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Thursday, August 15, 2013

America's Cardroom

While the age of Internet poker has come and gone there are still some options out there for us players in the United States, especially those not living in Nevada.
America's Cardroom is one such place and lets face it, with a name like that it is also the most patriotic place to play.
I recommend this site for more information, but I'm also going to give some of my own personal opinions about it as well.

Here are several things that ACR has gone for it:
They are on the Winning Poker Network.  Winning Poker, it's in the name.
America's Cardroom. Once again, it's in the name.
Rakeback.  No respectable room can run in today's environment without offering rakeback and America's Cardroom offers you 27% back just for playing.  Every single player that signs up gets this deal so you don't have to look for some secret affiliate and hope that they hold up their end of the bargain.  Every Wednesday you will receive a deposit, for 27% of the rake you paid, right into your account.

America's Cardroom on the Winning Poker Network is currently the 19th largest poker network in the world.  While it is not going to compete with the big boys of Pokerstars or Party Poker anytime soon, it is still one of the larger networks allowing players from the United States to play and that is the key feature right there.  Just recently the Winning Poker Network had an influx of new players in the form of adding Blackchip Poker to their stable of sights and every addition like that strengthens the player base and adds to the networks overall market position.

The main games you are going to find on America's Cardroom are No Limit Texas Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha.  These, of course, are the two most popular forms of poker in the world and is there really any reason to play anything but one of these two games?  You can use these as virtual training for when you make your big week trek to Las Vegas or Atlantic City so that when you sit down at the felt you are not the fish at the table.
Personally, since my trips to the casino's are so rare and far between, I almost never go without sharpening my poker skills with an online poker site like ACR on the WPN.  You cannot expect to stay mentally sharp without continuing to play and the great news is that you can get this experience in for pennies on the dollar as America's Cardroom offers games as low as one cent/two cent blinds.

Even better news?  If you are a micro stakes player you have the opportunity to strike gold and get an instant bankroll boost through their $5k Micro Stakes Race.  For each hand you play and pay into the rake you will receive points for an online leader board.  Put in a lot of hands and your bankroll could see a significant boost.  What could be better than playing for pennies and getting a large bonus.  Withdraw that bonus and take your stake to Vegas and see what you can do playing at the Venetian or Bellagio!  Phil Ivy is waiting for you.

If you are looking for a more indepth analysis or review of America's Cardroom (and the network) I recommend checking out the site I linked to above.  This is where I begin my journey's to discovering new places to play!

5 comments:

  1. I haven't spent enough time on America's Cardroom yet, but have played a little. It seems a little difficult to navigate around and find small stakes tournaments, (More than likely, I just haven't spent enough time on there).

    I think I will look it over a little more closely as some of the regulars on Carbon say they like to play certain tournaments on there.

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    1. I haven't played online in a while. planning a wedding is more expensive than I imagined.

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  2. Do you know anyone who has received a payout? How long did it take?

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    1. I do not know. I had financial reasons for this post. :)

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  3. grouchie ur advertiser isnt going to want u to say that.

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