America’s Cardroom Poker Room Review

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General Overview

America’s Cardroom is a storied online poker room. The room was founded pre-poker boom all the way back in 2001. It has always had moderate success, and a small but loyal following of players. After a decade in the industry, America’s Cardroom purchased the assets of Doyle’s Room, an online poker room on the Tribeca Gaming Network. They changed the name and moved the site to the Yahatay Poker Network. A year later, Yahatay rebranded and became the Winning Poker Network.

America’s Cardroom is one of the safest options for US players. It has a tremendous payout record and has never slow paid a player in their long history. The room has a top security team, and player funds are kept separate from operating expenses. America’s Cardroom is licensed and regulated by the government of Cyprus.

Looking at ACR Software

America’s Cardroom software is a bit of a throwback, but with some neat features. Though the software looks a little dated, it is updated frequently, and the developers are always looking to make improvements.

All the features of larger rooms are available at America’s Cardroom, such as resizable tables, cascading tables for multi-tablers, and a smooth bug-free client. The room also boasts a number of sophisticated options, some not seen anywhere online.

The ability to ‘straddle’ is something not available at any other online room and allows the player who is under the gun to bet in the dark. It is a blind raise, and players must either raise or call the straddle bet. Also, the software allows players to chop blinds, a formidable and friendly feature for preflop hands with no action. Both these features take the best features of playing live poker, and add them to the fast paced play of the online world.

Support Services at ACR

America’s Cardroom does not spare any expense on support for their players even though they are a smaller room. Support representatives are available 24/7, and players have three ways to contact support. Live chat, email, and a toll free phone number are available at all hours. Emails are answered within 24 hours, but usually much faster. The support staff is courteous, prompt in response time, and eager to help players with their issues and listen to suggestions.

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Though, America’s Cardroom is mostly populated by Americans, the room also accepts players from the rest of the world. Due to US legislation against online gambling processors, international players will have more deposit options.


The best options for international players are trusted e-wallets, Neteller and Skrill. Both have been in the payment processing industry for over a decade and are highly secure methods of deposit. They are instant, and there is a $2500 max deposit per transaction using these methods. These are not available to US players.

US players have two deposit options, Western Union or Money Gram and Visa Card. A Visa transaction is instant, and funds are available immediately. Western Union/Money Gram transfers will usually take a few hours once they are sent. The process is simple, send a transfer online or at a point of sale somewhere in the United States. Once the money is sent, an America’s Cardroom representative will pick up your funds. Transaction fees on transfers over $300 will be refunded to player accounts.


America’s Cardroom has the fastest withdrawals of any US facing poker room or sportsbook. This is a wonderful feat, especially when considering the long cashout times by US facing online poker rooms.

America’s Cardroom processes payouts to Neteller and Skrill within 48 hours and usually gets them to players in under a business day. US players will receive checks in one week or less and will receive Western Union or Money Gram cashouts within 48 hours.

It is remarkable how fast America’s Cardroom is getting US players their money compared to other poker rooms. Larger Merge Poker rooms are taking over a month to get checks to players, and that is considered standard in the industry. No one right now is doing things more efficiently than America’s Cardroom.

Bonus and VIP Promos

America’s Cardroom offers new depositors a 100% Bonus up to $1000. In addition the that marvelous deposit bonus, newly depositing players will be entered into four weekly New Deposit Freerolls giving them a chance to earn even more free cash.

The deposit bonus is unlocked by earning Combat Points and Ranked Points, which is part of the Elite Benefits VIP Program. Players earn Combat Points for playing in real money tournaments and cash games. Players are automatically entered in the program the first real money hand they play. Earning points will gain players levels in the program where they will accumulate points at a faster rate. Points can then be used for bonuses, live tournament seats or items at the VIP Store.

America Cardroom has both a Bad Beat Jackpot and a monthly rake race called the ‘The Beast’. They also offer tons of seasonal promotions, like the chance to win a new car and satellites to live events around the world.

Traffic and Games Available

America’s Cardroom is part of the Winning Poker Network the room shares its player base with several other skins, some of which are sportsbooks. At peak hours, around 2,000 real money players populate the servers.

Due to an influx of sports bettors and the lack of professional type players on America’s Cardroom – games are excellent. The network has also grown a lot since Black Friday, and has not missed a beat with customer service and withdrawal speeds.

America’s Cardroom offers players every type of poker game in addition to Hold Em’ and Omaha. Stud and Stud Hi/lo are both offered, along with Three Card Draw. There is constant action at No Limit Hold Em’ from the micros to medium stakes, up to about $2/$4.

Tournament action is not great at the Sit N’ Go tournament level, but the room offers a good bit of multi-table tournament action. Including a weekly 50K Guaranteed, that occasionally has a sizeable overlay.

Pot Limit Omaha

Omaha action is sporadic at America’s Cardroom, but the as the site grows so does the Omaha player base. Players may be able to find a few micro and low stakes games, but the site will not offer much to someone who wants to play 6 or more tables of PLO. However, the games are quite fishy, so even a few tables at America’s Cardroom may help increase your win rate dramatically.


America’s Cardroom continues to grow every few months, the players online at peak hours seem to continue to rise – something not usually seen in the US online poker market. Offering the fastest cashouts, tons of fish and an excellent welcome bonus – America’s Cardroom stacks up with the big boys of online poker, but just don’t have the players to prove it, yet.