The US online poker room of Americas Cardroom has launched Jackpot Poker and it’s a little different, and a whole lot of fun. Americas Cardroom Jackpot Poker is not for the poker purist and they are super fast Hyper Sit N Go tournaments with a maximum of 3 players taking part in each tourney. There are two buy in levels of $2 and $10 and each player involved starts with 500 chips and levels increase every 3 minutes.
To enter a Jackpot Poker tournament you’ll first have to choose your buy in amount, and the prize pools you’ll be playing for are randomly chosen, with $2 tourneys ranging from $4 to $5,000 and $10 tourneys offering payouts from $20 to $25,000...and it’s a winner takes all set up, unless you’re playing for one of the 3 highest cash prizes, and in those all 3 players get paid however deal making is available too.
Once you’ve chosen your buy in you simply take your seat and the tourney begins, just like any other sit n go, when the seats are full, however with just the 3 players being able to enter, that won’t take long. The random prize is then shown to all players, and you’re off, simple as that. On the Jackpot Poker page at Americas Cardroom you’ll see the frequency at which the tournament prizes will be distributed based on 100,000 tournaments, and clearly there’s a bigger chance you’ll hit the smaller prizes however the big ones do of course come around and it’s those you’ll be hoping for.
Jackpot Poker won’t win over many hard core sit n go grinders or cash game players but it will appeal to the recreational player that just wants to have a little fun and hope to score a few decent prizes, and if that’s you then head on over to Americas Cardroom where you’ll be able to claim a cool 100% up to $1,000 welcome bonus, ensuring that you hit the felt with a loaded account.