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$5 Million Dollar Venom Update

Americas Cardroom to Host Biggest Online Poker Tournament in History for a U.S. Facing Site

Here are a few more details and updated start times on the $5 Million Venom directly from Americas Cardrooms latest press release:

San Jose, Costa Rica – July 5, 2019 – Americas Cardroom is once again proving that online poker’s best days are yet to come. Their multi-day $5 Million Venom starting Sunday, July 14th will be their biggest tournament to date and the largest ever by a US-facing site.

“You don’t need time travel to be invented if you want to experience the golden era of online poker,” stated Americas Cardroom spokesperson Michael Harris. “That’s because it’s happening this July at Americas Cardroom.”
The $5 Million Venom has a guaranteed prize pool of $5,000,000, with a life-changing $1,000,000 going to the winner. The tourney also offers maximum flexibility with three Day 1’s. Poker players can begin playing on Sunday, July 14th (Day 1A), Tuesday, July 16th (Day 1B) or Sunday, July 21st (Day 1C).
When play wraps up on Wednesday, July 24th, Americas Cardroom will send the winner their $1 Million prize within minutes via Bitcoin to show the world how dependable and fast the cryptocurrency is. The player can also choose to send the Bitcoin payment back and get paid in a more traditional method.

While the $5 Million Venom costs $2,650 to buy-in directly, the poker site doesn’t want anyone sitting on the sidelines. Players can qualify for pennies on the dollar via daily Satellites and Super Satellites (start at $4.40), Step Tournaments (start at $0) and the Spin to Get IN slot machine (starts at one cent).

As if this wasn’t enough, Americas Cardroom Online Super Series kicks off on July 21st. The OSS Cub3d is a 3-part online poker tournament series that runs for 30 days. Overall, players will find $13 million in guarantees, spread across 160 events.
More information about the $5 Million Venom and the OSS CUB3D can be found at AmericasCardroom.eu.

Americas Cardroom V2 poker client (Beta)

Here is my first detailed look at Americas Cardroom all new poker client V2

Before everyone gets too excited I have to say it looks basically the same, with a few new additions. I was hoping to play an hour or so and get a feel for the game. I couldn’t do that, there was only a few players (beta testers) on line when I logged on at about 8PM ET. I only got to play a few hands and then my opponent left the table.

Please be Aware: This V2 poker client software is in beta, everything mentioned may or may not be included on the final version of V2. This is just a first look and initial trial on my part. Not all links shown are active, Nothing here is set in stone. I am on a Windows computer and not an Apple so I can’t speak for that version.

All Beta Testers use a separate user name and account, are given $50K in play money to start and can play all they wish. All ACR/WPN asks from them is that you give them your feedback of any kind — good, bad, ideas, suggestions, etc.

Holdem Table

Play is currently is kinda hesitant on the regular cash tables. Probably because it is still in Beta and they’re still working on some of the bugs/details. The Blitz tables moved faster, but I was only playing head to head and that can only move so fast.

The table looks about the same, I do like the new updated font used for player names, player stack totals and bet amounts.

There are also new sit out options. Just click the up arrows (∧) to use.

You now can choose to sit out the next hand on this table only, sit out on all open tables and return to all tables. You also now have a choice to sit out next BB this table, Next BB all tables and return to all tables.

They also added some simple stats hands dealt, pot wins, net win/loss and flops saw. This is available on the bar graph link on the chat box

Bet options, bet slider, quick action buttons are all the same.

Table options are the same as before, table themes, card colors, table sounds, buy-in/re-buy, preferred seat, etc.

The Main Lobby (cash tables)

Again it looks the same, only with the new addition of the Blitz Poker tab.

Blitz Poker is where you are placed in a large pool of players playing 6 max holdem. As soon as you fold your current hand you are taken to a new table with a fresh deal and a fresh hand.

Another thing to note: 6+Hold-em is missing from the game option tabs.

The game options include NLHE, FLHE, PLHE, PLO, PLO8, 7 Card stud, 7 Card stud hi-lo.

I was really hoping they would add some new games like Razz, 2-7 low, Hose and Horse just to name a few to give us players who want to try something different something to play, I’m hoping this still happens.

The Casino and Sports tabs are inactive on the beta version lobby.

Tournament Lobby

Again lots of tournament options but not enough Beta testers.

The tournament lobby itself is basically the same, click a tournament and the detail box on the right scrolls all the important details of that tournament.

Tournament types can be sorted by All, guaranteed, satellite, special events, freeroll and private tabs.


I am a little surprised that ACR hasn’t been able to recruit more of their players to give the new V2 client a try. Many players have been whining and complaining for years that the software needed an upgrade, now it’s here and testing and no one seems interested? WTF?

