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17 April 2018, Curacao (Press Release): Hell Club, the dark and brooding online card room dedicated to popular game, Oh Hell, is set to launch a fiery new real-money format, Oh Hell Stackpot.
To mark the official launch, which is set for Sunday 22nd April at 6:00pm CET, Hell Club will host a Launch Party Freeroll with a prize pool of €1,000 up for grabs.
“Hell Club is thrilled to be launching its latest online card game innovation, Oh Hell Stackpot”, Simon Ry, founder, Hell Club commented.
“We believe that this game has the potential to be the next big thing after Poker, if it finds the right target group.”
“In Oh Hell, there is no such thing as a bad hand. Regardless of your cards, you can still make plays so long as you can predict the behaviour of your opponents. The game is played worldwide, and usually for fun.”
“The Stackpot model has taken out some of the flaws with Oh Hell and replaced it with a better system. It is no longer possible to zero-bid your way to victory, and it doesn’t require you to play 20+ rounds to participate, if you don’t have time.”
“Most other gambling games don’t make much sense if you take away the money. They’re often boring or even pointless. Introducing the betting aspect to a game that is fun to play without money will hopefully only enhance the experience.”
“On Hell Club, players can opt to play for fun or for cash. We believe both formats will be hugely popular, and look forward to receiving feedback from players.”
What is Oh Hell Stackpot?
Oh Hell is a trick taking game where each player guesses how many tricks they can take with their given hand, and then tries to take as many tricks as bid.
The number of tricks per round changes according to a pattern, and each game is usually played to a predetermined number of rounds.
The Stackpot concept is an original Hell Club invention. When applied to round-based games without a set number of winners, the wagered money that isn’t won stacks up in a pot on the table.
It is later used to increase the value of winnings for subsequent wagers.
How does it work?
Hell Club is offering Oh Hell Stackpot as cash games, Sit&Gos and tournaments.
The table currency for the game is Hellcoins; to participate, players simply stake a number of Hellcoins equal to the number of tricks in the hand as ante.
If they take the number of tricks bid, they will win back their ante plus additional Hellcoins per trick bid on. The larger the table pot, the greater the number of Hellcoins won per trick.
Hellcoins: How is their value determined?
For cash games, the value of a Hellcoin is determined by a table stake. For example, 1 Hellcoin can equal 1 Euro.
In Sit&Gos, players buy-in and receive an amount of Hellcoins. The number of rounds to be played is pre-determined, much like in regular Oh Hell, but played with the Stackpot scoring system.
For MTTs, the Burning Pot format is used. This is another Hell Club innovation and means that instead of limiting tournament length by slowly increasing table stakes like in poker, the table pot burns away a number of Hellcoins with each hand slowly decreasing the total amount of Hellcoins in the tournament.
When is the launch?
Oh Hell Stackpot will launch on Sunday 22nd April at 6:00pm CET.
Hell Club will host a special Launch Party Free Roll with a €1,000 prize pot and a HellTicket giveaway for the top 20 players.
HellTickets are worth €22 and can be used to enter the first Weekly Real Money HellTournament, which will start at 8:00pm CET on the day of launch.
About Hell Club:
Hell Club is a dark and brooding online card room dedicated to the popular game of Oh Hell, a trick taking game where each player guesses how many tricks they can take with their given hand, and then tries to take as many tricks as bid. The operator has developed and launched several innovations, including The Stackpot. This concept is applied to round-based games without a set number of winners, and see the wagered money that isn’t won stack up in a pot on the table. It is later used to increase the value of winnings for subsequent wagers. This feature is used on its latest real-money game release, Oh Hell Stackpot.
Source: European Gaming Media and Events