Global Poker Home Series Largest in Site History With SC2 Million in Guarantees

Posted on April 1, 2020

Many online poker sites are running spring tournament series for players currently staying at home as the result of restrictions caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Among the sites doing so is Global Poker who is running its inaugural Global Poker Home Series from March 30-April 26. The series features 28 Gold Coin Trophy events.

Sweepstakes site an option for Hoosier online players

Global Poker is a “sweepstakes” model online poker site that welcomes players from 49 U.S. states, including Indiana. (Only Washington is excluded.)

Using a dual-currency system, the site uses both “Gold Coins” and “Sweeps Coins.”

Players can purchase Gold Coins which have no monetary value to use in “play money” games. However, when purchasing Gold Coins they receive Sweeps Coins as a bonus. Sweeps Coins can also be obtained via Facebook giveaways, by writing Global Poker directly, by winning them in freerolls, and by other means.

Sweeps Coins can additionally be won in cash games and tournaments such as those in the Global Poker Home Series. When players accumulate a minimum number of Sweeps Coins, they can exchange them for U.S. dollars and cash them out. Each Sweeps Coin can be redeemed with a value equivalent to $1 USD.

28 events, over SC2 million in guarantees

Like other tournaments on the site, the buy-ins for featured events in the Home Series are in Sweeps Coins. The 28 tournaments feature buy-ins ranging from SC33 rebuy events up to several SC218 events and a final SC540 event.

Each of the events has a guaranteed prize pool, ranging from several SC40,000 guaranteed events on up to the series-culminating Event No. 28 featuring that SC540 buy-in and a huge SC500,000 guaranteed prize pool.

That final event culminates a series of special Sunday Scrimmage events happening every Sunday night in April at 17:30 ET, deep-stacked no limit-hold’em events with gradually increasing guarantees:

  • Sunday, Apr. 5: Event No. 7: SC218 Sunday Scrimmage SC100,000 guaranteed [Deep]
  • Sunday, Apr. 12: Event No. 14: SC218 Sunday Scrimmage SC150,000 guaranteed [Deep]
  • Sunday, Apr. 19: Event No. 21: SC218 Sunday Scrimmage SC200,000 guaranteed [Deep]
  • Sunday, Apr. 26: Event No. 28: SC540 Sunday Scrimmage SC500,000 guaranteed [Deep]

Taken altogether, the 28 events’ guarantees total SC2 million. That figure provides a good idea of the overall scope of the series, which is the largest Global Poker has run since its launch in late 2016.

Satellite tournaments for each of the events are running each day as well, including three direct satellites into each event. The site promises “pop-up freerolls, bonuses, and ticket drops, plus plenty of other promotions on social and through Global Poker’s other channels” throughout the series.

The site is additionally running a parallel series of 28 Gold Coin Trophy events using the site’s play money currency. Winners of both the Sweeps Coin Trophy events and Gold Coin Trophy events will each receive a custom made glass trophy.

A welcome and (potentially) rewarding distraction

As the “Home Series” name indicates, Global Poker is running its tournament series in response to the various “stay-at-home” guidelines in place in Indiana and throughout the United States.

“We’re all currently experiencing a higher-than-usual level of uncertainty, and to provide a welcome and rewarding distraction, we’re making sure we offer the best poker experience while everyone stays at home,” said Global Poker’s General Manager David Lyons.

“It’s the best place to be at the moment, and we’re making sure of it for our poker players,” added Lyons. “Stay safe, take care of yourself and your families, and if you want to play a little poker, we’ll be here.”

Global Poker Home Series schedule

March 30SC2181 - SC50,000 guaranteed [Deep]
March 31SC2182 - PLO SC40,000 guaranteed
[6-Max, Deep]
April 1SC2183 - SC40,000 guaranteed [Big Ante, Deep]
April 2SC1104 - SC50,000 guaranteed [2R1A]
April 3SC2185 - SC45,000 guaranteed [Turbo]
April 4SC2186 - SC50,000 guaranteed [6-Max, Deep]
April 5SC2187 - Sunday Scrimmage SC100,000 guaranteed [Deep]
April 6SC2188 - SC45,000 guaranteed [6-Max, Turbo]
April 7SC1109 - SC50,000 guaranteed [1R1A]
April 8SC11010 - SC40,000 guaranteed [2x Chance, Deep]
April 9SC3311 - PLO SC35,000 guaranteed
[Rebuy, 6-Max]
April 10SC21812 - SC40,000 guaranteed [Ante Up,
April 11SC3313 - SC40,000 guaranteed [Rebuy]
April 12SC21814 - Sunday Scrimmage SC150,000
guaranteed [Deep]
April 13SC21815 - SC50,000 guaranteed [Deep]
April 14SC21816 - PLO SC40,000 guaranteed
[6-Max, Deep]
April 15SC21817 - SC40,000 guaranteed [Big Ante, Deep]
April 16SC11018 - SC50,000 guaranteed [2R1A]
April 17SC21819 - SC45,000 guaranteed [Turbo]
April 18SC21820 - SC50,000 guaranteed [6-Max, Deep]
April 19SC21821- Sunday Scrimmage SC200,000 guaranteed [Deep]
April 20SC11022 - SC45,000 guaranteed [6-Max, Turbo]
April 21SC11023 - SC50,000 guaranteed [1R1A]
April 22SC11024 - SC40,000 guaranteed [2x Chance, Deep]
April 23SC3325 - PLO SC35,000 guaranteed [Rebuy, 6-Max]
April 24SC21826 - SC40,000 guaranteed [Ante Up, Deep]
April 25SC3327 - SC40,000 guaranteed [Rebuy]
April 26SC54028 - Sunday Scrimmage SC500,000 guaranteed [Deep]
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