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Americas Cardroom Thankgiving Week End Specials

ACR’s All You Can Eat Bonus Promotion November 24th thru November 27th

Thanksgiving Weekend is one of the most relaxing times for  players, with those celebrating throughout a four-day weekend.

On Americas Cardroom, players will have plenty of time for some leisure activity which is why they’re running the All You Can Eat Bonus promotion (Nov. 24th-27th).

So when you’re not eating, catching up with family, shopping or watching football why not check out the games on ACR and take advantage of these Thanksgiving Specials.

This is a four-day promotion (Thursday thru Sunday) will allow all players to earn up to a $400 Poker Bonus and get a 20% buy-in discount on select tourneys on Black Friday.

$400 in Free Poker Bonus. For every 100 hands a player is dealt into, they’ll receive $10 in bonus. Players can earn up to $100 per day in bonus and $400 total.

Black Friday type Tournament Buy-in Discounts. Who needs the mall? Players will earn 20% discounts on buy-ins for select poker tournaments.

New Players on ACR will even enjoy more extra large helpings of Free Bonus Cash:

All new players who deposit will get a 100% Deposit Bonus up to $1000, 20 days of Free Jackpot Poker and Depositor Free Roll Entries for the entire month.

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Bovada’s Wild Wednesday July 6, 2016

July 6, 2016 “Wild Wednesday” on Bovada Poker

I was playing on today and found this one day Poker Tournament Series posted on their main tournament lobby.

Wild Wednesday has 12 special Poker Tournaments scheduled on Bovada. $266,000 in guaranteed prize pools and one full day of exciting online tournament poker action (all in addition to the regularly scheduled tournaments).

Wild Wednesday Lobby

There were several Wild Wednesday satellites (starting as low as 77¢ and $1.10 buy-ins) posted and the actual Wild Wednesday tournaments posted on the main tournament lobby.

After some investigation I found and noted the details of the schedule of Events for Wild Wednesday, July 6, 2016.

This schedule is tentative, Bovada hasn’t produced any promotional material for these Wild Wednesday Poker Tournaments just yet……

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I hope, I don’t get in trouble for promoting this too soon, but I have detailed each of the tournaments details and have them listed below……….

Wild Wednesday (July 6th only) Special Tournament Schedule:

Almost all Tournaments are No Limit Hold-em (except Event #4)

Event 1 3:04 PM ET, $10K GTD, $22 Entry, 10K stack /15 minute blinds

Event 2 4:04PM ET, $8K GTD, $82 entry, 50/50 payout, top half of finishers will win 1.5X the buy-in, top ten (final table) win larger prizes.

Event 3 5:04PM ET, $10K GTD, 10K Stack /12 minute blinds, 15% of field wins cash.

Event 4 6:04 PM ET, $12K GTD, $55 entry, The only Omaha event, 20 minute blinds / 7500 stack, 15% of field wins cash.

Event 5 7:04PM ET $35K GTD, $109 entry, 10K Stack/12 minute blinds, 15% of field wins cash

Mini Main Event 7:34PM ET, $33 entry, $30K GTD, 12K stack /12 minute blinds, 15% of field wins cash.

Main Event 8:04PM ET, $270 entry, $100K GTD, 12K Stack /12 minute blinds, 15% of field wins cash

Event 6 8:34PM ET, $15K GTD, $44 entry, 6 max, 10K stack/12 minute blinds.

Event 7 9:04PM ET, $4K GTD, $7.70 entry, 10K stack / 12 minute blinds, 15% of field wins cash

Event 8 9:34PM ET, $20K GTD, $135 entry, $25 Bounty on each player, 10K stack / 12 minute blinds, 15% of the field wins cash

Event 9 10:34PM ET, $2K GTD, $5.50 entry, 10K Stack / 6 minute turbo blinds, 15% of field wins cash.

Event 10 11:04PM ET, $20K GTD, $60 entry, 50K stack / 3 minute ultra turbo blinds, 15% of field wins cash.

