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WELCOME

Dear Media Member

Thank you for your interest in Crown's 2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship.

Outside of the World Series of Poker, the Aussie Millions is regarded by many as the best poker series in the world, as it is more than just an international poker tournament. With an expanding range of non-gaming related events including the Australian Open Tennis Championship, Chinese New Year celebrations, exclusive parties, luxury golf days, premium winery trips, shopping tours and much more, giving participants even more reasons to visit Australia's most liveable city in January.

This year, Crown will continue to provide daily email updates. These emails will provide information on the winners of each event, final payouts and storylines that develop. So the good news is, even if you can't make it to Melbourne, or if you contact us to be added to our media email distribution list, we will ensure you get the daily email updates.

Please ensure you have read and understood the Crown Management Guidelines.

Accreditation Access Passes will be available for collection from midday on Wednesday 13 January 2016. To arrange collection please call Natasha Stipanov +61 434 187 828 prior to your arrival.

Media Access is ‘restricted' to certain areas of the Crown Poker Room (this is determined by media status and work priority, and is also affected by security and Occupational Health & Safety procedures).

Crown does not provide extension cords or power boards of any description. Materials of this type bought onto Crown property must be professionally tagged and tested'. www.jimstastandtag.com.au

Crown's goal is to provide the best possible service to all journalists and management granted credentials. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to working with you.

Kind regards

NATASHA STIPANOV
Corporate Affairs
Crown Resorts
2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship

Guidelines

AUSSIE MILLIONS ACCREDITATION GUIDELINES

Please see the Media Guidelines that have been developed by Crown Melbourne Limited (Crown).

Crown reserves the right to approve or deny accreditation applications. Completion of the official application does not guarantee accreditation and accreditation is not guaranteed on previous years' attendance.

The official title of the event is Crown's Aussie Millions Poker Championship and this title should be used in all media - related coverage.

The official logos of the Aussie Millions Poker Championship should not be used, unless specific written permission is provided by Crown.

Your personalised Accreditation Pass must be worn at all times when on-site at the Crown Entertainment Complex.

Accreditation does not authorise photography or filming outside of tournament areas including the main Casino Gaming Room Floor area, Hotels, Pool and Spa areas, Restaurants and other areas without the advanced written consent of Crown.

Crown patrons are not to be photographed under any circumstances, other than on tournament tables inside the Crown Poker Room on Level B2, and the Aussie Millions Exhibition Hall.

Flash photography is strictly prohibited.

No Accredited Organisation shall obtain more than three minutes of continuous video footage, and no more than 30 minutes of total footage, of any general tournament play without the prior written approval of Crown. Video footage may not be sub-licensed without the prior written approval of Crown. Filming must not interfere with the conduct of any gaming, the event or with the production of any dedicated television show.

Accredited media are allowed entry into the tournament area strictly at the discretion of Tournament Management and Corporate Affairs Department.

Accredited media may not speak with or in any other way distract players during any tournament while they are seated at the tables. This act is subject to immediate ejection. The only acceptable time to approach a player is during the breaks in action or when a player steps away from the table voluntarily.

Credentialed media displaying or otherwise promoting any product or service on the grounds of Crown Melbourne will be deemed to be non-working media and have their credentials revoked.

Crown may require Media Organisations to execute its standard Location Release if filming (or photography or other recordings) is to take place. As Crown has entered into third party agreements regarding the filming of the Tournament, footage or photographs may only be used in accordance with these Media Guidelines and the Location Release.

Accredited media must conduct themselves in a professional manner. Tampering with an Accreditation Pass in any way, being in possession of an Accreditation Pass that has been tampered with or otherwise defaced, drinking or being under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicant/s at any time when on the Crown premises will result in the accreditation being immediately revoked by Crown and you may be removed from the Crown Entertainment Complex.

Any breach of these Guidelines will result in your accreditation being immediately revoked by Crown and you may be removed from the Crown Entertainment Complex.

CODE OF CONDUCT:
Aussie Millions Accreditation, and any specific access or benefit granted, is a privilege and not a right. All Applicants agree to abide by the terms and conditions, show consideration for the Tournament's policies, and respect colleagues, officials, Tournament staff and administrative personnel. Crown Melbourne Limited values the contribution of the media and seeks to maintain positive professional relationships throughout 2016 Aussie Millions Poker Championship. Crown Melbourne Limited may revoke accreditation at its absolute discretion.

Media Hot Desks

Aussie Millions Media ‘Hot Desks' are available for use by Accredited Media Only and no guests / players will be permitted to use without prior approval by a Crown Corporate Affairs Representative.

Locations: 1. Multiple locations in the Crown Poker Room (Level B2, Crown Entertainment Complex)
2. Multiple locations in the Aussie Millions Exhibition Hall
Hours: 12:00pm - 3:00am (Wednesday 13 January to Monday 1 February 2016)
Usage:
Accredited Media Only
Accreditation Access Passes:
Personalised Accreditation Access Passes must be worn at all times when on-site at the Crown Entertainment Complex.
Collection: Accreditation Access Passes will be available for collection from midday on Wednesday 13 January 2016. To arrange collection please call Natasha Stipanov +61 434 187 828 prior to your arrival.
Internet: A free wireless hotspot service (or Wi-Fi) is available at Crown's Aussie Millions Poker Championship. This system is the same as is found in large hotels and airports. Wi-Fi refers to a system which enables wireless connection to the Internet via a network card inserted in to a laptop. Service provision applies to the Crown Poker Room, Aussie Millions Exhibition Hall only.
Internet
Security:
This service will be protected from the Internet by a dedicated firewall. However, the security of the data on your personal laptop will remain your responsibility. It is recommended that individuals install personal firewall software on their laptops to prevent hackers on-site using the Wi-Fi service and externally via the Internet. It is also recommended that all email and file transfers be encrypted when using this wireless hotspot service. A simple change in your email software can enable this feature. These precautions should already be in place by those who use the Internet regularly. Accredited Media representatives utilising the wireless hotspot must have the latest anti-virus protection software installed on their laptop.
Testing: Australian-based media who would like to trial the service pre-Tournament should contact the Crown Media Relations Department. We also welcome assisting major agencies by setting up added security services like selected Virtual Private Networks (VPNS).
Contingency: With the assistance of our Internet Service Provider (ISP), we have a number of contingency plans in place, in the event of any problems with the hotspot service. These range from multiple links to our ISP, dual connections from our ISP to the internet and multiple base stations for coverage.
Facilities:

Limited desk space, bottled water, light refreshments (during the Main Event only) and power provided at no charge.

Crown does not provide extension cords or power boards of any description. Materials of this type bought onto Crown property must be professionally tagged and tested'. http://www.jimstestandtag.com.au/

Security: Crown Melbourne takes no responsibility for any equipment or property brought into the designated Aussie Millions working areas.
Crown Contacts: Natasha Stipanov
Corporate Affairs
Crown Resorts Limited
Level 6, 8 Whiteman Street
Southbank Victoria 3006 Australia
T. +61 3 9292 8671 | M. +61 434 187 828
E. natasha.stipanov@crownresorts.com.au

 

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