Americas Cardroom Review
Americas Cardroom has brought the excitement of online poker back to the USA!
Americas Cardroom has grown rapidly over the past several years, bringing players back to the glory days of online poker in the US through unique incentives and promotions. They are the only US facing site to offer The Million Dollar Sunday $1,000,000 GTD poker tournaments while hosting a weekly progressive rake race for both cash game and Sit & Go players.
Americas Cardroom is truly living up to its name as being the online poker site that US players can trust. As the flagship skin of the Winning Poker Network, Americas Cardroom has already grown into one of the top communities for US poker players thanks to its no-nonsense deposits, quick payouts and high tournament guarantees.
Reasons to join Americas Cardroom
- Rated fastest Payouts in the industry
- US players Accepted
- WSOP Qualifiers
- Million Dollar Sundays $1,000,000 GTD Tournaments
- The only site with weekly progressive rake races for sit & go’s and cash games
- Now accepts Bitcoin for Deposits and Withdrawals
Poker Network: The Winning Poker Network (WPN)
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Software and Graphics
The Winning Poker Network recently upgraded their software which has given the network and ACR a huge boost. The software is very user friendly and allows for easy multi-tabling options, clean graphics, and smooth gameplay.
The upgrade introduced more tournament varieties, such as hand based and time based tournaments, re-entry tournaments as well as bigger promotion options such as The Beast, Sit & Crush and the Elite Benefits program. The software allows players to easily navigate between tournaments and cash games, and filter their preferred playing size and limit, and game selection.
In early April they introduced a new Tournament User Interface. Players now receive their MTT winnings instantly with their Progressive Payout technology. As soon as the money bubble bursts, players are paid progressively into their account without having to wait until they are eliminated or win the tournament.
Other improvements include Hand for Hand dealing, Synchronized Breaks, Links in the Chat Box, Internal and External MTT Lobby Improvements, On-Table In-the-Money Symbol, Final Table Graphics, and On-Table Tournament Statistics Display.
Initial Deposit Bonus
100% up to $1000. New players can take advantage of a 100% up to $1000 sign-up bonus, which clears at the equivalent rakeback rate of 20%. We found the bonus relatively easy to clear as it is released in $1 increments for every 27.5 Benefit Points Earned. Players clearing a bonus with rakeback will yield a total of approximately 47% rakeback. This is just part of the Welcome Package that includes Access to $250 New Depositors Freeroll + $50 Free Tourney Bucks. Once you’ve made your first deposit, Americas Cardroom provides a nice way to boost your bankroll by entering you into a $250 freeroll every Saturday at 12:05 ET for the month.
The 100% First Time Deposit Bonus is paid out in increments of $1 for every 27.5 in Benefit Points Earned. Benefit Points previously earned do not count towards the bonus requirement. Players have 60 days to play the First Deposit Bonus through.
27% Rakeback Paid Weekly
Americas Cardroom offers new sign-ups 27% rakeback, based on the weighted contributed method. This method of rakeback allocation takes into account the percentage of money that you contribute to each pot and/or your tournament buy-in fees. Your rakeback is determined by this number minus deductions which includes bonuses and cash-based promotions such as the Monthly Points Race. The Rakeback reporting tool is located in the “Rewards” tab within the Poker Lobby. Rakeback payments are made every Wednesday for rake generated during the previous Monday through Sunday period.
Rakeback players are still on contributed rake scheme; however, non Rakeback players receive points based on dealt rake scheme methodology for the Elite Benefits program.
Elite Benefits Program Overview
ACR’s loyalty program is simple. The second players start to play for real money on Americas Cardroom, they will automatically become a part of the program. The ultimate goal is to keep improving their rank in the program. There are five ranks – Lieutenant, Captain, Major, Colonel, and General. To players benefit, ACR uses the dealt rake method to calculate rewards, so earning points and improving ranks is easy.
When players play in a cash game with a qualified rake or in a tournament where a fee is paid, they will earn Rank Points (RPs) which determines their rank.
• For every 1.00 USD in tournament fees paid, players receive 5.5 RPs. For example, if a tournament is played where the Buy-in is $20+$2, players will earn 11 RPs for the $2 USD they are paying as entry fees ($2 x 5.5 = 11)
• In cash games, RPs are given out at a rate of 5.5 RPs for every dollar raked. For example, at a 9 handed table, with 6 players dealt, and a total of $2 in rake, 11 RPs are then divided among the six players (2 x 5.5 = 11). That’s 1.83 RPs earned per player (11/6 = 1.83)
Players will also earn Combat Points (CPs) alongside the Rank Points. The number of Combat Points earned each month depends on the rank. A special Player Point multiplier is set for each military rank, the more a person plays – the more they win!
