Americas CardRoom Earns Guinness World Record title with $5 Million Venom Payment. A lot of online poker networks throw the word record-breaking around. But when the Winning Poker Network (flagship brand Americas Cardroom) says it, it’s true. The U.S.A. online poker room just earned the Guinness World Record title for the largest cryptocurrency winning jackpot in an online poker tournament!
“We’re excited for “TheBigKid“ our $1,050,559.50 first-place winner in our $5 Million Venom,” stated Winning Poker Network (WPN) spokesperson Michael Harris. “Earning the Guinness World Record title means it wasn’t just an online poker tournament, it was history in the making.”
To secure the record, WPN sent the winner the prize via Bitcoin shortly after the final hand was played — all in one shot. It happened on July 24th, 2019 in San Jose, Costa Rica.
The Venom featured a $5 Million guaranteed prize pool, and at least $1 Million for first place. It was the biggest tourney in Americas Cardroom history and the biggest-ever by a US facing online poker network with a $6,382,500 final prize pool. The tourney began on July 14th, spanned several days, and featured three Day 1’s options.
Americas Cardroom first began accepting Bitcoin in 2015. Back then, the popular cryptocurrency accounted for about 2% of all business. Over the last few years, they’ve ramped up their commitment to crypto, now accepting over 60 different ones for deposits and withdrawals. Today, cryptocurrency accounts for 60% of Americas Cardrooms business. For more info on the $5 Million Venom, including the next one Check out Americas Cardroom.
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