In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.
Natural8 – GGNet launches Bounty Jackpot
The progressive knockout craze has become a fan favorite throughout the online poker scene with more and more platforms taking on the format. Leading network Natural8 – GGNet is not one to miss out as it recently launched its Bounty Jackpot for an added bonus for all PKO and Battle Royale enthusiasts. Its regular bounty schedule allows participants to claim extra prizes after eliminating an opponent for a chance of the jackpot.
There are two ways to win, the first one being a 1 in 100 chance to score a cut of the jackpot pool and the second being, a Mega Bounty bonus. The prizes to be won are randomly determined in part with the tournament and game buy-in level. The exciting Mega Bounty is deemed to be the biggest slice of the jackpot amounting to $10,000, $100,000 or even $1,000,000. By looking at the probabilities listed below, it means that by just playing a $16 knockout tournament, any player lucky enough can possibly be a millionaire overnight and claim the biggest advertised Mega Bounty!
Jackpot Fee, Mega Bounty Types and Bounty Probability Per Buy-in
|Buy-in||Jackpot Fee||Mega Bounty||Probability of Mega Bounty per Jackpot|
888poker brings $1.7M GTD XL Retro Series
A week into 888poker’s XL Retro Series, only nine days of action is left on the calendar including the highly anticipated $500,000 guaranteed Main Event. The festival scheduled to run through the 24th of October is on its way to completing its 27-event lineup. Over $1.7 million in prizes will be awarded throughout the two week celebration whilst featuring its classic Whale, Monsoon, BlowFish, Volcano tournaments among the list. Buy-ins vary widely ranging from $11 to its highest $2,100 for the XL Retro #26 – Super High Roller 8-Max with a prize pool guarantee of $150,000.
Matching today’s popular Mystery Bounty variant are two events – $215 Mystery Bounty $200K GTD and $33 Mystery Bounty $20K GTD, lined up for this coming Sunday, October 16. Players can attempt to unlock the biggest bounty up for grabs as soon as the late registration period ends. Other than that, the crown jewel Main Event kicks off on the 20th where runners can lock in a spot for the final day across a total of 16 flights. The five-day Main Event festivities carry a price tag of $250 per entry for a chance to claim the top payout of the $500,000 guaranteed pot.
2022 XL Retro Series Schedule
|Date||Time (CET-2)||Event||Buy-in||Prize pool|
|October 16, 2022, Sunday||21:00||XL Retro #13 – Mystery Bounty||$215||$200,000|
|21:30||XL Retro #14 – Whale 8-Max||$525||$45,000|
|22:00||XL Retro #15 – Mini Mystery Bounty||$33||$20,000|
|October 17, 2022, Monday||21:00||XL Retro #16 – Monsoon||$55||$15,000|
|21:30||XL Retro #17 – BlowFish||$11||$3,000|
|October 18, 2022, Tuesday||21:00||XL Retro #18 – Crocodile KO||$320||$20,000|
|21:30||XL Retro #19 – Big Fish KO||$33||$8,000|
|October 19, 2022, Wednesday||21:00||XL Retro #20 – PLO 6-Max||$109||$5,000|
|21:30||XL Retro #21 – Mini PLO 6-Max||$33||$1,500|
|October 20, 2022, Thursday||21:30||XL Retro #22 – Crocodile PKO 8-Max||$320||$20,000|
|October 22, 2022, Saturday||22:30||XL Retro #23 – Volcano||$1,050||$45,000|
|October 23, 2022, Sunday||21:00||XL Retro #24 – Turbo Mega Deep PKO||$109||$30,000|
|21:30||XL Retro #25 – Mini Mega Deep PKO||$33||$20,000|
|21:00||XL Retro #26 – Super High Roller 8-Max||$2,100||$150,000|
|October 24, 2022, Monday||22:00||XL Retro #27 – Main Event||$250||$500,000|
WPT World Championship seats awarded daily at WPT Global
The awaited WPT World Championship slated for this December at Wynn Las Vegas is fast approaching with the brand’s own real money platform making it even more worthwhile for all interested runners. Through November 20, at least one player a day can claim a WPT World Championship package valued at $12,400 in WPT Global’s satellite offerings. Weekly Sundays are a different story with as many as 8 players claiming the coveted seat for a fraction of the price.
The $15 Million guaranteed WPT World Championship, dubbed as the largest guaranteed prize pool in live tournament poker history is locked on every poker player’s schedule for the year. While the $550 qualifier may be steep for many, winning a package could inevitably push one to fire away to a life changing payday.
All $550 Qualifier winners are geared to receive:
- A $10,400 WPT World Championship entry
- $2,000 travel stipend
- WPT Global merchandise
- A special WPT Global Player Experience during the WPT World Championship.
Aside from that, lesser bankroll players can also make their way to the $550 qualifier through numerous step satellites priced at $5 and $55 available daily. Over 70 packages are still to be awarded through the next few weeks which means there is still enough time for eager tournament players to secure an entry for cheap.
Crypto Series of Online Poker on Coinpoker underway
The revolutionary blockchain technology-based platform’s flagship Crypto Series of Online Poker kicked off last Friday and will run through to October 23, Sunday. The online festival is set to cover 20 events across its 10-day schedule with the biggest one lined up for its concluding day. The ₮500 buy-in NLHE Rebuy, Deep Stack brings the largest guarantee amounting to ₮50,000 out of the series’ total prize pool of ₮127,500.
Interestingly, Tony G is participating in all listed events and will post a special bounty for a combined additional value of over ₮4,000 in bounty prizes.
2022 CSOP Highlights
|Event||Date/ Time (GMT+8)||Game||Format||Buy-in (₮)||Stack Size||GTD (₮)||Comment|
|4||October 16, 3:00 AM||NLHE||PKO Saturday Special||200||20000||5000||TonyG-Bounty ₮400 tickets|
|5||October 17, 1:00 AM||NLHE||Rebuy||100||10000||5000||TonyG-Bounty ₮200 tickets|
|6||October 17, 3:00 AM||NLHE||Sunday Special||200||20000||30000||TonyG-Bounty ₮400 tickets|
|16||October 22, 3:00 AM||NLHE||CSOP Big Bang Special||150||20000||7500||TonyG-Bounty ₮300 tickets|
|18||October 23, 3:00 AM||NLHE||PKO Saturday Special||200||20000||5000||TonyG-Bounty ₮400 tickets|
|19||October 24, 1:00 AM||NLHE||Rebuy+Addon||30||5000||4000||NoMercy ₮200 Bounty
TonyG-Bounty ₮100 tickets
|20||October 24, 3:00 AM||NLHE||Rebuy, Deep Stack||500||20000||50000||TonyG-Bounty ₮1K Bounty|