US Online Poker Sites

Barney GBarney G Red Chipper Posts: 3 ✭✭
Hey guys, I live in Minnesota and was wondering what sites people are playing online? I've played on Carbon and America's Card Room (except they banned me from Visa deposits after one try since my bank declined the transaction...). I've heard a few things about Pokerstars coming back this year but updates are slim.
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  • vito dvito d Red Chipper Posts: 21 ✭✭
    I'm playing ACR mostly and a little BetOnline. . Use your CC to buy some bitcoin, and do all poker transactions with BTC. It is so much easier.
  • Blake LBlake L Red Chipper Posts: 1
    I would recommend you to try sites with good instructions about creation accounts in poker rooms. As for me, I use service with more relevant information about bonuses without deposits in online poker rooms, try here. That was really helpful for me, I wish I had found it earlier.
  • CarrieCarrie Red Chipper Posts: 70 ✭✭
    Global Poker (www.globalpoker.com) is a seeepstakes based site that accepts PayPal. PayPal is the canary in the mine so far as I'm concerned. If they are associated, it's legit since they are a publicly traded company and very tight about whom they deal with. That just my opinion.

    There are 100+ tables going at any time ranging from .02/.04 to 10/20. I like to watch the 10/20 games. A couple folks are twitch streaming off it now at lower levels. Seems soft compared to ACR. Oh and it's web based.

    Nitrogen.eu is bitcoin only and promoted by the poker guys podcast. Not much traffic to the poker site tho but seems soft. Uses the same web client as global poker. Goofy avatars but you can turn them off. Nightly freerolls I think.
  • CarrieCarrie Red Chipper Posts: 70 ✭✭
    Global Poker (www.globalpoker.com) is a seeepstakes based site that accepts PayPal. PayPal is the canary in the mine so far as I'm concerned. If they are associated, it's legit since they are a publicly traded company and very tight about whom they deal with. That just my opinion.

    There are 100+ tables going at any time ranging from .02/.04 to 10/20. I like to watch the 10/20 games. A couple folks are twitch streaming off it now at lower levels. Seems soft compared to ACR. Oh and it's web based.

    Nitrogen.eu is bitcoin only and promoted by the poker guys podcast. Not much traffic to the poker site tho but seems soft. Uses the same web client as global poker. Goofy avatars but you can turn them off. Nightly freerolls I think.
  • Skors3Skors3 Red Chipper Posts: 639 ✭✭✭
    @Carrie Have you had success cashing out on Global?
  • Ray KRay K Red Chipper Posts: 51 ✭✭
    Skors3 wrote: »
    @Carrie Have you had success cashing out on Global?


    I dont know about carrie but i was able to withdraw from the site via paypal . just making sure that you know that in global poker, you will see more quads and straight flush than most site.
  • Adam WheelerAdam Wheeler Red Chipper Posts: 2,122 ✭✭✭✭
    Ray K wrote: »
    Skors3 wrote: »
    @Carrie Have you had success cashing out on Global?


    I dont know about carrie but i was able to withdraw from the site via paypal . just making sure that you know that in global poker, you will see more quads and straight flush than most site.
    Why is so ?
  • Ray KRay K Red Chipper Posts: 51 ✭✭
    I have no idea why i see quite a few more compared to other site, i just do. maybe its just selective memory but seeing a dozen four of a kind in about 5~6 orbit must be something.
  • NinjahNinjah Red Chipper Posts: 873 ✭✭✭✭
    I saw 4 quads and 3 sets happen at a table in one three hour session of live poker.... Statistical improbabilities are still mathematically possible
  • CarrieCarrie Red Chipper Posts: 70 ✭✭
    edited September 3
    Very easy to withdraw the Sweepscash (as real dollars) off the site once you provide the information they require (which is not difficult but may take a couple tries the first time but after that, no problem - just takes a day or two for the money to transfer).

    Edit: I primarily use it as a way to train for live cash play since HUDs cannnot be used on the site so I have to pay attention and it plays a good bit like 1/2 live to me. In the early days it was really soft and not that many people on so I had a good success in the tourneys despite the awful blind structure.
  • Joseph FJoseph F Red Chipper Posts: 332 ✭✭
    I'm still somewhat confused about how Global Poker's cashouts work. If they're via paypal, how can I ultimately turn the money into $$ in my bank account?
  • NinjahNinjah Red Chipper Posts: 873 ✭✭✭✭
    Joseph F wrote: »
    I'm still somewhat confused about how Global Poker's cashouts work. If they're via paypal, how can I ultimately turn the money into $$ in my bank account?

