Update - Americas Cardroom has decided to replace the Million Dollar Sundays with $500k GTD events, with half the buy in - the same money up for grabs (there'll be twice as many events), just easier to qualify! New dates:
Americas Cardroom held its first Million Dollar Sundays event - aka the 'Winning Millions' in early 2015.
Later it became a regular fixture on the Winning Poker Network tournament schedule.
Following the success of its third Million Dollar Sundays event on Aug 2, ACR announced it would host five more.
|Date||Buy In||Time (ET)||Name|
Freeroll SS Million Dollar Sunday
Million Dollar Sunday SS turbo
|Daily||$100+$9||20:30||Million Dollar Sunday 1 seat GTD|
What are Million Dollar Sundays?
Million Dollar Sundays are exactly what it says on the tin - Sunday tournaments with a one million dollar prizepool. Similar to the PokerStars Sunday Million.
Americas Cardroom accepts US players however, as well as rest of world (RoW) players.
Million Dollar Sundays events attract around 1100 - 1900 runners, some of the largest online poker tournaments in the United States. Players can even deposit and withdraw using Bitcoin.
The August 2015 Million Dollar Sunday
Million Dollar Sundays promotional video (dates refer to previous events)
The $1M GTD prizepool is typically split as shown right, with $200k GTD for first.
As well as guaranteed prize money, finishers receive a percentage of the tournament prizepool based on the number of entrants.
US facing poker sites tend to have quite a shallow payout structure, and the Million Dollar Sundays are no exception - around a third of the playerpool will finish in the money.
For example the Aug 2 event saw 1,939 entries from 1,463 unique players, and 306 players were guaranteed a min cash of at least $700.
The final table was set in level 43 and 'Ra1syDa1sy' eventually took it down for $164,750 after the last two players agreed to a deal - second place received $144,750.
All final tablists in the Million Dollar Sundays also receive a free bank wire to cashout their winnings.
Million Dollar Sundays Promotional Logo
Million Dollar Sundays have had a dogged history, including the Dec 2014 event being cancelled, server attacks, the first two tournaments missing their guarantees - meaning overlay for players - and disconnection problems.
All these are now resolved however and the events have proven a resounding success. ACR CEO Phil Nagy even received criticism that holding large tournaments could slow the progress regulation of online poker in the US.
He responded that by taking part players are 'supporting regulation by showing the huge demand for online poker by players residing in the United States'.
Which states can't play at Americas Cardroom?
- New Jersey, Nevada, Delaware, Maryland, Washington State & Washington D.C.
Americas Cardroom runs a 'Million or Bust' promotion, in which players can qualify through $12 three-handed hyper turbo Sit & Gos (Jackpot Poker). Just enter as normal and hope to hit the winning spin.
PotTxker, Djuice12 & adam3313 just killed it by winning their $540 Million Dollar Sunday entry with Million or Bust pic.twitter.com/PPriBEOC63— Americas Cardroom (@ACR_POKER) July 31, 2015
Other 'on demand' Sit & Go qualifiers also run. Learn more about Jackpot Poker SNGs here.
Shortly before each Million Dollar Sundays kick off, ACR support give away free satellite tickets in a raffle for everyone who likes the Facebook page or retweets certain Twitter posts.
Players can find a casino style 'spin to get in' slot machine within the Million Dollar Sundays tournament lobby. Try your luck for as little as $0.01 - hit Three of a Kind to qualify.
As always players can also take part in the Million Dollar Sundays on Black Chip Poker, since being part of the Winning Poker Network it shares the same playerpool with Americas Cardroom.
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