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Crown Casino Hosts Richest Poker Tournament

13 December 2005

MELBOURNE, Australia – As reported by News 24: "Melbourne's Crown Casino announced Tuesday that it will host the world's richest poker tournament next year - a winner-take-all battle for US$60m.

"Six of the world's best card players will compete in the series of elimination matches in July, said the Crown Casino, controlled by the family of Australia's richest man and big-time gambler Kerry Packer.

"The players will have to ante-up $10m to buy into the match, due to be televised around the world through the Fox Sports Network in the United States and other networks in Europe and Asia, Crown chief operating officer Richard Longhurst said…"

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