America’s Cardroom rewards players with $50 bonus; Grinder gets stiffed by Giorgio Medici

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Mchael Mizrachi chip leader at WSOP Players Championship

Looking chipper

It’s not Christmas, but it sure looks like it if you’re a player of America’s Cardroom. That’s because the US-friendly online poker site is giving each of its players $50, a bonus that will expire if not claimed by August 4.

“With the temperatures outside we know poker players are looking for reasons to stay inside playing poker,” said company spokesperson Michael Harris. “With our we are simply making the choice a lot easier.”

Players with an account on America’s Cardroom will need to log in to the site to claim the bonus. As part of the company’s terms and conditions, players will need to earn 55 Rank Points to convert $2 of their bonus money into real cash. In order to track their progress, players will have to hop on over to the site’s Rewards tab and select the Bonuses section. From there, they’ll need to click the Bonus Management tool where they’ll find the bonus details in full display.

From there, the bonus dollars that have been converted into playable, real money can be used by players on their whim, including a host of big tournaments like the  Punta Cana Poker Classic $5,000 Premium Package Guarantee, which we already touched on a month ago.

Nice deal, AC.

In another interesting bit of poker news that will most likely draw some chuckles from a lot of folks, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi has taken to Twitter to voice his displeasure over Giorgio Medici’s excuse in not paying him a $100,000 bet Mizrachi reportedly won following his WSOP bracelet win. According to the Grinder, the two partook in a friendly bracelet bet – apparently, ‘friendly’ constitutes six-figure wagers in their world – at the start of the WSOP with Mizrachi, according to, laying 5/1 odds for $20,000.

Well, when Mizrachi took down the $50,000 Poker Players’ Championship (Event #45 at the WSOP), Medici suddenly went MIA. Eventually, the latter took to Twitter to explain to Mizrachi that he couldn’t honor the bet with a pretty randy excuse: bankruptcy.

From Mizrachi’s Twitter account (@TheGrinder44): “Hi Michael I am sorry but certain circumstances came up and I had to file bankruptcy. I listed you to in the list and I know you received…letter from the law office Bricks. Again I am sorry but there is nothing I can do(.)”

Understandably, Mizrachi was none too pleased about Medici’s explanation, offering up the obligatory pissed off tweet: “Question? What if someone makes a bet…lays 5-1 on a bracelet bet u lay 20k to win 100k and when it comes to pay he says he files bankruptcy!”

We feel your pain, Grinder; $100,000 is not chump change by any stretch of the imagination. But considering you pocketed $1,451,527 from your PPC conquest, it’s not like your going to need the extra cash anytime soon.

At least Medici didn’t say that his dog was abducted by aliens and he had to pay the $100,000 as ransom…



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