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Sydney’s longest-running annual poker tournament series, Sydney Champs is making a highly anticipated return to The Star Sydney this July with an epic competition line-up showcasing the sport’s finest talent.

Running from Wednesday 13th to Monday 25th July, the 13-day festival is tipped to lure big-name stars from both Australian shores and across the Tasman, with an impressive field of over 4,000 players expected to enter the series, vying to become one of Sydney’s next poker champions.

After a two-year hiatus and making its first return post-pandemic, the Sydney Champs 2022 is set to be abuzz with built-up excitement and tension, as players plan to outmanoeuvre each other for their share of the impressive, estimated series prize pool of $4.5M.

Satellites for the Main Event will be held from Tuesday 21 June before the festival takes over The Star Sydney with 48 cash and tournament tables across ten massive events. Buy-ins range from $440 to $5K with the Main Event buyin at $2K. This year also sees The Star Sydney’s first ever Mystery Bounty event, where qualifying players have the chance to score massive cash bounties for each player they eliminate on Day 2.

Since the inaugural event in 2009, the Sydney Champs has and continues to deliver a huge injection to both the local and NSW economies with players from across the country and New Zealand flocking to The Star Sydney to compete in one of the most iconic cities in the world. The Star Sydney boasts an epic state-of-the-art poker space fully equipped to host up to 48 tables during peak tournament times while 29 tables are available every day of the year making it one of the biggest rooms in Australia.

The news of the Sydney Champs’ return comes on the back of hosting the prestigious World Poker Tour DeepStacks Festival, which smashed global attendance records, in what is another huge coup that further cements The Star Entertainment Group as Australia’s home of poker. Start shuffling the deck because registrations for the Sydney Champs are open!

For more information visit: www.star.com.au/sydney/casino/table-games/poker