The leading US-facing online poker site announced that starting April 5th, there will be no more jackpot fee associated with The Beast, ultimately turning it into a free weekly points race. What's more, all real money cash tables are now officially Beast tables. Players from all over the world are looking forward to this big change and are already calling it the best promotion in online poker.
"The changes to The Beast are right on the money. The players now have a true promotion, one of the best promotions I can remember in my ten-year career of online poker. The rake at Winning Poker Network is now lower than ever. In fact, as far as I know, it's lower than any other site. When the Beast drop comes out of the rake, any Beast payout is gravy...just turns out this is a lot of gravy. With the Beast coming out of the rake, the weekly bonuses, and the VIP program, playing on the WPN is a no-brainer. The change to the Beast is HUGE for the WPN players", stated MamaCoolj former champion in The Beast leaderboard.
Also Dusty Schmidt, Americas Cardroom Pro player stated "I think it is outstanding, the rake will be lower than anywhere else and will encourage people to play more without affecting their pot. If you are an active poker player and play somewhere else you have your head stick in sand. With the fast cashouts, VIP Programs and The Beast, Winning Poker Network is the place to grind".
The Beast weekly competition won't change. Each weekly contents runs from Saturday at 00:00 ET until the following Friday at 23:59 ET. But with every table now automatically a Beast table, the value of each cash and tournament prize pool is expected to grow by leaps and bounds.
What will change, however, is the jackpot fee. Americas Cardroom will foot the bill for The Beast, taking a percentage of their rake and dropping it into the weekly prize pool. At the end of each weekly period, the prize pool in The Beast is distributed to players who rank on The Beast leaderboard.
Out of every $0.06 in rake collected, $0.02 will go to feed The Beast. There's no change to how rake is collected. The low rake players are used to at Americas Cardroom stays the same. Of the total Beast rake collected, players will receive both cash and a weekly chance at one of a variety of live events including the Punta Cana Poker Classic and LSOP Events.
Since its inception, The Beast has handed out more than $3 million in cash and tournament seats to dedicated poker players. Details on how points are awarded can be found at Americas Cardroom.