Players have shown their support for Americas Cardroom´s Freebuy series by turning up in their thousands to take advantage of the free-to-enter tournaments.
Americas Cardroom´s Freebuy tournaments are free-to-enter events with guaranteed prize pools that give players the opportunity to take advantage of paid-for re-buys and add-ons in order to enhance their chances of finishing in the money. Typically they attract hundreds of freerollers hoping to get lucky without having to put their hands in their pockets.
However, during the current ACR Freebuy Super Series, the number of players per tournament has increased from a couple of hundred to a couple of thousand per event – and it´s not due to huge prize pools. One tournament over the weekend with a prize pool of just $500 attracted more than 4,300 players – with 90% of those that cashed picking up less than $1.00.
What Makes ACR´s Freebuy Series so Popular?
One of the reasons why the series has been so well supported is that, for events in which re-buys and add-ons cost less than $5, Americas Cardroom is allowing players to re-buy for free up to twice if they watch a promotional video when they have run out of chips. The consequence is that players without funds in their accounts have a better chance of finishing in the money than normal.
Although the majority of players who cashed in the $500 event above failed to win a significant amount, some of the tournaments in which players can re-buy twice for free have prize pools of $5,000. The winner of a $5,000 guaranteed tournament will pick up around $750, which makes spending up to seven hours at the table worthwhile (that´s how long each event is taking when you include breaks).
Tournaments Timed to Suit Players All Over the World
Another factor that accounts for tournaments with relatively low amounts of prize money being so popular is that the events start every four hours – accommodating players from every corner of the globe. Although those of us with more experience will appreciate how incredibly difficult it is to build a bankroll from scratch, there are other players around the world who still dare to dream.
Furthermore, even when players win small amounts, it gives them the ammunition to pay for add-ons in subsequent events. When you consider that the starting stack is only 1,000 chips (equivalent to twenty BBs) and a re-buy is 2,500 chips, having the cash to buy a 10,000 chip add-on can make a difference to your final score – which gives you more ammunition to play in more valuable events.
Main Event Scheduled for Sunday November 3rd
The most valuable event in the Freebuy Super Series is the Main Event scheduled for Sunday, November 3rd. Like all the events in the series, the $20,000 guaranteed tournament has no buy-in, but re-buys and add-ons cost $20 each. There will be no free options during this game; so, if you intend playing it and have not yet funded your account, you need to start collecting ammunition as soon as possible.
The week ahead looks like an ideal opportunity to get involved with the Freebuy Super Series due to the long Thanksgiving weekend starting on Thursday. Undoubtedly the vacation will see even more players than previously visit Americas Cardroom resulting in more players getting paid in each event and providing more players with ammunition to try and build a bankroll from scratch.
Don´t Forget the Breast Cancer Awareness Freebuy Tournaments
In addition to the freebuy tournaments in the Freebuy Super Series, Americas Cardroom is hosting twice-daily Breast Cancer Awareness Freebuys with $2,000 guaranteed prize pools. These tournaments don´t provide the option of watching a video to get a free re-buy, but all the funds collected by the site in each tournament will be donated to charity to support a good cause.
Re-buys and add-ons in the Breast Awareness Freebuys only cost $1.00 each. So, if you have the good fortune to cash in a Freebuy Super Series event, be sure to support the charity tournament; and don´t forget, while the Freebuy Super Series is running, you can get a 200% bonus on your first deposit up to $1,000 if you fund your account with cryptocurrency. Full details of how to clear the first deposit bonus can be found in my Americas Cardroom review.
STOP PRESS: Freebuy Reload Bonus Announced
Americas Cardroom has just announced a Freebuy reload bonus. The bonus is not huge inasmuch as it consists of a 200% bonus on reload deposits up to a maximum bonus of $100, but it certainly adds a further incentive to play in the Freebuy Series. To take advantage of this offer, visit the Americas Cardroom cashier and make your deposit using the Americas Card bonus code “FREEBUY”. Standard clearing terms apply, and you have until next Thursday (October 31st) to claim your bonus.