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Travel and Play: ACR Poker Boosts Its Live Event Satellite Lineup

Leading Online Site Sending Players All Over The World

by |  Published: Oct 18, 2023


When choosing an online poker site, players typically consider factors like the variety of tournaments and cash games, player traffic, system requirements, deposit options, withdrawal speeds, security measures, and the overall site reputation. While these are all important considerations that everyone should take into account, they’re just part of the story.

When you bring your bankroll to ACR Poker, you’ll also want to ask yourself a few personal questions. Such as, how big is my suitcase? When does my passport expire? And will my boss give me a couple weeks off so I can compete for potentially life-changing quantities of cash halfway around the world?

Your answers to these questions matter because ACR Poker is your gateway to globetrotting adventures. We’re excited to give our players opportunities to travel the world to play the world’s greatest card game.

Already this year, we’ve zipped players off to hotspots in the Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, Britain, Latin America, and the French Riviera, all on our dime. And we’re not stopping anytime soon. In fact, we’re ramping up our satellites to unique destinations.

More importantly, our trips aren’t the type of prizes they give away on The Price Is Right – no disrespect to Drew Carey and the late, great Bob Barker. Rather, we send players on once-in-a-lifetime High Stakes Adventures, where they get treated like royalty while competing for massive stakes against poker’s elite on the world stage.
Last February, we awarded the richest live tournament prize packages in online poker history. Imagine this: Four players, just like you, earned a package worth more than $100,000, simply by winning our High Stakes Adventure: Vietnam qualifiers.

Each prize package included business class airfare, luxury accommodations, and $100,000 of buy-ins, giving the winners the chance to compete live against the titans of the poker world in a Super High Roller Series, right in the heart of Vietnam!

If you haven’t been to Vietnam, let us paint you a picture: unending landscapes of natural beauty, striking white sandy beaches, culinary delights that tempt all your senses, and a cultural heritage that’s as rich as a royal flush. Combine this with playing ultra-high stakes poker, and you have an adventure that goes far beyond what you could ever dream up.

Our players weren’t the only stars with a chance to shine brightly in Vietnam. Over the course of a whole month, our ACR Pros and Stormers duked it out in exciting online competitions to score their own prize packages. Well guess what? Mark Rubbathan, who is better known as ACR Stormer ‘Weazel1991,’ earned a package and absolutely crushed it at the tables in Vietnam.

After coming out of nowhere to win the $20,000 Mystery Bounty tournament, Rubbathan told reporters how he made it to Vietnam.

“I won a package worth $100k in buy-ins. Everything else was also covered (business class flights and hotel). I decided to play the smallest buy-ins ($25k super millions, $15k NLH which I had 2 bullets, $20k Mystery Bounty, $25k turbo). In my second bullet of the $15k I came in 10th to bubble FT but cashed for $50k. I jumped straight into the $20k Mystery Bounty, and managed to take the entire thing down. I cashed for $636k including bounties!”

Even though our Vietnam qualifiers had a $2,650 buy-in, players on a budget had the opportunity to dream big. That’s because we offered affordable satellites, so everyone had a shot at what proved to be a transformational experience.

In the words of our ACR Poker CEO Phil Nagy, “Everybody should drive in a limousine once, fall in love once, and be treated like the biggest VIP in the world once. Our High Stakes Adventures can make these life-changing experiences happen for you.”

Just a few months after our inaugural High Stakes Adventure in Vietnam, we turned our atlas on its axis, upped the ante, and set our sights on our next destination. In keeping with the philosophy of Mr. Nagy, five fortunate ACR Poker players bagged a dream vacation package to Cyprus in April worth a whopping $110,000.

Once again, this wasn’t just about playing high-stakes poker in paradise against some of the best players on the planet. We also covered travel and accommodations, making sure our winners got to soak up the sun in style. Naturally, our ACR Pros and Stormers had a chance to win separate packages as well.

Splashing in the pool of extravagance and competing in a Super High Roller Series against the backdrop of Cyprus’s ancient ruins and breathtaking beaches was a one-of-a-kind experience. Our players truly had the time of their lives.

To top it all off, the flexibility with the tournament buy-ins allowed our players to make the most of this poker experience. Aside from being able to choose their own events in Cyprus, Mr. Nagy agreed to stake up to 50% of the buy-ins of each tourney they entered, giving players up to $50,000 in guaranteed cash.

ACR Pro Jeff Boski, who attended our High Stakes Adventures in both Vietnam and Cyprus, raved, “My experience at Triton Cyprus and Vietnam was first-class all the way, the high-stakes experience in one word is… Priceless.”

Meanwhile, fellow ACR Pro Rob Kuhn characterized our High Stakes Adventure Cyprus as “an experience unlike anything else” and called it “a life-changing opportunity to perform on the biggest stages in poker.”

But we weren’t done. This past summer we gave our players an opportunity to live large in London. Five players made their way to England after earning a High Stakes Adventure prize package worth $125,000. That covered $110,000 for tournament buy-ins, along with $15,000 cash for airfare and luxury accommodations.

