Buying pieces of some of the best online poker players in the world as they chase down riches from PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker is going to send somebody to Las Vegas with a chance to win hundreds of thousands of their own.
Each month StakeKings.com offers a leaderboard that tracks how well those buying pieces do. They’ve stepped up big for May’s leaderboard to take full advantage of the heavier-than-usual online poker schedule. The top nine finishers this month will be entered into an online sit-n-go, streamed live on Twitch, that pays the ultimate winner a a $1,500 Monster Stack entry, two nights stay in the Palms Place Penthouse and a chance to wine and dine with the StakeKings team in Las Vegas.
“The StakeKings SCOOP leaderboard is an exciting way to gamify buying action on StakeKings,” said Tyler Hancock, StakeKings co-founder. “There is already a lot of money that can be won or lost buying action during SCOOP, but we wanted to take that a step further and provide additional bonus prizes to StakeKings users who want to compete against other users.”
The other eight players in the sit-n-go don’t go home empty handed. Finishing second through ninth is worth $25 in StakeKings cash, with each player being given the opportunity to play heads up against a StakeKings for $50 instead.
Backers earn one point for every $1 won from backed players. Throughout the month, StakeKings will announce multiple “Daily Double” promotions that award two points for every dollar won.
While the promotion is built around SCOOP, backers will earn leaderboard points based on every available package including 888poker XL Inferno, partypoker Powerfest and any live events.
The contest runs until May 21. View the current leaderboard standings here.