Poker is one of the most popular games to be played online, at land based casinos and poker rooms. In a study conducted in January 2007 it was found that 40 million people play poker regularly out of 6.8% of the adult population and 23 million of these regular players are in the U.S. out of 10.1% of the U.S. adult population. According to UK company bwin.party which owns a top four online poker room party poker there are 100 million people who play poker internationally.
If you look at number of online poker players then pokerstars have 60 million accounts followed by 888 poker with over 10 million accounts.
Other popular online poker sites are WSOP, where thousands of poker players play for real money and Americas Card room which is one of the few online poker rooms that offer poker games and tournaments to players in US.
Currently, the online poker room is gearing up to offer an amazing qualifier for the upcoming World Series of Poker Main Event, offering up a whopping 50 seats to the $10,000 buy-in tournament.
•50-$12,500 Packages Guaranteed ($625,000 Total)
•$540 buy-in satellite
•Daily Satellites, Mega Satellites, and Step Tournaments to get in cheap!
•Players paid in cash to their account!
•Winners guaranteed 24-hour turnaround time for Bitcoin cash-outs
•Packages include $2,500 for travel expenses, $10,000 Main Event buy-in
So on July 2nd beginning at 3pm ET, Americas Cardroom will be hosting a $625,000 guaranteed online qualifier. Players will have to pay a $540 buy-in to take part and a minimum of 50 main event packages worth $12,500 each will be awarded. The package includes the $10,000 buy-in amount plus $2,500 to be used for travel expenses.
The Main Event is scheduled to begin on July 8th and players will be competing in the online qualifier just a few days ahead of time. Because prize packages will need to be used quickly, the online poker room will be offering cash out via Bitcoin. Players will be able to have access to their prize package within a 24-hour time frame in order to get ready for the trip to Las Vegas.
Of course, $540 is still a high buy-in for most people, but much less than the $10,000 price tag of the Main Event. Players who don’t have the cash for the online qualifier buy-in can take part in daily satellites as well as step tournaments and mega satellites at Americas Cardroom to try and earn a seat to the big qualifying event. These events can be found in the tournament lobby. More information on the WSOP offerings at Americas Cardroom can be found under the Promotions tab.
Americas Card Room
Americas Cardroom is part of the Winning Poker Network. Though it is not the biggest poker network on the internet today, but with steady growth, soft competition, and some of the easiest payouts around you can say it is mid-sized poker site. For the high rollers this site is best to get involve in the biggest tournament payouts in the world, for the medium stake players also there is enough competition. Most important all the while you will be earning Rank Points, which help you to quickly unlock your bonuses. Your 100% First Time Deposit Bonus will be paid out in increments of $1 for every 27.5 Award Points you rack up by playing poker at the tables. Find out more about the bonus in this video below.
The birth of Americas Card Room
Doyle Brunson’s poker site, which was founded in 2004 and then subsequently shut down in 2011, and even after the infamous events of Black Friday, Americas Cardroom stepped in to breathe life back into this legendary poker room.
The online casino, which has been in operation in the online poker market since 2001, has been through many changes since then, as they continually update and enhance their players poker experiences with new software updates. This includes changing software providers from Dobrosoft to Ongame network in 2005, then onto Microgaming Network (now MPN), to Cake Poker Network (Revolution Network) and then, finally to the Yatahay Network, which has now been rebranded as the Winning Poker Network. What all this means is that the online poker room has taken a long journey to go back to its roots, as the Winning Poker Network uses an improved version of Dobrosoft technology to power its casinos.
Since the relaunch in 2011, America’s Cardroom has become a strong contender in the poker site market. Their decision to specifically target US players and their continued commitment to finding the best operating software has made a huge impression on their players. America’s cardroom has one of the best reputations in the business for speed and reliability of payouts, especially since they stepped up to bail out and retain all of Doyle Brunson’s poker players who lost out in the Black Friday scandal.
Poker games and tournaments you can enjoy
The game choices are decent, and include Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo, and 32 Card Draw. You can even play in Sit and Go tournaments and On Demand tournaments, an invention of the Winning Poker Network which sees tournaments running all hours of the day for $10 entry. Click here to visit their Tournament section.
How to join Americas Card Room
With easy three steps you can join Americas Card Room to play poker:
•Download the casino software
First, download the software, which will be saved to either your Mac desktop or ‘downloads’ folder. It may take a few minutes for Americas Cardroom to download.
Once the download is complete, launch the file from your saved location. If asked to update the software, please accept. After this initial process, you will be able to launch Americas Cardroom from your applications folder.
•Set up your Account
Launch Americas Cardroom and in the main lobby select ‘Create Account.’ Fill out the required registration details and make sure you provide a valid email address.To validate your account, check your inbox for the provided validation code. Finally , enter your validation code.
•Get your 100% free deposit
To find a play money ring game table or tournament to jump into, use the tabs in the Americas Card room lobby. From there you can select whatever game you want to play and set your limits.
You can also search for specific tables and poker formats by clicking on your chose game tab and then using the filter buttons to define your search.
You will find many banking options to play poker and fund your casino account. You can choose to use Visa, Western Union or MoneyGram. Visa debit cards often work best and whether they work or not will depend on the bank that issued them. If you can’t find a credit or debit card that will work then sending money via WU or MoneyGram is the best option, although less convenient.
Players outside the U.S. have Neteller and Skrill available. Some regional ewallets are also offered.
When you’re ready to withdraw your winnings, the best option is the prepaid debit card. This is definitely the fastest payout option with the fewest restrictions. The minimum payout by this method is just $50 while the max at one time is $2500. You may only request one debit card per week and a maximum of $10,000 in a 30 day period.
Bitcoin withdrawals is available in amounts up to $5,000. These are processed within one day.
The next best option is cashouts via check. There is a $100 minimum with a maximum check payment of $2995. You can only request one check per week and you can receive one free cashout via check per 30 day period. If you request more than one check within 30 days there is a $65 fee.
The final payout method is by cash transfer to either MoneyGram or Western Union. Fees vary on this method but can be quite expensive. This method is usually very fast but can take up to 15 days on occasion.
As the site uses the latest in security encryption technology all your financial transactions are safe and secure.
Note that this online poker room is part of the Winning Poker Network and is available to residents of the US except for areas in which poker regulations are in place, which would include Nevada and New Jersey. You can contact the casino at toll free number + 1-877-314-4195 or email at Support@AmericasCardRoom.eu to know more about the latest offers and poker games.