“The Beast” is back and bigger than ever. The poker option offered by the Winning Poker Network (WPN) is a progressive rake race that has been run on a weekly basis, but which will now be run every day in order to determine if it’s a monster hit with players.
The Beast has been around since 2012. It is one of the most popular poker promotions found on Black Chip Poker and Americas Cardroom. It initially was only meant to be a monthly rake race, but has since moved to a bi-weekly, then a weekly, schedule. It offers methods to qualify for a number of live and online poker tournaments.
Starting on November 4, the WPN will be conducting a test to see if The Beast works as a daily race. Cash prize tiers will be reduced to $500, $200, $50 and $25, which will give players a better opportunity to improve their bankrolls. Top performers will be able to win more, as well, with an increased ceiling above the current $2,500.
According to the WPN, the new format will be available for the entire month of November. The last day of the month is a Friday this year, which means that it can easily be continued if it proves to be popular. Alternatively, if players don’t like it, The Beast will return to its previous weekly schedule, which saw the race held every Saturday.