The High Five Tournament Series Returns to Americas Cardroom For a Third Time

(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – October 21, 2014 – The High Five Tournament Series returns for a third time to Americas Cardroom with each one getting more exciting than the last. The tournament series has five events each day from Wednesday, October 29th through Sunday, November 2nd.

The 25 events overall will have a guaranteed $420,000 in prize pools, with the Main Event accounting for $150,000 all by itself. Earlier in June, the second edition of the High Five series ran with $420,000 guaranteed and saw record numbers in most of the prize pools.

“Third time’s a charm is an old expression, but it fits perfectly for this latest installment of the High Five tournament series,” said Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “Our members asked for this again and we were happy to oblige.”

The High Five features various games types like Texas Holdem, PLO8 and PLO, plus different formats including regular, rebuy/add-ons, turbos, knockout tournaments and hyper-turbos.

Buy-in prices start at $1+$0.10 and go up to $500+$30, but players can qualify for FREE with one of the many satellites that are running now.

“The series has been very profitable for the low to high stakes player, so everyone loves it,” Harris continued. “We expect the final prize pool to go over the $500,000 mark, so why not play and get your share?”

On December 14th, Americas Cardroom is guaranteeing $1 million in Winning Millions, the first Sunday million-dollar tournament to hit US shores in nearly four years. Players can buy directly in for $500+$40 or find a low buy-in qualifier for just a few dollars.

Rose’s Health Crucial to Chicago’s Title Odds

Anybody with a firm grasp of how the 2014-2015 NBA season might play out has the answer to the Derrick Rose question. If the Chicago Bulls point guard can pick up where he left off at the end of the 2010-2011 season, the Bulls could become title favorites. They’re 11/2 to win the NBA Championship as we go to press.

If Rose comes up limping once again, as he’s done after his previous comeback attempts, then the squad will look considerably more mortal, and Chicago will be among the favorites in the Eastern Conference but relatively toothless compared to a team like Cleveland.

The reason is simple. Without Rose, the Bulls are a well-rounded and formidable defensive threat. With him, and especially with the 25 and 8 MVP version of him, the team’s a well-oiled machine capable of contending for the title.

Rose managed to survive his summer obligations with Team USA despite looking sore and banged up on occasion. However, the guard has started to regain some of his superstar form.

A healthy Rose may not guarantee Chicago’s championship parade, but it could be the difference between the Bulls serving as noble underdogs and the Bulls being a legitimate championship favorite.

Kansas City Rests Up for World Series

The Kansas City Royals have beat MLB odds all season long, and now they find themselves waiting to see who their opponent will be in the World Series. The Giants are -1000 to win the NL Pennant and the Cardinals are +600.

Kansas City was embroiled all season long in a head-to-head battle with its Detroit Tigers rival, and the Royals eventually came up short in their race for an American League division title. They settled for one of the two league wild card berths.

The Royals’ dramatic Wild Card victory over the Oakland Athletics has set the pace for their postseason. For years the Royals have developed a solid young core of position players, and now the patience is paying off. Eric Hosmer has an impressive .448 batting average and Mike Moustakas has enjoyed four playoff home runs.

The Royals haven’t won a title since 1985. That was six years before starting pitcher Yordano Ventura was even born. Now they’re favored (-110) to win the World Series.

However, oddsmakers don’t seem overly confident in Kansas City, despite the Royals’ early ALCS victory. The San Francisco Giants are +110 to win the World Series even though there’s no guarantee they will even survive the NLCS.

Player ‘bik6624235′ Dropkicks His Way to Biggest Payday in The Cage

(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – October 9, 2014 – Americas Cardroom has officially broken new ground as poker players from around the world threw punches in The Cage. After the final hand of The Cage tournament was dealt, industry experts and those watching on the major online poker forums agree that the time-based cash game was an enormous success.

“We would like to congratulate all the participants in The Cage,” said Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “We witnessed a lot of heated moments at the tables as players viewed the six-figure prize pool up for grabs. In the end, we’re thrilled to see a lot of players walking away feeling like champions.”

