Our Monthly Deepstack is Back!

Deepstack Poker Tournament

 How deep is your stack? Come play with us & find out! We’re giving you the chance to win a live seat each month at Stratosphere’s Deepstack Tournament.

 That’s right! We’re bringing back our popular monthly Deepstack tournament. Play this Saturday, April 18th, for a chance to win a live seat at Stratosphere’s next Deepstack Tournament. The tournament will recur each month and there is no limit to how many Deepstack Tournaments you can play on our site.

How it works: if you’ve got a chip balance of at least 3,000 poker chips and a membership with the acePLAY loyalty program, you can enter the tournament. The winner of the tournament will receive a live seat at the very next Stratosphere Monthly Deepstack Tournament in the poker room. The prize is valid only for the Deepstack Tournament that immediately follows the acePLAYpoker tournament & cannot be transferred.

If you haven’t registered for an acePLAYpoker account yet, please visit our Deepstack Tournament promo page & click on the Play Now button at the bottom. For more information about Stratosphere’s poker room, please visit the Stratosphere website or click here.

Top of the World Tournament

Top of the World Poker Tournament

 Want to win a $200 dining comp for Stratosphere’s award-winning Top of the World restaurant? We’ve got you covered.

 We know April can be a rough month with tax season & everything. That’s why we’re getting ready to offer you one of our best tournament prizes yet! Play in our online poker tournament on Friday, April 17th at 7:30pm PST for your chance in this winner-take-all prize. The winner will enjoy a $200 dining credit for two at Top of the World restaurant in Stratosphere Hotel.

For those who are unfamiliar with Top of the World, it is the pride and joy of the Stratosphere tower. At level 106, it stands 850 ft. above the strip and offers 360° views of the city & the mountains beyond. It rotates to ensure that each guest will have a view of the entire city during their meal. Top of the World restaurant has won numerous accolades, including The Best of Las Vegas multiple years & the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year since 1996. For more info about Top Of the World restaurant & menu options, click here to visit the website.

For those who wish to play in the tournament or to view the terms & conditions, visit our promotional page here. Good luck!

Win a Guest Judge Spot at Swimsuit USA

Swimsuit USA Competition

Want to be a guest judge in one of Vegas’ hottest Swimsuit Competitions this year? Read on for all the juicy details.

You may have heard about the beautiful girls from Swimsuit USA coming to Stratosphere this month for the Swimsuit USA International Competition. As a guest judge, you’ll get to rub elbows with many of them & watch them perform. What’s the catch? There isn’t one. All you have to do is sign up for a free account on acePLAYpoker.com for a chance to win!

Between now and April 19th at 11:59pm PST, every person who creates a valid account on acePLAYpoker.com will receive the chance to be a guest judge at the Swimsuit USA preliminary competition on Saturday, April 25th. Accounts must be valid & verified by each individual. Only 1 account per person will be accepted.

Now, for the interesting part: following the close of the contest, we will randomly choose a winner from our new members. The winner will get a free night’s stay at Stratosphere Hotel & Casino in addition to the guest judge spot at Saturday’s preliminary contest. The preliminary contest will feature local girls vying for a spot in Sunday’s national competition. Both contests will be held at Stratosphere’s Level 8 Pool.

Even if you don’t win the guest judge spot, you won’t want to miss all the excitement plus a chance to meet & greet some of the most beautiful girls in region! Entry is just $10 for locals and $5 for Take Vegas Back members (visit StratosphereHotel.com to join the Take Vegas Back movement). For details on the event schedule, click here or visit our Swimsuit USA Model Search Competition post.

Good luck! To register an account for a chance to win, click here. For more info about the girls, visit the official Swimsuit USA website here.

Terms & Conditions apply. Click here to view the file.

April Splash the Pot Poker Event

April Stratosphere Poker Tournaments

Come out to Stratosphere Poker Room this month for a chance at double winnings! We’re going to splash the pot to make sure you go home extra happy.

We know you guys are loyal players on our site. Now it’s time for us to reward you with extra winnings! Come down to the Stratosphere Poker Room on Friday, April 24th. Join a cash game for a chance to meet the acePLAYpoker team & win big. We’ll be splashing the pot at random intervals throughout the day, giving you several chances to win an extra $50 on us!

Details: This tournament is our extension of Stratosphere’s Random Acts of Reward. Our team will be splashing random cash games within the Stratosphere Poker Room with $50 per game. The $50 will be placed into the pot before the hand is dealt (players must already be sitting at the table & blinds must already be paid for eligibility). Our team will be covering the event on social media, so those who want to attend & participate must approve of being photographed by our team for purposes of social media. For more details, check out our Terms & Conditions here. On behalf of Team acePLAYpoker, we wish you luck!