I am hoping more players will download the V2 and can give ACR/WPN some valid and helpful feedback. To not only improve the software but work out all the bugs before it goes live with real money.

Visit ACR and sign-up to be a beta tester

Americas Cardroom launches BETA test of New Software

Americas Cardroom Beta Testing new poker client

When I signed onto ACR last night I was offered to download and start trying out their new poker client.

I downloaded it, it loaded rather quickly and signed up as a beta tester.

Player Traffic was light, it was about 11:30ET when I was online. I plan to give it more play tonight and I’ll give you a few quick comments on my next post.

If you want to try it out (all free play) go to ACR and follow the links to download the V2 beta client and set up a temporary player account and have a look around.

You’ll get a verification E-mail like this:

Thank you for signing up to test our new software!

This is your chance to have fun in the play-for-free environment, plus help shape our future at the same time.

Now that you’ve created your account, we’ve given you 50,000 play chips to try out our cash games, tournaments, and many other products!

Remember, as you test the new software, you can use the feedback button to take screenshots and leave comments. You can also call toll-free at 1-877-212-2922 or use Live Chat in the client to share your thoughts directly with an ACR Representative.

Thank you again for participating!

The Team at Americas Cardroom
Questions? CLICK HERE for Live Support

I logged on quickly this morning and the client was down for maintenance Like I said earlier, I’ll give it a more detailed try later tonight. I do expect that there will be a lot of down time during the test as they refine their software and start working out all the bugs.

The Venom $5M GTD Poker Tournament Update #1

May 12, 2019 Update on the $5M Venom

As I posted previously Americas Cardroom has scheduled the largest guaranteed poker tournament they have ever hosted. The $5 Million Dollar Venom ($1M to the winner).

Now ACR is not the largest internet poker room, it is however trying to become one of the best poker rooms you can play here in the USA. How do you do that? You come up with promotions that players will notice and want to try. That’s what the Venom will accomplish, grabbing as much attention and attracting players from the world round.

I am going to be tracking the progress of total Venom tournament sign-ups and total Venom prize pool amount to see if WPN/ACR can fill a tournament this large and to see if a potential over-lay can make this a must play event for the serious online poker community.

Currently The Venom seems to be filling at a constant rate.

I will monitor the progress once or twice a week (my work schedule limits my screen time) to see if we can make a determination of how big the prize pool will be.

Right now, Sunday May 12th: The Venom is sitting at about 10% of the guarantee with just over 2 months to meet the $5 million dollar GTD.

The Venom Tournament Details:

$2650 buy-in, $5 Million dollars in GTD prize pool, $1 million to the winner, NLHE, 8-max tables, 250,000 chip stack, 30 minute blinds, 6 hours (12 levels late registration) starts at 1PM ET on July 16, 2019.

Entries needed to meet GTD: 2000

Current Entries:   196

Current Prize Pool: $490,000

Current places Paid: 27

Days to first hand dealt: 64

Americas Cardroom has numerous satellites to the Venom so don’t let the $2650 buy-in scare you away.

There are numerous satellites scheduled every week on Americas Cardroom up until July 16, 2019. Satellite Buy-ins start as low a $4, $10, $20, $80, $100 and $180 and are scheduled every day and evenings.

You can even free roll your way into the Venom via steps tournaments. You can even buy into any step at any point if you so choose (you don’t have to complete each step, for example you can buy into step 3 for $16.51 and if you win a seat you are on to step 4). The Step one free rolls are every 4 hours, the remaining steps start when full.

Go to ACR now and get yourself a seat on the $5M Venom today.

Lock down a WSOP Main Event Seat During WSOP Takedown Week on ACR


Here’s the official press release from ACR on TAKEDOWN WEEK

San Jose, Costa Rica – May 7, 2019 – Don’t be surprised if you see an Americas Cardroom player at the final table of the WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas. The US-facing online poker site has announced its WSOP Takedown Week, which will award 15 WSOP prize packages worth $12,500 each, $187,500 in total.

“We all dream about taking down the WSOP Main Event, and for one lucky player, that could be a reality,” stated Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “If you dream of becoming poker world champion, don’t miss our WSOP Takedown Week.”

From June 3rd through 9th, Americas Cardroom is hosting WSOP Takedown Week. Dotting the schedule are several qualifiers each day (starting at $2.20), all of which lead to a WSOP Main Event Satellite on June 9th at 4pm ET which guarantees the 15 packages.

Players can also buy-in directly to the WSOP Main Event Satellite for $1,920 or enter a Step Tournament that’s running now (starts at 28 cents).

