Americas Cardroom Offers Leap Day Specials

Americas Cardroom Offers Leap Day Specials

Leap Year is a big deal. Almost every business does something to celebrate – sales, discounts, parties. Americas Cardroom is doing something as well. In fact, the flagship site of the Winning Poker Network will not only host a special tournament but start a new trend for its Beast.

And it all happens in the middle of the Online Super Series Cub3d, ACR’s signature series that got underway on February 9.

The first third of the series, MOSS, was the Mini Online Super Series with 65 low-stakes tournaments and $1 million in guarantees. Second and still running is the main OSS action, which started February 17 and runs through March 1. There are 110 tournaments with $7 million in guarantees.

On March 2, BOSS will begin. The high-stakes portion of the series will run through March 8 with 45 tournaments and $5 million in guarantees.

But in less than two weeks, players will have a once-in-four-years chance for some special ACR offers.

Leap Year Millions

Technically, the Leap Year Millions is a part of the Online Super Series. It will be Event 94, to be exact. But it has its own name and designation to set it apart from the other events.

The Leap Year Millions starts at 3pm Eastern time on February 29 (of course) with a $630 buy-in and a $1 million guarantee on the prize pool.

Even more, there are two more tournaments the following day, March 1, with $1 million guarantees. First is Event 105 that starts at 3pm Eastern time on that Sunday. Its $630 buy-in offers another chance at a substantial prize pool.

The other is Event 106. It actually started this week on February 17 and offers 18 starting flights, continuing all the way up until March 1. Players can buy-in to any day for $215. That tournament then hosts its Day 2 on March 1 at 4:30pm ET to play for the $1 million-guaranteed prize pool.

Doubling the Beast

This feature will begin on February 29 and continue indefinitely. The Beast will begin paying twice the players.

Yes, this means that the individual prize values will be less than usual, but more players will be able to cash and feel the thrill of the prize-earning competition.

The reasons for the change are two-fold. First, more recreational players will qualify for places on the Beast weekly leaderboard. Second, it will provide more flexibility for players to choose between cash games and Blitz Poker instead of merely an incentive to play Blitz.

What is the Beast? It is a weekly leaderboard for cash game players. It begins each Saturday at 12am Eastern time and runs through the following Friday at 11:59pm Eastern time. Every cash game table qualifies for the Beast points, which are earned at one point for each $0.02 contributed via rake. And it costs nothing for players to participate.

Players can track their points in the Rewards section of the site in the “Points Race” tab.

The jackpot for the weekly Beast grows as more people participate, and ACR awards thousands upon thousands of dollars and tournament entries each week. And beginning on February 29, twice as many participants will reap the rewards from topping the Beast leaderboard.

To date, the Beast has paid more than $20 million.


About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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