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Schedule announced for inaugural WSOP Asia Pacific

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In coordination with Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, the World Series of Poker announced the official schedule for the inaugural World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC). Crown Casino will host the Series from April 4th through 15th, 2013, with five bracelet events putting the spotlight on Australia for the first time ever World Series of Poker events.

Along with the WSOP bracelet events offered, look for a High Rollers event, a Caesars Cup Invitational event, and a full schedule of satellites.

“Ever since Australian Joe Hachem won the WSOP Main Event in 2005, we dreamed of the day we could hear Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi Oi, Oi on native soil,” said WSOP Executive Director Ty Stewart. “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 awarding the first bracelets in the Southern Hemisphere.”

The final schedule for the 2013 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific:

Event #1: No-Limit Hold’em AccumulatorApril 4-8AUD$1,100
Event #2: Pot-Limit OmahaApril 7-9AUD$1,650
Event #3: Mixed EventApril 8-10AUD$2,200
Event #4: 6-Handed No Limit Hold’emApril 9-11AUD$5,000
Event #5: WSOP APAC Main EventApril 11-15AUD$10,000
High RollerApril 13-14AUD$50,000

Watch for the first four WSOP gold bracelet events to be live-streamed globally; the Main Event, Caesars Cup, and High Rollers events are also in the plan for television production.

“Crown is thrilled to have partnered with the biggest poker brand in the world, the World Series of Poker," said Crown Melbourne’s Chief Executive Officer Greg Hawkins. "Players from all over the globe will descend on Crown Melbourne in April, all vying for one of the five coveted bracelets on offer. The ‘bracelet’ events will range from the AUD$1100 - AUD$10,000 which will ensure players are well catered for in terms of choice. The five WSOP APAC ‘bracelet’ winners will etch their names in the long and coveted history that is the World Series of Poker.”

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