May 20, 2013
Nearly $200k in SNG Jackpots at William Hill Poker
By RTR Dennis
Lots of poker players enjoy sit and go's because they're quick, relatively cheap and exciting. And William Hill Poker is adding yet another reason for players to enjoy these single-table tournaments by offering Progressive Jackpot SNG's.
There are four types of these SNG's in Fort Knox, Rio, Maui and Dirty Dozen. Each one offers a different starting jackpot size and buy-in, and entry fees remain the same no matter how large a jackpot gets. At the time of this writing, the four progressive prizes total $194,500!
As for unlocking the jackpots, you need to win a designated number of SNG's in a row. Assuming you can accomplish this feat, you not only get the winnings for the tournaments, but also the available progressive jackpot. With the basics out of the way, let's take a closer look at each of the Jackpot SNG's.
Current Jackpot = $102,500
Largest Prize won = $200,000
Starting Jackpot Size = $50,000
Buy-in = $50 + $9
Requirements for winning: Players must win six straight Fort Knox SNG's to capture a prize worth at least $50k. Anybody who manages to finish 1st or 2nd in six straight tourneys will earn a $750 consolation prize.
Current Jackpot = $65,000
Largest Prize won = $75,000
Starting Jackpot Size = $30,000
Buy-in = $20 + $3.50
Requirements for winning: Anybody who can win six straight Rio SNG's will collect a jackpot worth at least $30k. If a player is able to finish 1st or 2nd in six consecutive Rio tournaments, they'll get a $300 payout.
Current Jackpot = $25,500
Largest Prize won = $25,500
Starting Jackpot Size = $15,000
Buy-in = $5 + $1
Requirements for winning: These are 10-seater tourneys, but players only have to win five consecutive Maui SNG's to capture a jackpot of $15k or more. Players can also win $200 cash by finishing 1st or 2nd in five straight Maui tournaments.
Current Jackpot = $2,000
Starting Jackpot Size = $2,000
Buy-in = $2 + $0.40
Requirements for winning: These are the biggest tournaments since 12 players take the felt. However, one only needs to win four straight Dirty Dozen SNG's to unlock the $2k jackpot.