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The 2008 PokerNews Cup Australia Launched!

by mitchell posted Sep 16th 2008 at 05:32AM
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"PokerNews and Crown Casino are pleased to announce the return of the most successful PokerNews event ever, the 2008 PokerNews Cup Australia,” PokerNews Ltd Vice President, Mr. Justin Huxley declares!

“With a first place guaranteed payout of $250,000, this years event will once again draw the biggest and brightest names in the poker world to Crown's lavishly appointed Poker arena.”

At the renowned Crown Casino, Melbourne, the PokerNews cup returns after a successful year this October 12-20. It will consist of eight events featuring such poker styles as No Limit Texas Holdem, Pot Limit Omaha, H.O.R.S.E., Omaha Hi-Lo and Limit Mixed Stud, with buy-ins priced from $175 to $2,200 (Main Event).

With over 1,500 participants from across the globe in last year's cup – some of whom received their share of the total $1.5 Million in prizes given away - PokerNews will this year be giving away exclusive packages to the event allowing players to win their way there for next to nothing.

These packages will cover Main Event entry, accommodation, invites to parties and cash for travel. In total, you can expect to be lavishly spending away some $625,000 worth of packages with the remaining freeroll to be held on the 27th September 2008 at Hollywood Poker

Results and updates will be broadcasted on PokerNews.com and TV.PokerNews.com from the Live Reporting Team.

There will be much to do in between tables as players have the opportunity to enjoy the light
Spring weather and take in all that the city of Melbourne has to offer. Further details to be released.

About PokerNews Ltd
PokerNews Ltd incorporates PokerNews.com and is considered to be a world leader in poker media. Having been picked by Forbes as "Best of Web" for the Poker category, PokerNews.com has gained its reputation as being the independent online poker authourity.

PokerNews features daily news, reviews of the major poker rooms, special bonuses and freerolls, and is available in over 30 different languages. PokerNews has recently branched out into tournament reporting and was named the exclusive live update and chip count provider for the 2007 & 2008 World Series of Poker, as well as being the official media partner of the Aussie Millions.