(Press Release) San Jose, Costa Rica – July 7, 2016 – The WSOP Main Event is just days away, but the focus has already officially shifted to the next big poker event in the Caribbean. Americas Cardroom today confirmed that its Beast and Sit & Crush satellites on Sunday nights will now only award Punta Cana Poker Classic packages. Each $4,900 package includes one Main Event buy-in and accommodations for two, and seven total packages are guaranteed to go.
"It seems like yesterday that cards were just in the air in Punta Cana, but the next big event is around the corner once again,” stated Michael Harris, spokesperson for Americas Cardroom. “With seven total packages guaranteed every Sunday night, we’re hoping to see more players than ever at this year’s Punta Cana Poker Classic.”
For the last few months, Americas Cardroom has guaranteed three $12,500 packages through two Sunday satellites ($50+5 buy-in). Each package gave players the choice between a WSOP Main Event buy-in plus money for accommodations or two Punta Cana Poker Classic packages with accommodations for four.
With the World Series of Poker Main Event kicking off this Saturday, the satellites will now focus exclusively on Punta Cana Poker Classic packages. The new format will guarantee more winners than the previous structure.
The Beast PCPC Satellite begins at 6pm ET every Sunday and will guarantee 5 packages, while the Sit & Crush PCPC satellite starts at 8pm ET and guarantees 2 packages. Each satellite costs $55 to enter or players can earn their satellite ticket for free by accumulating enough points in either of the weekly points races.
This year’s Punta Cana Poker Classic takes place from October 25th to 31st at the luxurious Melia Caribe Tropical in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic — a departure from the Hard Rock Hotel, which has hosted the event since its inception.
Punta Cana Poker Classic organizers have reserved The Level section of the 5-star, all-inclusive resort, creating a private poker paradise just for winners of Punta Cana Poker Classic satellites, those who buy directly in, and their guests.