Americas Cardroom review
90% of Americas Card Room players are players from the USA
Poker room Americas Cardroom was established in 2001. Initially it used to belong to the Ongame poker network and used to be one of the first poker rooms, which opened its doors for users from the United States of America. However, in 2006 the US government passed a bill called UIGEA. The bill was meant to prohibit online gambling games for real money for the residents of the country (in particular, it was banned to play poker online for real money). As the result, poker room Americas Cardroom had to be closed, but in a few years, in 2011, it returned to the online gambling market again, after the casino administration had bought out Doyles Room customer base. After entering into an agreement with Winning Poker Network, poker room Americas Cardroom became one of the leaders of the industry and again regained access to the real money online gambling sphere (online poker in particular) in the USA.
Starting from 2011 Americas Cardroom has been one of the most successful online poker rooms, which enable players from the US make bets and play poker for real money. Americas Cardroom has maintained an aggressive marketing policy, which included: tourneys with huge prizes, BadBeat Jackpot, direct rakeback to players accounts, LSOP tourney series and many things more. Americas Cardroom is a respected sponsor of Punta Cana Poker Classic poker series, which takes place in the Republic of Dominicana.
Players traffic in the poker room can be described as quite intensive. When playing at AmericasCardroom tables, you'll come across a lot of weak players from the US, which are considered to be the weakest players in the world (due to lack of practice). Americas Cardroom popularity is increasing rapidly in the USA. This happens primarily because of pretty quick money withdrawals.
Americas Cardroom official web site for real money
Americas Cardroom official web site is designed quite stylish: its prevailing color is black, and therefore white and red font look very nice contrasted with the background. The poker room logo can be found in the upper left-hand corner and has the name of the casino on it: Americas Cardroom with a letter A in the form of a star.
The front page of the official AmericasCardroom web site gives access to all the important categories in one single click. There you can also find a downloadable poker client for PC (Windows or MacOS). By the way, you can play at Americas Cardroom only with the help of a downloadable software for desktops - there is no instant play or mobile versions of the software.
By the way, if you still haven’t joined Americas Cardroom clients base, you have a chance to register both on the official web site and in the poker software as well. This is very convenient, as after downloading the software of poker room to your computer, you can forget about the web site completely.
Americas Cardroom software
From the very start Americas Cardroom used the same poker software as Enet poker network used. However, in summer 2013 the administration of the gambling facility changed the software of their pet project completely. Today Americas Cardroom software can be rightly considered to be one of the best in the whole industry of real money online poker.
Americas Cardroom poker room client is developed very thoroughly. At the top of it you’ll find different categories with various poker types; in the bottom right-hand corner there’s a huge cashier button; and in the very center you’ll find the list of tables/tournaments of the chosen category. The client to some point reminds the good old-fashioned PokerStars client of the “golden age” of the online poker industry.
There’s one thing that should be mentioned from the very start: some may not even notice it, but the others may feel pretty uncomfortable. The thing is that the Americas Cardroom poker client doesn’t have any full screen version: it cannot be expanded or vice versa, decreased. It may be only opened in a standard size and this size cannot be changed. Of course, you can vary the table sizes, however, players with poor eyesight will find it uncomfortable to choose tables then.
As for the rest, there’re no other evident disadvantages in the Americas Cardroom poker software. The client language is English only and it cannot be changed. However, those players, who aren’t new to online poker, will definitely understand everything. Single language in the lobby can be put down to the fact, that mostly the poker site is aimed at players from the USA and Canada.
After signing in into the poker client, you will be able to make real money deposits, withdrawal of winnings, alter the tables’ settings, take part in promotions, use all the bonuses, and most importantly, to play poker for real money. By the way, each registered user can play at Americas Cardroom poker room for free, by launching “Play Money” mode. This category contains such games as Texas Hold’em, Omaha and other poker types for chip, so you won’t have to spend your own money. You may practice your poker skills there and learn the rules of poker or poker hand rankings.
Americas Cardroom poker client, like the official web site itself, is constantly submitted to some positive changes and updates.
Americas Cardroom mobile version
There’s a substantial disadvantage about Americas Cardroom: there’s no mobile version of the poker client. This is a major deficiency, as every single day the number of Internet users (recreational players in particular), which prefer playing poker using their mobile gadgets.
By the mid-2017, there’s been no mobile version of Americas Cardroom casino neither for Android nor for iOS.
Games choice at Americas Cardroom
Despite the fact that at poker room Americas Cardroom you can play for play money, sooner or later such games will bother you and you‘ll definitely want to play poker for real money. The real money game has so many advantages if comparing to the play money game: when playing for money earned by the sweat of his brow, player will feel the whole range of emotions; the adrenaline will be raging; and users will finally feel the triumph together with defeat bitterness - all these things make up the values of poker fans (of course if not taking into account the chance to win some money).
