APL Million

APL Million Qualifiers List as at February 20th

The APL Million is back for a third year at The Star Sydney Poker Room!

The long awaited APL Million is almost here! With the opening event just around the corner, this 12 day series has something for everyone!

The APL Million is in its third year with the first two winnings hailing form the APL Illawarra North Region. At the first APL Million Branko Usljebrka won $265,000 in cash. He was followed last year by Sam Dessaix-Porter who took home $255,500 in cash and a WSOP Package. This year the APL Million is once again guaranteeing its $250,000 first prize, and as a change from 2018 100% of the prize pool will be paid out in cold hard cash, no WSOP Tickets this year.

There have been some exciting changes to both the schedule and format. With our players in mind The Star Sydney Poker Room has upped the ante with their poker offering. The APL Million, along with all Star Sydney Poker Events will be 9 handed max from now on. 

The APL Million Main Event starts Saturday, March 2nd with 4 day 1’s on the 2nd 1(a), 3rd 1(b), 7th 1(c) and 8th  (1d) of March. Day 2 and 3 will be held on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th of March. The Final Table, of 9 players, will be held on Monday, March 11th. Play will begin at 12:30pm each day. LATE REGISTRATION: Late Registration will close off 2 hours after the start of play, being 2:30pm each day.

The Final Table will start with a minimum payout of $20,000 for 9th place up to an incredible $250,000 all cash first prize! With big numbers expected these payouts are sure to increase! A minimum ten per cent of the field will be paid. That’s at least 80 players walking away with cash!

For those playing in the APL Million Main Event, please remember to bring Photo ID as it is a requirement to play the event.  It is also a requirement that you have a Star Club Card, which can be attained at The Star Sydney at no cost to you; you will need this before picking up your Table/Seat card so please ensure you have this prior to onsite registration. 

The APL Million Main Event is a Freezeout Tournament, meaning you can only play one day 1 and there are no re-entries, addons or re-buys.  Other tournaments throughout the series have a re-entry so please check the schedule to for more info.  The Blinds for the APL Million Main Event start at 45 Minutes on the first day, and up to one hour on day 2,3 and 4. 

The newest feature of the Star Sydney’s Poker Room will be a fully streamed feature table which will be running for the entire series. All days of the APL Million Main Event will be streamed live with a 30 minute delay with guest commentators coming throughout the stream.

The APL Million Main Event is open to all players, even if you are not an APL Member; provided that you do not have a permanent ban from playing APL or a current suspension from The Star Casino.

As well as the APL Million Main Event there will be a huge range of side events starting on the 28th of February and ending on Monday, March 11th.

The Star will also be offering Ring (cash) Games, Sit and Go’s as well as the host of side events. All side events are outlined in the schedule below. There will also be some new events such as Short Deck and Pineapple. Give these exciting formats a quick search to find tips and strategy to help your game! 

The ever popular 2 Player Teams event will be held on Saturday, March 9th and the fantastic one day $50,000 Guaranteed Cash prize pool $240 NLH will run Sunday the 10th of March. All these side events are open to all players, even if you are not playing in the APL Million Main Event.

The Players Party will be hosted in the Sports Bar this year, starting at 7pm on Sunday, March 10th. The Player Party is free for all players, with food and drink provided. Please remember to bring your lanyard, which you will receive at registration.

The Players Party will be full of fun and entertainment, with the Final Table of the APL Million expected to be decided just before or during the party so will be toasting the last 9 players who have a chance at the $250,000 First Prize!

Day 1 flights are starting to fill up, with Friday Flight 1d already sold out. Flight 1a and 1c filling up fast!  Buyins are available on each day, even the sold out flights, however, there will be a reserve list, based on a first come first served basis and we cannot guarantee the length of the wait. It is best to purchase your ticket on www.pokertickets.com.au and secure your seat now!

The Star Sydney has also organised 10% off food and beverages across the Main Casino Floor. Present your lanyards to take advantage of these discounts.

If you have a ticket to the APL Million and you are not on the current qualifiers list, please email info@playAPL.com and let us know where you won your ticket and we will ensure the list is corrected ASAP.

Just a reminder!

-          Bring your photo ID

-          Check what flight you are in

  • If you are in flight 1a and attend on flight 1b, your chips would have been blinded out in flight 1a.

-          Have a great tournament!


  1. The APL Million is open to all players who are over 18 and
    1. Are not permanently banned from playing APL Events
    2. And are not currently barred from playing in the Star Sydney Casino, or Poker Room.
    3. The cut-off date for transferring tickets is one week prior to your day 1 flight.
    4. You must adhere to the Star Sydney’s Dress code, which can be found on their website
    5. Any player found playing more than one day 1 flight will be removed from the tournament and no refund will be given
    6. If a player with a ticket does not attend the APL Million their ticket will be entered into the prize pool, and their stack will be blinded out
    7. Players must be a member of the Star Club membership program, or its previous iterations
    8. The Star Sydney has a full terms and conditions provided on their website
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