World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific Begins October 2
10 WSOP GOLD BRACELETS OFFERED, LIVE TV, Plus Live Streaming on Tap
WSOP APAC Set for October 2-18 at Crown Melbourne, Australia
MELBOURNE/LAS VEGAS. Tuesday, September 23, 2014. World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific returns to Melbourne, Australia in two weeks for its only international stop of 2014 from October 2-18, 2014 with 10 WSOP gold bracelets on the line – and the race for WSOP Player of the Year still hanging in the balance.
The first eight WSOP gold bracelet events will have their final tables live streamed worldwide online via WSOP.com. Plus – an international poker event first – the WSOP APAC Main Event and $25,000 High Roller event will both be shown in the U.S. and Australia on ESPN television with hole cards on a 30-minute delay.
On October 17 (High Roller) and October 18 (Main Event) ESPN televises every hand of final table action beginning at 3 pm local time, marking the first time in Australia that a poker event has aired the same day it is contested.
Some of the game’s biggest names are expected to be Down Under competing including: Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey and Antonio Esfandiari. Both Negreanu and Ivey captured bracelets at the inaugural WSOP APAC in 2013.
“With 10 gold bracelets on the line and video of every event, we are thrilled to be at Crown in Melbourne to finish what has been an exceptional year for the WSOP,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart.
For details of the event, the following are key points of reference:
All WSOP APAC gold bracelet events will keep registration open through the start of Level 7 with the exception of Event #5 ($5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha) and Event #8 ($5,000 8-game Mix) which are open through Level 10, which happens to be the start of Day 2 play. Event #10, the High Roller, will also have a later registration, open until 4:15 pm on Day 2, which is Level 12.
With some brand new events planned and price points ranging from AUD$1,100-$25,000, players of all levels will be welcomed to Crown Melbourne, Australia’s leading integrated resort, to partake in a high stakes poker festival featuring plenty of side events including satellites, cash games and tournaments in the expansive and comfortable 70-plus table Crown Poker Room.
WSOP.com LIVE STREAMING PLANS – 2014 WSOP ASIA-PACIFIC
During the 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific, WSOP.com, the official website of the World Series of Poker, will live web stream final tables of the first eight official gold bracelet events – free to viewers. (The final two events will be live on TV in both the U.S. and Australia)
The streams will be seen exclusively on WSOP.com.
Scheduled start times are 12:10 pm daily from October 5-12, assuming they have reached the final table by that time.
All live streaming will begin when the official final table gets underway, thus hard start times are difficult to predict but announcements will be made via the WSOP’s official Twitter @WSOP
All WSOP live streaming will be available here: www.wsop.com/2014/APAC/live-video/
WSOP.com will employ a four-camera, announcer-free stream. These streams will feature the audio from the tournament director’s microphone. All of these WSOP.com live final table web streams will be with a five-minute delay and without hole cards. These will appear exclusively on WSOP.com.
Even after the WSOP is done, you can still find a lot of casino and poker games on Australia online casinos. Some of them even offer free tickets to the WSOP each year. The 2016/2017 WSOP will be the biggest in its history and officially kick off August 4 at Harrah’s Cherokee, Carolina.
2014 WSOP.com’s live streaming schedule for WSOP APAC (subject to change):
TIME DATE EVENT 12:10 pm Sunday, October 5th #1: $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator 12:10 pm Monday, October 6th #2: $2,200 No-Limit Hold’em 12:10 pm Tuesday, October 7th #3: $1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha 12:10 pm Wednesday, October 8th #4: $1,650 No-Limit Hold’em Terminator 12:10 pm Thursday, October 9th #5 $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 12:10 pm Friday, October 10th #6: $1,650 Dealer’s Choice 12:10 pm Saturday, October 11th #7: $2,200 6-Handed No-Limit Hold’em 12:10 pm Sunday, October 12th #8: $5,000 8-Game Mix
*All times local in Melbourne, Australia. Subject to change based on pace of play/reaching the final table.
USA, EUROPEAN MEDIA: For further information including images please contact:
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
Tel: +702 407 6344
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Crown Resorts Limited
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About the World Series of Poker®
The World Series of Poker (WSOP®) was founded in 1970 and is the largest gaming event in the world. For 44 years, the WSOP® has awarded over $2 billion in prize money. This summer, the WSOP® put on 65 live poker tournaments spread over 51 consecutive days in Las Vegas. In 2014, the WSOP® attracted a record 82,360 entrants from 110 different countries and awarded over $2277 million in prize money. The winner of each tournament won a gold bracelet – globally recognized as the sport’s top prize – plus prize winnings fixed by the number of participants. In 2007, the WSOP created its first international event, WSOP Europe. In 2013, the WSOP added WSOP Asia-Pacific in Melbourne, Australia. For more information on the World Series of Poker, please visit http://www.wsop.com/
About Crown Melbourne
Crown Melbourne is a large integrated resort and has a casino, three hotels, function rooms, award winning restaurants and shopping and entertainment facilities. It is a significant driver of tourism within Australia, particularly in Victoria. Crown Melbourne is licensed to operate 2,500 electronic gaming machines and 500 table games, with a casino licence that extends to 2033. The casino also includes award winning VIP facilities. Its VIP program is driven by an extensive international clientele, particularly from Asia, while its main gaming floor attracts tourists and locals alike. Crown Melbourne is home to three hotels being Crown Towers, Crown Metropol Melbourne and Crown Promenade Melbourne and to two luxurious day spas, Isika Day Spa and Crown Spa. There are approximately 1,600 guest rooms across the three hotels, ranging from six-star luxury to premium five-star and quality four-star accommodation. Crown Melbourne has a wide variety of retail, entertainment and food and beverage offerings. There are more than 40 retail outlets and around 70 restaurants, cafes and bars which provide a large and diverse entertainment offering to cater for a significant number of visitors. For more information on Crown Melbourne, please visit our website at http://www.crownmelbourne.com.au/