Players who win a package will receive the full $12,500 credited to their account. That’s $10,000 earmarked for the Main Event buy-in and another $2,500 for travel expenses. While dreams are made by playing in the WSOP Main Event, winners can just keep the cash if they wish.

Some players may use some of that cash to buy into Americas Cardroom’s upcoming $5 Million Venom. This record-breaking online tourney begins July 16th and ends with someone winning $1 Million guaranteed. The direct buy-in is $2,650, but players can also win their way for free.

For more info on WSOP Takedown Week, Use Promo Code: USALEGAL when you visit AmericasCardroom.eu.

About Americas Cardroom
Americas Cardroom joined the Winning Poker Network in 2011. The Winning Poker Network has one of the longest and trusted online names in the industry and has been in existence since 2001. Americas Cardroom accepts players from the US market and the rest of the world. Rated first place for payment processing and cashout reliability repeatedly over the last few years, Americas Cardroom offers outstanding customer service and a friendly environment for all poker players around the world.

Step your way into the $5M Venom on ACR

All about the step tournament way to the $5 Million Dollar Venom on Americas Cardroom

ACR is getting a lot of questions about our Step Tournaments for the $5 Million Venom which starts July 16th.

If you’re a little unsure of what’s going on, we don’t blame you. It’s hard to believe that you can win your $2,650 seat into The $5 Million GTD tourney for free. But this is the real deal.

So how does it all work? Check out the ACR Venom Steps video for everything you need to know. [WATCH VIDEO]

You can enter at Step 0 which is FREE or buy-in directly into one of the later steps to increase your chances of winning.

Click here to get more details about the $5 Million Dollar Venom

Latest Americas Cardroom Press Release

The Winning Poker Network Responds to Bots with Over $200,000 in Player Refunds and First Verifiable Refund Policy

San Jose, Costa Rica – April 17, 2019 – In an effort to remove bots and do what’s right, the Winning Poker Network (WPN) today announced a Verifiable Refund Policy and revealed that they have banned two players from the site for using bots at the poker tables. The US-facing poker network has also refunded over $200,000 to players affected by these bots.

“I want to get all the cards on the table about bots at the Winning Poker Network and what we’re doing now,” stated WPN CEO Phil Nagy. This is the start of the Winning Poker Network enforcing transparent, verifiable policies. Stay tuned, because this is the first policy among many.”

Over the weekend, WPN banned two players, FoxRox and Gluckauf, for violating flagship site Americas Cardroom’s terms of service and employing bots at the tables. Upon banning the accounts, WPN paid players back $175,729 to those affected by FoxRox and another $25,134 to those affected by Gluckauf.

WPN isn’t the first poker network to deal with bots, but they’re the only ones to be open and transparent about how players receive their refunds and who gets paid.

Players can visit https://www.americascascardroom.eu/banned-accounts/ to see exactly who has been refunded and how much. The Banned Accounts page will be updated on a weekly basis, so players are always in the know.

After paying players back and discovering an additional eight bots, WPN announced there would be more refunds issued on April 26th. Moving forward, WPN will reimburse bot victims a maximum of $25,000 per bot. How the funds are distributed is a discussion that WPN wants to have with its player community.

WPN CEO Phil Nagy will be on Twitch, along with the ACR Stormers, daily from April 18th to 25th. There will be an open-ended discussion on how players are refunded in a way that’s fair and sustainable.


For regular players on Americas Cardroom this is fantastic news, there have been grumblings of bots and cheaters on ACR for a while.

ACR has taken numerous steps in the past of banning violators constantly and reimbursing victims on a select basis, but never took the initiative to reimburse such large numbers of victims.

I visited the Americas Cardroom banned accounts page and the numbers of players reimbursed totaled 5458 and some of refund amounts were huge. Of course not everyone can get a $700 refund unless that’s what you lost out on, most were in the $10 to $20 range and were a result of a payout move up on a MTT.

Keep in mind this is not a one-time deal, Americas Cardroom will continually monitor play and players and will make it right every time a situation is encountered.

This is a great for the player, these proactive steps by management and will not only enhance play, player enjoyment, but increase total player count and dollar volumes played.  This will in turn will make ACR even more attractive to all players whether experienced or casual.

Refunds Awarded

Check out Americas Cardroom today

Have you ever dreamed of playing in the Biggest Main Event Poker Tournament of the Year?

