When you want to be known as the most daring and best room in the US market you need to do things that are beyond what other sites would dream of doing. You need to take chances in areas that others would shy away from for fear of failing. Winning Poker Network is willing to take these chances and they have doubled down on this willingness to take chances with their latest promotional announcement!
Winning Poker Network, which consists of America’s Cardroom, Black Chip Poker, PokerHost, True Poker and Ya Poker, has never shied away from taking really large chances. They are one of the few US-friendly sites to still offer flat rakeback for example. Also, when they announced the first $1 million guaranteed tournament to be held on an American site since Black Friday last fall, many thought they were insane and that it would fail miserably. They are now getting ready to run their fourth tournament with the same guarantee, proving that it wasn’t a terrible idea and proving that it was worth it for them to run the tournament.
Winning Poker Network is taking that up to the next level with guaranteeing $5 million in September and October over the course of 5 $1 Million Dollar Guarantee tournaments. Yes, you read that correctly. They are going to be guaranteeing $1 million in 5 separate tournaments over the course of two months. Each of these tournaments will presumably feature the $200,000 first prize that all of the previous installments have featured.
That amount of money being awarded to US-based players in such a short amount of time is something that hasn’t been seen since PokerStars operated in the country pre-Black Friday. This would also elevate the company to a new height that they haven’t seen before, as the players needed to make this a successful promotion will be massive, inserting a lot of money into the poker economy of the website and bringing in new traffic into other tournaments and cash games.
There are still not a lot of details about the exact nature of this promotion besides the ones shared above: $5 million in guarantees, 5 tournaments, running from September through October and building on the success of the previous million dollar guarantees. This stems from the fact that this was a rumor that started circulating on Friday and was not supposed to be announced until a later date. As the rumors became more prevalent though, Winning Poker Network felt the need to at least address them, and put out an official statement confirming that this is indeed true and that players should wait until after Sunday to get more information about the exact dates.
The reason they are waiting until after Sunday to release more information about the promotion is because this Sunday August 2nd, they are holding their 4th overall Million Dollar Sunday that will allow players to win their share of a $1 million prize pool along with many smaller tournaments that could still provide great value. Many times these smaller tournaments miss the guarantee providing a great opportunity for players to take advantage of a fairly large overlay and get all sorts of free value. The fun begins at 2:00 PM on Sunday August 2nd.
Winning Poker Network, which consists of America’s Cardroom, Black Chip Poker, PokerHost, True Poker and Ya Poker,is attempting to really grab the headlines and make it well known that they want to be the largest site in the US and be synonymous with the largest tournaments and highest payouts. This promotion with 5 separate $1 Million Guaranteed tournaments is a good first step to take. When more information becomes available we will post another article and give you all the information that is important to you. What do you think of the promotion? Is Winning Poker Network doing a smart thing? Tell us what you think on Twitter and Facebook!