Wednesday, 30 November 2016

$100 Reload Bonus at Intertops and Juicy Stakes this Weekend


Video: $100 Reload Bonus at Intertops and Juicy Stakes Poker until December 4th Only

New players now get 100 free $1 blackjack or video poker bets!

Until this Sunday, December 4th, Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker will double your deposit and give you up to $100 extra cash to play with. 

$100 Weekend Reload Bonus Info:
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Friday, 4 November 2016

TheTrooper97 Joins Intertops & Juicy Stakes Poker Players at the $500K PPC Aruba this Weekend


We can't post the videos that TheTrooper97 is live streaming from the PPC Aruba over the weekend -- but we have shared them on our Facebook page where you can see them as they're available.



Four players from Intertops and Juicy Stakes are living the dream at the $500K PPC Aruba this weekend.  Congratulations to Tim O'Keefe, John Curcuru, Joan Sandoval and Ashley Hine! We didn't get invited along this time, but poker vlogger TheTrooper97 is with them and he'll have lots of video for us featuring live play, behind the scenes footage, player hangouts, interviews and hands of the days.

The Main Event of the PPC Aruba begins today and continues until November 7th. News updates and TheTrooper97’s videos will be published in the Intertops poker news.

Video: Vlogger Follows Online Tournament Winners to PPC Aruba

Poker vlogger TheTrooper97 will post videos from the $500K GTDF PPC Aruba featuring winners from Intertops Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker

We've travelled to several tournaments with Tim O’Keefe.  Cool guy.  He flew in from Texas the other day. Poker mom Ashley Hine also came from the Lone Star State.  She brought her family with her to soak up some sun on the beaches of Aruba.  We just saw John Curcuru last week in Punta Cana.  He's a Las Vegas poker pro who joined the Intertops group in St Maarten this spring.  He just had a short flight from Dominican Republic where he placed 5th at the Punta Cana Poker Classic, winning $34K.  Joan Sandoval couldn’t get time off her day job but dove right in when she got here today.

The PPC Aruba World Championship is one of the most exotic stops on the Poker Players Championships circuit, now in its fourth season, which includes high stakes events all over America.

All four online satellite tournament champions won $4,000 prize packages that include $2,400 buy-in to the Main Event and accommodation on Palm. Their prize packages also include travel expenses, one $200 tournament buy-in and one $300 buy-in, as well as Intertops or Juicy Stakes gear and dinner and a night out with the Intertops/Juicy Stakes team.



Monday, 31 October 2016

If These Guys Can Do It, So Can You!

This video features highlights from the full article and video on Americas Cardroom's poker news blog.

There’s some serious money to be won at a big tournament like this, and that attracts lots of professional players, like “Homeless Millionaire” Faraz Jaka, Twitch poker wiz Doug Polk and Josh Beckley, the second place finisher in the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event.  But since so many players won their trip to Punta Cana in online satellite tournaments, there’s a lot more recreational players living the dream at their very first live tournament.  I talked to a few of them at the beach party Saturday night.


“It’s been great, you can’t beat it!” said a tournament newbie Scott McKenzie from California.  “For just $50 I won a $4900 package playing The Beast tournament one Sunday night.  I cashed out my buy-in and hit forty-first place, so it’s just been a great overall experience."

"This is my first big tournament so I was really nervous.  Everyone told me I was playing way too tight  -- but I think that’s a great thing to hear from the best in the world!”

 “Anyone can do it! If I’m here, I’m living proof. It’s a great time – you’ve got to come!”


This was also a first for John and Raquel from Pittsburgh.

“I played a tournament, The Beast” said John. “Every Sunday, for $50, you’ve got a chance to win it. I figured, let’s give it a shot!”

“This is a once in a lifetime experience. I’ve always wanted to go somewhere to play a big tournament like this.  I wasn’t thinking here though! I was thinking maybe Denver or somewhere like that.  This is just out of the world for me!”

“I actually got into the Caribbean ocean!” said Raquel.  “All the way up to my chin – that’s a first for me!

Congrats to the winners -- hasta la vista!

Sunday, 30 October 2016

Faraz Jaka on His Life as the Homeless Millionaire


One of the most interesting players we've met at the Punta Cana Poker Classic is Faraz Jaka, nicknamed the Homeless Millionaire by CNN.  He's a professional poker player who's really living the dream.  He’s travelling the world from tournament to tournament so much that he gave up his home entirely years ago. Now, even with more that $8 million in career earnings, he lives from a suitcase with just the essentials: a few pieces of clothing and a laptop.

This video features highlights from the full article and video on Americas Cardroom's poker news blog.



Sounds great. But is there's got to be a catch, doesn't there?

