Halloween is only days away, and both Intertop and Juicy Stakes are offering a players to get in on the action with a great tournament event. The event in question is a $500 guarantee bounty tournament that's going to run on November 1 at 4 pm Eastern. The entry fee is just $3.30, and the bounty style of the tournament means that things could turn into a trick or a treat every single time you or your opponent go all-in.
How the Bounty Tournament Format Works
In online poker, a bounty tournament is a way of running a game where you win prizes for knocking out individual players. This has the effect of basically balancing out the prize distribution a bit, so players who don't make it into the money will often make back a part of their buy-in or even a small profit. Of the $3.30 buy-in, $1 of that is your bounty that someone wins when they knock you out. Of the remaining $2.30, $2 of it goes to the general prize pool, and the $0.30 is the house's take in the form of rake on the entry fee.
Shared Player Pools
Both Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes share player pools, and this puts them in a situation where they're able to offer players a better environment overall with more games running at any given time compared to most sites that don't have shared player pools. Like always with Intertops, the key so their popularity is that they structure everything in a way to give players more value and a better overall experience.
Online poker has seen its ups and downs, but it's definitely having an upswing of its own right now. This $500 guarantee for the November 1 bounty tournament is a good example of how the prize pools keep getting bigger, even for micro-stakes buy-in tournaments like this one. If things keep going in the direction that they have, Intertops, Juicy Stakes and other online poker rooms will keep increasing in size, and this means more value and more options for everyone. Overall, this event is looking like it will be a lot of fun, so make sure you log in and try to knock out some players on Sunday.