Americas Cardroom´s response to last weekend´s cancelled PLO Sunday Special has been described as “classy” by members of the online poker community.
Last Sunday, Americas Cardroom had to cancel it´s $35,000 guaranteed PL Omaha Sunday Special nearly three hours into the event due to a glitch in the software that prevented players from re-entering during the late registration period.
According to the site´s tournament cancellation policy, every player was refunded their buy-in whether they had bust or not, but not everyone was happy with the outcome. Some players, who were running well 2½ hours into the event, accused the site of avoiding an overlay in excess of $10,000 and demanded more. Well, now they have it.
Last night Americas Cardroom issued a response to the criticism – not just fully explaining the reason why the tournament was cancelled, and apologizing for not doing it sooner, but also offering players who had entered the cancelled tournament a freeroll that will give away fifty seats into a special $70,000 PL Omaha Sunday Special on Sunday April 24.
Double the PLO Guarantee on Sunday April 24
Americas Cardroom already hosts the most valuable online poker tournaments for players in the US, but this event will be something extraordinary. Scheduled to coincide with the next $1 million guaranteed Sunday Million, the $70,000 guaranteed PL Omaha Sunday Special is sure to be well supported – yet likely to still have a substantial overlay.
Some of the overlay will be masked by the fact that Americas Cardroom is hosting an exclusive freeroll for the 121 players who had entered last week´s tournament at the time it was cancelled. The freeroll tournament takes place at 12:00 noon (ET) on Sunday April 24, and the fifty seats up for grabs to the target event represents the amount of overlay that existed when last weekend´s PLO Sunday Special tournament was cancelled – $10,750.
Americas Cardroom´s response effectively eliminates any criticism that the site was trying to avoid paying out an overlay by cancelling the PLO Sunday Special. The statement made by the site notes that it paid out in excess of $1.16 million in overlays during last year´s eight Sunday Million events and also comments that, while other sites are cutting back on their promotions and player benefits, Americas Cardroom continues to extend theirs.
Meanwhile 9 Players Qualify for WSOP Main Event For $3.00!
One of Americas Cardroom´s most exciting promotions at the minute is the World Series of Jackpots – a take on the site´s three-handed hyper-turbo Jackpot Poker Sit & Go games in which a random prize of up to 2,500 times the buy-in is selected at the start of each game.
In the World Series of Jackpots version of the game, players pay $3.00 to enter the Sit & Go with the chance to be playing for prizes worth $6.00 (winner takes all), $18.00 or $27.00 (the higher prizes are shared three ways). When the $37,500 Jackpot hits, all three players entered in the game win a package worth $12,500 to the World Series of Poker Main Event.
The promotion started less than three weeks ago, and already nine players have won their seats into the World Series of Poker Main Event plus $2,500 towards travel expenses and hotel accommodation. With thirteen weeks to go until the start of the WSOP Main Event on July 9th, you can expect many more players to win seats into the world´s premier live poker tournament via Americas Cardroom´s World Series of Jackpots.
Don´t Tar Offshore Sites With the Same Brush!
The takeaway from this gesture by Americas Cardroom is that not all offshore poker sites are the same. Indeed, many sites operating within the regulated system would have said about the tournament cancellation
those are the rules – live with them or made no effort in communication at all. Americas Cardroom´s “classy” response to the cancellation of last weekend´s PLO Sunday Special demonstrates that
our commitment to fair play and creating a safe and secure online poker environment remains our No. 1 priority.
You can find out more about what makes this site stand out from the crowd in our review of Americas Cardroom. If you are tempted to take advantage of the site´s generous first deposit bonus, VIP Elite Benefits program and superb range of ongoing promotions, don´t forget to create your new account using the Americas Cardroom bonus code “[bonuscode room=”americascardroom”]” to be credited with an extra $50.00 of tournament entry tickets plus entry into next weekend´s $250 New Depositor´s Freeroll.