The World Series of Poker Will Be Coming to AustraliaTuesday, May 1st, 2012 by Ryan
The World Series of Poker is one of the most well-known and most talked about poker tournament series in all of the world. It features the massive event series that is held in Las Vegas each year with the 60+ events over the summer, and also has the World Series of Poker Europe which is at the end of the year. Now though, it seems that the World Series will be expanding even more as it goes to Melbourne, Australia at the Crown Casino. There is a multi-year agreement that is now in place to bring the popular poker brand to Australia for a huge tournament series in hopes of boosting the popularity of the game of poker in the Asia-Pacific region.
This announcement came on the massive tournament series’ site, wsop.com, and while there wasn’t much information given away about what exactly the tournament series is going to feature, it did state one very important thing. This was that there will be a total of five bracelet events, and that the date for the tournament series is going to be from April 4th to April 15th starting in 2013. While the general idea is to continue to boost the popularity of poker in that area, this doesn’t mean that poker isn’t already incredibly popular in Australia, and it really has been since back in 2005 when Joe Hachem took down the WSOP Main Event. And of course, there is the always popular high stakes action that takes place in Macau, and popular tours like the ANZPT and APPT, which has led to the decision for the World Series to take their huge series to the area.
It’s a big move for the World Series of Poker for quite a few reasons, but one of which is that they now cover some key parts of the world including America, Europe, and Asia. While the name “World Series of Poker” is known by almost everyone in the poker world, it’s a good bet that anyone who doesn’t know that phrase will probably know what it is now. The World Series of Poker has been around for a very long time, and the first winner known was Johnny Moss back in 1970. The World Series of Poker Europe was created back in 2007, and there is also a World Series of Poker Africa that is part of the circuit series that awards rings to players for taking down an event instead of bracelets, which was done back in 2010.
It will be interesting to see what the tournament schedule will look like for the WSOP APAC when it is released. It is expected that the series schedule and the games that will be played will be sorted out later this year, so keep your eyes peeled, especially if you are in that area and are interested in playing in some of the events! We know that any players in the area are definitely excited to have the most talked about poker series in the world coming to their region starting in 2013.