    PayPal is an e-wallet that allows secure and easy transfers from itself to your bank account.
  • Joseph FJoseph F Red Chipper Posts: 332 ✭✭
    Cool. I'm going to put a few bucks on Global then. I know it's fairly soft, new, and that would bring my total sites up to four.
  • SliverOverlordSliverOverlord Red Chipper Posts: 191 ✭✭✭
    edited September 5
    When I played on ACR, I was depositing through Bitcoin (thinking back on it I should have just hodled). You can set up a bitcoin wallet through coinbase, and buy bitcoin with a card or bank transfer.

    Another US option is the reemerging site Bovada.
  • Ray KRay K Red Chipper Posts: 51 ✭✭
    Bovada,Ignition Casino and Bodog share the same player pool so... new site same players :)
  • Joseph FJoseph F Red Chipper Posts: 332 ✭✭
    Ray K wrote: »
    Bovada,Ignition Casino and Bodog share the same player pool so... new site same players :)

    Unfortunately, they still aren't taking new accounts from the State of NY.
  • Joseph FJoseph F Red Chipper Posts: 332 ✭✭
    edited September 6
    I just looked back through the thread. You guys really need to look at "Horizon" network. Mainly, Intertops. It was known as the Revolution Network for years up until a handful of months ago and then it changed to the name Horizon. It's 36% rakeback, games start @ 4NL and there's regular 20NL and 50NL tables going. It's arguably the best deal an American can get and has been that way for a while. The issue has always been low traffic but that's been increasing nicely as of late. They also have a wide selection of sit n go's and MTT's daily.
  • Joseph FJoseph F Red Chipper Posts: 332 ✭✭
    4NL hand from Horizon earlier tonight:

    Revolution Gaming Network - $0.04 NL (6 max) - Holdem - 6 players
    Hand converted by PokerTracker 4

    SB: $3.17 (VPIP: 33.33, PFR: 5.56, 3Bet Preflop: 11.11, Hands: 18)
    BB: $4.57 (VPIP: 47.55, PFR: 14.22, 3Bet Preflop: 1.19, Hands: 207)
    UTG: $8.30 (VPIP: 41.86, PFR: 11.63, 3Bet Preflop: 6.25, Hands: 45)
    Hero (MP): $3.78
    CO: $2.09 (VPIP: 50.00, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 4)
    BTN: $2.19 (VPIP: 66.67, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 3)

    SB posts SB $0.02, BB posts BB $0.04

    Pre Flop: (pot: $0.06) Hero has A:spade: K:heart:

    fold, Hero raises to $0.12, fold, BTN calls $0.12, SB calls $0.10, BB calls $0.08

    Flop: ($0.48, 4 players) 6:club: T:club: K:diamond:
    SB checks, BB bets $0.12, Hero raises to $0.44, fold, fold, BB calls $0.32

    Turn: ($1.36, 2 players) 7:diamond:
    BB bets $0.04, Hero raises to $3.22 and is all-in, BB calls $3.18

    River: ($7.80, 2 players) 3:heart:

    BB shows T:spade: A:club: (One Pair, Tens)
    (Pre 26%, Flop 14%, Turn 5%)
    Hero shows A:spade: K:heart: (One Pair, Kings)
    (Pre 74%, Flop 86%, Turn 95%)
    Hero wins $7.28
    Rake paid $0.52
  • Joseph FJoseph F Red Chipper Posts: 332 ✭✭
    Still, only thing wrong with this site is traffic. It's softer than what I've seen from Bovada videos, MUCH softer than BOL or WPN, and it really does have the best promotions, rakeback, and reload bonuses (almost every month) that an American has access to.

    People really need to start spreading the word about Horizon/Intertops. Trust me, guys - It's worth a look no matter what stakes you play at. There's actually much more activity at the higher stakes, anyway.
  • Joseph FJoseph F Red Chipper Posts: 332 ✭✭
    https://www.ignitioncasino.eu/

    Is this the same Ignition Casino that has the #1 largest playerbase now? Formerly a collection of Bodog/Bovada's playerbase all rolled into one?

    If so, they accept NY players now. Just wanted to confirm we're talking about the same network.
  • Joseph FJoseph F Red Chipper Posts: 332 ✭✭
    After a little research and a phone call directly to Ignition, we can confirm that this is now a collection of Bodog/Bovada/Ignition all in one player pool. So yes, this is the massively populated #1 US site which previously didn't allow players from a handful of states.

    This development literally changes my entire poker world. To have access to this site, on top of what I have, is something I've been dreaming of for three years. Just was never allowed to create an account there.

    Excellent news and I'm sure not just for me.
  • persuadeopersuadeo Red Chipper, Table Captain Posts: 2,555 ✭✭✭✭✭
    yes, easy cashouts, good service, and my liking of the software have always made the different iterations of Bodog my favorite place to play.
  • Joseph FJoseph F Red Chipper Posts: 332 ✭✭
    persuadeo wrote: »
    yes, easy cashouts, good service, and my liking of the software have always made the different iterations of Bodog my favorite place to play.

