The big prize pools of the tournaments get the headlines for ACR – though they offer all the main game formats and betting structures. The most popular game is NL Hold’em, with a good selection of Pot Limit Omaha and PLO8. Stud is offered, through rarely sees any action.
Cash Games at ACR Poker
There are 6 and 9 handed tables with blinds ranging from 1c / 2c all the way to $25 / $50. The action is focused on NL Hold’em, the micro and low stakes games and at the 6-max tables. There are regular PLO games with a smaller number of O8. Fixed limit games see only occasional action, and it is unusual to see more than 1 table of stud or stud hi-lo.
ACR Poker do not charge any cash game rake if everyone folds before the flop.
There is a new ‘fast fold’ poker format called Blitz Poker. This puts players into pools. When you fold out (or end) a hand, you are instantly moved to a new hand with other players from your pool – cutting out the waiting time.
Tournaments at ACR Poker
This poker room has a packed tournament schedule. This includes multiple $1 million+ prize pool games. The biggest tournament is the ‘Venom’. This guarantees $5 million and runs every few months. You can win seats (which cost $2,650) via satellite qualifiers and special sit and goes.
There are regular tournament events at America’s Cardroom. The ‘Online Super Series’ involves 1 or more weeks of big guarantees. Other highlights include qualifiers to live tournaments including the World Series of Poker.
Regular tournaments have a mix of structures including rebuy, turbo, and knockout bounty games. Many have smaller guaranteed prize pools. Almost all the tournaments are in NL Hold’em format, with a small number of PLO and PLO8 games. As well as the scheduled tournaments, there are ‘On Demand’ games. These start as soon as enough players have joined, with registration remaining open for more players to join for 1+ hours.
Sit and Goes and Jackpots
Regular sit and goes include 1, 2 and 5 table options. These are noticeably less busy than at other poker sites. Satellite qualifiers games for the big buy-in tournaments include ‘Steps’. You can win your way through progressively higher buy-ins to get tickets to the $1 million prize pool tournaments.
ACR lottery sit and goes are called ‘Jackpots’. They are 3 handed games, with the prize pool shown after everyone has joined. You start with 500 chips, giving the games a deep enough structure for some skill to come into play before the turbo blind speeds make them push / fold style games.