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Americas Cardroom creates world's first progressive points race

27 June 2012

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica -- (PRESS RELEASE) -- A spokesperson from Americas Cardroom announced today the unveiling of a new progressive rake race dubbed "The Beast." The new promotion, which is set to launch July 1, promises to be the first-ever progressive points race that will continually grow from players' shared jackpot contribution.

"We've set the stage for the richest points race in the history of online poker," said ACR spokesperson Michael Harris. "Our players can now play poker with a positive expectation from the shared jackpot contribution. We're spreading the winnings out to our player base so everyone can benefit from jackpot tables each month."

Players earn points when they are involved in or contribute to a pot in which a jackpot fee is taken. Regardless of the amount a player contributes whether through blinds or contribution, they will receive an equal amount of jackpot points if they contributed any money at all. Player points will be calculated at a higher points multiplier based upon the size of the stake the player is playing at.

"The Beast" awards substantial cash prizes to those who place in the race. The more players who compete in the race the more the cash prizes are seeded. "We estimate that first month alone could clear over $200,000 with a first prize exceeding $25,000", continued Harris. "It's one of the most innovative promotions to ever stem from players' jackpot fees."

In addition to cash prizes players can also win tournament satellite tickets to land-based Latin Series of Poker events. The race distributes $109 satellite tickets for those who qualify, giving players an opportunity to win a $5,000 dream poker vacation at the Punta Cana Poker Classic in the Dominican Republic. The brick-and-mortar no-limit hold'em poker tournament guarantees a $500,000 prize pool in a tropical beach location.

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