Americas Cardroom has announced that a $1 million guaranteed tournament will be hosted on its site in December, with the winner collecting at least $200,000.
There hasn´t been an online poker tournament with life-changing prizes hosted for USA poker players since before Black Friday in 2011; but today Americas Cardroom has announced details of a tournament to be played in December 2014 which will have a $1 million guaranteed prize pool and which will pay a minimum of $200,000 to the winner.
The tournament – given the name “Winning Millions” – will be played on Sunday 14th December at 3:00pm (EST) and has a buy-in of $540.00. For players with a more modest bankroll, the site is also offering a comprehensive satellite program which starts at freeroll level and which includes Sit n Go qualifiers into a nightly event guaranteeing two seats to the target tournament.
“Poker in the USA is Back with a Vengeance”
Advertising the event with the catchphrase “Stack Your Chips High and Stand Proud America – Poker in the USA is Back with a Vengeance”, America’s Cardroom spokesman – Michael Harris – said that a seven-figure prize pool has been “completely foreign” to online poker players in the USA for more than three years.
He added that Americas Cardroom was excited to “raise the bar” with the $1 million guaranteed Winning Millions tournament that was reminiscent of the “glory days” for American online poker before the events of Black Friday.
Americas Cardroom Winning Millions Tournament
The cards for Americas Cardroom´s Winning Millions tournament will be in the virtual air at 3:00pm on Sunday 14th December and, for the $540.00 buy-in, players will receive 10,000 chips. A fairly gentle blind structure means that, should players choose to get involved at the end of the five hours of late registration, they will still have ten big blinds at their disposal to spin up to a life-changing amount.
Americas Cardroom has announced that the players who progress through the nine-handed final table will be able to take advantage of a free wire transfer so that they can get their hands on their cash in good time to spend it over the Christmas period – it being a particularly Happy Christmas for the player who scoops the first prize of $200,000.
Will there be a Massive Overlay? More than Likely
Americas Cardroom is normally spot on with its promotions and, even when the site doubles the guarantee on its weekly feature tournament to $100,000, it is not often that the site is putting its hand in its pocket to pay out much of an overlay. Nonetheless offering a $1,000,000 guarantee on a tournament that is five months away is a little ambitious, and although regular high-rollers might fill a few seats, Americas Cardroom needs to find 2,000 players queuing up to get involved with the promotion.
Even with the comprehensive satellite schedule (details below), the Winning Millions tournament is likely to represent excellent value for those who cash in the event and, if you are not already an Americas Cardroom player, there has never been a better time to get involved. Simply register an account using the Americas Cardroom bonus code “[bonuscode room=”americascardroom”]” during the registration process to qualify for a 100% match on your first deposit and entry into four of the site´s $250.00 depositor freerolls.
First Winning Millions Qualifiers Start Tomorrow
A comprehensive satellite schedule has been set up to allow players to qualify for the Winning Millions event without having to evacuate their bankrolls. A Steps program which starts at freeroll level will enable players to qualify for the nightly $109.00 Winning Millions satellite in which two seats are guaranteed to the target event, and Sit n Gos with buy-ins of $29.40 (full ring) and $25.20 (6-Max) will also provide players with a route into the nightly Winning Millions satellites.
Americas Cardroom Tournament Director Dan Kent has already indicated that the generous nature of the satellite qualifiers may be reviewed in the future if the guaranteed seats into the Winning Millions event provides too good an opportunity for players to win a seat (effectively if Americas Cardroom are digging too deep in their pockets to fund the qualifiers), so it is recommended that players take advantage of the qualifiers while they still exist!
And don´t forget to use the Americas Cardroom poker code “[bonuscode room=”americascardroom”]” when registering your account to make sure you qualify for the Americas Cardroom poker bonus!