Poker pro Jason Somerville was made the official broadcast partner of the 2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship. The Aussie Millions Poker Championship was first held in 1998 and has since grown into the biggest tournament in the Asian-Pacific. The Aussie Millions ranks almost as highly as the World Series of Poker on the international poker circuit. Games will be broadcast from the Crown Poker Room in the Crown Entertainment Complex. This announcement was made by Crown Melbourne on the 22 December 2015.
Jason Somerville teamed up with PokerStars and Crown Melbourne to bring the Aussie Millions Poker Championship to poker enthusiasts all over the world. The legendary poker player streamed the events via his Twitch TV account. JCarver as he is popularly known broadcasted the Aussie Millions from 24 January 2016 to 1 February 2016. The proud owner of a World Series Poker (visit https://www.casinoaus.com.au for poker games) bracelet, Jason has more than one hundred thousand followers on his Twitch TV channel with more than nine million views.
Twitch is one of the fastest growing social video sharing platforms. The platform has been used to broadcast several other Poker tournaments in the past. Twitch has become a hub of information for poker fans all around the world as the Pro's use this video platform to share their knowledge of the game.
It was all these elements combined that resulted in Crown Melbourne choosing to use the Twitch TV platform to broadcast the event. Jason Somerville's channel as the exclusive broadcaster will definitely result in increased viewership of the event and improve the brand recognition of Crown Melbourne.
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