The Cage surpassed all expectations in its debut. A whopping 66 players either direct bought in or qualified to the inaugural event of The Cage which took place on Wednesday, October 8th. The total prize pool was $330,000, which meant there was plenty of money to go around for all the combatants.

However, players weren’t playing for a distributed prize pool. They were playing for the exact value of their chip stack. The time-based cash game combined the excitement of a poker tournament with the adrenaline rush of a cash game. Poker players who entered the cash game did so with 5,000 in chips, with each one holding a real dollar value. Players who survived the three hours received cash for their exact chip stack.

The Cage participants had just three hours to dropkick their way to victory. Players bik6624235 ($29,947), UpayformyKia ($20,921) and vasya9 ($15,556) were the top 3 winners when the clock counted down to zero.

The Next Cage is Already Here

The date has been set for the next big time-based cash game, Americas Cardroom players can look forward to another groundbreaking online poker event on November 12, 2014 at 8:00pm ET. Satellites are already running from as low as $1.65.

The Cage PLO

On November 26, 2014 just 2 weeks after the next Cage, Americas Cardroom has announced a PLO event with a similar structure. There’s been a massive player interest for such an event, as a result Americas Cardroom executives have decided to listen to their players and deliver once again.

Woman from Australia wins first ‘Viva Las Vegas’ Vacation at All Slots Casino

All Slots Casino congratulates Tosca E. from Australia, who is the first winner of an all-expenses-paid vacation to Las Vegas as part of the casino’s Viva Las Vegas competition running this October and November.

TA XBIEX, MALTA–(Marketwired – October 08, 2014) – All Slots Casino is thrilled to congratulate Tosca E. from Australia, who was the first to top the leaderboard in the Viva Las Vegas competition, which kicked off last week at the Jackpot Factory group. Nine more Viva Las Vegas grand-prize winners will join this fabulous casino event, which will place February 5th-8th. The grand prize includes an all-expenses-paid vacation including round-trip flights for two, hotel accommodations on the Vegas strip, dining, entertainment and a chance to meet with casino representatives.

Each week through December 2nd, the top wagerer across the Jackpot Factory, including All Slots, All Jackpots, First Web, Wild Jack and The VIP Lounge casinos, will win this spectacular Vegas vacation package. An additional winner will be drawn from among all the participating players during one surprise week of the two-month competition. In addition to the Vegas vacation winners, 49 runners up each week will share EUR 20,000 in bonuses, making Viva Las Vegas the biggest promotional event of 2014.

“Tosca held the first place position all week, and we are so thrilled to send her to Las Vegas this February,” said David Brickman, the group’s Vice President of Player Affairs. “I’m sure it’s going to be an incredible trip for all of our lucky winners and I look forward to hosting more giveaways with fantastic prizes at our casinos in the near future.”

More Satellite Games to Americas Cardroom The Cage Draws Crowd

(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – October 8, 2014 – For three hours tonight, Americas Cardroom (ACR) will have the biggest cash game on the internet. The Cage, a cash game in a time based tournament format is ACR’s latest innovation that gets underway tonight at 8:00pm ET. Interest has exceeded all expectations with already a combined prize pool of $175,000 with potential to break the $250,000 mark by the time the event kicks off.

“This is a huge opportunity for small stakes players to stop watching the high stakes games and start playing them,” commented ACR spokesperson Michael Harris. “We’ve had tremendous turnout to our satellites and we’ve qualified dozens of players through them for just a fraction of the cost of the direct buy-in.”

Last night’s $300+$20 buy-in satellite was a huge success qualifying 4 more seats out of the 77 entrants who turned up to play the qualifier. Players GabrielKnight, Tilt-A-Whirl, imoneverything, and KnobEnd will be joining the already 35 other players registered to play out in tonight’s debut of The Cage.

“Our satellite schedule has made a high stakes cash game experience accessible to everyone,” continued Harris. “Where else can you parlay a $1.65 super satellite entry into a $5,100 buy-in to play against some of the most elite players in the game today for life changing money?”

