ACE has made the Beast a twice a month race, doubling the winners paid each month
|San Jose, Costa Rica – June 29, 2012 – The fur is sure to fly on Americas Cardroom this weekend, as the online poker site unveiled “The Beast”, a groundbreaking progressive rake race that will be unleashed Sunday, July 1.|
According to a company representative, The Beast might end up being the richest points race in the history of online poker, as it promises to be the first-ever progressive points race that will continually grow from the players’ shared jackpot contribution.
The Beast, which will be held once a month, will award substantial cash prizes to those who place in the race. As the field of competitors increases, so will the seeding of the cash prizes.
“We estimate that the first month alone could clear over $200,000, with a first prize of more than $25,000,” ACR spokesperson Michael Harris said. “We call it The Beast because this promotion is meant for hard-core grinders. To conquer The Beast, participants will need to play like one to be able to make it to the top.”
The Beast’s structure suggests it will be something totally new on the poker landscape —not to mention an enormously generous event.
“Our players can now play poker with a positive expectation from the shared jackpot contribution,” Harris said. “We’re spreading the winnings out to our player base so everyone can benefit from jackpot tables each month.”
The progressive component makes The Beast a unique variation on the industry-standard rake race. The promotion has two components. The first is a cash race, for which Americas Cardroom will award cash bonuses to the most frequent players, with total prizes expected to exceed $100,000.
For this component, a percentage of the existing Jackpot fee will go toward one massive prize pool. The more people who play at the jackpot tables, the greater the prize pool, and, in turn, the more people who’ll reap the rewards.
The second component is a leaderboard that awards tournament entries to a monthly super-satellite, where players can win a dream poker vacation at the Punta Cana Poker Classic in the Dominican Republic. The value of the tropical excursion exceeds $5,000 — and that’s not including the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity the winner will have to play in a live no-limit holdem poker tournament with a guaranteed $500,000 prize pool.
“At the end of the day,” Harris said, “our goal is simply to benefit more players through a never-seen-before promotion that unlocks huge rewards for our biggest grinders. We’ll be giving out more money faster, without taking any additional jackpot rake.”
Starting Sunday July 1st,
All Cash Ring Game Players on ACR playing the JB tables will be competing in the Beast!
ACR is spreading the winnings out to their players so everyone can benefit from Jackpot Tables (JB) each month.
The standard Bad Beat Jackpot fee will continue to apply and no extra fees will be taken from the BBJ tables for The Beast.
Instead, a portion of the existing BBJ fees will be distributed into two additional prize pools.
The Monthly Beast Cash Race (Cash awards) and the Monthly Beast Tournament Race (Tournament Seat awards)
All players will be eligible for both cash awards and tournament seats, total amounts of cash and tournament seats will grow hourly, as this is a progressive prize pool.
This means playing the BBJ tables has added value for all Players
To collect your points for the Beast just sit into any BBJ ring table and every time you contribute to a raked hand you earn points. There is a minimum of 4 players per eligible hand.
The prize structure for the Beast is progressive will grow everyday, the more players involved, the larger the progressive point race payouts become! It will grow like the BBJ does, every minute the pool will grow!
Points on the Beast are paid based on the table limits, and total points awarded for each hand are divided equally to all players who remain active in the hand.
You can find your points balance, updated in real time on your rewards tab at the top of the main lobby, just click the Beast section. Your points, ranking and prize eligibility will be displayed
Here’s the point structure
For example, if you are at a 25/50c table, 9 players are dealt in, everyone folds except you and one other player, you then play to showdown. You’ll receive 3.09 points in the Beast, 6.18 points/2 players = 3.09pts each, for that hand.
Keep in mind, this will not affect your chances at the Bad Beat Jackpot.
The Beast will premier on July 1st 2012, we think it could be next big thing in Rake Races……….We cannot even estimate how big the Beasts Prize pool will be, but with the simple rules, easy point earning potential, it is something that all players can take advantage of.
It is just another way for ACR, to give their players the Value they are looking for, when playing on-line.
Americas Cardroom offers a 100% bonus, is rated A- for withdrawal reliability, offers the best monthly point races. What else could you want?