Americas Cardroom is the freshest new US online poker site we have seen come on board since the infamous Black Friday of April 15th, 2011. They are on the WinningPoker network along with long time stalwart poker site, True Poker. This review will take a look at Americas Card Room, advertised on TV as AmericasCardroom.net.
AmericasCardroom Review – Facts & Info
- Official Website: http://www.AmericasCardroom.eu
- Minimum Deposit: $49.00
- Visa Accepted deposits
- Traffic Size: Small
- USA Allowed? Yes
- Software: Download only
- Bonus: 100% match up to $1000
- Bonus Code: KICKASS
AmericasCardRoom.com Bonus Offer & How To Get It
The first deposit bonus offer is pretty solid for ACR. They offer our visitors a 100% match to $1000 initial deposit bonus.
Here is how to get the Deposit Bonus
They start with an above average deposit bonus match of 100% match to $1,000 – How do you earn it? You should read the fine print there. But the short answer is you earn $1 of bonus for every 55 “Rank Points you earn.
So, how do you earn “Rank Points”? Good question. For every $1 in rake from a hand you received cards, 5.5 rake points are earned and divided evenly among all hand participants. Remember, this means that if you are dealt in you can earn points even if you do not contribute money to the pot. It is called the ‘Dealt Rake method opposed to the ‘Contributed‘ or ‘Weighted rake methods. Those methods measure your actual rake contribution. Americas Card Room bonus is calculated with the ‘dealt rake‘ method.
You get a new depositors freeroll. Currently it runs once per week and has a $250 prize pool. There seems to not be a ton of competition so this is certainly a + EV tourney to play in.
They also have on-going promotions all the time keeping the site active and fresh.
Deposit Money To Your Americas Cardroom Account
After getting signed up with Americas Cardroom, you’ll want to make a deposit. It’s easy to do with a visa card, or if you have cash, western union is a snap!
Western Union: Determine the amount you want to deposit, (if you deposit $300+ ACR will reimburse any transfer fees you may incur), and have your login name handy. Then, call Americas Card Room’s 800 number to get your ‘recipient’s name’ and country to send to. You take that info to your local Western Union. WU’s are everywhere, but usually located inside every chain grocery store at the customer service counter. Ours is at a local Kroger. Fill out the form with the ‘send to name’, ‘send to country’ and your information. I wasn’t asked for my ID which is standard for sending WU. Pay the bill and get your receipts. On the WU receipt there is a MPCN number. Call the ACR 800 number again and give them this number from your receipt. That’s it! By the time you get back to your house, the money will be in your ACR account. You’ll be playing poker online in no time!
Lobby & Poker Table Screenshots
Here is the lobby:
Here is a screen shot of the poker table:
The most unique feature I noticed was the ability to straddle and chop the blinds. Pretty cool.
AmericasCardroom.net – Poker Games & Tournaments
I first heard of this fresh poker site from a late night TV commercial advertising AmericasCardroom.net. This was common back when Full Tilt and PokerStars were advertising all the time on US television. I went to check the site out and ended up liking them enough to add them to the site.
The site is fairly small, so most of the traffic is concentrated in Hold’em. They do offer Omaha, which gets some action every now and then.
One interesting game they offer is three card poker. And I’m not talking about the casino table game variety. Real ‘poker three card poker’. We’ve started playing it in my home game recently and surprisingly enough they offered it here.
Unique Features of AmericasCardroom.eu
Here are some interesting things we found after reviewing Americas Cardroom.
- You can chop the blinds
- You can straddle in front of the big-blind
- Debit cards are available for cashouts
- Session stats are available next to the chat log
- The sounds are kind of annoying and to turn them off, you have to hit the options button and then the ‘sounds’to turn them off
- Traffic is mostly focused on the low and micro limit NL texas holdem games.
- They offer Three Card Poker – Poker (not the casino game)
- There is an integrated casino and sports book
- They have a Bad Beat Jackpot – Triggered by Quad 8′s getting beaten (both cards must play). It is over $300k at the time of this review (Click To Check the BadBeat Jackpot Amount Today)
- You choose a poker nick name that can be different than your account name you create at first
- To find a play money poker table, you have to select ‘Medium’ or ‘High’ on the stakes setting before clicking ‘Play Money’
I’m optimistic that this poker site has what it takes to become the new home for US poker players. They show all the right signs (fast payment processing and innovative solutions to make this happen) and seem to be committed to the market for the long term. I will leave my ratings below and encourage you all to please do the same!
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