Best 5 poker sites which welcome US players

Best 5 poker sites which welcome US players

Here are some sites where you can play against US players from all around the world.

1. Americas Cardroom (ACR)

ACR belongs to the WPN (Winning Poker Network) and it is the prime poker room of the WPN. WPN was originally established in 2001 under the name MyPokerNetwork with the Dobrosoft platform. It was replaced in 2011 by a more up-to-date platform, called IGSoft and further in 2019 to SJH, which is based on HTML5.

WPN is pioneer regarding cryptocurrencies as it accepts cryptocurrencies since January 2015 (!), not only Bitcoin but several other types as well (Litecoin, Ethereum, DogeCoin). In 2019, the majority of the transactions was made by cryptocurrency.

Generally, the number of players varies between 800-1000, which significantly rises in ’rush hours’.

ACR offers different kinds of Venom Tournament, which is quite popular amongst the players. First, in 2015, the Million Dollar Sunday was introduced which was held frequently at the beginnings. As the network was growing bigger and bigger, another tournament was created, called the $5 Million Venom in 2019, which set a record of new entries to the network and made it even more popular.

From 2020, Venom PKO is also available to players with the intention to be held more and more frequently due to the high popularity.

Moreover, it is worth to note that ACR allows us to use HUD.

2. PokerKing

PokerKing is the second most popular WPN skin. It focuses more on European players however, there is opportunity to play against US-players as well.

PokerKing was started globally in 2012 and joined to WPN. It headquartered in Curacao having a licence held by AntillePhone N.V.

In 2019 PokerKing made a huge upgrade which enabled it to have new games and formats available to players.

PokerKing offers a $2,000 welcome bonus and a rakeback up to 90%. Moreover, there is an opportunity to have a free cash out per month up to $2,500. But watch out, in the case of a cash out that exceeds $2,500, a fee of 5% shall be paid.

3. Tigergaming

Like PokerKing, Tigergaming does not accept US-players directly however, other partners in the network such as Betonline and SportBetting do, so there is a chance to play against US-players. The poker room launched in 2012 and having a licence held by Thot Management NV.

Generally, the number of players varies between 400-600.

The cash-out could be a bit smoother, it may take time to get your money. Unfortunately, there is no rakeback option offered, however, the quality of the opponent players could be a high motivator to regular players.

In general, HUD cannot be used, but through a converter it is available.

4. Intertops

Intertops is in the market for 1983 meaning it has a tons of experience. It also accepts US-players with a little restriction on some US-states. It is part of the Horizon network.

It offers a $1,000 deposit bonus. Moreover there is a 36% dealt rakeback deal and offers several payment methods (checks, bank wire, bitcoin etc.). It also offers the chance to play online casino as well.

However, when it comes to the cash out, there is a fee imposed on it and the duration thereof is quite long (average of 2-5 days).

The room uses a unique dealt rake calculation method which may also give a rake to those players who folds their hand pre-flop as well (does not put any money into the pot during the hand).

1. Bovada

Bovada Poker is one of the oldest US-friendly poker sites. Bovada is also a popular casino and sportsbook, based in Costa Rica. It has one of the highest USA poker traffic with an average of 1,600 players and above 3,000 at the peak. It also provides a very fast payout. Bovada is part of the PaiWang Luo network which was previously known as Bodog.

Bovada offers a chance to play, besides poker room, online casinos and even sport and horse betting with the same account.

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Author: Matthew Fisher