Americas Cardroom is giving an anniversary present of $51,000 to players who play at their Beast Jackpot tables to celebrate the promotion´s first birthday.
The Beast is described by Americas Cardroom as the world´s first progressive rake race, and consists of a premium being charged on the rake deducted from pots at specific tables. Players who pay the additional premium are rewarded with points, which then help them to climb the monthly Beast leaderboard.
At the end of each month, the players at the top of the leaderboard share in the Beast prize pool and to date the Beast has paid out almost $2 million in cash prizes and tournament entry tickets. Last month (July), the winner of the Beast leaderboard collected over $12,000 for their efforts, and players all the way down to 358th collected a prize in excess of $75.00, with the top 500 players each receiving a ticket to the August 11th mega-satellite to the Punta Cana Poker Classic.
ACR´s Beastly Birthday Bonus
For the month of August, Americas Cardroom will be adding $51,000 in additional prize money to the Beast in the form of daily and weekly leaderboard competitions. For each of the 31 days of August, a $1,000 leaderboard competition will run in which the top ten players will collect a prize for earning points at the Beast tables.
Daily Beast Leaderboard Prizes
Totals on the daily leaderboard will be cleared each day – although the points earned will be carried forward to the weekly and monthly competitions – and whereas the daily leaderboard competitions start and finish at midnight each day, the dates for the weekly $5,000 leaderboard competitions are a little more erratic –
- Week 1: August 1st from 00:00 EST to August 9th at 23:59 EST
- Week 2: August 10th from 00:00 EST to August 16th at 23:59 EST
- Week 3: August 17th from 00:00 EST to August 23rd at 23:59 EST
- Week 4: August 24th from 00:00 EST to August 31st at 23:59 EST
Prizes for the weekly Beast leaderboard competitions will be paid to the top 115 places, so again a chance for low stakes and recreational players to get a little added-value from playing at Americas Cardroom.
Weekly Beast Leaderboard Prizes
Finding Back The Beast Tables
To qualify for the Birthday Beast Bonus, players should seek out the Beast tables in the NL Hold´em lobby (indicated by “JP”) and the PL Omaha lobby (indicated by “Beast”) at Americas Cardroom. These tables also tend to be looser than the regular non-Beast tables, and a solid tight-aggressive player should find the majority of their sessions to be profitable.
In addition to the Beast Birthday Bonus, Americas Cardroom is also offering new players a 100% match bonus on first deposits up to $1,000 and, as the site uses the dealt rake method of allocating VIP and Bonus Points, it is one of the easiest poker bonuses to clear among the online poker sites that accept players from the US.
Of course, players from the rest of the world are also invited to take advantage of the Beast Birthday Bonus at a site which has established a reputation for being one of the fastest cashout processors and has recently undergone a major software upgrade. There is also an excellent VIP program at Americas Cardroom and a Customer Support Service which other sites could well learn from.