Americas Cardroom Gears Up for May Millions

Americas Cardroom Gears Up for May Millions

The largest offshore poker site catering to US players has been quite busy lately. Since poker players in all parts of America have been unable to access live poker cash games or tournaments since mid-March, when the coronavirus pandemic prompted all card rooms and casinos to close indefinitely, many of them needed a source of income. Others just wanted to play their favorite game for fun.

While players in New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware, and Pennsylvania have regulated sites on which to play, most people in America do not have that access. That’s where Americas Cardroom came in. Players flocked to the Winning Poker Network’s flagship site in droves in March and remained there throughout April.

With that, Americas Cardroom has increased its guarantees and tournament opportunities. Its High Five Series that just ran in April doubled its guarantees to $10 million. The final numbers aren’t in yet, but those tournaments likely outdid themselves.

ACR is now preparing for a massive May, dubbing it May Millions. And there will be many millions in guarantees throughout the month.

May Millions Anniversary Celebration

The original intent was to offer some big guarantees in May to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the site’s new software. And with the increased traffic, they’re able to offer an even bigger May Millions celebration than they planned.

Every Sunday in May will offer up three tournaments with $1 million guarantees on each. That brings the grand total to $30 million in guaranteed prize pools.

The schedule each week will be as follows:

–$265 buy-in NLHE ($1M GTD):  Day 1 each Sunday at 3pm ET, Day 2 on Monday at 3pm ET

–$2,650 buy-in NLHE ($1M GTD):  Day 1 on Sunday at 3pm ET, Day 2 on Monday at 3pm ET

–$109 buy-in NLHE ($1M GTD):  Day 1s on Monday and Wednesday at 5pm ET, Friday at 1pm ET, Saturday at 12pm ET, and Sunday at 11am ET; Day 2 on Monday at 1pm ET

There are five Sundays in May: the 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, and 31st. With a $1 million guarantee for each, that’s $30 million. (Math is easy sometimes.)

And there will be satellites into all of them.

Accumulators Running

Just about two weeks ago, Americas Cardroom debuted a new weekly tournament. Every week, the site started to offer a weekly Accumulator event with a $100K guarantee. And when registration covers the guarantee, the prize pool will grow by $10K for the following week. That will continue on until there is an overlay, at which point the prize pool will freeze at that amount.

Each week, players can start on Day 1A on Wednesdays or Day 1B on Thursdays, both at 2pm ET. The buy-in will be $22. Those finishing their starting days can play Day 2 on Fridays at 5pm ET.

Software Updates Continue

While the larger software overhaul took place one year ago, it doesn’t mean there won’t be continuous updates throughout the year.

The latest took place this week and featured new features that included a new avatar, Cyclones for mobile players, and new chip display logic.

Improvements to the site delivered more stability, new sign-up page, and better lobby data. There are also now larger community cards, larger fonts for bet and pot amounts, and improvements to the time bank feature.

Bug fixes tackled Cyclone entry issues, table settings, pre-action buttons, and tournament crashes.


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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