On Tuesday, PokerNews learned through a source at Crown Poker that the Aussie Millions will be hosting another Super High Roller event in January 2012.
Despite concerns that the $250,000 buy-in event wouldn't get off the ground, the source told PokerNews that Patrik Antonius, Sam Trickett, James Bord, Tony Bloom and defending champion Erik Seidel have already confirmed their participation in the highly anticipated event.
The source added that several others pros, including Dan "Jungleman" Cates, Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Dan Shak, have shown interest but are working on finalizing travel plans. There are also quite a few more Chinese businessmen confirmed for next year's event than the three that played this year.
The inaugural Super High Roller at the 2011 Aussie Million attracted a star-studded lineup of 20 players, including Phil Ivey, John Juanda, David Benyamine, Chris Ferguson, Eugene Katchalov, Annette Obrestad, Alexander Kostritsyn, Roland de Wolfe, Cates, and Dwan.
The heads-up battle came down to Seidel and Trickett, with Seidel taking the title and a $2.5 million score. Trickett earned $1.5 million for his runner-up finish, while Benyamine collected $1 million for third place.
If you're still looking to make the trip to Melbourne for the 2012 Aussie Millions, several online poker rooms are offering satellites for as little as $2 to win a $16,000 package. In addition, Crown Poker is offering a handful of daily satellites to win an entry into the $10,600 Main Event. Learn more about the satellites to the 2012 Aussie Millions here at PokerNews.com.