“I’ve just been playing all week. There’s a high roller event here today too so I haven’t even got to the beach, haven’t been in the pool.  I’m on tour hardcore for the rest of the season – I’m going to Macau, I’m going to Prague… where else… oh ya, I’m going to Florida…  I’ve got a lot of poker in front of me so I need a beach day. I might make that a priority today!”

“I obviously love being on the road. That’s why I do it, but there’s definitely some things that you wish you had. It can get frustrating sometimes."

“Even just, you know, I do a lot of my shopping on Amazon, just everyday shaving needs, all the right organic products I need, and sometimes it’s really hard to do that when you’re abroad and don’t have an address for them to deliver too!”

“On my way to Macau I have eighteen hours in Chicago. So I’m, like, messaging my Chicago friends – hey, want to meet for dinner? And can I send like five Amazon deliveries to your place? And can you bring them to dinner!?”

I asked him what advice he’d give a some he said to just be careful about getting caught up in the jet set poker lifestyle. First class flights… fancy restaurants… five star hotels… If you want to last, better to stay grounded.

Apparently Twitch poker guru Doug Polk hadn’t heard that advice! After indulging in the lifestyle the night before he slept through the first three levels of Day 2!

Neither of these pros made it to the Final Table, but they’ll be there to cheer them on and  to see who walks away with nearly $150 grand.


Friday, 28 October 2016

Tyler from Missouri is Living the Dream at the Punta Cana Poker Classic!


If ever we've met someone who’s living the dream, it’s Tyler, a young player from Missouri that we met outside the tournament hall yesterday.  Tyler won his way to the Caribbean in an online tournament and, after Day 1, he’s got over 70,000 chips and is in the Top 20 heading into Day 2.

This video features highlights from the full article and video on Americas Cardroom's poker news blog.




Tyler’s never played an action packed live tournament like the Punta Cana Poker Classic. In fact, he’d never even been on a plane before!

“If I just place, that’s good enough for me.  But if I win I guess I’ll buy some stuff for my car,” said Tyler.  “Folks back home won’t be surprised to hear that!  I guess I’d invest a lot of it – and set some aside to go to the WSOP and try my luck in Las Vegas!”

Tyler’s got to be about the youngest player here in Punta Cana.

“I guess if I start to feel too intimidated I’ll just put on my sunglasses,” he laughed.

“This next day could be a little difficult, since the antes and the big blinds… But as long as I play good – not too tight and not too aggressive – I should be fine.

Good luck Tyler! Hope your dream comes true!

UPDATE: Tyler ended up placing 41st in a field of over 160 players, winning about $4500. He returned to Missouri a very happy guy -- already planning to win another one of Americas Cardroom's Sunday "The Beast" tournaments come back to Punta Cana next year and win it! Great hanging out with you Tyler. See you again soon!


Thursday, 27 October 2016

Better than the Hard Rock -- the Punta Cana Poker Classic Off to Great Start


Online poker players living the dream at the Punta Cana Poker Classic agree: the move to the new location was a good idea!  Better food… closer to the beach… and the new Poker 2.0 game rocks!

This video features highlights from the full article and video on Americas Cardroom's poker news blog.



We arrived yesterday afternoon just as the players were sitting down to the Main Event, Day 1a – everyone excited and hoping they’ll be the one take home the big prize. Like Luis Yepez did last year. He took home more than $185k!

This year the Punta Cana Poker Classic moved from the Hard Rock to the Melia Caribe Tropicale – a wise move, according to a couple of regulars. “I never thought we could do better than the Hard Rock, but this place is really nice,” said Steven Schillenberg, who’s been playing this event for eight or nine years, since it began in Costa Rica.

“The new game that they have, the 2.0, it’s actually really, really good,” said Steve Lets, another player from the trusted US poker room who’s been coming to this event for many years.  “I’m really getting into it! I think the more you play it you’ll enjoy it even more.


Saturday, 22 October 2016

Back to the Caribbean for the Punta Cana Poker Classic -- New Videos Begin October 27th


We’re on our way to the Caribbean again with another group of online poker players from Americas Cardroom for the action packed Punta Cana Poker Classic. We’ll be there with video cameras so you can see what it’s like to win your way to a big money live tournament. Check back October 27th for our first video from Punta Cana.

This video features highlights from the full article and video on Americas Cardroom's poker news blog.



We’ll be hanging out with online players and chatting with them in our videos.  Twitch poker guru Doug Polk will be with us so we’ll have comments from him on the tournament as well. Faraz Jaka, the Homeless Millionaire, will also be with the our entourage!  (CNN gave him that nickname when they found out he’s won millions in poker tournaments all over the world – but doesn’t have a home and lives out of a backpack.)