Poker fans Downunder saw the first edition of a new magazine catering to their interests this week in the form of PokerNews Australasia, which heralds PokerNetwork’s expansion into more diversified forms of media and will be available at Australian casinos and poker rooms.
 
The bi-monthly publication will contain the latest in Australian and world poker news, along with the latest stories coming from online poker, player profiles and interviews, product reviews and poker strategy articles. The first edition wnt out earlier this week and features interviews with Aussie Millions Champ Stewart Scott and prominent Australian female player Celina Lin, along with previews of the upcoming World Series of Poker, Melbourne Championships, ANZPT Sydney and reviews of all the latest results such as the ANZPT Adelaide and the Joe Hachem Deep Stack series.
 
PokerNews Australasia Editor-in-Chief Kirsty Mullins says, “With the Australian and Asia-Pacific poker landscape expanding more than ever, PokerNews Australasia magazine is looking to reflect these exciting developments. The Asia-based tours offer great tournament opportunities and a unique travel experience all in one."
 
Regular contributions by David Saab, James “Andy McLEOD” Obst, and Jonathan “xMONSTERxDONGx” Karamalikis are planned, passing on some of the knowledge that has helped to make them champion players. Another highlight is the mailbag section, where David Steicke will answer readers’ questions.
 
Distribution is set to expand into New Zealand and Asian markets in the coming months.