Since this Tournament Series has not been announced by on the web, there may be some scheduling or format changes to what I have posted. is one of the longest running, most reliable (for deposits and cash-outs) online poker rooms on the web.

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Celebrate the 4th with a $240K Sunday Special

$240K Fourth of July Sunday Special

On July 3rd at 3PM ET Americas Cardroom is more than doubling their guarantee on their signature $215 buy-in Sunday major!

Players start with a 10,000 chip count, enjoy 15 minute blinds and will compete for their share of the $240,000 guaranteed prize pool.

All new players who join Americas Cardroom will get a 100% up to $1000 Deposit Bonus, 27% Rake Back, $50 in Free Tournament Dollars and entry to New Depositor Free Rolls. Plus multiple cashiering options including Bit Coin for the fastest transactions

Existing players can enjoy a special 100% Reload Bonus (up to $240) to get ready by using the code: JULY4 (July 1st-4th).

Americas Cardroom will be running numerous satellites to the $240K Sunday Special this coming week, including a 50 seat mega-satellite.

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Mad Monday on Bovada…….

Bovada has lined up a few Special Poker events this coming Monday, June 20th

Mad Monday on Bovada

Take a seat at the tables on Monday, June 20 and get ready to win BIG with the Mad Monday tournaments.

For one Monday only, Bovada has added 13 Poker Tournament Events offering an extra $300,000 in guaranteed prizes.

Play the daily qualifiers now for as little as 77¢ or with the buy-ins only ranging from $5.50 to $270, you can skip the qualifiers altogether and register for a Mad Monday event directly.

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$100K Poker Jackpot win on Americas Cardroom

Three Online Poker Players Pop $100,000 Jackpot at Americas Cardroom’s Jackpot Poker Tables.

Here’s the full Press Release:

ACR San Jose, Costa Rica – January 11, 2016 – Who needs a Powerball ticket when you have online poker in the US? Americas Cardroom today announced that three players have shared in a $100,000 prize pool after popping the biggest jackpot possible in the online poker site’s popular Jackpot Poker offering. The $100k jackpot is the second one in a matter of eight months.

“What a way to start off the year,” stated Americas Cardroom spokesperson Michael Harris. “Only 11 days into 2016 and we’re already on track to fulfill our resolution to hand out more money than ever before. Congratulations to Wesman5 on winning the largest chunk of the $100,000 prize pool.”

Wesman5’s $75,000 victory came moments after he bought into a $40 Jackpot Poker game at Americas Cardroom alongside VHPP and Monokini1965. In Jackpot Poker, the final prize pool is determined after all three players take a seat at the table and can be worth as much as 2,500x the buy-in.

Jackpot Poker tournaments are 3-player Hyper Turbo Sit & Go’s that last an average of 7 minutes. Poker players can enter for $2 and play for up to $5,000, enter for $10 and play for up to $25,000, or enter for $40 and play for up to $100,000.

Seconds after sitting down, the prize was revealed to be the largest possible at $100,000. While many Jackpot Poker games are winner-take-all, unless a deal is made the $100,000 jackpot is split between 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (75%-15%-10%).

Monokini1965 was the first to bust, securing his $10,000 reward for finishing 3rd. After some back and forth play between Wesman5 and VHPP, the two faced off in an all-in moment where the board revealed 5h, 5d, Qd, 6s, 7d. With Qc, 7h, Wesman5 took down the Jackpot Poker game, besting VHPP’s Ks, 6d.

This is the second $100,000 jackpot to hit in less than eight months. On May 22nd, poker players: ambiance, thfp, and madman1024 shared in a $100,000 jackpot after buying into a $40 Jackpot Poker table.

High Five Tournament Series

The High Five is Americas Cardroom’s signature 5-day online poker tournament series, first launched back in 2013. This year’s series gets underway on January 20th and runs through January 24th. The schedule includes a total of $840,000 in guaranteed prize money, including a $420,000 Main Event on Sunday Jan. 24th at 4:00pm ET. Games offered include Texas Hold’em, PLO and PLO8.

