Americas Cardroom is a superb US online poker room, one that’s constantly rolling out great promotions and unique events, and its latest offering, that of the Playpen is a cool, fast action and timed based micro limits cash game promotion, and it’s one that so many players are about to enjoy. It’s usually the case that ACR promotions are tournament series, freerolls and points races and it makes a welcome and refreshing change to see something being done for the Americas Cardroom ring game players, and the low stakes cash game players are in for a treat.

The Playpen at Americas Cardroom is in fact a mix and match kind of deal and even though all games are played in a cash game format, it actually works like a mini tournament. Buy ins to Playpen events start at just $10 and you start each tourney with 1,000 chips. The clock is set to 60 minutes and the fast action begins, with blind levels increasing every 13 minutes.

Once 4 levels have been played the tournament is complete and the chips you have at the table are then converted into cash and placed in your account. Think of the Playpen as taking $10 to a cash game table, playing for 60 minutes and then seeing what you’ve got, and the main difference between the Playpen and doing that at a regular cash game table is that the blind increases will rapidly increase the amount of cash that’s on the table as the game progresses.

That’s a cool, simple and well designed poker promotion and we really do like the format, a format that gives smaller real money Texas Hold'em players the buzz of big blind poker. There’s a Playpen schedule in the Americas Cardroom lobby now and all you’ll need to get in the mix is your ACR account opened, and when making your first deposit you’ll get a superb 100% welcome bonus up to $1,000 in bonus cash.