In 2016, Adelaide, Australia and surrounding communities will once again furnish poker players with an opportunity to enjoy tournaments and competitive events. Although some events popular in former years have evidently relocated, Australian poker fans still enjoy a full calendar of exciting matches.
The Aussie Millions Poker Championship
Perhaps the biggest poker tournament of the year in Melbourne, the Aussie Millions Poker Championship provides satellite hookups so that players in Adelaide can participate remotely in the excitement of a high roller game. This event has already occurred in 2016. A hotly contested tournament took place at the Crown Casino in Melbourne between January 24th and January 31st.
During 2015, the Poker SA Classic Series took place at a popular hotel close to Melbourne. However, the venue for the 2016 Poker SA Classic Series has not been publicized yet. PSA Entertainment Headquarters reportedly indicated on its website on November 23, 2015 that the event has moved to 13 Shannon Place in Adelaide. Viewers can check back periodically to determine whether or not the sponsors finalized any additional information about the tournament.
The World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC)
In 2013, the World Series of Poker Asia Pacific (WSPO APAC) conducted parts of its events in Australia. The Aussie Millions Poker Championship represents the first of the tournaments falling within this series. The WSOP APAC will conduct a number of events throughout the Asian Pacific region this year. Another tournament in the series will occur at the Crown Casino in Melbourne in October. The APPT takes place in Melbourne between October 6th and 18th, 2016.
Regular Ongoing Poker Tournaments
In addition to matches with satellite connections to Melbourne, several local poker tournaments occur on a regular basis during the year in Adelaide and nearby areas. These events include:
Adelaide Casino Poker Zone at the Adelaide Casino North Terrace in Adelaide SA 5001. The Adelaide Casino remains the sole operating casino in Southern Australia. It offers a variety of poker, including Omaha, Crazy Pineapple, Texas Holdem and Manila at stakes ranging between $2/$2 and $10/$20 in its Poker Zone. This area remains closed Sunday and Monday, and operates from 7 p.m. until 3 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday and from 7 p.m. until 4 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The casino conducts weekly tournaments on Tuesdays for members of its REWARDS Club.
A weekly Texas Holdem Poker tournament occurs at the Herndon Hotel in Royal Park every Tuesday between November 25, 2015 and December 6, 2016. Participants can register beginning at 6 p.m. and poker begins at 7 p.m.
Weekly poker games reportedly occur in Mitchell Park at the Marion Hotel in south Adelaide on Tuesdays and Thursdays between December 14, 2015 and November 24, 2016.
An 888 Poker Tournament occurs weekly on Sundays beginning at the Hotel Royal Torrensville between December 20, 2015 and July 31, 2016. Play begins at 6:30 p.m.
The N.P.P.L. Poker Tournament reportedly occurs every Wednesday at the Aberfoyle Hub Tavern in Aberfoyle Park in Adelaide. Participants sign up in the sports bar at 6 p.m. and play begins at 7 p.m.
Conclusion: Many Poker Games in The Adelaide Area
Residents of Adelaide enjoy many opportunities to participate in poker games and poker tournaments. In addition to local venues, fans of the game enjoy the opportunity to visit New South Wales or Victoria, some are even putting on their own events, in order to play the game of poker.