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The Beast on ACR to become a Weekly Race for Cash

The Beast Gets More Ferocious With New Weekly Points Race Format Starting February 1st.

Americas Cardroom has unveiled the plan to make The Beast even more player friendly in February.

Here’s the press release announcing the change…….

ACR San Jose, Costa Rica – January 24, 2014 – Poker players with big appetites for winning are going to love this. The US-friendly online poker site Americas Cardroom today announced that their popular points race, The Beast, is taking on a new weekly format. The move to a 7-day points race comes just a few months after The Beast morphed from a monthly event into a twice-monthly one on October 1st, 2013.

“We’ve heard our community loud and clear,” said Americas Cardroom spokesperson Michael Harris. “America has responded in record numbers to The Beast and told us that they love getting rewarded more often. So rather than resting on our chip stack, we’ve upped the ante in a major way by transforming The Beast into a weekly event.”

The new weekly Beast gives poker players a new chance to race to the top every week for cash prizes and tourney seats. Each race runs from Saturday at 00:00 until the following Friday at 23:59. Poker players who win a cash prize will see the money paid into their account by end-of-day every Monday. Any tournament seat wins are paid out on the Sunday following the cash prize payout.

The Beast is Americas Cardroom’s progressive points race that’s funded entirely through the poker site’s designated tables, using players’ shared contribution money. At the end of each 7-day period, the prize pool in The Beast is distributed to players who rank on The Beast leaderboard.

Players compete on two leaderboards simultaneously—a cash leaderboard and a tournament leaderboard. The cash leaderboard pays out as much as $20,000 to the top player, and the tournament leaderboard pays out seats in major online tournaments that award big prizes like seats in 6-figure guarantees or packages for the Punta Cana Poker Classic or LSOP land-based tournaments.

Anyone who sits down at a cash table marked Jackpot automatically becomes part of The Beast competition by earning points through participation in a raked hand. While more points are earned at higher stake levels, everyone participating in the same raked hand earns the same number of points—regardless of how much rake they contributed to the pot.

The new weekly format means that players will now have the opportunity to participate in a brand new large-scale Beast tournament every week. Americas Cardroom is famous for its Beast tournaments, in which players can win a spot by ranking on the Beast leaderboard. The new format means that Americas Cardroom will host a new Beast tournament every week.

Full details on The Beast including information on how points are awarded can be found at AmericasCardroom.eu.


Sit n Go Races in December on Americas Cardroom

Here are the details of the New and Improved SnG Race which will start on December 1, 2013 on ACR

This is exactly as the Tournament Director onTurn $1 into Lotsa $1 Americas Cardroom has described how it will work.

Please find below the details of our new SNG race:-

1. How to earn points-each time you pay $1 in fees, you will receive 5 race points. Please note that you will be paying no additional fees to participate in the Sit & Go race. Americas Cardroom is redistributing 24-26% approximately from the standard fees on all Sit & Gos back into the leader board where the players who earned the most points based on volume at the end of the month will receive the corresponding cash pay-out.

2. Start and Finish Time-Each Sit & Go race is a month long and begins on the 1st day of every month at 12 am and finishes the last day of every month at 12 am.

3. Qualifying Sit & Gos-Every type of Sit & Go earns points towards the race with the exception of Heads Up Sit & Gos. These include both On Demand Sit & Gos and Double or nothing Sit & Gos.

4. How to earn extra points-Early bird points will be rewarded for those players who are the first to enter On Demand tournaments. For example-In an 18 person On Demand tournament that requires 18 to start, those first 18 players will receive quadruple points. Those who register during the late registration period will receive double points.

5. Happy Hours-Certain hours of the day will qualify as Happy Hours in which players get double the normal points for all Sit & Gos played in that time frame. Happy Hours will be posted a week before each contest starts. ACR management reserves the right to add additional Happy Hours during a race with a week’s notice.

6. An example of a Sit & Go before and after the new race starts:-
Before – $100 Regular 9-Max with a $9 fee
After – $100 Regular 9-Max with a $6.75 fee with $2.25 going towards the leader board

What we think,

This is exactly what a lot of  low limit and casual players were looking for, a Sit n go contest where you have a chance to actually win something.

No additional rake will be taken from players to fund this race, the prize pool will be generated from the normal SNG fees paid….24 to 26% (of SNG fees) will be paid back as race winnings………

This will make playing SNG’s a even better value when you consider the value you are getting from the 100% Deposit Bonus offered on ACR…..

The On-Demand Tournament portion is an outstanding addition.

These are very popular tournaments that have drawn many players to ACR and the Winning Poker Network, mostly newer players and have given small limit players a “round the clock” tournament schedule that everyone can play.

This Promotion will award 4X and 2X points for players who elect early registration (4X) or even just play (2X) On Demand tournaments.

We do not know when the Happy Hours will be, my guess would be early mornings or early afternoons, but they will make earning points a little easier for players on-line at those times.

We will be adding more details as they become available and let you know thew latest as we get more information.

We can’t wait to see how this plays out, once players see the work in progress.

I think the action on the SNG room on ACR will be a lot more fun……..

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