PokerKing has reimagined the format of its most famous and biggest tournament, The Venom. Now, there will be two: alongside the usual Hold'em, there will be a tournament in classic Omaha.

The main tournament will be in the Mystery Bounty format with a maximum bounty of $500,000, and a total prize pool of at least $8,000,000.

Another $2,000,000 will be up for grabs in the Venom PLO 6-max.

The tournaments will run simultaneously, with five entry days:

  • Day 1A: August 4
  • Day 1B: August 8
  • Day 1C: August 11
  • Day 1D: August 15
  • Day 1E: August 18

Flights for the Venom Mystery Bounty start at 18:05 GMT, and for the Venom PLO 6-max at 19:05 GMT.

Remaining players will move to Day 2 (August 19, 19:05 GMT), with final tables played the following day.


You can qualify for the tournament through several types of satellites:

  • Venom Fever Megasatellites: Tournaments with buy-ins from $32 to $215 and many tickets to The Venom.
  • Venom Blitz Steps: A unique format of multi-step satellites played in a fast poker format: no blind increases, but with tournament chips and table changes upon folding. A ticket to the next level is awarded upon reaching a stack of 5,000 chips. There are 9 stages in total, the cheapest costing $0.11 (the ticket can be won in 24/7 freerolls).
  • On Demand Steps: Classic qualifying tournaments where winning one satellite grants a ticket to a more expensive one. Available in Sit&Go and MTT formats, with buy-ins from $0.11 to $880. There are 9 steps in total, and you can start at any level (the ticket for the first level for $0.11 can be won in a freeroll).
  • On Demand Skips: Satellites similar to Steps but with 4 stages. Participation costs from $0.25 to $95.
  • Cash game players who win a prize in the weekly The Beast rake race can get entries to Beast & SnC – VENOM Fever MEGA satellites (each awarding 20 tickets worth $2,650, usable in any Venom event).

Venom Warm-Up

Prepare for The Venom with a multi-day tournament featuring a $1,000,000 guarantee.

The buy-in is $55, and you can join through regular flights starting from July 7.

The tournament's second day will be on July 28 at 20:05 GMT, with the final table the following day at 18:05 GMT.