Americas Cardroom give you a chance to play all sort of classic poker games and also enjoy some rare poker versions. The games’ range includes No Limit, Pot Limit, and Fixed Limit versions of such games as Texas Hold’em, Omaha and Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud and 32 Card Draw. Of course, the majority of players prefers Texas Hold'em - the Cadillac of poker.
In order to start playing at Americas Cardroom for real money, you need to choose one of the games categories from the poker lobby. There're 5 poker categories in total to be found there. Each of the categories gives quite a vast choice of games: cash games, Sit-n-Go and Sit-n-Go 2.0 tourneys, multi-table tourneys and also jackpot tourneys (the analogue of Spin&Go tourneys by PokerStars).
Before we give you a detailed description of each category, you need to know that each user has an option to press the “Filter” button in order to make the games search more comfortable and fast. Depending on the games category, you’ll be able to choose the type of poker, the number of max players at the table, buy-in type and sizes and many things more.
Americas Cardroom - Texas Hold'em cash tables for real money
At “Hold’em” tab, you’ll see the list of Texas Hold’em real money cash tables. Americas Cardroom offers several types of Texas Hold’em: No-limit, Pot-limit and Fixed-limit. Each of the games types can be found on a separate tab. Moreover, each tab has filter function: you can sort games by limits - High, Medium, Low, Micro; and you can also have all the tables displayed on the screen by clicking All, which is quite convenient.
The “cheapest” cash tables offer Americas Cardroom clients a chance to play poker for real money with $0,01/$0,02 blinds, whereas the maximum limit at cash tables for highrollers is NL10000 (with $50/$100 blinds). If you wonder about the sizes of the tables, you'll be able to find all sorts of them: heads-up, 6max and 9max tables. This means that all those players, who love playing poker for real money at cash tables will find something to their taste.
Americas Cardroom - Omaha cash tables for real money
“Omaha $Stud” tab offers users to play Omaha, Omaha High-Low, 7-card Stud and 7-card Stud High-Low both for real money and for free. The number of cash tables in this category is just as big as at “Hold’em” tab, that’s why devoted fans of this poker variations will be able to have a blast and enjoy their favorite games. The minimum stakes on this tab are also equal to $0,01/$0,02, whereas the maximum ones are $30/$60.
Jackpot Poker at Americas Cardroom
On “Jackpots” tab of Americas Cardroom poker lobby you’ll find a relatively new poker variation - a sort of Sit&Go tourneys with jackpot. They’re normally held in 3max format, and the prize pool is usually randomly decided before the tourney starts. The maximum size of the prize pool depends on the buy-in directly. The entry fees at such tourneys usually varied from $2 to $40, and the biggest prize available for players is $100.000. Such jackpot tourneys include No-limit Hold’em and Pot-limit Omaha variations only, which is a great advantage of Americas Cardroom over the others: usually jackpot tourneys are available for Hold’em only.
Multi-table tournaments at Americas Cardroom
Those players, who prefer multi-table poker tourneys, definitely have to visit “Tourney” tab, which contains many different events of that kind. Inside this tab the tournaments are divided into many categories. For example, opening the “Guaranteed” category, you will be able to play in tournaments with guaranteed prize pools; the category “Satellite” offers qualifying tourneys for bigger events; the category “Special” offers special tourneys, only available for a limited number of players; the category “Private” offers private tourney, open only for those players, who had registered at Americas Cardroom with the help of some web sites (normally, there are private freerolls) and etc.
Separate attention should be given to the category “Freeroll”: each player of Americas Cardroom will have there a chance to play for real money for free. You can find many different tourneys in this section, which don’t require a penny for registration. Of course, these tourneys do not offer huge prize pools, but at the same time new players have a chance to improve their poker skills with the help of such tournaments and also accumulate their start-up bankroll with no need to make a deposit.
Besides, you have a chance to play for real money for free with the help of special tourneys: they take loyalty points as buy-ins. These points are are accumulated when playing poker for real money and the points earned can be spent on buy-ins.
Sit-n-Go tourneys at Americas Cardroom
On “Sit-n-Go” tab every Americas Cardroom customer will find a suitable limit and kind in this poker discipline. The minimum buy-in, that will allow you to compete with other players at Sit-n-Go tables is only $0,55. By the time this review is written, the biggest buy-in was equal to $1200. Notably, even such tourneys with huge buy-ins have at least one player waiting the others to start the games. This suggests that Sit-n-Go tournaments at Americas Cardroom are 'alive'.