Players begin the cash game with 5,000 chips should they lose them they are out of the tournament with no option to re-buy or re-enter. Once three hours of time has expired, the tournament is over and whatever chips each player has in front of them is then converted into real cash and deposited immediately into the player’s account.

Unlike other tournaments or cash games, players who qualify via satellite or buy-in directly must play the three hour event once registered. The time based cash game has 3 levels with blinds increasing after every level. Blind levels start at $10/20 with $2 antes in the first hour, progress to $25/$50 with $5 antes, and finish in hour 3 with a $50/$100 level with $10 antes. Especially the last level of nosebleed stakes by design will create some of the biggest pots ever seen on ACR.

ACR continues to push the envelope in the promotional and tournament offerings including The Winning Millions $1,000,000 Guaranteed tournament scheduled for December 14th at 3:00pm ET.

Old and New Faces in the MLB Championship Series

The MLB’s Championship Series provide two very contrasting stories. In the NL, it will again be either the St. Louis Cardinals or San Francisco Giants winning the Pennant. This isn’t surprising as one or the other has done so in each of the last four seasons. But over in the AL, we have the Baltimore Orioles and the Kansas City Royals hold the top spots. The Orioles haven’t made the World Series since 1983 and the Royals since 1985.

It’s been a while since either the Orioles or the Royals have come this far in the postseason. The Orioles swept the Detroit Tigers and their three aces in the Divisional Series and now stand as the World Series favorite at 11/5. They’re also a -150 chalk to end the Royals’ Cinderella run. At 13/4, the Royals are the biggest long shots to win the World Series, but if you believe in momentum, the Kansas City is an intriguing betting option.

In the National League, the two most consistent franchises over the last five years will go head-to-head this Saturday, October 11. With home-field advantage, the Cardinals are a slight -130 favorite; the Giants being even money. Interestingly enough, both teams are 13/5 to win the World Series.

Americas Cardroom Invites Poker Players to Lock In $540 Winning Millions Seat

(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – October 3, 2014 – Who says you have to win at poker to earn a seat in the biggest online poker tournament to hit US shores in nearly four years? Americas Cardroom today invited players to lock in their $540 seat by making a $10 deposit for first depositors or $25 for reload depositors. The seat is unlocked just by playing poker and the $1 million tournament gets underway on December 14th at 3:00pm ET.

“It’s our goal to pack Winning Millions with as many players we can and catapult the final prize pool into history-making territory,” stated Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “So starting today, we’re inviting online poker players to lock in their seat just by making a deposit.”

Winning Millions is a Texas Hold’em tournament featuring a $1 million prize pool, set to begin on December 14th, 2014. Poker players can buy directly in for $500+$40 or win their spot through daily satellites.

With today’s announcement, poker players can also lock in their seat just by making a deposit. Upon depositing, players are invited to join the promo by opting in through the BONUSES section in the CASHIER. Once a player has collected 13,000 Award Points, their seat will be unlocked. Players can earn Award Points by playing cash games, tournaments, and sit & goes at Americas Cardroom.

Commented Harris, “Over the last year, we’ve seen a giant community of grinders hit the tables hard at Americas Cardroom playing The Beast and Sit & Crush. With 2.5 months left to secure a seat, it’s easy for a dedicated player to unlock their seat.”

Harris notes that the Lock In You Winning Millions Seat promo is extra rewarding because those grinding the tables to unlock their seat will also automatically participate in The Beast and Sit & Crush by playing at qualifying tables.

The response to Winning Millions has been beyond impressive. Many are predicting that the tournament could change the poker landscape in the US permanently and a Sunday million-dollar tournament could be a weekly event to look forward to in 2015.

A full satellite schedule for Winning Millions and more details on how to lock in a Winning Millions seat can be found at AmericasCardroom.eu.

