Posts Tagged ‘shills’

Eye on the Prize (Pool)

by , Jun 1, 2012 | 2:18 pm

Face Up Gaming really wants to be the darling free/subscription site this WSOP, you can tell. This not-yet-gambling operation has been around for awhile, developing their live-interaction social-media-friendly software, and are finally busting it out in force to get players. In addition to paying a few shills* they’re starting to pay out winners, too, giving them a taste of real-money play.

* full-disclosure: including yours truly and legendary battle-of-bloggers king and new Pokerati power forward/gaffer AlCantHang.

Just this past week, Face-Up paid out some $50k in cash or cash-equivalent prizes (Supposedly Oklahoma Johnny Hale took second in one event) … I’m still figuring out how it all works, but I have slapped down my $25 to get a seat at various non-gambling tables that pay out real money. We’ve got Al’s blogger freeroll coming up, and I think I signed up for some CardPlayer Cruises. Face-Up’s next 8-week leagues start today.

There are two levels of qualifiers … one for a $30k prize pool where 35 percent of the players finish ITM, and another $20k prize pool with a more traditional Top 10 percent payout structure. Other events available include ladies qualifers into the LIPS Poker Queen Championship, WSOP Seniors event, and a Tom McEvoy training seminar (with live tourney part of it, I’m pretty sure).