More information on Jackpot Poker and The High Five Series can be found at

OSS 5 on Americas Cardroom

$2.6 Million on the Table in Americas Cardroom’s OSS V November 27 through December 6th.

Americas Cardroom Press Release 11/19/2016
ACR San Jose, Costa Rica – November 19, 2015 – Forget about sleeping during the day after Thanksgiving. Poker players in the United States are going to want to practice their bluffing skills all day long in preparation for the OSS V. Americas Cardroom today announced the return of its Online Super Series. The fifth installment of the online tournament series features a $1 million Main Event, a total of 76 tournaments, and over $2.6 million in guarantees.

“Every time we host an Online Super Series, we announce that it’s our biggest one yet — and this time is no different,” stated Americas Cardroom spokesperson Michael Harris. “We’re heading into the holidays by throwing down $2.6 million in guaranteed prize money over 75 massive events. This will be epic.”

The 10-day tournament series kicks off on November 27th, the day after Thanksgiving, with over $60,000 in prize money guaranteed on the first day. It continues with an unprecedented $500,000 guaranteed tournament on Sunday, November 29th and is followed by a full week of big tournament action. Available tournament formats include knockouts, re-entries, re-buys, and add-ons.

The OSS V culminates with a $1,000,000 GTD Million Dollar Sunday event on December 6th, with $200,000 guaranteed for first place. Americas Cardroom has hosted multiple $1 million guaranteed events to great success, including several in September and October. The fall tournaments featured significant overlays, meaning players had the chance to conquer a large tournament with a smaller-than-normal field.

While the OSS V features big guaranteed tournaments, the 10-day schedule is packed with small buy-in events, including many that run for $3 and under. What’s more, Americas Cardroom is running qualifiers to help players get into the big buy-in events for pennies on the dollar.

Satellites for the OSS V are now live at Americas Cardroom.

More information, including the complete tournament schedule for November’s Online Super Series can be found at


You can get a 100% Deposit Bonus and 27% Rakeback for the life of your play when you sign up to play on ACR Today (rakeback offer expires on November 30, 2016)


Americas Cardroom pays $200K in Overlay

Here’s the details of a huge Poker Tournament Overlay on Americas Cardroom…..

Here is the exact Press Release from ACR on Monday October 5th:

Final Four Deal Struck in Million Dollar Sunday as Players Benefit From Another $200,000 Overlay.

ACR San Jose, Costa Rica – October 5th, 2015 – It’s not every day that an online poker site reaches deep into its pocket and pulls out $200,000 to cover a $1 million guaranteed prize pool. But it is almost every Sunday. For the second straight Million Dollar Sunday event, Americas Cardroom players got to contend with a smaller-than-expected field. The tournament featured an overlay of $197,500, only slightly less than the $225,500 overlay seen in the first tournament of Americas Cardroom’s $5 Million Guaranteed promotion.

“First off, congratulations to our four final table participants who negotiated a deal with fairly equal chips in play,” said Americas Cardroom spokesperson Michael Harris. “And a special congrats to Runzgood, who finally dominated the tournament and won the $20,000 icing on the cake. As promised, we delivered on our $1 million guarantee, even in the face of a $200,000 overlay. And we’ll deliver on our promise next week too.”

The Million Dollar Sunday is Americas Cardroom’s signature tournament that runs throughout the year. Every week in October, Americas Cardroom is hosting a Million Dollar Sunday event with $1 million in guaranteed prize money and at least $200,000 earmarked for first place. If the overlay repeats itself week after week, there’s a potential for a total of $1 million, taking into account the September 13th overlay experienced just a few weeks ago.

Harris notes that the overlay is the result of DDoS attacks. On September 13th, Americas Cardroom experienced an onslaught of attacks, forcing the tournament to pause frequently for a few minutes. This time around, while DDoS attacks did hit the site, downtime was limited to about 30 seconds thanks to a DDoS Mitigation platform called Zenedge put in place by Americas Cardroom’s security team.

