Sat, May 19, 12:29am by Mia Chapman
Last Updated Mon, Oct 7, 11:51pm
America’s Cardroom is an online poker site which accepts Australian players. ACR is a part of the Winning Poker Network, the second-larger poker network in the US and Australian gaming markets. As such, AmericasCardroom.eu tends to have 2000 to 4500 players on-site, depending on the hour of the day. Americas Cardroom has fast payouts, action packed tournaments, and over 1,000,000 hands played every day.
That means ACR has the ability to fund a $1,000,000 Guaranteed weekly tournament. Combined with a wide range of bet limits in their tournaments, sit-n-go events, and cash games, the America’s Cardroom poker site is a world class card playing option for Australian punters.
America’s Cardroom has several top deposit options: Visa, Mastercard, Instadebit, Neteller, and Bitcoin. Visa and MasterCard are a good way to fund your poker account and built up credit card rewards at the same time. The Neteller e-Wallet is good for players who want to make deposits without providing their credit card or bank information. InstaDebit is a bank card used mainly by Canadians. Bitcoin is the fastest and most secure payment method, because it uses blockchain technology to protect your transactions.
America’s Cardroom’s welcome bonus is worth $1000, though the promotion actually has more advantages than a thousand bucks. New players receive 20 days of free cash up to $50 a day. Free cash cards are placed on your player dashboard, so cash them in for bonus money each day. New depositors also are entered into a $250 New Depositers Freeroll. These take place each Saturday at 12:05pm ET and ACR emails you the password to enter the freeroll event. Pick a Saturday and compete for up to $250 in prizes.
Americas Cardroom has a nice range of real-money games and stakes, so players should be able to find the level of betting which gives them an adrenaline rush but is also affordable. The site has Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, and 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo. It also has no-limit, pot-limit, and fixed-limit games. Below is a quick chart with the various ranges of small blinds/big blinds at each table. The minimum (min) indicates the smallest big blinds you can play, while the maximum (max) indicates the largest big blinds available. Each variation of poker has a variety of blind levels in-between.
The poker rake is fairly standard for the online poker industry: 5%. This has a $3 cap, so you won’t have to pay huge amounts each hand. Also, America’s Cardroom has a “no flop, no drop” rule, so you don’t pay the rake if someone steals the blinds on a hand.
Sit & Go events, Sit & Go satellites, Multi-Table Tournaments, Rebuy tournaments, Final Table experiences, Knockout tournaments, Re-Entry Tournaments, Flip Tournaments, and All-In-or-Fold Tournaments. Each provides a different poker gaming experiences.
Multi-Table Tournaments have the biggest prizes, because they draw the biggest fields. Final Table experiences are just that, with huge chip stacks to simulate the final nine at a poker tournament. All-In-or-Fold does not allow calling or raising, unless you go all-in. Of course, there are turbo events, which increase blinds quickly, so poker players either bust out or experience the money stage of a tournament quickly.
Sit & Go (SNGs) tournaments themselves have a wide range of possibilities. You can enter SNG satellites, which allow you to play your way into events with bigger prize pools. Sit & Go Crush events are the latest innovation. These redistribute money based on the number of tournaments you play in a way.
America’s Cardroom also has “The Beast”, a weekly progressive drawing. As you play poker each week, every dollar you wager increases your chances of winning the Beast. At the end of each week, a drawing happens to determine who wins. Cash game and tournament play each count toward the Beast. The prize amount varies each week, based on how much activity the site has, but it’s usually in the high 5-digit or 6-digit range.
The Million Dollar Sunday events have been a staple of America’s Cardroom for years. The $1,000,001 GTD Million Dollar Sundays ended its run on ACR on April 29, 2019, but the site plans to announce a new big weekend promotion in the coming weeks.
The site uses a combination of IG Soft and DGS software to provide online poker, as well as some casino, lottery, and bingo games. America’s Cardroom is a poker-dominated site; as an example, only 11 online slots are found in the casino section. Digital Gaming Solutions (DGS) is a Costa Rica-based software developer which provides support to top sites like BetOnline, SportsBetting, 5Dimes, and Bookmaker. IG Soft has been a provider of online gaming solutions since 2009 and is headquartered in Sofia, Bulgaria. Windows PCs are optimized for America’s Cardroom. Unlike many online poker sites, Mac users have no trouble interfacing with the ACR website.
Mobile poker players are welcome at America’s Cardroom. Most Android phones or tablets are compatible with ACR. Any iPhone or iPad devices released in the past 5 years or so also are compatible. No download is needed, because the site is optimized for play in the web browser. You can create a shortcut to make mobile AmericasCardroom seem like a poker app, though.
Yes, America’s Cardroom is an older poker site and it has a good reputation over those years. As the name implies, America’s Cardroom began as a US-friendly online card site, but it now accepts players from all but 10 countries worldwide. ACR’s games are audited by the Australian third-party testing site, iTech Labs, which has a good reputation for determining safety and fairness in gaming sites.