Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Big Bucks Attract Players

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Big Bucks Attract Players

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Byline: Sam Darroch

GLADSTONE'S premier Australian Poker League (APL) players are poised to prevail at this Sunday's Big Bucks tournament at Moreton Bay Sports Club in Brisbane.

Fifteen of Gladstone's finest will travel down for the second ever Big Bucks event after qualifying by virtue of victory in a local tournament.

In her first big event, Julie Rich is one of the local contingent with high hopes of taking a slice of the $6000 prize pool and beating out Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Brisbane competitors.

"I think I'll do well, I'm just going to play how I do here; I'll sit back, watch how everyone else plays then come in," she said. "I'm expecting to have a lot of fun."

The Big Bucks champion will also win a poker tour package granting entry to the three major Poker Tour events of the year at Star City, Crown Casino and Jupiters with a $300,000 prize pool.

The APL Poker Tour winner then has the opportunity to play World Series poker in the USA. …

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