Swimsuit USA Model Search Competition

Swimsuit USA at Stratosphere

Stratosphere is now teaming up with Swimsuit USA International to host the Vegas 2015 Model Search Competition right here on the property! This is your chance to meet & mingle with some of the sexiest young women in the southwest.

Come hang out at the Stratosphere Hotel & Casino Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April 26th to meet the girls and watch them compete, all while enjoying free tequila samplers & 2-for-1 drinks. Can’t make it out to the property that weekend? No problem, we’ll be getting one-on-one insights from the girls throughout their stay and providing plenty of social media coverage on the event, so make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

 Check out the schedule of events here:

Friday, April 24th:

  • 6:30-8:30pm – Cocktail Party at McCall’s
  • 11:00pm – After Hours Party w/ DJ at Level 107 Lounge

Saturday, April 25th:

  • 3:00-5:00pm – Preliminary Competition (Local Girls) at Level 8 Pool
  • Evening TBA – Tower Thrill Rides Photo Opps
  • 9:30pm – PIN UP® Appearance and After-Show Meet & Great

Sunday, April 26th:

  • 12:00-2:00pm – Regional Final Swimsuit USA Competition at Level 8 Pool

Now, for the awesome locals perks:

  • Free calendar giveaways at Level 107 Lounge Friday night. Entry into the lounge is free.
  • Free tequila samples & goodie bags provided by SALT Tequila® at Level 8 Pool during Saturday & Sunday events. Entry is free for hotel guests & registered acePLAYpoker attendees (terms & conditions apply), $5 for acePLAY card holders, and $10 for the public.
  • Several opportunities for acePLAYpoker members to receive freebies & extra benefits! Details to come soon.

As the event draws closer, we will keep you covered on any schedule changes & let you in on some awesome perks just for our players! In the meantime, check out SwimsuitUSA.net for more info about the girls or click on the logo below.

Swimsuit USA logo

Dierks Bentley Concert Getaway Tournament

Dierks Bentley

Calling all country music fans! This is your chance to win a pair of tickets to see Dierks Bentley live in concert along with a 2 night stay at Aquarius!

Long considered one of America’s favorite country music artists, Dierks Bentley is holding a concert in Laughlin, Nevada on April 11th. You won’t want to miss a chance for you and a guest to see him in concert and enjoy a free 2 night stay at Aquarius! Play in our tournament on April 3rd at 7:30pm PST for the chance to win those tickets.

If you don’t know much about country music artist Dierks Bentley, check out one of his most popular hit songs here.

For more info on the tournament, including terms & conditions, check out our tournament details page here. You must be a registered player at aceplaypoker.com in order to play in our tournaments. To sign up, visit our Registration page.

Good luck from Team acePLAYpoker!

How to Download our Mobile App

Mobile Online Poker You’ve got the game of poker down. You’ve signed up to play on our site and even entered a few tournaments. What’s next? The mobile app, of course.

Now, you can take acePLAYpoker with you to play on the go! That’s why we want to teach you how to download our free mobile client. Our AcePlay Poker app is available for both Android and iOS operating systems (iOS versions 7.0 or later only). To get started, visit our Mobile Info Page or go to straight to the download by clicking on the links below.

For iOS download, click here:     iOS Mobile App

For Android download, click here*:   Android Mobile App

*Please note: the Android download is available only on our website and cannot be downloaded through the Google Play app store.

For iOS users: after clicking on the link, it will take you the iTunes store. The AcePlay Poker app will look like this:

acePLAYpoker iTunes App Page

Make sure to click on the button that says “View in iTunes” so that you can access the app download.

After completing the download on your smartphone, open the app. iOS users: to play 6-person Pot Limit games, click the Play Now tab. Android users: to play 6-person Pot Limit games, click the Play with Play Money tab. To choose from different cash game settings, select the Lobby tab. The preview tab is an option for players who are new to our in-game experience.

Once you click on a tab, it will prompt you to sign in. After you fill in the required info, you’re all set! If you have any additional questions, don’t forget to leave us a comment below or email us at service@aceplaypoker.com!

