Americas Cardroom has released a schedule of satellites and sub-satellites for players wishing to qualify into the WSOP Mega-Satellite on Sunday July 2nd.
Americas Cardroom is hosting a massive WSOP Mega-Satellite on Sunday July 2nd with a prize pool of fifty $12,500 “packages” for the World Series on Poker Main Event. The tournament is the largest WSOP Main Event qualifier to be played since Black Friday and, as it offers the most accessible route to the WSOP for online players in the USA, it promises to be an exceptionally popular event.
However, for many players, the $540.00 buy-in for the WSOP Mega-Satellite is beyond their bankrolls. Acknowledging this, Americas Cardroom has released a schedule of super-satellites and sub-satellites feeding into the WSOP Mega-Satellite with buy-ins starting at just $8.80. Players can also satellite into the WSOP Mega-Satellite through the site´s WSOP Sit & Go Steps Promotion.
The WSOP Mega-Satellite
Americas Cardroom´s WSOP Mega-Satellite gets underway at 3:00pm (ET) on Sunday 2nd July. As is common with major events at the site, the event has five hours of late registration during which time unlimited re-entries are allowed. As players start with 10,000 chips, and levels last fifteen minutes each, players joining the event at the end of late registration will have the equivalent of ten Big Blinds.
The players who finish in the top fifty positions will each win a “package” worth $12,500 to the World Series of Poker Main Event. As Americas Cardroom does not have a business relationship with the WSOP, winning players will have $12,500 in cash deposited into their accounts to pay for their own WSOP Main Event buy-in ($10,000) and travel expenses ($2,500).
How to Qualify for the WSOP Mega Satellite
In the week running up to the big event, Americas Cardroom is staging a series of super-satellites to the Mega-Satellite. The turbo super-satellites on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will each take place at 8:45pm (ET), have a buy-in of $33.00 and guarantee a minimum of ten seats in Sunday´s WSOP Mega-Satellite. Three more super-satellites are schedule for Friday, Saturday and Sunday:
- Friday June 30th @ 7:30pm (ET) – $66.00 buy-in super-satellite guaranteeing a minimum of fifteen seats to Sunday´s WSOP Mega-Satellite.
- Saturday July 1st @ 7:30pm (ET) – $66.00 buy-in super-satellite guaranteeing a minimum of thirty seats to Sunday´s WSOP Mega-Satellite.
- Sunday July 2nd @ 10:30am (ET) – $88.00 buy-in super-satellite guaranteeing a minimum of sixty seats to Sunday´s WSOP Mega-Satellite.
Each of Friday´s, Saturday´s and Sunday´s super-satellites each have their own sub-satellite qualification route with buy-ins starting from $8.80. The sub-satellites are played weekly and typically on the same day of the week as the target super-satellite, with a “last-minute” sub-satellite on the evening before the target event.
So, for example, you can qualify for the super-satellite scheduled for Friday June 30th by playing in the $8.80 buy-in sub-satellites scheduled for each preceding Friday (all at 7:30pm ET), or in a “last-minute” $8.80 buy-in sub-satellite scheduled for Thursday June 29th at 10:00pm. To date, each of the sub-satellites has surpassed its guarantee, indicating that the super-satellites will be well supported.
Other Ways to Win WSOP Packages at Americas Cardroom
Last week, Americas Cardroom launched a series of promotions giving players the opportunity to win an entry into the world´s most popular live poker tournament. At present, the WSOP Sit & Go Steps Promotion is filling up nicely at the lower levels and will explode at the top levels from next week, when the weekly Sit & Crush leaderboard competition starts paying out Step 4 tickets as prizes. There has already been one quick-clicking winner of a WSOP package in the Buck Hunt promotion, plus three players each won a $12,500 WSOP package in the World Series of Jackpots promotion last Monday.
If you would like to be one of the hundreds of players winning a package to the WSOP Main Event, visit Americas Cardroom today. In fact, even if you have no intention of visiting Las Vegas this summer, there are still plenty of good reasons why you should visit the site. Americas Cardroom is currently giving away up to $50.00 free poker money to each new player who makes their first deposit using the Americas Cardroom bonus code “USAFRIENDLY”, plus you will also get a 100% match bonus on your first deposit up to $1,000. Detail of the free poker money offer and first deposit bonus can be found in my review of Americas Cardroom.