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Fishmarket + US Lottery Sit N Goes

I was disappointed when Red Kings dropped my favorite tournament promo around a year ago. The ‘Fishmarket’ has just the right balance (low cost, big prizes, entertaining) to keep me coming back for more. The good news is that the Fishmarket is back – and it’s guarantee is as big as ever.

A little further down this post, I have covered the new Jackpot (Lottery) Sit n Goes at America’s Cardroom, and their upcoming $1 million guaranteed tournament. First of all, some more about the Fishmarket.

Fishmarket Info

This takes place in the evening (European time) of Monday the 13th of July.

Here is how it works:

  • All new depositors get a free $11 token to this tournament
  • This creates a super-soft field for a $10k guaranteed tournament…
  • Which in turn attracts more players to buy-in….
  • Which creates a big field, often beating the guarantee, that is a good mix of brand new and recreational players.

There are some extra benefits

  • The bubble player gets a $54 consolation prize (bigger than the min-cash) in the form of a token.
  • Extra prizes of caps / t-shirts for the late finishers
  • Knock out the RK_Bounty player and win another $54 token

I’m looking forward to this one. Red Kings are a high class operator, which has been around for more than 10 years already. In addition to your choice of welcome bonus and $11 Fishmarket entry, you’ll get an extra $300 bonus the first time you get dealt the 2 red kings in a cash game (goes up to $500 if you lose the hand).

Check out now – I’ll see you in the Fishmarket on Monday!

US Jackpot Sit n Goes

Worldwide players will have seen jackpot ‘lottery’ Sit N Goes by now. These are 3 handed games, with short stacks / turbo structures. The difference is that the prize pool is randomly determined at the start of each game. This can be anywhere from 2x to 2000x your buy-in… the lottery element.

The chance of a big win attracts a lot of recreational players (and why not!), making these games easy to beat. They are high variance, though that simply adds to the excitement.

America’s Cardroom has now introduced ‘Jackpots’ for US players.

These are available in $2, $10 and $40 buy-ins, and pay between 2x and 2500x your buy-in.

This is in addition to the progressive leaderboard for US Players, known as ‘Sit N Crush’.

For some reason there is still nothing about these on the ACR website, you can not miss them in the client though – right under the big red tab saying ‘Jackpots’.

US $1 Million Guaranteed Tournament

This is a heads-up for a tournament which runs on Sunday the 2nd of August at 3pm ET.

With $1,000,000 guaranteed, this is the biggest online tournament of any of the current US sites – by a long way.

Satellites are running already, and these will peak a week or so before the game. The big prize pool attracts a lot of casual and recreational players to take a shot – so this is far from being the shark infested game of some other sites.

Again, you can check out the details over at

GL at the tables


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