Major $5,000 Cash Game, The Cage, Breaks $100,0000 Mark

(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – October 2, 2014 – Six days from today, poker players from across America and around the world will step into The Cage at Americas Cardroom to make history in one of the biggest, most innovative online poker cash games of all time. If the competition for the $5,000 tournament wasn’t already fierce, today’s announcement will turn things on its head. Americas Cardroom today confirmed that The Cage has reached the $100,000 mark thanks to a schedule of frequent satellites that run as low as $5.

“We’ve always known Americas Cardroom players were fiercely competitive,” stated Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “But to see The Cage fill up with so many players intent on doing extreme damage on the felt is proof that we’ve got a thriving community of serious grinders.”

The Cage is Americas Cardroom’s groundbreaking cash game, set to get underway on October 8th. Players who register for the $5,000+$100 cash game will step into The Cage with 5,000 in starting chips, in real cash.

The goal of The Cage is to not just survive, but conquer. Players will have exactly 3 hours to dropkick their way to victory, and each hour the blinds and antes increase. While The Cage is considered a cash game, Americas Cardroom is making things more interesting by structuring it in a way that’s similar to a tournament. The Cage features three levels: Hour 1 with $10/$20 blinds and $2 antes; Hour 2 with $25/$50 blinds and $5 antes; and Hour 3, with $50/$100 blinds and $10 antes.

At the end of level 3, each surviving player will be awarded cash for their chip stack. A player holding 35,000 in chips will receive $35,000 in cash, credited to their account.

The last chance satellite will be held on Tuesday October 7th at 7:30pm ET. The event guarantees at least 2 seats valued at $5,100 each. The buy-in is $300+$20 and there are multiple qualifiers running to earn a spot in the “last chance”.

Throughout the event ACR will be posting live updates via social media such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter and “The Big Blind” ACR’s new blog. Updates will include the breakdown of key hands, player profiles, and chip counts.

When Americas Cardroom first announced The Cage, many industry experts balked at the $5,000+$100 buy-in. However, Americas Cardroom has put together a satellite schedule to help players secure a seat for as little as $1.65. Today’s announcement that The Cage has reached the $100,000 mark is proof that players are truly excited about this revolutionary cash game concept.

$1 Million Guaranteed Tournament

Following The Cage, Americas Cardroom will be setting up the stage for a tournament that could change the poker landscape in the US. Winning Millions is a Texas Hold’em tournament featuring a $1 Million guaranteed prize pool, set to begin on December 14th, 2014. Poker players can buy directly in for $500+$40 or win their spot through a satellite.

Ten Vegas Vacations Up for Grabs at Jackpot Factory Casinos

(Press Release) TA XBIEX, MALTA–(Marketwired – October 01, 2014) The glitz and glamour of Vegas arrives at the Jackpot Factory casinos this month with the launch of the exclusive “Viva Las Vegas” competition. Open to all players at All Slots, All Jackpots, First Web, Wild Jack and The VIP Lounge casinos, the competition will award a total of EUR 180,000 in bonuses and 10 all-expenses-paid vacations to Las Vegas to the casinos’ top wagerers between October 1st and December 2nd.

A Vegas Vacation and EUR 20,000 Awarded Each Week

Every week, players from across the participating casinos will compete to earn one of the 50 spots on the Viva Las Vegas leaderboard by earning points for their casino play. The player with the most points at the end of each week’s promotion period will win a fantastic three-night, four-day Las Vegas vacation package including round-trip flights for two, hotel accommodations on the Vegas strip, dining, and entertainment. The 49 runners-up will share EUR 20,000 in bonuses.

In the first week of February, the nine top wagerers and a tenth lucky player drawn from among all the participating players will join casino representatives in Las Vegas for an experience of a lifetime.

“Las Vegas is the single most popular destination for casino enthusiasts, and we are truly delighted to offer this world-class experience to our players,” said David Brickman, the group’s Vice President of Player Affairs. “The Jackpot Factory is about more than great games and generous bonuses; it’s about a lifestyle of entertainment that extends beyond the computer screen or mobile device. We are looking forward to this fun-filled weekend with our players and anticipate offering more prizes like this in the future.”

