The current Americas Cardroom has been around for over five years now (and over a decade if you take into account that the original launched in 2001), slowly gaining on its already high popularity with its primary focus on giving US players an avenue to play poker online.
Sponsoring Poker heavyweights with the likes of the $500,000 Guaranteed Punta Cana Poker Classic No Limit Texas Hold’em Tournamant held every year at the Dominican Republic, it’s really no wonder that Americas Cardroom is widely regarded as one of the best places for US players to play poker. It’s a software-based concept, so you’ll need to download and install to access.
Large tournaments and plenty of players.
Plenty of freeroll chances for regulars.
Outstanding payout record.
Great sportsbetting available.
Must download software to use.
Almost all tables are Beast Jackpot tables.
No mobile play.
Minimum $25 for Bitcoin payout once a day. High minimums on other payout methods.
Deposits and Withdrawals
Americas Cardroom allows a minimum fiat deposit of $50 through International Money Transfer from any location worldwide. You can also deposit via Visa, Mastercard, Western Union and Moneygram.
If crypto’s your thing, you can also send Bitcoin at a minimum value equal to $10, which will let you play after only 1 confirmation. There’s also a Player-to-Player (P2P) option in the software that allows players to transfer deposits to each other.
Payouts are different depending on your method, with minimums ranging from $25 to $100, and a limited requests in a period of time. According to Support, verification is required if you’ve used credit card to deposit, although be prepared to be asked anyway.
There’s plenty of poker on offer, whether on ring games or tournaments, including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo, and 32 Card Draw.
If you’re crazy about playing poker and can’t stand to wait for tables to fill, there’s a tool called the Maximizer that lets you choose and reserve up to 10 tables at Jackpot Poker, ensuring you don’t spend your precious time NOT playing poker!
There’s also the Beast, which you automatically enter each week if you play from a cash table and if you rank high enough, you get cold hard cash.
Opening an account gives you instant access to its Online Gambling Universe sportsbook, which lets you bet on all manner of sporting events worldwide. It even occassionally offers bets on events such as the Grammys, political election outcomes and reality show winners.
All new players who deposit at least $25 their first time are entitled to:
1. A First Deposit 100% Bonus up to $1,000.
2. 20 Days of Free Cash, between $2 to $6 each day for a total of $50.
3. Entry into the $250 New Depositor Freeroll (4 times).
Bonuses are released as you play: $1 for every 27.5 Award Points earned at cash tables.
Playing regularly can earn you Rank Points, which then lets you acquire higher “ranks” from Lieutenant to 5-Star General, accessing better rewards with higher ranks, including store cash, freerolls and luxury packages to the Punta Cana tournament.