The 2008 PokerNews Cup Australia Launched

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PokerNews Ltd ( is proud to announce the return of their flagship event - the PokerNews Cup Australia ( to the renowned Crown Casino, Melbourne this October 12-20.

Returning after a successful year, PokerNews Ltd ( is thrilled to be announcing the launch of the 2008 PokerNews Cup Australia ( running from October 12-20 at the Crown Casino, Melbourne.

"PokerNews and Crown Casino are pleased to announce the return of the most successful PokerNews event ever, the 2008 PokerNews Cup Australia," explains PokerNews Ltd Vice President, Mr. Justin Huxley. "With a first place guaranteed payout of $250,000, this years event will once again draw the biggest and brightest names in the poker world to Crown's lavishly appointed Poker arena."

This year's tournament will consist of eight events featuring such poker styles as No Limit Texas Holdem, Pot Limit Omaha, H.O.R.S.E., Omaha Hi-Lo and Limit Mixed Stud. Players can expect buy-ins to be priced from $175 to $2,200 (Main Event). Last year's PokerNews Cup Australia welcomed over 1,500 participants from across the globe - some of whom received their share of the total $1.5 Million in prizes given away during the tournament.

As with all major poker tournaments, PokerNews will be giving away exclusive packages to the event allowing players to win their way there for next to nothing. Packages will cover Main Event entry, accommodation, invites to parties and cash for travel. In total, PokerNews will be giving away some $625,000 worth of packages with dates of freerolls set to be released in the coming weeks.

PokerNews' experienced live reporting team will be present to record the action at the Crown Poker Room posting results and updates on and

There will be much to do in between tables as players have the opportunity to enjoy the light Spring weather and take in all that the city of Melbourne has to offer. Further details will be released in the coming weeks.

About PokerNews Ltd
PokerNews Ltd incorporates which is considered to be the independent online poker authority, having been picked by Forbes as "Best of Web" for the Poker category. PokerNews features daily news, reviews of the major poker rooms, special bonuses and freerolls, and is available in over 30 different languages. PokerNews has recently branched out into tournament reporting and was named as the exclusive live update and chip count provider for the 2007 & 2008 World Series of Poker, as well as being the official media partner of the Aussie Millions.


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