ANZPT to make history in Queensland

australia_poker_tour.jpgFor the first time ever, Queens;and, Australia will play host to a major poker tournament.

The first season of the Australia and New Zealand Poker Tour has been running for the past several months and the action will come to a head in less than two months. August 5-9, the ANZPT will head to the state of Queensland for its final stop.

Ever since Team PokerStars Pro Joe Hachem won the World Series Main Event in 2005, Australia has been poker crazy. It's only been a few weeks since Chris Levick took down the event in Melbourne. Now, after a stop in Queenstown, New Zealand next month, Australia will see the finale of its first major tour.


Brisbane's Conrad Treasury casino and the Gold Coast's Conrad Jupiters casino will host the first two days of the finale. The tournament will finish up at Conrad Jupiters casino on Sunday, August 9.

Players can buy into ANZPT Queensland for $2,500 AUD and acting fast would be a good idea. The tournament is capped at 300 players and is expected to sell-out. With a prize pool of $750,000 AUD, people will be fighting to get a seat.

"We are very excited to be able to add Queensland to the tour," said ANZPT spokesperson, Danny McDonagh. "We have really covered the major casinos in the region by adding both Conrad Jupiters and Conrad Treasury."

PokerStars, as always, will be giving its players a chance to get into the event on the cheap, or even free.

Keep an eye out for freerolls for buy-ins and accommodation packages.