to commence on 17th January and continue well into February, having its final day of action on 5th February. Among the most notable tournaments in the rich schedule of the poker championship, there are appealing offerings such as the Main Event, the A$25,000 Challenge, the Hyper Turbo No-Limit Hold’em 10/10/10, the A$50,000 Challenge, as well as the A$100,000 Challenge. The daily satellite events began from 7th November, so it is never too late to make a move.
What the Championship Schedule Has on Offer?
The Main Event is scheduled to commence on 28th January and it features a buy-in amounting to A$10,600. As for the final table action, supposedly it will take place on 4th February, but it is up to the players to determine the pace of game. Australia day on 26th January will welcome the A$25,000 Challenge tournament which features a buy-in amounting to A$25,000 and it is going to continue until 27th January. Event #14 of the schedule is the Hyper Turbo No-Limit Hold’em 10/10/10 and it is going to start on 29th with a buy-in estimating to A$1,150 which is expected to attract a lot of attention. However, some of the bigger events will be closely following it.
The 28th will welcome the much-anticipated A$50,000 Challenge with a buy-in of A$50,000 which will guarantee an impressive guaranteed prize pool and payouts. The same goes for the A$100,000 Challenge which boasts the highest buy-in among all events of the Championship. As for Somerville who will have the responsible task to broadcast the events, he is one of the well-seasoned players in the poker industry. With total live earnings amounting to $3,648,916 Somerville has quite the experience on poker tables. His live tournament career began back in 2005 when he participated in the East Coast Poker Championships and finished 14th in the $200+30 No-Limit Hold’em event.
His largest winning so far came after his fourth place at the $100,000+2,000 No-Limit Hold’em Super High Roller, which brought him a total of $1,347,352 for his excellent performance. Somerville’s extensive poker background makes him Aussie Millions Poker Championship’s suitable partner for the third year in a row which guarantees interesting commentary and gaming action.