Americas Cardroom Tops PokerStars in Sunday Tournament

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Americas Cardroom Tops PokerStars in Sunday Tournament
05 May

The Winning Poker Network and flagship skin Americas Cardroom are proudly puffing their chests out after their Million Dollar Sunday event this past weekend drew a larger prize pool than top-ranked PokerStars.

The WPN player base doled out $1,372,000 in entry fees for the $1 milly GTD tournament while PokerStars loyalists combined to create a $1,078,400 prize pool in its comparable event. The Million Dollar Sunday was part of WPN's Online Super Series Cub3d, a three-tiered festival that guarantees $5.7 million in prize money.

“The people have spoken and are choosing Americas Cardroom over the competition,” said ACR spokesman Michael Harris. "This is huge for our growing community and a testament to the fact that ACR continues to give players what they want."

US Friendly

WPN, of course, caters to the U.S. online poker market, while PokerStars does not. There is still no telling if or when the situation will change regarding online poker regulation in the U.S. that will give Americans more options. In the meantime, however, ACR gladly accepts stateside players and is the favored choice.

It is worth noting that despite what you might read at other poker media sites, online poker IS NOT illegal in the U.S. The 2006 UIGEA made it illegal for banks and financial institutions to process transactions with gaming sites. A simple way around that is by depositing with Bitcoin, which hundreds of U.S. players do and have done, allowing them to play the game that they love.

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Say Goodbye to Overlays

WPN rolled out its Million Dollar Sundays back in early 2015 and seven such events hosted that year all provided decent overlays for players. A couple of those tournaments were also plagued with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks by unknown computer miscreants who were apparently intent on sabotaging players' fun.

In April 2016, the guarantee was finally reached in a WPN Million Dollar Sunday event, and it appears that the hacking attempts have been thwarted as well. The last four such tournaments have all topped $1 million in prize money, proving that WPN is gaining loyalty among players.

In fact, the entire OSS Cub3d that began with daily tournaments on April 9 hasn't recorded even one overlay thus far. The festival will run through Sunday, May 7 and finish with a bang with a $750,000 guaranteed tournament that may top $1,000,000 in prize money.

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Charles is a Chicago native and long time poker player who dusted off his journalism degree and began writing about poker following the events of Black Friday in 2011. He has written for a number of leading poker websites, offering his insights and expertise on subjects ranging from online poker leg...Read more


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