Not only did they get the chance of a lifetime to face off against poker’s elite, but they also got to take in London’s iconic sights like Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, experience vibrant nightlife, and be treated like a king. And of course, some of the ACR Pros and Stormers also earned spots in the series.

ACR Pro Drew Gonzalez, who won $60,700 for a 15th place finish in the $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em GG Million$ event, revealed just how unforgettable his London Super High Roller Series experience was.

“The feel you get when you first walk into the playing arena is just next level. You’ve got banners of past champions, you’ve got the gold and black elegant color scheme for Triton that just gives off this Casino Royale/high-class vibe, and then you’ve got the top-notch customer service from everyone working the event. This experience has set the bar for poker operators. I’m not sure there is another poker experience you can get like this anywhere else.”

Fellow ACR Pro Jon Pardy added, “It was such a surreal experience for me. A guy who’s only been playing poker for five years and used to the smaller-stakes games, sitting across the likes of Phil Ivey, Stephen Chidwick, Sam Grafton, etc.… It’s a trip and experience I’ll never forget. I can’t thank Phil and ACR enough.”

And we’re definitely not done in the high-stakes department. In October, we’ll be whisking four lucky players off to the glorious city-state of Monte Carlo on our next High Stakes Adventure. Once again, our latest winners have earned a deluxe prize package worth $110,000, which covers those live tournament buy-ins and luxury travel.

Our package winners won’t just rub shoulders with the poker elite. They’ll also have the company of our ACR Pros and Stormers in the heart of the French Riviera, enjoying this global gambling destination that’s famous for glamor and luxury at every turn.

While the enormity of these events is undeniable, you don’t have to feel like you’ve missed out. That’s because we’re bringing you four High Stakes Adventures every year. So, no matter what your bucket list looks like, you’ll have lots of reasons to log onto ACR Poker all year long.

As much as our High Stakes Adventures have been a smashing success, they’re merely the latest chapter in our storied history of sending poker players on exciting trips around the world. From the Latin Poker Series and Punta Cana Poker Classic back in the 2010’s, to the annual global championships in Las Vegas and our own Cage Live, live poker is very much a part of our DNA. So even though we’re an online platform, we’re just as committed to the live playing experience as we are to the action that plays out on our servers.

Last summer, we brought the excitement back to our home turf in San Jose, Costa Rica. For the first time in three and a half years, following a pandemic-induced hiatus, we proudly hosted The Cage Live, our intense live cash game that uses a time-based tournament format.

Over the course of two adrenaline-packed days, the blinds steadily climbed to dizzying heights. The format alone ensured a heart-stopping, high-stakes experience for the 36 participants who won an $8,700 package through our online satellites.

Hosting The Cage Live in our stomping grounds means we know precisely how to ensure our players have an absolute blast. Each package covered entry into The Cage Live event plus airfare, accommodations, spending money and more. But it was more than the thrill on the felt and the potential to win big. Our players also had opportunities to explore and experience that “Pura Vida” that Costa Rica is so famous for.

Speaking of Latin America, we regularly give our players the chance to win their way to Uruguay. Thanks to our strong partnership with the Enjoy Punta del Este Resort and Casino, players have several opportunities to travel to Uruguay’s Atlantic Coast to compete in the Enjoy Poker Series Main Event.

With lots of $5,000 Uruguay packages regularly up for grabs through $109 satellites, these have quickly become a player favorite. We’re proud that these events have grown exponentially over the years, and we just wrapped up another successful event just days ago.

When it comes to live poker, it doesn’t get bigger than Las Vegas. That’s why we always make a habit of sending players to the biggest tournament held annually in Sin City. Yet we know that Vegas isn’t for everyone, which is why our packages let players decide whether they want to travel and compete in the massive main event or keep the cash instead.

While we’re on the topic of Vegas, did you know that Chris Moneymaker serves as an ACR Pro and brand ambassador? The legend, who single-handedly ushered in the online poker revolution two decades ago after conquering the WSOP main event, is proud to be part of our team. Of course, we’re just as proud to have recently offered players a chance to compete in various spots on Moneymaker’s live tour in Florida.

While it’s hard to rival the rush of playing live for huge stakes, we’re in no way abandoning our online roots. ACR Poker continues to be the home of groundbreaking online events like the multi-day Venom. With a whopping $10 Million guaranteed prize pool, the Venom is easily the biggest Texas hold’em tournament offered by any US-facing poker site.

Not only are we proud to offer this record-breaking event twice annually, but we also host a separate progressive knock out version with a $5 Million guaranteed prize pool. This is fittingly called the Venom PKO and it runs an additional two times per year.

With an exciting tournament schedule designed to keep players busy every day of the week, plus regular online promotions like our flagship Online Super Series, which most recently featured $50 Million in total guarantees, you can always count on big poker action.

So, whether you’re looking to pile up chips from the comfort of your own home, or want to use our poker room as a stepping stone to the world stage, ACR Poker is the place to be.

Visit ACR Poker now and plan your next big adventure. ♠