As the start date of the Winning Poker Network´s $5 million guaranteed Venom tournament draws closer, there are more opportunities to win a seat for free.
The Winning Poker Network´s Venom tournament is going to be the biggest online poker tournament for U.S. players since Black Friday. Starting on Tuesday July 16th (Day 1A), the event will have a second Day 1 on Sunday July 21st, before the survivors from both opening days get together to battle in out for a seat at the Final Table on Monday July 22nd.
The 8-handed Final Table will get underway at 5:00pm (all times ET) on Wednesday July 24th, and the Network has said it will pay the winner of the event $1 million in the cryptocurrency of their choice within minutes of the winning hand being dealt. Other cashout options are available – they might just take a little longer to process.
Changes to the Venom Steps Promotion
Over the six months of the promotion, it´s structure has been changed a number of times. Following the recent software upgrade, further opportunities have been introduced to get players started in the Steps promotion for free and then accelerate their journey towards a free Venom ticket. You don´t necessarily have to start the journey at freeroll level, as you can buy-in directly to any of the Steps below:
|1||Free||Every two hours||40 tickets for Step 2|
|1||$0.25||When 6 players register||1 ticket for Step 2|
|2||$6.61||When 18 players register||9 tickets for Step 3|
|2 (Skip)||$6.61||When 9 players register||2 tickets for Step 4|
|3||$16.51||When 15 players register||5 tickets for Step 4|
|3 (Skip)||$16.51||When 15 players register||2 tickets for Step 5|
|4||$55.01||When 9 players register||2 tickets for Step 5|
|4 (Skip)||$55.01||When 12 players register||1 ticket for Step 6|
|5||$215.01||When 5 players register||2 tickets for Step 6|
|6||$630.01||When 5 players register||1 ticket for Venom|
If you have not yet taken part in the Venom Steps promotion, there are a couple of things you need to be aware of. The freeroll tournaments are now capped at four hundred players and there is no early registration. Registration starts a minute before each freeroll tournament begins and, if there are any seats remaining, stays open for an hour after the tournament has begun.
The paid-for Steps are “On Demand” tournaments. This means they start when the required number of players have registered, but the tournaments then move into a period of late registration (which varies according to which Step you are playing) when other players can enter. It is worth keeping an eye on late registering tournaments because they can represent exceptional value – especially the “Skip” Steps which enable to you climb two Steps at a time if you win.
Special Venom Twitter Competition for ACR Players
Over the next couple of days, Americas Cardroom (ACR) – the flagship site on the Winning Poker Network – is giving players another opportunity to win a Venom seat for free. To take part in ACR´s Twitter competition, all you need to do is Tweet a picture of yourself playing in any of the Venom Steps at Americas Cardroom, tagging the Tweet with @ACR_Poker and using the hashtag #VenomContest.
The Tweet with the most engagements (likes, retweets, and/or replies) by 5:00pm on Friday 14th June will win a free seat in the Venom tournament. To be eligible to take part in the competition, you have to have an account at Americas Cardroom, and you must also follow @ACR_Poker on Twitter. If you don´t yet have an account at Americas Cardroom, details of how to sign up can be found here.