We’re coming off a big win here at Americas Cardroom. For the first time in 8 attempts at covering our $1,000,000 GTD Million Dollar Sundays tournament, we succeeded. On April 24th, our MDS Main Event attracted 2,118 entrants combining for a $1,059,000 prize pool. The previous 7 MDS tournaments fell short with overlays totaling over $1,000,000.
Needless to say, we were happy with the result. But it’s not just the fact that we weren’t shelling out another 100k+ to cover the overlay. It’s what it says about how far our tournament participation has come in just over a year that we’ve been running $1,000,000 GTD tournaments.
It’s a combination of factors that gave Americas Cardroom a different result this time around. We’ve made a huge effort to improve our regular tournament schedule, increased the number of tournament series we run throughout the year, and improved the play experience itself for our MTT playing community. Gradually the hard work has paid off, and it’s resulted in more player traffic than ever before on the site.
Our regularly scheduled tournaments have now become lucrative enough that we are seriously contending with industry leaders. On top of the daily Turbo 10 and Big 10 tournaments, we’ve added special “theme” days that offer something for all player and bankroll types. Whether you are a micro stakes player or a high stakes grinder, the upgraded Monday-Saturday schedule has something for you.
Sundays have become a “must play” day for all tournament players (especially US players) looking to take home that one big payday. On top of our weekly Sunday major ($115k GTD Sunday Special) we have a variety of big prize pool tourneys including 2-$50,000 GTDs, 2-$20,000 GTDs, and a $25,000 GTD. The prize pools regularly far surpass or even double the posted guarantee on most events.
The overall play experience is now much better also with added features in our upgraded Tournament User Interface. The release included Progressive Pay-outs technology, On-Table Tournament Statistics Display, Hand for Hand Dealing, and Synchronized Breaks.
Our Progressive Pay-outs feature has never been seen before by any online poker site. Now players are paid immediately once the money bubble bursts on any of our multi-table tournaments. Players can now access their winnings immediately without having to wait to be eliminated from the tournament in order to get paid. This allows players to participate in events they would otherwise miss if their account is short on funds.
Thus far in 2016 we’ve hosted 3 major tournament series. We started the year with our $150,000 GTD free-to-enter Freebuy Super Series, then hosted our $840,000 High Five Tournament Series, and most recently just finished our $2.5 Million GTD Online Super Series VI. The next High Five Tournament Series is coming your way this summer with dates to be announced in the near future.
If you’re new to Americas Cardroom or haven’t played with us in a while it’s a great time to visit our tournament schedule and see what we now have to offer. As the site is growing faster than ever before, it’s only going to get better from here.