While it may still be a midsize poker site, steady growth, soft competition, fast and reliable software and equally quick payouts make Americas Cardroom a force to reckon with. It is one of the few US facing poker sites to offer a bad beat jackpot and a better than average tournament schedule. Almost 250,000 hands are played a day. The poker room is open to a diverse pool of players of different levels of skills from newbies to grinders and sharks. Americas Cardroom is licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission.
US players welcome
Diverse player pool with soft competition
Excellent loyalty program
Reliable feature-rich software
Large selection of tournaments including freerolls
Sponsor of live poker events
Good welcome bonus
Software and Graphics
Americas Cardroom is powered by software developed by IG Soft known for its smooth, high capacity multi-table gaming capabilities. The software offers a lot of functionality with plenty of features including resizable tables, hand histories, cascading multi-tabling, and more. The graphics have improved with every upgrade while the lobby is simple yet user friendly. Game play is smooth while you will find an increase in the number of hand based and time based tournaments. The software allows you to navigate tournaments and cash games easily and filter according to game selection, playing size and limit.
The poker room offers a decent selection of Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud and 32 Card Draw. Those who enjoy No Limit Hold’em will find ACR the perfect place with no limit games up to ½ blinds. During peak traffic you will find a few 2/4 up to 5/10 no limit games as well as a few Pot Limit Omaha games. The online poker room lacks depth in fixed limit or high/low games. Tables are available at different stake levels although much of the action is around $2.00/$4.00.
Tournaments and Freerolls
Americas Cardroom hosts several tournaments, which includes Sit & Go Satellites, Multi-table, Knock Outs, Re-entries, and Flip tournaments, to name a few. Most tournament players are found at No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha tables although many tournaments come with prize guarantees. The weekly $50,000 guaranteed event features a deep payout structure. ACR also sponsors some of the big poker series featuring live poker tourney such as the Latin Poker Series and Punta Cana Poker Classic.
Satellite tournaments are held on a regular basis with buy-ins as low as $12 + $1. The Sunday Special guaranteed tournament is one of the popular events where the players decide the prize pool. This tournament comes with a low $215 buy-in and 10,000 starting stack. There are loads of satellites leading to the $100,000 guaranteed while those looking for fast action can enter the Turbo 10 tournament with over $9,000 in guaranteed prize pools.
Bonuses and Promotions
New players have every reason to sign up at Americas Cardroom with a 100% Match-First Deposit Bonus on offer. The poker room promises to double the first deposit of every new player up to $1,000. The bonus is released in $1 increments every time a player contributes $5 to the rake. Every $1 in rake paid at cash games or tournaments is worth 5.5 points. Players have 60 days to clear the first deposit bonus. In addition to the welcome bonus, players are gain free entry into the $250.00 first depositor´s freeroll for the next four week following their first deposit. In addition, ACR offers regular reload bonuses of up to $200 at the beginning and middle of every month.
The Bad Beast Jackpot is currently one of the heated and aggressive competitions where players compete in a progressive points race by receiving points when they contribute to the rake of a hand at a cash table. The Beast features a progressive jackpot that grows with each hand played. Top ranking players take home thousands of dollars at the end of each week.
Americas Cardroom is home to one of the best loyalty programs where every player is rewarded with points that can be accumulated in order to move up the Elite Benefits ladder. Points can be redeemed for cash or used at the VIP store or to purchase live tournament tickets and cash bonuses. 750 points fetch $10 in the lower tiers which keeps getting bigger at each level. Players who accumulate 1,000,000 points are entitled to a whopping $20,000 prize.
Banking and Security
All transactions made at ACR are secured with 256 bit SSL encryption. The poker room offers a choice of options for the convenience of U.S. players who can make deposits via credit card, MoneyGram, Western Union or Bitcoin. ACR covers the transaction for on deposits of $300 or more via Western Union or MoneyGram. International players have a selection of eWallets such as Neteller. Players can request a minimum payout of $50 via prepaid debit card or $100 via check. Withdrawals can also be made via MoneyGram and Western Union.
Customer Service and Support
ACR offers all the possible customer support services which includes toll free phone, email, and live chat. Emails can be sent through the online contact form provided on the Customer Support page. The staff is reachable around the clock to answer and resolve any poker room related queries.