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We get lots of inquiries from US Poker Players concerned about the number of online poker rooms that have closed their doors to residents of the USA. Sites that take USD do not necessary accept US Players due to the confusing & somewhat hypocritical US anti-gambling legislation. (Which, BTW, is actually just about tax take)
Here's a fact sheet on the two top recommended online poker rooms that welcome USA players and have payment and account management process in place to support you. The info on this poker page may help you make your mind up as to where to play your next Freeroll or bag your next big pot! I wish you all very good luck (or is that skill?) at the poker table.
Sophisticated software features & multi table play. Stylish, innovative.
POKER ROOM: Carbon Poker is based out of Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
LICENCED: Kahnawake, Canada
COMMENT: Sleek and easy on the eye, great for play across multiple tables. Traffic is good - always action 24x7, esp. low to mid range tables. Growing reputation for quality high roller play too. We've found excellent cash game fishing with lots of learners (due to the free (really free) freerolls) working their way up the tables. Stable, safe & fun with a wide choice of poker.
SOFTWARE: Carbon Poker is Powered by the Merge Gaming Network, Macromedia Flash based. Download required. Great features like all-in percentages at showdown, relative win % on a hand & an excellent 'Deal it Twice' option to understand how a hand might have been better played :-) . Great blackjack, bacarrat and roulette too.
New : Version 6 software has great new features
NETWORK: Merge Gaming Network (at least 50K players seated at peak times) Time Zone EST.
DAILY POKER TOURNAMENTS:
$40K in free cash tournaments each month, 5 $200's daily - really free - no points required - or for a few VIP points enter Sunday's $50,000 Guaranteed or daily $1000 & $1500 tourneys
CASH GAMES: Reasonable
PAYMENT OPTIONS: eWalletXpress, Pindebit, Credit Card (Visa and MasterCard), Neteller,Click 2 Pay, 1 Pay, Moneybookers, EcoCard, Instadebit, ClickandBuy, Pay Safe Card, Fonelinx, Web Money but not all options work for players from the US. Contact the support team for details (free phone) for a hassle free payins and cashouts.
PAYOUTS: Within 24hr for all methods but instant withdrawals, esp to ewallets, once you've got a play history. US banking restrictions can cause hassles but contact the CarbonPoker.com crew as they know what to do to smooth things. All US-facing online gambling and poker sites are currently facing frustratingly long waits and "workarounds". These guys do pay and are easy to contact with queries.
JOIN BONUS: 200% deposit match bonus to $5000 on your initial deposit. Bonus code: CARBONPK ( (EG if you deposit $2,500 you get $5 free per 750 VIP points (150 VIP Pts for every $1)). Regular re-up bonuses, competitions and giveaways
UPDATE: Players from these countries/US States are not able to join Carbon Poker due to local legislation: Australia, France, New York, Missouri, Louisiana, Maryland & Washington DC
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POKER ROOM: Morris Mohawk Gaming Group trading as Bovada Poker is based out of the Mohawk Territory of Kahnawake, Canada.
LICENCED: Kahnawake, Canada
COMMENT: If you liked Bodog Poker then you'll love Bovada Poker! Bodog Poker is no longer available to US residents but through Bovada American players can safely access to the same online poker experience. Fast and ultra-simple, no frills poker play with 35,000+ players online at peak. Bovada specializes in online gambling (poker, sportsbook, casino, racebook) for players from the USA.
SOFTWARE: Designed specifically for Bodog Poker the software download is about 31.8MB (industry average). A Flash based poker client is also available. Suitable for Mac users. The single wallet across poker, sportsbook, casino, racebook is fully integrated so play poker while you wager on NFL or take on some casino side games.
NETWORK: Bovada plays on the Bodog Poker Network & is one of the largest & fastest growing independent poker networks. Best player volumes occur in peak US times with around 4K real money ring game players and up to 35K players seated. No wait for tables, lots of choice at most stake levels, esp no limit Texas Holdem. Bodog's USA members have been transferred to Bovada.
DAILY POKER TOURNAMENTS:
Freerolls - not many, and they fill fast. Mostly with a small-ish poker point requirement. We find it better playing cash game or tournament poker at Bovada with a small buy-in to get a better game.
CASH GAMES: Good
PAYMENT OPTIONS: You can deposit funds into your secure account by MyPaylinQ***, Credit Cards and Rapid Transfer. Any Visa branded credit card, gift card or check/debit card is fine. When purchasing a gift card to fund your Bovada account, ensure the card is for international purchases, as US/domestic-only cards do not work. Bovada will reimburse fees for deposits of $300 or more by Rapid Transfer and just call them for transfer details. The minimum deposit amount to fund your Bovada account is US$ 20
PAYOUTS: Bovada pays out winnings and cashes out your account via couriered checks, Rapid Transfer or MyPaylinQ. Contact the support team for details (free phone) for a hassle free payout. Bovada will cover your fees for one payout per calendar month.
JOIN BONUS: There's a 100% deposit match to $1000. Just start playing to earn poker points - every 10 poker points are equal to $1 bonus. When you've earned 100 points you'll get a $10 bonus, keep playing and you'll get more bonuses in $10 increments as you play - even if you make more deposits. You've got 60 days after your first deposit to earn your bonus.
NOTE***: Bovada customers in Utah, New York, Washington and Maryland are not able to use your MyPaylinQ account to transfer at present. This is due to ongoing US legislative issues regarding online payments.
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