Combat Points are spendable currency at the ACR store. Combat points can be used to purchase cash bonuses, electronics, clothing and even a car!
$1,000,000 GTD Million Dollar Sundays
Americas Cardroom brought back the glory days of poker to the US market in 2015 with $1,000,000 GTD Million Dollar Sunday tournaments. More are on tap for 2017 with the next one scheduled for April 30th at 4pm ET. They are the only US facing network to offer tournaments close to this magnitude.
You’re going to love the Million Dollar Sunday tournament with:
- $1,000,000.00 prize pool Guaranteed
- $200,000.00 Guaranteed to the first place winner
- Biggest online poker tournament available anywhere for US players
- Get your winnings fast! The final table (top 9 players) will receive one free bank wire
- Daily Satellites leading up to the event
Americas Cardroom runs numerous online poker tournament series throughout each year. Their trademark ones are the Online Super Series, High Five Tournament Series and Freebuy Super Series. Their next High Five Tournament Series is coming this summer (dates to be announced soon).
Americas Cardroom is part of the only US facing network to offer these exciting 3-person hyper turbos Sit & Go’s where players can hit it big for a small investment. The tourneys are available in Texas Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha formats and players can enter for $2 (play for up to $5,000), $10 (play for up to $25,000) or $40 (play for up to $100,000). The prize pool is randomly drawn right before the start of the tournament.
This unique weekly rake race awards cash prizes and tournament tickets to cash game grinders every week. This extra incentive is over and above ACR’s lucrative VIP program and is of absolutely no cost to the player. A portion of the rake is funneled to a cash leaderboard. The more hands a player plays, the higher they rank on the leaderboard and the more cash they make at the end of the race. To date, The Beast has awarded over $6.7 million in cash and tournament entries to players on the network.
This nosebleed cash game in a time based tournament format is the first of its kind. Players may buy-in directly or qualify via satellites for this 5 hour long $1,050+$50 buy-in event. The blinds increase each hour of this “Must Play Event”. Whatever chips the player has at the end of the 5 hours is converted to cold hard cash!
WSOP Main Event Qualifiers
Americas Cardroom sent 50 players to the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. Each player was awarded a $12,500 prize package ($10,000 buy-in and $2,500 travel expenses) for a total of $625,000.
Punta Cana Poker Classic
Americas Cardroom awarded 56 prize packages ($4,890 value each) to the $500,000 GTD Punta Cana Poker Classic last November. This exciting land-based tourney will next take place in October 2017 at the 5-star Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in the Dominican Republic.
Spin to Get IN
Americas Cardroom is one of the few sites offering re-entry technology for which a player can buy-in again upon elimination to any of its tournaments while the tourney is still in late registration. Players can now also Spin to Get IN. Upon elimination, players can spin a slot machine and get right back into any one of the tournaments for as little as one penny. Thousands of dollars in entries have been won so far!
- Omaha Hi/Lo
- 7 Stud
- 7 Stud Hi/Lo
- 3 Card poker
- 32 Card Draw
- Single/Multi Table tournaments
- Re-entry tournaments
- Bounty/knockout tournaments
- Short Handed Tournaments
- Time Based Tournaments
- Double or Nothing tournaments
- Guaranteed Freerolls
- Private events
- Various tournament speeds
- Tournament Filtering
- The Beast
- Sit & Crush
- Million Dollar Sundays
- The Cage
- Major Land-based Event Hub
- 20 tables, Multi-tabling Action
- Bounty tournaments
- Hand based Tournaments
- Time based Tournaments
- Double or Nothing Sit and Go’s
- Late registration
Multi-tabling: 20 Tables at a time and compatible with HEM and PT4.
Minimum Deposit: $25.00 USD
- Credit Cards
- Person to Person Transaction (Fees for Deposits over $300 via WU are covered and fees for deposits over $100 via MG are covered)
Cashing Out Methods
- Prepaid debit cards
- Bank check via regular mail
- Money transfer for pick-up
- E-wallet / online money transfer service
Americas Cardroom Pros
27% weekly rakeback (automatic)
The most popular online poker room to accept players from the US
The Beast prize pools reach in excess of $200,000
Cutting edge and user-friendly poker software
The fastest payment processor among online poker sites
100% up to $1,000 welcome bonus
$50 in Free Tourney Bucks
Americas Cardroom Cons
Moderate traffic at non-peak hours
Limited tables of high stakes cash games