Everyone knows of the biggest poker event held in Las Vegas every year (I can’t say the name because they own it and it cannot be used without they’re permission). Did you know there is a poker event, held online, that almost replicates that huge main event. This event only costs about 25% ($2,650 buy-in) of the real Main Event and offers probably about 1/4 to 1/5 ($5,000,000) of the total prize pool of that Las Vegas Poker Tournament Main Event. Like the Las Vegas poker tournament the winner will receive life changing money, $1,000,000 is guaranteed to the first place finisher of the VENOM……….

Last years Main Event winner took home like $8 Million dollars and every one at that final table pocketed about $1 Million dollars each, so this online version isn’t paying exactly the same—- but for an online game, no travel, only 20% of the buy-in and comfort of your own home, this tournament has the advantages of giving its players the thrill and the feel of the big game in Vegas.

This online poker event is held over a 4 or 5 day (day 5 if needed) period. Has starting chip stacks of 250,000 chips, 8 player tables, 30 minute blind levels and offers 6 hours of re-entry on day 1A. Play will be limited to 12 hours on days 1A, 1B and day 2. Day 3 will be 12 hours or until final table and day 4 until all play is finished and there is a winner.

Just like the Las Vegas Event you’ll have to take a few days (4 or 5) off from work to play it through (if you make it that far) but you won’t have to fly to Vegas, get a hotel room or pay for your meals. You can be in this event from the comfort of your own home and save all those travel expenses. Figure it this way, to go to Vegas for the big event it will cost you the $10K to buy-in and at least $2500 for travel and accommodations. That’s $12.5K, not a small amount. Now $2650 online is a lot more affordable and in fact, as I’ll explain later, it might not even cost you close to that amount.

Now, I know your probably thinking this must be on Poker Stars and I know your saying I can’t play on Poker Stars here in the USA. This event isn’t on Poker Stars, I don’t even think they ever had any poker tournaments near this size. Believe it or not this massive $5M Online Poker Tournament is available to most US players and can be played here in the USA.

Now your saying where? On Americas Cardroom, that’s where……..

The Venom Lobby on April 15, 2019 Amounts shown will increase as we get closer to July 24th start.

The schedule of play on this online Poker event will go as follows:

  • Day 1A: Tuesday, July 16th at 1pm ET (12 hours of play) 6 hours of re-entry
  • Day 1B: Sunday, July 21st at 1pm ET (12 hours of play)
  • Day 2: Monday, July 22nd at 1pm ET (12 hours of play or down to final 8 players)
  • Day 3: (if needed): Tuesday, July 23rd at 1pm ET (Play down to the final table)
  • Day 4: Wednesday, July 24th at 5pm ET (Final Table plays until tournament is over)

Here are the blind amounts and timing for the Venom and early payouts (April 15, 2019) as I write this.

Keep in mind, these amounts will change as more players buy in or satellite their way into this mammoth poker tournament. don’t be surprised if the winners share actually exceeds the $1M guarantee.

I know that $2650 is a lot to enter a poker tournament, so is the $10K buy-in in Vegas. But unlike the poker event in Vegas, you can satellite your way very inexpensively into the $5M Venom on ACR.

There are numerous satellites scheduled every week on Americas Cardroom up until July 21, 2019. Buy-ins start as low a $4, $10, $20, $80, $100 and $180 and are schedule every day and evenings. You can even free roll your way into the Venom via steps tournaments. You can even buy into any step at any point if you so choose (you don’t have to complete each step, for example you can buy into step 3 for $16.51 and if you win a seat your on to step 4). The Step one free rolls are every 4 hours, the remaining steps start when full.

  • Step 1: Six daily freerolls ($0 buy-in) that guarantee 113 total seats to Step 2.
  • Step 2: On Demand tourney ($6+0.61 buy-in) that each guarantee 25 seats to Step 3.
  • Step 3: On Demand tourney ($15+1.51 buy-in) that each guarantee 15 seats to Step 4.
  • Step 4: On Demand tourney ($50+5.01 buy-in) that each guarantee 6 seats to Step 5.
  • Step 5: On Demand tourney ($200+15.01 buy-in) that each guarantee 5 seats to Step 6.
  • Step 6: On Demand tourney (600+30.01) that guarantees 1 seat to $5 Million Venom.

The Step 6 Scheduled tourney every Sunday at 4pm ET. The $600+30.01 buy-in guarantees 3 seats to the $5 Million Venom.

Of course some poker players prefer to play live, if that’s what you’d really love to do then maybe you’d like to try to win a Big Game package from ACR.

ACR is offering a 7 Step series to the big game in Vegas.

