Depositing with Credit Cards


Depositing to USA poker sites is the easiest and most hassel free way of getting money into your poker account. Unfortunatly in the last few weeks some of the USA poker sites that have always had good success rates in getting credit cards appproved have been having trouble. These sites include the poker sites that operate on the Merge Poker Network that include PokerHost, Ignition and Aced Poker. All of the sudden credit cards are not working as well as they have in the past.

If you still want to dpeosit with your credit card check out Lock Poker. We have still had very good success depositing at Lock with credit card in the last few days. Lock Poker offers an industry leading sign up bonus of a 200% match up to $4000, by far the largest offered by any site. Thee bonsu is also very easy to earn. Earn $1 of your Lock Poker bonus for just every $2.38 paid in fee’s.

Lock Poker runs on the new Revolution Poker Network and has good site traffic. Whether your looking for tournaments or table games you will be able to find game or tournament you are looking for even at off peak hours. Check out our Lock Poker review for more details and have a great chance at getting your Visa or MasterCard approved.

Hopefully very soon the remaining poker sites will once again start getting USA credit acrds aopproved. We try everyday with our cards and when they seem to have acceptence rates back up will be sure to update that information here. You can also deposit with Western Union at many sites. It is a little more of a hassell and more expensive but worth it if you want to play online poker. When you deposit with Western Union be sure to contact the poker site and ask them to reimburse you the fee’s. Many times they will or at least split the fee’s with you. See a full listing of USA Western Union poker sites. After sending the cash the money is generally in your account within 15 minutes.

Be sure to check back for all the latest news for USA legal poker sites. Hopefully legislation is on its way so that it easier to get deposits approved.

Bad Beat Jackpot Growing


The bad beat jackpot on the Merge Poker Network is beginning to get huge once again. At the time of this post the jackpot is now over $320,000 and climbing.

If you play real money cash ring games, you really should take a shot at hitting this bad beat jackpot. Get beat holding quad 7′s or better and score 35% of the jackpot. At these levels that would be over $112,000! The winner of the hand also receives 17.5% and 17.5% is split among the other players seated at the table that were dealt into the hand. For once hope that bad beat gets you so you can walk away smiling instead of steaming.

The USA poker sites we recommend that operate on the Merge Poker Network include PokerHost, Aced Poker and Ignition. All three participate in the bad beat jackpot and all have great site traffic, the best of all USA legal poker sites. PokerHost is our all around best USA poker site because they offer a great bonus, credit cards work well and the customer service is second to none. Withdraws are also processed fast and there are a great selection of withdraw methods including Western Union, Bank Wire, Check, Money Gram and others. See our PokerHost review for more details and claim a 150% match bonus on your first deposit up to $750. PokerHost also offers on-going reload bonuses of 50% up to $375 so you will never be playing poker without earning a bonus.

Aced Poker and Ignition are also very good sites, we just like PokerHost a little better. We also seem to get credit card deposits processed a little easier at PokerHost as well. See the Aced Poker review and claim a 150% match bonus up to $750 or the Ignition review and claim a 100% match bonus up to $600.

No matter which site you choose, hope you take a beating and score some serious cash. All three site are also Mac compatible.

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PokerStars Eligable for US Liscense


The US government currently restrict the use of online real money gambling organisations within the country. This is due to the events of April last year, which many within the poker community have dubbed ‘Black Friday’.

The US Department of Justice bought various civil charges against different online poker brands and banned the operation of real money gambling websites. One organisation that faced legal action from the DOJ was Full Tilt Poker. The company was accused of using deceptive billing codes which prevented gambling transactions from being processed, as well as money laundering and bank fraud. Eventually Full Tilt owed more money than they could repay without having to sell their assets.

PokerStars purchased the Full Tilt Poker brand as part of an agreement with the US Department of Justice. They agreed to forfeit a total of $731 million in compensation to Full Tilt’s former customers. Claims from players within the US are dealt with by the US government and are repaid using the funds from PokerStars, a total of $547 million. The other $184 million was used to reimburse those from outside of the United States.

PokerStars now plan to re-launch the Full Tilt website in November and operate it from the Dublin offices where it was previously run by the Pocket King Company, saving hundreds of jobs.

PokerStars have expressed a keen interest to reintroduce their brand back into the US market, should legislation and regulatory actions allow it. They are hoping to reinstate the company at both a state and federal level. However, this is dependent on whether the US government legalise the online real money gambling industry and allow online poker organisations to return to the American market. Discussions between Harry Reid, the Democratic US Senate Majority leader and Republican Senatorial anti-gambling leader, Jon Kyl are on-going.

Should the online poker industry be legalised in the US, PokerStars and Full Tilt have been informed by the Department of Justice that, as part of their agreement, they will be eligible to apply for licensure. Eric Hollreiser, the Head of Corporate Communications at PokerStars is hopeful that PokerStars will make a return to US soil in the future, saying:

“We look forward to this opportunity and are confident that we bring tremendous value, regulatory experience, market credibility and financial integrity to the US marketplace.”

Some US states have already legalised the online poker industry to their intrastate markets. Nevada is already launching online versions of real money casino games and Delaware is not far behind, looking to issue licensing by early 2013. However, launching the PokerStars website exclusively in these locations pose technical issues and legal implications for the organisation. PokerStar’s are awaiting an overall decision from the US government.

