Holiday Season Poker Events for US and Worldwide Players

December sees some big poker promotions on both sides of the Atlantic. This post covers the upcoming OSS IIIV at the (US friendly) ACR Poker – and the huge PokerStars Christmas promo too.

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America’s Cardroom have really carved out a niche within the offshore US sites market this year. Their tournaments (and sit n goes) have stepped up a level, and the ‘Online Super Series’ is now the biggest regular tournament event for US players.

Note: Players from all around the world are welcome at America’s Cardroom.

OSS 8 has $3 million in prize pools in total, and runs from the 7th December until the 18th.

It is the final game which is grabbing all the headlines. This tournament has a $1 million guarantee. You can win seats in literally 100’s of satellite games which are already running, or you can buy-in direct for $525. Someone will walk away with the $100,000 guaranteed for first and that final table will be the biggest for US players online (at least until the next OSS event!).

Other tournaments in this festival are bracketed – with high, mid and lower buyins designed to get everyone involved. I do recommend the qualifier games, which are very soft – and can give you entry to a bigger buy in tournament you might not otherwise be able to afford.

Other Notes on America’s Cardroom

A notable new game at ACR is called Sit N Go 2.0. This is a hybrid of a regular (9-handed) single table tournament, and a lottery jackpot SNG. The prize pools are random, and can be up to 10,000 times your buy-in. Having 3 paying spots involves some strategy change-ups compared to the ‘winner takes all’ lottery SNG format.

Whats even better is that these games count towards the ‘sit n crush’ progressive leader board.

ACR Poker are offering up to $50 in tournament entry tokens, alongside your 100% welcome bonus, check out the OSS details and latest promos at now!

PokerStars Christmas Promo - $5 Million in Prizes

No other international poker site comes close to PokerStars in terms of size. The same is true for promotions and events…

When you look at the huge promo for Christmas (PokerStars use this instead of ‘Holidays’, and why not!), you’ll find some big money prizes. There are 3 linked things going on.

First is a freeroll… before you yawn and move along, this is a $1 million guaranteed prize pool freeroll, and will be held on the 2nd of December. You need to have deposited to join in, and there are qualifiers running already.

Second, there is an advent calendar type give away. I know, I know, it sounds ‘cheesy’. Each day you can open a virtual door and get bonuses and tournament tokens. When you find out that these prizes are worth $2 million – it might not sound so daft after all.

Finally, the PokerStars Christmas promo ends with a ‘Monday 2 million’ on Boxing Day (26th December). Again there are qualifiers running already. This tournament will keep you entertained while you enjoy that cold turkey.

PokerStars are currently offering $30 in tokens and free buy-ins for new depositing players. This is a 2 step process.

  • First, register using marketing code PSP3108 (from the pull-down options)
  • When you deposit $20 or more for the first time, use bonus code THIRTY

Check out for yourself now, and I’ll see you at the final table on boxing day!

PokerStars Christmas Festival

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