The largest purse in the history of Global Poker awaits this weekend.
On April 26, the sweepstakes-based online poker site wraps up its Global Poker Home Series with the biggest guarantee it has ever offered: a prize pool of SC500,000 during the SC540 Sunday Scrimmage.
Not a bad payday during a time of quarantine.
What is Global Poker?
Legalized online poker is limited to a select few states — Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware — but Global Poker provides an avenue for the vast majority of the country as well as Canada.
A social poker site that made its debut in 2016, Global Poker allows players to purchase Gold Coins and receive Sweeps Coins to compete in tournaments. Sweeps Coins are redeemable for cash.
Additionally, players can compete in various styles of poker, including Texas Hold’em and Omaha.
Global Poker has flourished since launching four years ago, building its base to more than 1 million registered players.
Win big in the Home Series
Over the past few events, Global Poker has handed out larger and larger prizes. For example, Gold Coin events have already paid out some GC120 million, and Sweeps Coin players have shared a whopping SC1.22 million.
Those totals will increase Sunday.
After shelling out the SC540 to buy into the tournament, players will have a crack at the largest prize pool in Global Poker history. Not only that, but winners will also receive Home Series trophies complete with their inscribed names.
Certainly, the event will draw ample participation. Consider last week, when the Sunday Teaser and Scrimmage events featured more than 1,100 players.
A bright spot after WSOP news
The poker world could use a strong weekend finish, especially after a rocky middle of the week.
The World Series of Poker announced it postponed the 51st installment of the Las Vegas event due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has caused mass casino closures across the country.
On the upside, the event is expected to return in fall 2020, dates of which Caesars Entertainment will announce at a later time.
Then again, not all news was bad: the WSOP online poker site remains operational for players in the aforementioned four states that regulate the game.
Online poker itself has seen an uptick in participation since the health scare began. So, too, have legalized online casinos. It only makes sense, really, when you consider the absence of sports and sports betting.
Fortunately for players needed to scratch a gambling itch, legal operators have stepped in to fill the void.