Giovani Bernard and AJ Green Put Bengals on the Betting Map

The Cincinnati Bengals are the only remaining undefeated AFC club, and their hot start is starting to influence the sportsbook. Behind last year’s finalists, the Bengals are 9/1 to win the Super Bowl. In Week 5, coming off of a bye week, they’ll look to hit the 4-0 mark on the road against the New England Patriots. Cincinatti is the -1.5 favorite heading into the match.

While the NFL betting community, and even fans, may doubt the Bengals’ ability to extend their winning streak much longer, they’re still a captivating team to bet on. With superstars like AJ Green and Giovani Bernard on board, it’s hard to look away.

At 22 years old, Bernard has emerged as a potent rushing and receiving threat. Through three games he’s breached the 300-total-yard mark and has three rushing touchdowns. Wideout Green already has over 225 yards receiving and one touchdown.

Youth and flair may not be enough to earn respect from oddsmakers, but continued success on the field certainly will. A big win over a high profile team like New England would help them establish themselves as household names, and they’re also facing off on a prime time matchup Sunday night.

Texas Title Contenders Define Life in Southwest

Say what you want about which city produces the best basketball talent, but there’s no denying that Texas is the most powerful state. In addition to the reigning champion San Antonio Spurs, the Lone Star state serves as home to three of the seven top teams on the NBA Championship futures.

Not surprisingly, the Spurs lead the Southwest Division; they’re -140 to finish first of the five southwest teams. San Antonio is 4/1 to win the NBA championship outright.

We’ve talked at length about the Spurs’ chances of defending their title before, so now let’s focus on the Dwight Howard in Houston experiment. He and James Harden make up one of the most devastating duos in professional sports, but Harden’s 25.4 PPG and Howard’s 12.2 RPG won’t translate into success if they’re not careful against their rivals. The Houston Rockets are 16/1 to win the title.

The Mavericks won the title in 2011 and will welcome Tyson Chandler back to their veteran mix. He, plus former Rocket Chandler Parsons will look to partner with veteran Dirk Nowitzki for one last legitimate push. The Dallas Mavericks are 18/1 to win the championship.

We don’t envy teams as they hit the road for their trips to Texas. Imagine how exhausting the 2014-2015 campaign will be for Southwest Division rivals New Orleans and Memphis.

Playoff Teams Set for 2014, but Seeding Far From Settled

You’ve bet on Major League Baseball all season long, and now it’s time to start prepping for the postseason. Heading into the final weekend of the 2014 campaign, critics and oddsmakers will pay attention to how the teams in the hot seats handle the final sprint. Although we may know the majority of the teams in the mix, the seeding is up to them.

The final weekend of the season should be heated for three wild card hopefuls. The Athletics (10/1 to win the World Series), Royals (16/1) and Giants (12/1) can clinch their berth with one victory (and in Oakland and Kansas City’s case, a Mariners’ loss). All three will be in action against non-playoff teams this weekend.

As for the division leaders, the Angels are 5/1 to win the World Series, and the Nationals are 11/2 to win. The Angels are in front of the National League by three games, whereas the Nationals sit just one game ahead of the Dodgers (11/2) and remain in flux.

In some respects the division races aren’t even over. The Tigers (6/1) and Cardinals (17/2) may hold the upper hand heading into the final stretch of the regular season, but don’t think that the Royals and Pirates (12/1) aren’t still eligible to reclaim the thrones.

McIlroy and Europe are Top Bets for Ryder Cup

Golf fans around the world will get an opportunity to bet in a way that doesn’t come around often. As the annual Ryder Cup approaches, PGA betting connoisseurs and golf fans in general are gearing up to wager on either Team USA or Team Europe for the Ryder Cup set to unfold Thursday.

The Europeans are the slight favorites to win the event according to the European Tour odds available for the late September showdown. Rory McIlroy will lead their charge.

The sportsbook lists McIlroy as the 7/2 favorite to lead Europe. He is 7/1 to be the top point scorer in the tournament. It’s no surprise considering the 25-year-old won both the PGA Championship and Open Championship while finishing in the top 10 in 12 events just this season.

