Get ready for the most heated and aggressive competition in online poker. The Beast, the world’s first progressive points race that redefined how players get rewarded, is a weekly event that costs absolutely nothing to enter.
If you’re hungry for more cash in your pocket every week, you’re going to love The Beast because everyone sitting at any cash table* is now a part of The Beast. There’s no extra jackpot fee. We’re taking care of it. For real.
Tame the Beast, taste victory, because EVERYONE has a chance to get rewarded with huge cash and tournament prizes—every week. The Beast is ridiculously easy to play. Your goal is simple. Play poker. Yes, you’re playing to win, but The Beast doesn’t care how you do. It cares how many points you earn by playing. And points are calculated based on stake levels, not based on whether you win or lose.
As you play poker, you’ll rank on a leaderboard for both cash and tournament seats. Each weekly competition runs from Saturday at 00:00 to the following Friday at 23:59 ET.
Want to be a part of it? Here’s how it works:
By playing at our cash tables, you’ll automatically be ranked on our leaderboard.
That’s it. At the end of the weekly period, we’ll award cash and prizes based on leaderboard finish. And with tons of tables feeding The Beast, the jackpot grows every minute of every day. We’re talking major cash prizes and tournament entries—each week—totaling millions in prizes each year.
You can view your progress rankings through the Black Chip Poker software. From the poker client, click on Leaderboard in the lobby. There you can see your current place on the leaderboard, the amount of points you’ve earned and if you are winning a tournament entry. You’ll also get all the details about the tournament such as tournament start date and guaranteed prize pool.
The rankings are updated frequently, so be sure to check back often.
Remember, the more you play the more you win because the more people play, the higher the jackpot grows!
Everyone who sits down at a cash table* and contributes to the rake of a hand automatically earns points toward The Beast leaderboard. You’ll earn 1 point for every $0.02 fed to The Beast generated by you using the methodology.
Wondering how it works? Let’s look at a 9-handed full ring table. And let’s say everyone folds except for four players (A, B, C and D), each one paying $1 to see the flop.
Player A goes all-in on the flop for another $50. Players B folds. So does Player C. Player D calls the $50.
The pot is now worth $104. At the end of the hand, a total of $3 rake gets taken from the pot ($2.76 as net rake and $0.24 is fed to The Beast).
While other players started off in the hand, only the four contributing players receive points toward The Beast leaderboard. The number of points they’ll earn depends on how much rake they contributed:
We’ve completely done away with jackpot fees and decided to foot the bill ourselves for The Beast weekly prize pools. We’ve turned every cash table* into a Beast table, and instead of charging you an extra jackpot fee, we’re slicing off a piece of the rake we collect and dumping it into our cash and tournament leaderboard prize pools. Here’s a look at how much money goes to feed The Beast.
|Players at the Table||Cash to feed The Beast||Max. Amount|
|2 players at the table||$0.02 out of every $0.06 in rake||up to$ 0.04|
|3 players at the table||$0.02 out of every $0.06 in rake||up to$ 0.08|
|4 players or more at the table||$0.02 out of every $0.06 in rake||up to $0.24|
The points you earn get tallied as you play, giving you a spot in The Beast race. The more points you collect, the higher you climb up the leaderboard.
Each race runs from Saturday at 00:00 ET to Friday at 23:59 ET. On Saturday of each week, we reward hundreds of poker players just like you with huge cash and tournament prizes.
The payout structure for the cash race is calculated based on the size of the prize pool. As the prize pool grows, the number of paid places increases.
There are four payout tiers in The Beast.
For every $10,334 in The Beast cash prize pool, the prize pool adds:
Residual funds (between multiples of $10,334) as the Beast grows are applied to the top places in Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4 - maintaining each respective cap amounts.
*See a typical payout week below.
The Beast is all about rewarding more killer poker players with more stuff. That’s why each weekly competition also includes a separate component that awards seats to satellite tournaments for major tourneys like the WSOP Main Event, and Million Dollar Sunday. As the prize pool gets bigger, we will hand out more seats to more players at the end of each weekly race. It’s that simple!
Winners of the race, play in their satellite tournament two Sundays after their weekly race finishes and are automatically registered. Check the Rewards tab (Points Race section) for complete details.
*A example of a typical payout week:
|1st - 5th||$2,500||Entry to 15 Seats to Million Dollar Sundays|
|6th||$1,104||Entry to 15 Seats to Million Dollar Sundays|
|7th - 15th||$1,000||Entry to 15 Seats to Million Dollar Sundays|
|16th||$333||Entry to 15 Seats to Million Dollar Sundays|
|17th - 40th||$250||Entry to 15 Seats to Million Dollar Sundays|
|41st||$152||Entry to 15 Seats to Million Dollar Sundays|
|42nd - 140th||$100||Entry to 15 Seats to Million Dollar Sundays|
|141st||$83||Entry to 15 Seats to Million Dollar Sundays|
|142nd - 237th||$0||Entry to 15 Seats to Million Dollar Sundays|
Becoming a member at Black Chip Poker couldn´t be easier.
Follow these 3 simple instructions and we´ll have you playing with us in no time!
First, download the software, which be saved to either your Mac desktop or 'downloads' folder. It may take a few minutes for Black Chip Poker to download.
Once the download is complete, launch the file from your saved location. If asked to update the software, please accept.
After this initial process, you will be able to launch Black Chip Poker from your application folder.
Launch Black Chip Poker and in the main lobby select 'Create Account...'
Fill out required registration details and make sure you provide a valid email address.
To validate your account, check your inbox for the provided validation code.
Finally, enter your validation code.
To find a play money ring game table or tournament to jump into. use the tabs in the Black Chip Poker lobby.
From there you can select whatever game you want to play and set your limits.
You can also search for specific tables and poker formats by clicking on your chose game tab and then using the filter buttons to define your search.