ACR Releases New Morning Schedule for European Players

Americas CardroomAmericas Cardroom has increased its “morning” schedule and enhanced the value of its existing tournaments to attract more European players to the site.

One of the reasons why Americas Cardroom has developed into a leading international poker site is that it is a popular destination for European players. Players in the ring-fenced countries of France, Spain and Italy – where there is limited online action outside of peak times – are among many Europeans that have joined Americas Cardroom to find some action when their domestic sites are quiet.

Because of the time difference between the two continents, early morning tournaments at Americas Cardroom often attract larger fields than most other sites. It is not unusual to find events with guarantee-busting entries being played at 7:00am (ET) because, at that time in Europe, it is just approaching lunchtime. With this in mind, Americas Cardroom is increasing its morning tournament schedule and enhancing the value of many of its existing tournaments.

Some Corkers among the New Schedule

The new schedule has some great events lined up for European players. A new $2,000 guaranteed 6-Max event gets underway at 4:30am ET when it is 10:30am in Central Europe (CET). There is an $8,000 guaranteed “Early Special” scheduled for 6:30am ET (12:30pm CET), and a $5,000 guaranteed “High Roller” event with a buy-in $109.00 at 8:30am (2:30pm CET).

The changes are not just aimed at European players. There are several tournaments that start at midnight or soon after that have had their guarantees enhanced. For example, the $20.00 buy-in hyper mega-stack tournament has had its guarantee increased for $3,000 to $5,000, and the $3.00 buy-in “Big 10” tournament has had its guarantee doubled from $500 to $1,000.

The new morning schedule also includes a nice mix of formats. There are several 4-Max, 6-Max and 8-Max events among the line-up, Americas Cardroom has added some more KO tournaments (including one for PLO8 players), and there are some new re-buy and add-on events with low buy-ins and decent guarantees. Americas Cardroom has also said it will look at adding some low buy-in satellites to later events after it has appraised the initial demand.

The Advantages of being a European Player at Americas Cardroom

The new schedule offers certain advantages to European players who start their sessions early to play in the new tournament schedule. As well as being able to compete in more valuable tournaments than are available on their domestic sites, they will also have the advantage of playing against tired Americans who have stayed up late to play in the new tournaments.

With many of the tournaments lasting four or more hours, some games will last into the late morning in the States while, in Europe, it will be mid-afternoon and European players will be much fresher and more capable of making accurate decisions. It is an advantage European players had over American players when sites such as PokerStars and Full Tilt were operating in the US, and now it is back at Americas Cardroom.

Of course, extracting money from tired Americans is not the only advantage of being a European player at Americas Cardroom. The site´s Elites Benefits is an excellent alternative to the reduced rewards schemes players are offered in Europe. Plus there are worthwhile promotions such as the Beast and Sit and Crush leaderboard competitions, as well as frequent reload bonuses and lucrative tournament series – such as the recently concluded [geolink href=””]Online Super Series VIII[/geolink].

For more information about the advantages of playing at Americas Cardroom – whether you are a European player or not – take a look at our [geolink href=””]Americas Cardroom review[/geolink]. In our review you will find plenty of information about the site´s ongoing promotions, the excellent first deposit bonus and the pros and cons of playing at an offshore poker site predominately aimed at Americans, but trying to attract more European players with its new morning tournament schedule.

Jacqueline Packett
Jacqueline Packett