Phil Mickelson and Rickie Fowler, in contrast, are anticipated to be the most successful Americans. Mickelson and Fowler are 6/1 to be the top American in the Ryder Cup. They are 12/1 to lead in overall points.

Golf experts have granted Europe the -155 advantage of winning the Ryder Cup. Europe has a far more experienced roster. When it comes to who has the most career victories, Europe dominates with 174. The Americans have 97.

With peak golf season winding to an end, betting on the Ryder Cup is one of the last thrills that golf fans will get a chance to experience before winter.

Wizards Lead Evenly Matched Southeast Division Race

The NBA’s Southeast Division is filled with teams in transition, so it’s the hardest to predict heading into 2014-2015. Though the early favorite is last year’s surprise playoff contender, the Washington Wizards, four of the five clubs are legitimate NBA betting options.

The Wizards rode the evolution of John Wall to a postseason appearance last spring. This year, the club will have one more year of experience. As Wall establishes himself as a league superstar, teammates like Bradley Beal and Paul Pierce should help Washington contend for a top spot in the Eastern Conference picture. The Wizards are +125 to win their division and 14/1 to win their conference.

The Miami Heat is still a threat despite losing LeBron James. Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade were superstars before the Big Three. Vital players like Luol Deng and Josh McRoberts will join them in South Beach. The Heat is +200 to win the southeast.

The upcoming season also marks an opportunity for the Charlotte Hornets. Having already slowly built themselves into a playoff team, Charlotte will take the next step in their natural progression. The Hornets are +400 to win the division, and they’re a formidable threat with Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker leading the show.

The Southeast Division may not boast a short list league favorite like the Cleveland Cavaliers or San Antonio Spurs, but they have depth.

Maidana Maidana vs. Mayweather Jr in exciting boxing rematch

For a second time in his 18-year-career, Floyd Mayweather Jr. will rematch a fighter. Mayweather Jr. was a 14/1 favorite the last time he took on Marcos Maidana. This time around, Mayweather Jr. is 1/8 to walk away on top.

The 37-year-old challenger has wasted no time establishing himself as a competent fighter over the course of his life and now holds the No. 1 welterweight title for a second time in four months.

Marcos Maidana should make adjustments when he faces off against 37-year-old Mayweather Jr. Maidana nearly scrapped his way to success last May, so this time he hopes to fight a cleaner, more fundamentally sound fight. After narrowly losing to the icon earlier in the year and having handedly defeated then-unbeaten Adrien Broner just last December, there’s no denying that Maidana is a force in the ring. A victory against Mayweather Jr. in this rematch would make him more than just a compelling betting option.

The safe money is on this bout lasting longer than 9.5 rounds. It went to a decision after 12 the last time, but +325 odds say the fight lasts less than 9.5 on September 13. Oddsmakers believe the most likely outcome will be a Mayweather Jr. victory by decision.

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Wizards Quite Capable of Challenging the Eastern Conference

The NBA’s Eastern Conference has always been tough to gauge, and this year it’s as unpredictable as ever. LeBron James and the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers will need some time to gel in northeast Ohio, leaving plenty of opportunities for high-ranking playoff-bound opponents.

It’s important to note that the Cavs lead all teams on the NBA futures. They are 5/2 to win the NBA Championship. The Chicago Bulls trail them in the east with 11/2 odds. Aside from those two squads, however, the entire conference is up in the air.

Last year we saw John Wall take the Washington Wizards to new heights. Wall averaged 19.3 points and 8.8 assists per game last season. The Wizards were 43-38-1 against the spread in 2013-2014. Now veteran forward Paul Pierce has been added to the squad in time for the 2014-2015 season. Washington may only be 33/1 to win a title this year, but they’re the third highest team in the sportsbook for their conference.

The Raptors (50/1) will return the same core squad that powered the club to a surprising postseason appearance. The Heat (40/1) will see Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade reassume their roles as the superstars they were prior to James’ arrival in South Beach.