    I was up all night playing again and then saw that at around 9am and the day's just been about that. I've taken a break but I'm going to link my debit, deposit, etc later on. It's like Christmas in adulthood, though. BetOnline, WPN, and Intertops are cool with me as far as software and features but the lack of true poker network traffic has always made me feel like I was missing out tremendously...and I was. Now, with that selection of games and the size of the player pool, as said - It's a different poker world for me this fall. 100% first deposit bonus and we're waiting on new deposit bonus's for Intertops and BetOnline. Good times.
  • Joseph FJoseph F Red Chipper Posts: 332 ✭✭
    All set up with Coinbase, Blockchain, and Ignition with about $140 to start, plus any player point bonuses I unlock in the next month. I guess it would make sense to start putting in my volume here this month.

    Is it really as soft as people say? I see the cash games *start* at 5NL which already tells me good things.
  • Joseph FJoseph F Red Chipper Posts: 332 ✭✭
    Well, I guess you guys wanted me to just see for myself and I have. Yes, it is as soft as they say. Traffic + soft games + bonus offers make this everything I've been needing to add to my site roster.
  • Joseph FJoseph F Red Chipper Posts: 332 ✭✭
    Thing of note: Ignition's software is the worst I've played on yet other than ClubWPT back in the day. It's nowhere near that bad, and it has the potential to be great, but right now it's bug ridden and slow. Customer service, however, has been the best of any site I've dealt with so far (actually, they've all been pretty good) and they've actually confirmed the current bugs that exist and that they're on top of fixing them.

    As for the 5NL games: Softest games I've played in yet. The software issues are holding back my volume a little bit but I'm crushing the games at over 20 bb/100.

    Hand History driven straight to this forum with DriveHUD Poker HUD & Database

    NL Holdem $0.05(BB)
    SB ($5.85)
    BB ($7.28)
    HERO ($5.86)
    BTN ($5.41)

    Dealt to Hero 9:spade: A:spade:

    HERO Raises To $0.15 (Rem. Stack: 5.71), BTN Folds, SB Folds, BB Calls $0.1 (Rem. Stack: 7.13)

    Flop ($0.32) T:spade: 9:heart: 9:club:
    BB Bets $0.32 (Rem. Stack: 6.81), HERO Raises To $1.04 (Rem. Stack: 4.67), BB Calls $0.72 (Rem. Stack: 6.09)

    Turn ($2.40) T:spade: 9:heart: 9:club: 4:spade:
    BB Checks, HERO Bets $1.84 (Rem. Stack: 2.83), BB Calls $1.84 (Rem. Stack: 4.25)

    River ($6.08) T:spade: 9:heart: 9:club: 4:spade: 8:diamond:
    BB Checks, HERO Bets $2.83 (allin) (Rem. Stack: 0.00), BB Calls $2.83 (Rem. Stack: 1.42)

    HERO wins $11.16

    Heaven only knows what this guy actually had.
  • Joseph FJoseph F Red Chipper Posts: 332 ✭✭
    Quick question: If I withdraw money from one of these sites directly to my bitcoin wallet (so I can then shuffle the funds over to another poker site), am I going to have to provide the initial withdrawal proof of ID documents to the poker room or are these not required with bitcoin withdrawals?

    Thanks
  • Ray KRay K Red Chipper Posts: 51 ✭✭
    Joseph F wrote: »
    Quick question: If I withdraw money from one of these sites directly to my bitcoin wallet (so I can then shuffle the funds over to another poker site), am I going to have to provide the initial withdrawal proof of ID documents to the poker room or are these not required with bitcoin withdrawals?

    Thanks

    Yeas, everything is almost the same as any withdraw, it's just the speed that your money off the site is way faster.

    I suggest you use a medium before your bitcoin wallet, safer that way.
  • Joseph FJoseph F Red Chipper Posts: 332 ✭✭
    Ray K wrote: »
    Joseph F wrote: »
    Quick question: If I withdraw money from one of these sites directly to my bitcoin wallet (so I can then shuffle the funds over to another poker site), am I going to have to provide the initial withdrawal proof of ID documents to the poker room or are these not required with bitcoin withdrawals?

    Thanks

    Yeas, everything is almost the same as any withdraw, it's just the speed that your money off the site is way faster.

    I suggest you use a medium before your bitcoin wallet, safer that way.

    I have BlockChain.
  • Ray KRay K Red Chipper Posts: 51 ✭✭
    edited September 15
    I guess you wont have any problem. btw.. whats the fee for blockchain to wallet right now?
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