After opening the "Sit & Go 2.0" tab you'll be able to play a completely new poker variation, which is available only at Americas Cardroom (mainly because it was developed by the employees of poker room). The complete set of rules of this game can be found on the official web site of poker room. But to put it in a nutshell, at the beginning of the game each player chooses one card of a 55-card deck. The deck contains 52 standard cards and another 3 golden cards. Each golden card activates a progressive jackpot and have an impact on the prize pool of the tournament. In fact it's another variation of lottery Sit-n-Go tourneys (in the sort of popular Spin&Go tourneys).
Bonuses, rakeback and loyalty program at Americas Cardroom
Each poker room tries to attract clients not only with quality software and a vast choice of games, but also with lucrative offers and bonus programs. All new Americas Cardroom players can get the first deposit bonus in the amount of 100% up to $1000 and also a ticket to the special freeroll, specially for those users, who have made their first deposit. Moreover, the poker room holds many interesting special offers. The full list of these special offers is available on the official Americas Cardroom web site or you an also get it, by signing up for the mailing list.
Americas Cardroom also offers loyalty program called Elite. Points you achieve according to this program can be later exchanged for cash money or used as buy-in in some tourneys; you can redeem them in a special poker room store. You can find more detailed information about the Americas Cardroom loyalty program on the official web site of poker room.
Moreover, each Americas Cardroom player, can get a fixed rakeback (instead of the loyalty program). All players, who register in the poker room following special links, can get a 27% rakeback, which will be credited to their gaming accounts each Wednesday. Your rakeback statistics can be viewed in the poker room lobby on "Rewards" tab.
If you wan to get rakeback at Americas Cardroom, you have to create an account following this special link and to specify Americas Cardroom bonus code = pokerist in the Bonus Code field when creating an account.
Americas Cardroom - safety and security
Americas Cardroom is considered to be quite a reliable and safe place to play online poker for real money. The random-number generator of the poker room is regularly checked by an independent iTech Labs laboratory, which controls its seamless operation and random results. The laboratory is a certified organization, which is specially meant to control gambling systems in the Internet. It serves a variety of popular poker rooms and online casinos all over the world and has a very sound reputation. All information about the revisions’ results can be found on the laboratory official web site.
It also should be mentioned that all information, Americas Cardroom gets from its players, is transmitted through a secure SSL-encrypted channel. This is a measure against fraudsters, who can harm users’ money and users themselves.
Americas Cardroom - real money deposits and withdrawals
As we’ve already mentioned before, each player can play for play money chips at Americas Cardroom. But you can never feel the full game immersion, unless you play for real money. Thus, sooner or later, many poker users will feel the need to make a deposit. There’re several ways to do it at Americas Cardroom: Visa, MasterCard, Bitcoin, Neteller, Skrill, EntroPay Visa, and also Money Transfer and Ria. The minimum deposit amount at Americas Cardroom is $10 and the maximum is $100 000, but these number may vary, depending on the payment method.
If you want to withdraw money from Americas Cardroom, you need to use one of these methods: Bitcoin, Neteller, Skrill, Visa, Bank Draft and Money Transfer. The minimum withdrawal amount at Americas Cardroom is $25 and the maximum is $5000 per transaction. These sums may also vary, depending of the method you choose.
Americas Cardroom customer support team
Sooner or later each player feels the need to contact the support team member of the poker room. You may come across any questions: starting from the making deposits to the rules of the latest special offer. The support team of the poker room is available in English language only, 24/7 via live-chat, telephone or email.
You can also use live-chat both in your gaming client and on poker room web site. If you want to contact the Americas Cardroom support team specialist by phone, call 1-877-314-4195. You can also write to an email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The most frequently asked question about Americas Cardroom
Players from what states can't play at AmericasCardroom?
The poker room doesn't accept players from Delaware, Maryland, Nevada, New-Jersey, Washington and the District of Columbia. Each of these states prohibits its residents to play poker for a number of reasons, that's why if you happen to live in one of these states, you won't be able to register and play poker at Americas Cardroom for real money.
Can I play at Americas Cardroom on MacOS devices?
Yes, Americas Cardroom is among those poker rooms, which have a separate downloadable MacOS App for the real money poker games.
Can players from other countries play at Americas Cardroom Poker?
Yes, the poker room is not only available for player from the US, but also for players from most countries around the world.
What is the maximum number of tables, available for simultaneous game at Americas Cardroom?
If you enjoy playing at several tables at once, the maximum number of tables available for simultaneous game will be 20.
- Web Site: Americas Cardroom
- Poker network: Winning
- Name: Americas Cardroom
- Established: 2001
- Location: Costa Rica
- Currency: US Dollar
- Rakeback: 27%
- Rake system: Dealt
- VIP support