“Overall, players didn’t really notice any downtime, but the attacks experienced in September forced some players to rethink playing in the tournament,” noted Harris. “With a smaller field and fewer re-entries, it was a nice opportunity for players to conquer a $1 million guaranteed tournament. And there are three more opportunities this month, so we recommend players secure a seat through a satellite ASAP.”

Last night’s tournament played down to four players shortly after 4am ET. At that time, the chip counts were fairly evenly split, with most raises and all-ins being shunned by echoes of folds across the table. Pre-deal, the final chip counts were Curzdog with 4,898,288, Runzgood with 4,040,130, RepaidByScorn with 3,915,753, and payMefool with 3,195,829.

A final table deal was agreed to that saw Curzdog walk away with $113,339, Runzgood $105,902, RepaidByScorn $105,244, and payMefool $99,116. After the deal was agreed to by all parties, Runzgood won the tournament and pocketed the $20,000 set aside for the winner.

The next Million Dollar Sunday gets underway at 5:00pm ET on October 11th.

This start time is 2 hours later than previous Million Dollar Sundays.

Online Poker Update has a Special October Only Deal for you:

Get a 100% Deposit Bonus (up to $1000) plus 27% Rake Back (for the life of your play) if you sign up to play on ACR this October Only.

Yes, you read that right, a 100% Bonus up to $1000 and 27% Rake Back paid weekly on ACR for as long as you play on ACR.

Americas Cardroom, March 1st Special added tournaments

Americas Cardroom has added more Sunday Tournaments

This Sunday, March 1, 2015  Americas Cardroom will have 2 added tournaments with 5 hours late reg, 12 minute blind levels.

$1+10c buy-in – $4,000 GTD (That’s Value for just a buck)

$15+1.50 buy-in – $25K GTD (Figure on a $5K 1st place win)

Also added, there will be a 20 seat GTD to the Sunday Special on Saturday February 28th at 5:45PM – $30+3 buy in.

There will also be a 20 seat GTD to the Sunday Main Event on the day of event (Sunday) at 3:45PM with a buy-in of $30+3.

All times Eastern

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Main Event Packages are running on ACR

Americas Cardroom has announced that they will be offering up fifty $12.5K prize packages to the 2015 Big Game in July.

Here is the Press Release from ACR:

Americas Cardroom Gears Up For Major Presence At WSOP® With 50-Packages Guaranteed.

San Jose, Costa Rica – February 5, 2015 – ACR First Deposit BonusExpect to see a lot of poker players wearing the iconic red, white, and blue Americas Cardroom patch at this year’s world’s richest poker tournament.

The US-facing online poker site today announced that it’s guaranteeing 50 World Series of Poker® packages worth $12,500 apiece through online qualifiers, and players can win one for as little as a penny.

“We’d love to see Americas Cardroom players sitting at the final table of the WSOP Main Event®,” stated Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “So we’re going all in with $625,000 worth of WSOP packages. It’s been a long times since US players have been able to easily win their way to the WSOP through an online qualifier and we’re happy to make that happen in a big way.”

The first 5 WSOP® packages will be guaranteed on February 22nd, the same day as Winning Millions, which is the first $1 million online poker tournament to hit US shores in almost four years. With a $300,000 Second Chance tournament thrown into the mix, February 22nd promises to be very lucrative for online poker players.

Americas Cardroom will continue to guarantee packages through various online satellites leading up to the Main Event, which gets underway in Las Vegas this July.

Each package includes the $10,000 Main Event buy-in plus $2,500 for travel and accommodations.

Satellites aren’t the only way to win a seat in the World Series of Poker Main Event. Through Americas Cardroom’s Spin To Get In feature, players can wager $0.01 for a shot at winning a $12,500 WSOP® package.

“No other US poker site offers players the chance to turn a penny into a final table dream in Las Vegas,” continued Harris. “This is a game changer.”

®World Series of Poker (WSOP) and its related trademarks are owned by Caesars Interactive Entertainment, Inc.
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