Earlier we mentioned that 2017 WSOP Ladies Event champion Heidi May was in the field, and we caught up with her at the tables. We asked her how much the Aussie Millions means to Australian poker.
"It brings a lot of people to Australia so it helps out the poker eco-system a fair bit," she said. "The tournament means a fair bit to me. Before this year not so much, but this year definitely.
"It's my first Aussie Millions Main Event! It's not going amazingly well(!) but the cash games have been good. There's a lot more action; a lot more deep stack games. With the Aussie Millions happening at the same time, it just means that everyone is having a bit more fun!"