How to Enter a Tournament

Online Poker Tournament Entry

If you’ve been following our “How To” blog series, you’ve already learned how to play poker & how to register on our site (if you didn’t know these things already, of course). Many of our players only get to this point because they aren’t sure how to enter a tournament. In that case, this post is dedicated to you.
Let’s start with the basics. Log onto acePLAYpoker.com and select the “Play Poker” tab. If you are a registered player, it will prompt you to sign. If not, you will need to register in order to play poker on our website. Once you’ve registered and/or signed in, you will automatically enter the poker lobby.
Once you are in the in the lobby, you have several options depending on what you’re looking for. If you simply want to play in a generic Sit & Go tournament, select the “Sit & Go” tab and view your options. If you are looking to play a promotional tournament or daily tournament (such as Mystery Merch), select the “Scheduled” tab.
Online Poker Tournament
Within the “Scheduled” tab, you will see a long list of tournaments. That’s because we offer them all day & night. We like to mix it up a bit, so you will find everything from No Limit Hold’em style tournaments to Pot Limit Omaha and Pot Limit 5 Card Draw.
If you’re looking for a certain game type, use the “All Game Types” drop down menu to search only for certain game types, such as Omaha. You can also filter by the buy-in limit you want and the type of tournament you’re looking for (regular, qualifier, event satellites, etc). Here, we’ve showed you a list of tournaments offered with 2 filters: $50+ buy-in and Event Satellites.
Tournament Selections
Once you’ve found the tournament you want to enter, click on it. On the side, you will see 2 buttons: “Register” and “Tournament Details”. Tournament Details gives you information such as the player names, level up times, prizes, and rebuy. Please refer to the image below.
Tournament Details
Once you are comfortable with the tournament info, you’re ready to go. Click “Register” and confirm that you wish to play. Make sure your balance can cover the buy-in amount, and you’re ready to play!

How to Play Texas Hold’Em Poker

Maybe you’ve already signed up to play on our site, but you have some questions about the game. Maybe you haven’t even created an account because you’re looking for someone to explain how poker is played. Whatever your situation, read on to find out everything you need to know about the game of poker in order to get started playing. We’ll even give you a couple bonus tips.

The most common style of poker in the United States is Texas Hold’em. It is also the most common game type played on our site. So, we will explain Texas Hold’em, also referred to as Hold’em. You’ve created your account at acePLAYpoker.com. You’ve entered the lobby. Now you’ve found a table you would like to join (remember that 6 is the maximum number of players in any type of poker game). What happens next?

You’ve entered your table, paid in, & sat down to start a new game. The first thing that happens is the Blinds. Blinds are paid on a rotating basis, so for each new pot, a new player at the table has to take a turn paying them. There is a small blind & a large blind. The first player to start the new game will pay a required amount into the pot; this is called the small blind. The next player will pay a larger amount, also required, into the pot. This is the large blind. Usually the large blind is twice or three times that of the small blind.

How to Play Texas Hold'em Part 1
Small Blinds

Once the blinds are paid, the next person in the circle has the option to call or fold (all poker games are played in a clockwise motion). By calling, the player agrees to stay in the game by matching the amount the big blind because they feel that they have a good hand of cards or can bluff successfully. By folding at this stage, a player communicates that they do not believe they have a good hand or will be successful in the round. By folding at this stage of the game, they are not out any money, unless they paid into the blinds. This round is called the pre-flop round. In some instances, a player who has a great hand will even raise the bet, meaning the other players must either match his new bet or must fold.

Pre-Flop Round

After the first round of betting, the flop occurs. The flop is the group of community cards placed in the center of the table. In the first round of the flop, the dealer places 3 cards into the center face up.

How to Play Texas Hold'em Part 2
First Round After Flop

Each player can use these cards in combination with their own hand in order to create the best grouping they have for a successful round. Those who stayed in the game but cannot come up with any combinations will either fold soon after the flop or bluff their way through the rest of the round. After each round, the dealer adds a new card to the flop until there are 5 flop cards on the table. After the last card is flopped, the last round of the pot begins.

How to Play Texas Hold'em Part 3
Last Round/Completed Flop

By this point, there are usually only 2 or 3 people left in the round. A player has the option to call the bet, raise the bet, or go all-in. The other player(s) must match a raised bet or an all-in to stay in the game. After the last player takes his turn in this round, the cards are shown and the pot is awarded to the person with the best card combination. For a list of ranking hands, check out our handy little chart here:

Ranking Poker Hands
Image courtesy of www.lottery.ok.gov

For more info on how to play Texas Hold’em, including a step-by-step video, we recommend this article from PokerStars: Learn How to Play Hold’Em. If you still have questions, remember that you can always reach us at service@aceplaypoker.com. We’d love to hear from you!

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