A lot of online poker networks throw the word record-breaking around. Now another one goes to Winning Poker Network (flagship brand Americas Cardroom). The US-facing network just earned the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ 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 RECORDS™ 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 WPN’s history and the biggest-ever by a US-facing 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.
WPN 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 WPN’s business.
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