Americas Cardroom on The Hunt for the Next Chris Moneymaker

Americas Cardroom (ACR) just signed poker pro Chris Moneymaker as a Team Pro. The 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event winner gave every poker player hope that it is possible to rise to the top in the game of poker. Now that Moneymaker is part of ACR, the online poker site is hosting its own contest to try and find the next big poker star. Players can take part in the contest for a chance to win a sponsorship package worth $105,000!

Become an Instant Pro

ACR is offering up a chance for regular online poker players to win a pro sponsorship for just pennies. From April 12 to July 4, players can take part in the special contest. The overall winner will earn $25,000 in cash as well as $40,000 to be used for live events and $40,000 to buy-in to online events.

To take part, players must compete in special tournaments during the time frame of the contest. All buy-ins to the events are just one penny. Players can choose to compete in as many of the events as they like.

The top 100 players of each tournament will earn points. There is a weekly leaderboard competition where the points will accrue. At the end of the week, players add up their top-five finishes and then have a weekly total. The top 30 players from each week will be competing in a final event on July 11.

The final event will take place on July 11, 18, and 25. The last player remaining will be the next Moneymaker and be handed the sponsorship package.

Joining ACR

At the end of 2020, Chris Moneymaker decided to part ways with online poker giant PokerStars after 17 years of service. It was a surprising turn of events and had the poker world wondering what Moneymaker would do next. Apparently, he decided it was time to team up with ACR.

Just over a month later, it was announced that Moneymaker was picked up by Americas Cardroom. He was signed as a pro for the site and already, the two are working together to offer big things to poker players.

With the PokerStars partnership, Moneymaker was restricted to playing online in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Michigan. With ACR, he can stay at home in Mississippi and compete in online poker events. He is a father of three and must work but stated in the past that he is not qualified for anything anymore.

By being part of Team Pro at ACR, Moneymaker can continue to play online poker and make a career out of the game, without having to travel as much or even leave home. It is really a win/win situation for everyone involved. Moneymaker gets to keep doing what he loves without the hassle of travel while ACR gets to utilize his popularity and notoriety to help bring in new player traffic.

We will watch closely and see where this new partnership goes, keeping players informed of such events as the Pro Sponsorship contest as details are made available.

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Conor Stack
Conor is one of our main writers on USGS focusing on a wide range of industry coverage across sports, casino and poker.