Revolution Network Raises Guarantee’s


The poker sites that operate on the Revolution Poker Network now have higher Guaranteed Tournaments effective today. The $100K Guaranteed is now a $110,000 guaranteed and runs on Sundays at 4 pm est. The buy-in for the tournament is $100+9 and may times have a layover. Keep an eye on this tournament as it is always great to receive a layover.

The Poker sites that we recommend that operate on the Revolution Poker Network include Lock Poker, Colt Poker and Juicy Stakes Poker. Sign up at Lock Poker and receive a huge 200% match bonus on your first deposit up to $4000. The Lock bonus is also very easy to earn, as are all bonuses by the sites that operate on the network. At Lock, Juicy and Colt Poker earn $1 of your bonus for just $2.38 paid in fee’s and or rake. There are the easiest USA poker bonus to earn.

Check out the Lock Poker review to claim your bonus or see the Juicy Stakes Poker review or Colt Poker review to claim a 200% match bonus up to $2000. Lock Poker may have the better credit card acceptance rates, but Juicy Stakes does a pretty good job as well.

$300 Reload Bonus at Carbon


Make a deposit at Ignition using bonuscode RELOAD75 and receive a 75% match reload bonus up to $300. Standard Ignition bonus terms and conditions apply.

If you haven’t signed up at Ignition we highly recommend the site. They accept USA players and do a great job getting USA Visa deposits approved. If your looking to deposit with your Visa, Ignition has some of the best Visa acceptance rates in the industry.

When you sign up will receive a 100% match sign up bonus up to $600. Beyond the bonus, Carbon also offers great site traffic and the largest Bad Beat Jackpot available to USA poker players. Check out our Ignition Review for more details and claim your first deposit bonus up to $600.

Top 5 USA Poker Sites


Americans rejoice! There are still many great USA legal poker sites where you play. All the sites we have listed on our website accept USA residents and do a good job getting USA deposits approved as well. The top 5 USA poker sites are as follow: Lock Poker, BetOnline Poker, Ignition, Pokerhost and Juicy Stakes Poker. Play at any of our top 5 USA poker sites and claim a great poker bonus as well. See below for a quick review of our top 5 sites or see all of our USA poker reviews for more detailed information.

BetOnline Poker Accepts USA Players – 25% Bonus on all Deposits

BetOnline Poker is a newer poker site but the BetOnline brand has been in business since 2001. First known for their sportsbook, BetOnline recently opened the poker room on their own network. You find some really fishy games here as most of the poker players were recruited from the sportsbook and are willing to gamble. A Mac version of the software is available.

Deposit Options:
Visa, American Express, Western Union, Money Gram and Bank Wire

See the BetOnline Poker review for full details and to claim your bonus.

24 Top Poker Sites

Even though it is 24 and we have been through the passing of the UIGEA and Black Friday, USA online poker continues to be strong. Online Poker is becoming one of America’s greatest past times and it is sad that the government is trying so hard to take it away from us. No worries though as you can still play at many great USA poker sites and if you choose any of the above top 5 USA poker sites you will experience top notch poker at its finest. Get started and be sure to claim the USA poker bonuses offered by our 24 top 5 USA poker sites or see all of USA poker reviews.

Juicy Stakes Added


In all honesty I have played at Juicy stakes for a while now but recently only had the opportunity to add them as site that I can recommend. They run on the Revolution Poker Network and have pretty decent site traffic.

I find myself playing many heads up hyper turbo tournaments here where you start with 500 in chips and the blinds increase every 3 minutes. The key is to be aggressive but not to aggressive if that makes sense. I wait for my opponent to make a mistake because once he does you have the upper hand,

The juicy Stakes bonus is very easy to clear and they offer a great 200% match on your first deposit.

Check out our Juicy Stakes Poker review and claim your bonus. I make huge money playing the hyper turbo tournaments and plan to give my secrets away tomorrow in a post so check back!

Claim the Biggest Bonus


If your looking for a huge poker bonus check out Lock Poker. Lock Poker has the largest poker bonus of any USA poker site. Claim a massive 200% match bonus on your first deposit up to $4000!

The Lock Poker bonus is also the easiest USA poker bonus to earn. Earn $1 of your bonus for just every $2.38 paid in fee’s or rake. This makes the bonus by far the easiest bonus of any online poker site.

Lock Poker runs on the Revolution Poker Network and has very good site traffic. Cash ring games can be found up to the $10/$20 blind level even at off peak hours. The competition at Lock is also somewhat loose. Because many poker sites on the network also operate a casino and/or sportsbook, many poker players are recruited over from these games. The result is that you have gamblers more so than poker players. Play some solid poker and you can take down some nice pots.

See the Lock Poker review for more information or check out all the USA poker reviews for sites that we recommend.

Ignition Downtime


Quick reminder to all that the poker sites on the Merge Poker Network will be unavailable from 2am to 4am tonight for scheduled maintenance. These poker sites include Ignition, Aced Poker, PDC Poker and PokerHost.

This was scheduled maintenance and no one should be alarmed if they cannot log into their account. At roughly 4am (most likely before) all the sites will be back up with full functionality.