Wednesday January 16, 2013 : SCHEDULE RELEASED FOR WORLD SERIES OF POKER'S ASIAN DEBUT
Aussies to host inaugural tournament
The World Series of Poker progressed its geographic expansion agenda this week, announcing its official schedule for the inaugural World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific.
Taking place at Melbourne, Australia's Crown Casino, the tournament will consist of five bracelet events and runs from April 4 to 15 this year.
Supporting satellites will kick off soon, and the series will include rail-bird-pulling High Roller and Caesars Cup Invitational events.
WSOP executive director Ty Stewart said Tuesday: “We can’t wait for the first WSOP Asia-Pacific to begin, and we hope with a solidified schedule, players from around the globe will plan their trip to Melbourne in April as we make WSOP history [by] awarding the first bracelets in the Southern Hemisphere.”
Details of the schedule are available from the WSOP website, but the buy-ins range from A$1,100 to A$50,000 for the High Roller, and the main event runs from April 11 through 15.
Pot Limit Omaha, NLHE and 6 handed NLHE, along with a mixed game event all feature.
There will be televised coverage of main event, the High Roller and Caesars Cup, but impatient internet users will have access to live-streaming from the tournament over the Web.