Here’s how much it costs to enter every step along the way:

  • Step 0 $0.25 + $0.03
  • Step 1 $1.50 + $0.15
  • Step 2 $6 + $0.60
  • Step 3 $15 + $1.50
  • Step 4 $50 + $5
  • Step 5 $140 + $10
  • Step 6 $500 +400
  • Step 7 $1,800 + $120
  • Step 7 pays you into your poker account on ACR $12,500, $10K for your buy-in and $2500 for travel, hotel etc. You also have the option to cash out the entire amount to do with as you please.

You can avoid the steps any time you wish and buy-in directly at any step to speed your advancement. The Step 7 tournament takes place on Sunday, June 9th at 4pm ET and the Vegas Main Event kicks off on July 3rd at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Current Step 7 tournament lobby

Americas Cardroom always offers a 100% deposit Bonus, 20 days of free jackpot poker and exclusive entry to new depositor free rolls.

Visit Americas Cardroom Today and get started on your way to the Poker tournament of your life. Whether its online or live in Las Vegas, Americas Cardroom has you covered……………………….

High Five Tournament Series starts this week on ACR

Americas Cardroom High Five Tournament Series

Americas Cardroom has scheduled another Poker Tournament Series for the ages. This one, The High Five starts on Wednesday April 17th and runs thru Sunday April 21st.

As usual, there will be numerous buy-in options, huge guaranteed prize pools and all the games and variations of online poker you have come to know on Americascardroom.com

$1,300,000 in guaranteed prize money, 25 added Poker Tournaments, 25 ways to show the world your a player.


  • Five added events per day for 5-straight days
  • $420,000 GTD Main Event on April 21st at 4pm ET ($420+30 buy-in)
  • 10-minute daily “courtesy break” at 4:20pm ET


If your new to Americas Cardroom and are thinking of giving a try, here’s what ACR can do for all you new players:

Get a 100% Bonus on your first deposit and 20 days of FREE CASH up to $50.

Here’s the complete High Five Schedule

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 $6,000.00 #1 5 HR LR $4.20 + $0.40 3:00:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 $80,000.00 #2 8 Max $500 + $30 6:20:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 $100,000.00 #3 6 Max $1000 + $50 7:00:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 $15,000.00 #4 Regular $40 + $4 8:00:00 PM
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 $2,500.00 #5 Hyper Mega Stack $5 + $0.25 9:15:00 PM
Thursday, April 18th, 2019 $3,000.00 #6 5 HR LR $2 + $0.20 3:30:00 PM
Thursday, April 18th, 2019 $3,000.00 #7 6+ 8 Max $20 + $2 6:00:00 PM
Thursday, April 18th, 2019 $80,000.00 #8 8 Max $300 + $20 7:45:00 PM
Thursday, April 18th, 2019 $12,000.00 #9 PLO8 – 8 Max $80 + $8 8:00:00 PM
Thursday, April 18th, 2019 $10,000.00 #10 Regular $10 + $1 8:00:00 PM
Friday, April 19th, 2019 $50,000.00 #11 Regular 5 HR LR $150 + $10 3:30:00 PM
Friday, April 19th, 2019 $20,000.00 #12 8 Max $80 + $8 5:20:00 PM
Friday, April 19th, 2019 $3,000.00 #13 NLO $5 + $0.50 7:00:00 PM
Friday, April 19th, 2019 $10,000.00 #14 8 Max $20 + $2 7:45:00 PM
Friday, April 19th, 2019 $500.00 #15 Hyper Super Stack (50k SS) $1 + $0.05 9:00:00 PM
Saturday, April 20th, 2019 $40,000.00 #16 5 HR LR $100 + $9 3:00:00 PM
Saturday, April 20th, 2019 $10,000.00 #17 8 Max NLO8 KO $50 Buyin, 10 Bounty $60 + $6 5:00:00 PM
Saturday, April 20th, 2019 $40,000.00 #18 6 Max $200 + $15 6:45:00 PM
Saturday, April 20th, 2019 $4,000.00 #19 Regular $4 + $0.4 8:00:00 PM
Saturday, April 20th, 2019 $1,000.00 #20 Hyper Super Stack (50k SS) $2 + $0.10 9:10:00 PM
Sunday, April 21st, 2019 $250,000.00 #21 Warm up 8 Max $100 + $9 1:00:00 PM
Sunday, April 21st, 2019 $80,000.00 #22 5 HR LR $20 + $2 2:00:00 PM
Sunday, April 21st, 2019 $420,000.00 #23 Main $420 + $30 4:00:00 PM
Sunday, April 21st, 2019 $30,000.00 #24 Regular $30 + $3 6:00:00 PM
Sunday, April 21st, 2019 $30,000.00 #25 Superstack Hyper Turbo $100 + $4.5 9:00:00 PM

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