In this column, we deliver you the latest and most interesting online poker industry news from across the world and all platforms.
TigerGaming boasts $60,000 in giveaways this April
Another bout of exciting rewards throughout the month of April is in store for online grinders across major platforms. International-focused TigerGaming, under Chico Poker Network for one, is buzzing with promotions this Spring season as it gives back $60,000 in cash prizes spread out across a variety of poker leaderboards: No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, and Sit & Go’s.
The classic NLH Daily Cash Game Leaderboard offers its player base a share of the generous $1,000 prize pool split amongst the top 50 ranking players based on their total accumulated points. For PLO enthusiasts on the other hand, a $500 Daily Cash Game Leaderboard will run in similar fashion, awarding the top 25 players each day. A daily High Hand leaderboard allows all players of varying stakes to compete in an equal level field and cash in on the site’s generous prizes whether you’re playing micro stakes or high level poker. Shown below is how each player can rack up points based on their High Hand.
Additionally, Sit & Go grinders can likewise take advantage of the $500 Daily Sit & Go Leaderboard including Windfalls and other fast-paced games available on the platform. Players earn 10 points for every first place in any Windfall, whenever you collect a prize in Double or Nothing Sit & Go’s, and any top three spot in regular Sit & Go’s. The top 50 players in the competition automatically qualify for a bonus cash prize, totalling to 125 lucky users in the poker room walking away with additional rewards daily.
Sunday Mania on America’s Cardroom
Bearing one of the best tournament structures throughout the virtual arena, US-friendly America’s Cardroom is making modern changes to its tournament schedule effective earlier this April. The revamped lineup showcases bigger prize pools, faster structures and more importantly, brand new events, giving players a refreshing take on the daily grind. Adding nearly $4 million in prizes to the weekly schedule, Sundays remain to be the biggest day of the week for online poker grinders with two new highlighting events in addition to the mix.
- $500,000 GTD ($630 buy-in) at 12pm ET
- $100,000 GTD Mega Stack ($215 buy-in) at 5:30pm ET
Aside from that, the site’s Sunday Mania schedule alone features a massive lineup of 237 events across varying buy-in levels with the biggest guarantees listed below. The $215 Million Dollar Sunday is among the platform’s most enticing tournaments, running multiple starting flights throughout the week. Weekdays also have its own festivities with daily $109 tournaments with prize pools ranging from $50,000 to $75,000 and a $33 buy-in $40,000 GTD event for those who can’t get enough of the weekend lineup.
Sunday Mania Schedule
|04:20||Euro Breakfast – $10,000 GTD||$88||2h LR – 8/10m Levels – 125k SS|
|06:05||Euro WarmUp – $20,000 GTD||$109||3h LR – 12/10m Blinds – 35k SS|
|09:30||Sunday Starter – $50,000 GTD||$109||2h LR – 8/10m Levels – 125k SS|
|10:05||BIG10 – $100,000 GTD||$215||4h LR – 15/12m Levels – 35k SS|
|11:30||$100,000 GTD||$109||2h LR – 10m Levels – 250k SS|
|12:05||High Roller – $500,000 GTD||$630||5h LR – 15m Levels – 50k SS|
|12:05||PKO – $200,000 GTD||$215||3h LR – 15/12m Levels – 150k SS|
|12:05||BIG10 – $100,000 GTD||$33||5h LR – 15/12/15m Levels – 50k SS|
|13:05||Sunday WarmUp – $300,000 GTD||$109||4h LR – 15/12m Levels – 35k SS|
|13:30||BIG10 – $200,000 GTD||$215||4h LR – 15/12m Levels – 35k SS|
|14:05||Special BIG10 – $125,000 GTD||$55||5h LR – 15m Levels – 50k SS|
|14:05||$200,000 GTD||$1,050||4h LR – 20m Levels – 160k SS|
|14:30||Sunday Special – $250,000 GTD||$215||3h LR – 15m Levels – 25k SS|
|16:05||PKO – $100,000 GTD||$320||3.5h LR – 15m Levels – 35k SS|
|17:05||PKO Sunday Special – $50,000 GTD PLO 6-Max||$630||3h LR – 10m Levels – 100k SS|
|17:30||Mega Stack – $100,000 GTD||$215||3h LR – 12m Levels – 20k SS|
|17:30||BIG10 – $60,000 GTD||$44||4h LR – 15/12m Levels – 35k SS|
|18:05||PKO High Roller – $150,000 GD||$630||3h30m LR – 15m Levels – 35k SS|
|18:05||Apestyles AfterParty – $100,000 GTD||$1,050||3h15m LR – 15m Levels – 35k SS|
|19:05||PKO – $50,000 GTD||$109||2h24m LR – 12/10m Levels – 100k SS|
PokerStars implements novel promotions in regional markets
Online poker giant PokerStars is testing its regional waters with novel concepts unlike any other promotions hosted before. PokerStars Italy most recently saw a new concept, Monday Jackpot go live on site where added prizes are given away every 15 minutes for the first two hours from the tournament start. Not all participants however, will necessarily get a chance to claim the €10 Casino Bonus with only 8 tables at a time randomly selected to join the jackpot feature. In addition to the Monday event, its prize pool is promised to continuously increase month by month so long as the guarantee is hit each time.
Interestingly, PokerStars India also implemented the unique On-Time Rake Refund promotion which is generally similar to the more popularly known Early Bird Promo. The new feature encourages players to register in the games prior to the scheduled start in order to receive a refund for the initially collected tournament fee. While not all events are eligible for this promotion, regulars who utilize this bonus will definitely see added value to their bankrolls and overall grind.