In the world of major live poker events the name Aussie Millions means the biggest and the most popular tournament in the South Pacific. Every January all poker fans' eyes are set on Melbourne where hundreds of world's best poker players gather to play Australia's major poker event – the Aussie Millions.
The best way to join the pros at the tables down under is, of course, by playing online poker satellites and winning a Main Event seat for a few bucks instead of paying the $10,600 AUD buy-in. One of the few online poker sites to still accept US players – Cake Poker – gives you a great opportunity to travel to Australia and play the 10th annual Aussie Millions Main Event.
To start your journey to the $2 million first-place prize you need at least $0.20 in your Cake Poker account and you're good to go. Every two hours Cake Poker runs $0.20 satellites to the Aussie Millions $16,000 Super Satellite giving away tickets for every $1 in the prize pool. Aussie Millions $16,000 Super Super Satellites are played every day beginning at 1am with tournaments starting every two hours.
Every player to win a ticket then plays the $1 buy-in Aussie Millions $16,000 Super Satellite running every four hours starting at 12 am. The Super Satellite rewards one Aussie Millions Satellite seat for every $5.50 in the prize pool. The next step is the Aussie Millions $16,000 Satellite taking place six times a day every day until the month of December.
Should you make it to the $16,000 Satellite tournament, you are then qualified to play the Aussie Millions $16,000 Semi-Final running on Cake Poker three times per day with a prize of one Aussie Millions Final seat for every $268 in the prize pool. You can buy-in to the Semi-Final tournament with $30 as well.
And finally, if you succeed in all the steps leading to the final tournament or have $268 in your Cake Poker account, you can play the big Aussie Millions $16,000 Final event running at 5pm on the last Sunday of every month until December. The final tournament gives away one Aussie Millions prize package per $16,000 in the prize pool which means that the more players that enter, the more packages will be won.
Here is the full Aussie Millions 2012 on Cake Poker satellite table and schedule:
Last year's Aussie Millions Main Event brought 721 players and featured a prize pool of $7,2 million AUD; this mega event was owned by David Gorr who did not only win the tournament, but also collected a first place prize of $2 million AUD. Among those to compete in the 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event were Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson and a number of other well-known poker pros
The 2012 Aussie Millions will celebrate its 10 year anniversary. The event will host 20 tournaments including the $2 million AUD Main Event and the $2.5 million AUD Super High Roller. The total tournament prize pool is estimated to be $20 million AUD.
So if you want to take part in one of the world's biggest live poker events of the year and play for that $2 million pot, you need to start playing online poker at Cake! To get a Cake Poker account, all you need to do is download Cake Poker via PokerWorks, use the bonus code PKWORKS upon making your first deposit and receive the exclusive 110% up to $600 first deposit bonus. Then play one of the Aussie Millions $16,000 satellites and win yourself a Main Event package!
The Cake Poker Aussie Millions $16,000 prize package includes:
- $10,600 AUD NLH Main Event seat.
- Cash to help with travel and accommodation expenses.
- Entry to the Aussie Millions 10th Anniversary VIP Player Party.
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