Fantasy League Poker: Vegas Launches at ACR

PokerWired
16 May 2024
PokerWired Staff 16 May 2024
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  • ACR launches Fantasy League Poker: Vegas
  • Pick your dream team of eight players to follow during the Series
  • No rake on entries
ACR Poker launches Fantasy League Poker: Vegas
ACR Poker launches Fantasy League Poker: Vegas ahead of the summer action at the Series

With the summer looming, the attention of the poker world is becoming more and more focused on Las Vegas, where the 55th Annual World Series of Poker will take place from May 30th until July 17th. Not everyone who wants to will make it to the series this year, but with ACR Poker its possible to have an interest in the action without leaving your living room, wherever you live. 

ACR is running a competition called Fantasy League Poker: Vegas, in which contestants assemble their dream team of eight players from a roster of 120 and earn points based on how well their charges perform at the series. Its not a free competition, but there is no rake on entries, which cost either $20, $100 or $500. Players can enter as many teams as they wish. 

How to Enter

Fantasy League Poker: Vegas is only available to registered players at ACR Poker. If you do not yet have an account, you can use the ACR Poker promo code NEWBONUS when registering to get a welcome bonus of up to $2000.

Once you have registered, you can participate in Fantasy League Poker: Vegas by following these simple steps:

  1. Log in to the poker client and go to the “My Account” section.

  2. Clicking on the “Rewards” section.

  3. Choose up to 8 poker pros from the 120 available players listed, ensuring you stay within your virtual $300 budget per team.

  4. Once you are happy with your selection, click “Register.”

  5. Depending on the tier of fantasy league you select, your account will be debited $20, $100, or $500.

Registration is open from May 15th until May 28th, 2024. The promotion runs from May 29th until July 19th, by which time the winners will be known.

Earn Points

Your players will earns points that count towards your team’s total score every time they make the money (as long as its in the top 1,000 payout spots) in one of the eligible events. The better they do, the more points you collect and some events with bigger fields will be allocated additional points. 

The leaderboards in each tier will updated daily, enabling you to track the progress of your team as the action unfolds in Las Vegas.

Player Finishing PositionPoints
1st50
2nd45
3rd40
4th35
5th30
6th25
7th20
8th15
9th10
10th to 18th5
ITM - 19th to 100th1

Win Prizes

The teams with the most points at the end of the promotion will earn cash prizes, paid out as a percentage of the total prize money, as indicated in the following table:

Buy-In/Finishing Position$20$100$500
1st40%50%50%
2nd25%30%30%
3rd15%20%20%
4th10%
5th10%

Which Players To Pick For Your Team?

There are 120 players to choose from, including most of the famous players that you would expect to see at the Series in Las Vegas this summer. This includes the most decorated player ever, 17 time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, 6 time winner Daniel Negreanu and perhaps the most famous Main Event champion of all Chris Moneymaker. The full list of players is available on the ACR website. 

Tips on How to Pick Your Fantasy Team

The budget for each team is $300, but don’t worry these are virtual dollars that are only used within the game and it won’t cost you this much to pick your team. The cost to enter is either $20, $100 or $500, depending on which buy-in tier you choose. It’s possible to enter teams in different tiers, but you’ll have to pay for each entry separately.

Each of the 120 players to choose from has been allocated a value, ranging from as little as $3 to as much as $112. The most expensive players on the list are:

Shuan Deeb ($112), Daniel Negreanu ($111) and Dan Zak ($109) are the picks that will hurt your virtual wallet, while at the other end of the scale Patrik Antonius, Chris Moneymaker and Allen Kessler are all $3 picks.

The cost of assembling your dream team cannot exceed $300, so you can only have one or perhaps two of the more expensive players on your team. As a guide, the average cost per player to stay within budget should be $37.5, so use this as a benchmark and and pick a few that are above average cost and a few that are below average cost to balance the strength and cost of your team.

Some players may seem cheap, but this is probably because they are not expected to play in many events. For example, while Patrik Antonius is clearly one of the most capable players in the world, he is mostly a cash game players and may only enter a handful of tournaments during the series, hence his lowly $3 cost to include in your team. He might seem like a good pick but, he’s probably not going to turn up often enough to be an interesting pick.

Players who favour mixed game formats and super high roller events may be good value to include in your team, as they will be playing a lot of events that have smaller fields, therefore giving them a greater chance of cashing or making final tables.

Overall, you want a balanced team that will play as often as possible. A huge part of the fun of taking part in ACR's Fantasy League Poker: Vegas is being able to follow the action throughout the summer, so you want players who will be entering as many competitions as possible, so that you have something interesting to follow each day, as the competition progresses.

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