Bounty Builder Series on the PokerStars Ontario app is now in the books — and Ontario online poker players certainly turned out for the show. There were over 25,000 entries recorded across the series, with just over $1 million in prizes handed out.
In total, PokerStars spread 100 games across the schedule. The average turnout was just over 250 entries per tournament. This resulted in 25,200 entries across the whole series, and that interest ended up combining for about CAD $1.05 million in prizes.
With the guarantee at the start set at CAD $700k, this was a very healthy bump.
The series ran from Feb 18 to Mar 6 on PokerStars ON. The biggest tournament of the series was the Main Event. It was always expected to be the big one with $75k guaranteed, but with 479 entries, the event came very close to $90,000 in total prizes, blowing the guarantee out of the water.
The 479 entries in the Main put it in the top 15 for total entries, but there were nine events that got more than 500 entries. The two best events were both $5 buy-ins that saw 725 and 616 entries each.
Five Events Eclipse $25,000
There were a total of five tournaments that had more than $25,000 in prizes, with the Main Event leading the way. The Main was the only prize pool that was more than $50k, but the second biggest game, the series-opening Sunday Special SE, came in at $49.4k.
The only other game in the $40k range was the Super Sunday High Roller on the second Sunday of the series. It had $35k guaranteed, but in the end, there was $48.6k in the pot.
Two other events from the opening days of the series, the first Sunday High Roller on Feb 19 and The Brawl on Feb 20, ended up with just over $25k in prizes each.
Nearly all the events beat the guarantee. There were a couple of smaller games that didn’t quite hit the promised numbers, but some other games went well over, more than making up the difference. The Main Event got nearly $15k extra in prizes, but the Brawl on Feb 20th had a prize pool of $25,200, more than double the $12k guarantee.
The Brawl on the following Monday also did very well compared to the guarantee. It was promised to have $10k in prizes, but it again more than doubled that with $20.4k. Another tournament that doubled its guarantee was the Double Deuce from Feb 26. That $22 game had $5k guaranteed, but the 507 entries ended up playing for $10.1k.
While the end of the Bounty Builder Series brings a brief pause to the near-constant series action since the start of the year on PokerStars Ontario, there is still lots to keep Ontario online poker players occupied.
The series may be over, but there are still Bounty Builder games daily on the schedule, as well as the usual schedule of majors such as the Brawl, The Double Deuce, the Sunday Special, the Sunday Storm, and more.