Melbourne, Australia – The Aussie Millions Poker Tournament, one of the most prestigious and highly-anticipated events in the world of poker, has been postponed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The tournament, which was set to take place at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, was scheduled to begin on January 20th, but has been delayed until further notice. The decision to postpone the event was made in light of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in Victoria, as well as the ongoing travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for international players.
Crown Casino, the host of the Aussie Millions, released a statement expressing their disappointment in the postponement, but emphasized the importance of prioritizing the health and safety of players, staff, and the community.
“We understand the disappointment that this decision may cause for poker players and fans around the world, but the safety and well-being of everyone involved must come first,” the statement said. “We are working closely with health authorities and will continue to monitor the situation, with the hope of rescheduling the tournament at a later date.”
The Aussie Millions has been a staple in the poker community since its inception in 1998, and has attracted top players from around the globe. The tournament features a variety of events, including the main event, which has a buy-in of AUD$10,000 and offers a prize pool of millions of dollars.
Poker enthusiasts are encouraged to keep an eye out for updates on the tournament’s rescheduling and to stay safe during the ongoing pandemic.