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The Beast – Free Rake Race Promotion at Americas Cardroom

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Each week Americas Cardroom funds a free progressive rake race promotion for cash game players.

Known as ‘The Beast’, previously players paid an extra rake drop to fund the prizepool but the Winning Poker Network (WPN) made the decision to remove that in 2014.

How The Beast Works

If you’re a high volume grinder and make it onto the Beast leaderboard (top few hundred cash game rakers) WPN rewards you with a large prize just for playing cash games. Over $40,000 is given away every week.

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How To Win

Simply play cash games and rake enough to feature on the Beast Leaderboard. The larger the prizepool gets, the more places are paid out.

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For example at the time of writing (noon ET Friday) the top 20 spots are projected to win:

Example Beast leaderboard

And the bottom 20 spots from over 200 players are projected to win:

Points and Beast cash prizes updated in real time

The Beast race runs weekly from 12:00 ET Saturday – 11:59 ET Friday. Payouts are made on Mondays for the previous week’s Beast race.

1 point is earned per $0.02 a player contributes to the Beast prizepool.

The Beast Rake Allocation

The rake players normally pay is used in part to fund the Beast prizepool. This has no effect on the 27% rakeback you receive by signing up via an affiliate such as Rakeback.com.

Players Rake Allocation to the Beast Max
2 $0.02 per $0.06 in rake $0.04
3 $0.02 per $0.06 in rake $0.08
4+ $0.02 per $0.06 in rake $0.24

WPN run a separate progressive rake race for tournament players, called ‘Sit & Crush’.

View The Beast Leaderboard

To see the Beast leaderboard simply click ‘leaderboard’ in the top right of the poker room client, of whichever WPN skin you’re playing on.

The Beast Prize Structure

There’s no limit on the total number of players who can receive prizes, although it tends to be in the range of a few hundred players.

25% of the prizepool each week is used to seed the following week’s Beast race. First place is capped at a $20,000 prize to allow more players to earn cash. 13% of the prizepool is allocated to the top 20 rakers.

To date The Beast has awarded over $4m in cash prizes to players on Americas Cardroom and other WPN rooms.

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