Jaws drop as $100,000 milestone reached in first 11 days of The Beast's existence
12 Jul 2012
With a $100,000 prize pool and still 20 days to go in July, The Beast, a progressive points race that's funded through Americas Cardroom's jackpot tables, is now predicted to become the richest points race in online poker history. The prize pool is funded using players' shared jackpot contribution money. At the end of each month, the prize pool in The Beast is distributed to players who rank on The Beast leaderboard.
Anyone who sits down at a cash table marked Jackpot automatically becomes part of The Beast competition by earning points through participation in a raked hand. While more points are earned at higher stake levels, everyone participating in the same raked hand earns the same number of points — regardless of how much rake they contributed to the pot.
The Beast leaderboard features two prize pools — a cash prize pool (estimated to fall in six-figure territory every month) and a tournament entry prize pool. For the launch of The Beast, online poker players will be able to win free $109 entries to a Punta Cana Poker Classic Super Satellite, where prize packages worth $5,000 apiece are on the line. Players automatically compete for both prizes by ranking on the leaderboard.
Because The Beast grows using money generated at Jackpot tables, the more people who play at the jackpot tables, the greater the prize pool, and, in turn, the more people who'll reap the rewards.
The Beast is one of two jackpots at Americas Cardroom. Part of the money collected at jackpot tables is still contributed to the Bad Beat Jackpot, which pops randomly so players at Americas Cardroom still have the opportunity to win big money when they least expect it.