Got a DM today from one of the Aussie Millions promotional companies. They’ve got a drawing for a seat to the Aussie Millions Main Event. The Main Event has three starting days: 24-26 January and runs for a total of five days. It’s a AU$10.6K buy-in (US$7.4K) at Crown Casino in Melbourne. The flight alone’s going to cost $2K. But it is one of the premiere events in the world of poker, last year there were nearly 650 entries and the prize pool was over US$5M. And the Crown is 18+, so if you’re locked out of Portland poker because of Portland Players Club’s closing as the last of the alcohol-free clubs….
Competition closes at midnight on January 14th Melbourne time, which is 5am Thursday morning here, so if you’re going to enter, make sure you do it today.
The entry form’s built for Australian and New Zealand players, so you have to trick the phone number and zip fields. You can just type in the first four number of your ZIP for the postal code, but Australian phone numbers are eight digits with a two-digit prefix. It’s the same number of digits as US phone numbers, but the first two digits have to be in the range 02-08. If your number’s 503-555-1212, just use 0355551212 and it should work. What have you got to lose?