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The landscape for US online poker players has been a difficult one in recent years but there have been some poker sites that have stood out. A great example of a US friendly poker site which has managed to deliver what US poker players are looking for is the impressive Americas Cardroom.
Americas Cardroom is a site that is ideal for players that like to play with high volume. This is down to the fact that the site has a multi-table policy. It is possible for poker players to play up to 20 tables at the same time. This ranks strongly with respect to multi-play and at 20 tables, is only four less than the largest poker site in the world.
Players residing in Louisiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Delaware, Nevada or Washington State are not permitted to play at Americas Cardroom.
The software on the Americas Cardroom site comes from Yatahay. While the software provided by this company is far from being jaw-dropping or notably eye catching, it is extremely effective software that provides a good number of features and functions for players. It is possible to cascade multi-tables, it is possible to resize tables, to create notes and there is a good hand history section available. The site provides a number of poker games including:
Texas Hold ‘Em
7 Card Stud
7 Card Stud Hi/Lo
32 Card Draw
Americas Cardroom is part of the Winning Poker Network. This is far from being the poker network available to choose from but it does provide good payouts and the network has been growing for a considerable period of time.
The welcome offer bonus provided to new players at Americas Cardroom is a 100% matched deposit bonus. This bonus is available up to a level of $1,000. In order to earn the bonus, players have to play through the bonus in 60 days. The bonus is paid out in $1 increments where $1 is earned every time a player reaches 278.5 Rank Points. New players to the site are also granted access to that month’s weekly New Depositors $250 Freeroll.
Americas Cardroom also provides a bad beat jackpot for players, which can help to offset the disappointment felt when you lose a hand that statistically you should have won. Not every table on the site is eligible for inclusion in the Bad Beat Jackpot promotion. Only the tables which clearly have Bad Beat Jackpot labeled at the top of the screen will be considered eligible for this promotion.
Americas Cardroom also provides regular satellite events where you can win a chance to take on the best poker players around the world in the most luxurious of surroundings. If you have ever dreamt of taking on the best players in the world and seeing the life of poker professionals, satellite events are the best opportunity for you to live the dream. In August 2013, Americas Cardroom was providing players with the opportunity to win a place at the Latin Series Of Poker Chile event. The site was also providing a satellite event for the Punta Cana Poker Classic, held in the Dominican Republic in November 2013. This tournament has a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000.
Americas Cardroom is also a poker site that provides The Beast tournament. In August 2013, the site celebrated the first anniversary of the launch of The Beast, a promotion that has paid out over $2m in one year.
As you would expect from an international poker site, there are a number of deposit methods to choose from but not every deposit method is available to every player. US players on Americas Cardroom will commonly use the credit card deposit method to fund money to their account. This is the standard form of depositing funds into an online poker account and the VISA option is the one that is most commonly used.
US poker players are also able to deposit funds via Western Union and Moneygram. The fact that it is possible to enter Western Union or Moneygram stores provides players with the opportunity to make a cash deposit, which can be of benefit to many US poker players.
Americas Cardroom also provides the ability to make a “Person to Person deposit” and a “Person to Person transaction”. The deposit is listed as being suitable for any location around the world and the minimum deposit level is $100 while the maximum deposit level is $1,000. The transaction option is available for all players in North, Central and South America. The minimum deposit level is $100 while the maximum deposit level is $1,500. In both instances, staff members at Americas Cardroom can provide walk through support via the telephone.
Americas Cardroom Tournaments
Americas Cardroom offers a number of guaranteed tournaments to look out for. The list includes:
$10K Guaranteed Deep Stack
$2.5K Omaha Guaranteed
The $50K Guaranteed game is the big event of the week and the winning player takes home a guaranteed $10,000. Satellite events take place throughout the week but the volume increases greatly on Saturday. The $50K Guaranteed event gets properly underway on Sunday at 7 pm ET. It is possible to buy your way into the event directly for $200+$15 and every player in the tournament receives a starting stack of 10,000 chips.
The $15,000 Guaranteed game takes place on a Wednesday evening, getting underway at 8 pm ET. There is a direct buy-in of $150+$15 and the starting stack of chips stands at 5,000.
No matter which day you opt to play on the site, there will be a poker tournament available to enjoy. The Omaha game, with its $2.5K guarantee, takes place on a Saturday at 6 pm ET.
The rakeback promotion on Americas Cardroom provides 27% rakeback of total rake paid for all players, including players from the United States. The total rake paid includes all of the fees that are paid throughout real money play which includes tournaments, sit n go games and cash games. No matter how regularly you play on the site, the 27% rakeback is available to all players.
The rakeback payment is provided once a week and it is paid on Wednesday. The Wednesday payment is for the net rake earned during the previous Monday through Sunday play. The payment is provided to players automatically.
There are a number of reasons why Americas Cardroom deserves to be taken seriously by online poker players in the US. It is US friendly, the software is robust, there is a wealth of experience on the site and there are a lot of good bonuses. When you add in the fact that the site provides a lot of tournaments and guaranteed prize pools, this is a poker site that delivers for all poker players.