Thursday April 10,2014 : It's not just the upcoming LSOP Millions II that has online poker players excited about the concept of a million bucks. Leading online poker site Americas Cardroom today announced that its $900,000 online poker series paid out nearly $300,000 more than what had been guaranteed, handing out a record $1,176,445 in prize money.
"OSS III was our biggest online poker series to date and we're thrilled that so many players came out to participate," state Americas Cardroom spokesperson Michael Harris. "We saw several events pay out way more than what had been guaranteed, including the two $50,000 highroller tournaments which saw their prize pools balloon to over $100,000."
From March 28th to April 6th, Americas Cardroom had guaranteed $900,000 in over 63 separate online poker tournaments. Buy-ins for the tournaments ranged from just $0.52 to $530. Available tournaments included no-limit and limit Texas Holdem, Omaha Hi/Lo and Pot Limit Omaha events.
OSS III also offered a Championship Leaderboard. Poker players earned points for each event played and ranked on the leaderboard. "Sandymar", the first place winner, walked away with bragging rights, the OSS III title, and an all-expense paid luxury trip to the 2014 Punta Cana Poker Classic.
With the online poker tournament series wrapped up, all eyes are now focused once again on LSOP Millions II. Americas Cardroom has revealed that they will be sending players to the second installment of the land-based tournament, scheduled for this September. While the LSOP Millions was originally slated to be an annual event, the success of the tournament has prompted to organizers to head back to Panama just six months after the inaugural tournament wrapped.
While OSS III has ended, online poker players don't have to wait long to play in a large poker tournament. Every day, Americas Cardroom hosts The Big 10, a packed schedule of guaranteed poker tournaments with interesting prize pools. The online poker site will be hosting a $100,000 Guaranteed tournament this Sunday April 13th at 7:00pm EST.