The Aussie Millions is the richest poker tournament in the Southern Hemisphere and it has rapidly gained prominence as the must-see event in the annual poker calendar. Players from around the world compete in this high-stakes tournament which culminates in a massive payday.
The Aussie Millions is held each January at the Crown Casino, in Melbourne Australia. The 2010 champion was crowned at the end of January. Tyron Krost, a 23-year-old Australian poker player won the 2010 Aussie Millions Poker Championship Main Event and took home $2,000,000 AUD.
The poker championship consists of over 2,000 individual entrants who participate across the tournament's events. A tally in excess of 400 international visitors attends from all corners of the globe. Additionally, the Aussie Millions generates approximately 8,000 room nights across Melbourne in January of each year, including over 5,000 at the Crown Casino. Overall, the Aussie Millions is the sixth largest poker tournament in the world.