The Gloves Are Off In The Cage, Americas Cardroom’s $5,000+$100 Cash Game

(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – September 4, 2014 – Put your poker chips down and your fists up, America. The blood is about to fly in online poker’s fiercest cash game ever. Americas Cardroom today announced The Cage, a no-holds-barred cash game with a time based tournament format where the battle for poker chips is on. Poker players will start this heart-pounding, 6-max table event with 5,000 in chips and will win the value of their chip stack at the end of 3 hours.

“It’s time to ground and pound the online poker tables,” stated Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “We’re raising the stakes with an unbelievable poker cash game that’s designed for players who are in it to win it.”

The Cage is unlike any cash game in online poker history. Players who register for the $5,000+$100 cash game will enter The Cage with 5,000 in starting chips. Each chip has a real dollar value. Players will fight to stay alive and will emerge from The Cage once the 3-hour clock hits zero or by busting out.

While The Cage is considered a cash game, the structure will be familiar to tournament players. The Cage features 3 levels: Hour one with $10/$20 blinds and $2 antes; Hour two with $25/$50 blinds and $5 antes; and Hour three with $50/$100 blinds and $10 antes.

Upon the conclusion of the 3 hours, players will emerge from The Cage and win the value of their chip stack. For example, a player who has 50,000 left in chips when the clock hits 0:00 will win $50,000 as soon as the cash game concludes.

The buy-in for The Cage is $5,000+$100 but qualifiers for the multi-table cash game are available at Americas Cardroom from as low as $1.50. The event is scheduled at 8:00pm EST on October 8th.

The Cage is already gaining the attention of some Texas Hold’em powerhouses. Harris notes that some legendary pros, including famous players in the online poker community, have expressed huge interest in going to battle in The Cage.

Fresh off the announcement of their upcoming $1,000,000 GTD Winning Millions tournament, ACR continues to find innovative ways to bring exciting poker back to players in the USA.

St. Louis’ NL Central Lead Tested by Hungry Brewers

It’s no secret that the NL Central has produced some of the deepest playoff races in recent memory, and this year is no different. The wild card hopeful Milwaukee Brewers will host the St. Louis Cardinals this weekend. St. Louis currently leads all teams in the division (10/1 to win the World Series).

St. Louis should sneak into the postseason for a fourth consecutive year, so it’s hard not to give them the upper hand in their series with a heated rival. The Brewers, however, have been beating expectations all season long.

Milwaukee has been contending in the division since opening week, so all the power to them. They may only be 65-74 against the spread, but they’re within three games reach of the NL Central lead.

Michael Wacha will take the bump for a veteran Cards team in the first of the four-game set, and he’ll go to work with a well-rounded supporting cast behind him. Yadier Molina is back in action for St. Louis after nearly a two month absence.

With the regular season coming to an end, and the Cards hopeful to add another ring to their dynasty, pressure is on for this series.

Rose and Gasol Put Bulls Back in Title Conversation

Derrick Rose’s injury history concerns anybody looking to wager on the NBA this season. Rose’s Chicago Bulls are not only among the favorites to win the title, but the team could be the best they’ve been since the days of Michael Jordan. Consider their 11/2 odds to win the NBA Championship a good indication of how far they can make it.

The Bulls have a well-rounded roster that includes MVP candidate Joakim Noah and superstar Derrick Rose. Rose has been limited to 49 games over the course of the past three seasons.The last time Rose played a full season, the Bulls were the No. 1 seed in the east and Rose won league MVP. At that time, Noah hadn’t established himself as an All-Star, and the team didn’t have Pau Gasol (or Jimmy Butler or Nikola Mirotic or Doug McDermott, etc.)

Fresh off of a stint with the Lakers where he won a pair of titles, Gasol will join Chicago’s front court with the knowhow to improve upon their postseason performance. The Bulls made the playoffs in each of the past six seasons but have only made it out of the first round twice.

Despite finishing with 48 wins in 2013-2014, Chicago was just 41-40-1 against the spread. If Rose can stay healthy for close to 82 games and the rest of the unit gels, the Bulls should defy expectations.

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