In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.
Americas Cardroom’s Mini Online Super Series underway
Heading into the summer season, US-friendly Americas Cardroom is beating the heat this June with $6.4 million in prizes for its ongoing Mini Online Super Series (MOSS). The more affordable tournament festival patterned after the site’s flagship Online Super Series (OSS), kicked off last Sunday, June 4th and is seasoned to run through June 26th for three weeks of crazy action. Targeted for low to mid-level players, event runners will be glad to see modest buy-ins vie for colossal prize pools across the 145-tournament lineup.
Anything but mini, this season’s festivities boast a total of four Main Events with its highest one listing an impressive $1,000,000 prize pool. The seven-figured pot commands a $109 entry fee for a chance to qualify for Day 2 on Monday, June 26th. Five starting flights will be available throughout the schedule with the first one already played through on the festival’s opening day. Running in tandem, the platform will also be having its first-ever Mystery Bounty tournament featuring a $500,000 guarantee and a $50,000 top bounty. The return of The Dream for the lowest Main Event buy-in amounting to $2.50, will be in full swing in addition to the $250,000 guaranteed Multi-flight Main Event happening throughout the latter half of the series.
2023 MOSS Main Event Schedule
$1,000,000 GTD Main Event
Day 1s: June 4th, 11th, 18th, 24th, 25th
Day 2: Monday, June 26th at 1:05pm ET
$500,000 GTD Mystery Bounty-NEW!
Day 1s: June 4th-24th (Every 2 hours)
Day 2: Sunday, June 25th at 1:30pm ET
$250,000 GTD Multi-flight
Day 1s: June 18th-25th (multiple flights per day)
Day 2: Monday, June 26th at 2:05pm ET
$100,000 GTD The Dream
Day 1s: June 4th-25th (Every 2 hours)
Day 2: Sunday, June 25th at 2:05pm ET
CoinPoker hosts Big Bang Series
Another festival returning this summer is CoinPoker’s Big Bang Series showcasing over ₮70,000 in prizes to be won across its five-day schedule. From June 12-16, 2023, players on the blockchain technology-based platform can compete in five daily NLH events with buy-ins ranging from ₮4 to as high as ₮300 for the 8 p.m. GMT Big Bang Max. Aside from the competitive prize pools, entries to the upcoming Summer Showdown Series taking place from July 14 to July 23, 2023, will be awarded randomly in each event. In total, 30 tickets are set to be given away with a combined value of over ₮5,000.
- Starting Chips: 20,000
- Rebuys [R]: Available when the stack falls below 20,000 during the first 9 levels.
- Add-on [A]: Not applicable
- Structure: 8-minute levels
- Late Registration: Open for the first 9 levels
2023 Big Bang Series Full Schedule
|Date||Time (GMT)||Series Event||Buy-in||Guarantee|
|June 12 – 16, 2023||7:00 PM||Big Bang Baby||₮4||₮200|
|7:00 PM||Big Bang Mini||₮15||₮750|
|7:00 PM||Big Bang Mid||₮75||₮2500|
|7:00 PM||Big Bang||₮150||₮4500|
|8:00 PM||Big Bang Max||₮300||₮6500|
Natural8-GGNet debuts microFestival, boasts $10M in prizes
Leading network GGPoker is revolutionizing the online poker scene with nonstop improvements and additions as well as new fun-filled affairs for both amateurs and seasoned players. This June, Natural8 – GGNet is introducing the world’s biggest micro series to the tune of $10,000,000. With buy-ins slated at a minimum of $1, everyone is welcome to join in on the site’s excellent value games available through the 25th.
“Poker is not just about the pressure-filled, high-stakes games we see on TV – it’s a game for everyone, no matter the size of your bankroll,” said Sarne Lightman, Managing Director of GGPoker. “Our new microFestival ensures there are tournaments for every single player in the worldwide poker community, with buy-ins from just $1 and juicy guarantees to boot!”
Headlining the series is a $1,000,000 guaranteed Mystery Bounty Main Event for an entry fee of $10.80. Top bounty is listed at $50,000 which means one lucky player will be going home a big winner, trophy or not. Accompanying the Main Event in the spotlight are three MILLION$ tournaments – micro Global MILLION$, micro Omaholic Bounty MILLION$, and Zodiac Mystery Bounty MILLION$, for a combined $420,000 in prizes.
2023 microFestival Phase Schedule of Events
|June 11||Sun||20:30||micro Global MILLION$ [Final Day]||$5||$200,000|
|June 11||Sun||20:30||micro Omaholic Bounty MILLION$ [Final Stage]||$5.40||$100,000|
|June 11||Sun||12:30||Zodiac Mystery Bounty MILLION$ Kick-Off [Final Stage]||¥88||¥1,000,000|
|June 18||Sun||20:30||micro Global MILLION$ [Final Day]||$5||$250,000|
|June 18||Sun||20:30||Omaholic Mystery Bounty MILLION$ [Final Stage]||$10.80||$200,000|
|June 18||Sun||12:30||micro Zodiac Bounty MILLION$ [Final Stage]||¥21||¥500,000|
|June 25||Sun||20:30||Mystery Bounty Main Event [Final Stage]||$10.80||$1,000,000|
|June 25||Sun||20:30||micro Omaholic Bounty MILLION$ [Final Stage]||$5.40||$100,000|
|June 25||Sun||12:30||micro Zodiac Bounty MILLION$ [Final Stage]||¥21||¥500,000|
Weekly PLO leaderboard up on WPT Global
The 4-card game is finally making a pitstop at WPT Global this summer with a weekly promotion sure to catch all eyes. In a bid to catch more traffic in its PLO cash game tables, the online home of World Poker Tour is giving away $15,000 weekly across its leaderboard winners. The prizes to be won will be a mix of cash rewards and ticket packages for the Sunday Slam, where the luckiest winner will claim $2,000 in cash and $1,100 worth of entries.
Players who wish to participate in the promotion can earn a raffle ticket for every 100 PLO cash game hands played with a boosted Double Points during the hours of 6 pm -10 pm ET nightly. By the end of each week, a random drawing will commence with the prizes listed below awarded to the winners.
|Position||Ticket Prize||Cash Prize||Total Prize|
|1st||$1,100 Sunday Slam Package (2 x $330 Grand Slam, 4 x $110 Sunday Slam)||$2,000||$3,100|
|2nd||$1,100 Sunday Slam Package (2 x $330 Grand Slam, 4 x $110 Sunday Slam)||$1,200||$2,300|
|3rd||$1,100 Sunday Slam Package (2 x $330 Grand Slam, 4 x $110 Sunday Slam)||$600||$1,700|
|4th||$451 Sunday Slam Package ($330 Grand Slam, $110 Sunday Slam, $11 Mini Slam)||$550||$1,001|
|5th||$451 Sunday Slam Package ($330 Grand Slam, $110 Sunday Slam, $11 Mini Slam)||$450||$901|
|6-10th||$110 Sunday Slam||$275||$385|
|11-20th||$110 Sunday Slam||$125||$235|
|21-30th||(2) $22 Sunday Slam Satellite||$50||$94|
|31-40th||$22 Sunday Slam Satellite||$30||$52|
|41-50th||$11 Mini Sunday Slam||$20||$31|
*The $110 buy-in Sunday Slam has a weekly $50,000 guarantee; the $330 Grand Slam a $20,000 guarantee and the $11 Mini Slam comes with an $8,888 guarantee.