This week’s overview includes three highly anticipated festivals to take place in three extremely exciting poker destinations. The Aussie Millions is set to kick off in less than two-days’ time. January 11 will see yet another major festival – the APT Kickoff – begin in the Philippines. Last but not least, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood will open its doors for the first major event on the 2017 calendar.
2017 Aussie Millions Poker Championship
It is that early time of the year when poker eyes are set on the Aussie Millions Poker Championship, one of the major poker festivals to annually take place in Australia. This year, the event is set to begin on January 11 and to run all the way through January 30.
The 2017 Aussie Millions schedule features a total of 26 exciting tournaments, including No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha ones as well as several mixed poker variants formats.
A A$1,150 No-Limit Hold’em with a guaranteed prize pool of A$1 million is slated to kick off the festival on Wednesday. The seven-day A$10,600 Main Event is set for January 22. The three-day A$100,000 Challenge will begin on that same day. The widely anticipated A$250,000 Challenge will run January 29-30 to conclude one of the first major poker festivals on the 2017 calendar.
As usual, the Aussie Millions will be hosted by Crown Melbourne.
Asian Poker Tour Kickoff 2017
The APT Kickoff will run at the Resorts World Manila integrated resort in the Philippine capital. The festival will take place from January 11-19 to attract players from all around the Asia-Pacific region as well as from the rest of the world.
There will be 18 events to be played as part of the APT’s Manila stop. The highlight tournament – the $1,650 Main Event will begin at 1pm local time on January 14. It will feature two starting flights in two separate days and three more days of play. Thus, the final eight players are set to determine the winner on January 18.
A two-day $2,150 High Rollers will be another event to be expected to attract wider attention. That one will take place on January 18-19.
2017 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Lucky Hearts Poker Open
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood in Hollywood, Florida will welcome players for the Lucky Hearts Poker Open festival from January 12 to January 25. Seminole Hard Rock Poker events have always offered both fans and players large amounts of excitement and the latest such event will certainly not disappoint.
It will include more than 50 different poker tournaments and satellite events. And some of the tournaments to take place will feature guaranteed prize pools of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The highlight tournament – the WPTDeepStacks Main Event – will run on January 19-24. The event will feature a buy-in fee of $1,100 and a guaranteed prize pool of $1 million.