Poker Staking has been a part of the game for years with people both selling shares of themselves and buying shares of other players in tournaments. But poker staking has always been somewhat exclusive since the main people who get staked are well-known professionals and the only ones doing the staking have access to these professionals. However, the whole poker staking scene is about to get a makeover because of the site ChipMeUp.
ChipMeUp allows everyone in the world to sign up and create a user profile absolutely free. After a person creates their user profile, they can sell shares of their self in tournaments or buy shares of other players in pretty much every major poker event on the planet. Of course people will need info on those they’re thinking of staking and ChipMeUp provides this with a list of players, stats, available events, and a forum to discuss investing strategy with other people.
Another great thing about ChipMeUp is that it’s extremely easy to use. All a person has to do to buy tournament shares of a player is browse through the list of events, select the percentage of the buy-in they wish to stake, and then transfer the money. It costs nothing at all to stake another player, but ChipMeUp does charge a small listing fee when you are selling shares of yourself in a tournament.
You won’t have any worries about financial transactions with ChipMeUp since PokerNews owns the site and has done everything possible to ensure shares will be bought and sold legitimately as well as properly. And ChipMeUp has already been used in conjunction with several huge events.
One of these events was the 888 Poker Aussie Millions prize package giveaway where players signed up for 888 Poker using the POKERWORKS bonus code to get the 100% deposit bonus up to $400 and a chance at winning a $12,500 Aussie Million prize package when signing up . What was unique about this deal was that the winner, Luke Abolins, earned the $12,500 prize package and a 50% stake in his finish while the other top 17 finishers in the satellite split up the other 50% through ChipMeUp. In most cases, the other 17 players wouldn’t have gotten anything, but the 50% in shares of Abolins provided them with a reward.
Another big event ChipMeUp was used for involved the APT Poker Pack offering people a chance at buying 5% of their collective tournament finish. This was a very good deal since the Poker Pack consists of Nam Le, Steve Sung, Kwang Soo Lee, David “Chino” Rheem, J.C. Tran, and Quinn Do who have all made a combined $22 million in tournament winnings. And the Poker Pack donated the 5% stake to the Shane Warne Foundation for underprivileged and disabled kids.
Already partners with the Asian Poker Tour, the Poker Pack, and the Aussie Millions, people can expect ChipMeUp to be involved with many other big events in the future. But you don’t have to wait for a big event to start using ChipMeUp since you can go sign up right now and start using it.