These are the current online poker rooms that are still accepting USA players. Most poker sites offer plenty of fast and easy deposit/withdraw options, but it is definitely a little slower for US poker players. Contrary to what many would have you understand, there is no federal law banning US citizens from playing online poker. All the UIGEA regulates is the payment processing, imposing strict regulations and blocking US Banks from processing any gambling related transactions. However, a few states (like Washington) have laws on the books that make it illegal to play online poker.
|Poker Room||Network||Room Review||Bonus Code||Bonus Amount||Play Now|
|Bodog||Bovada Review||–||100% to $1000||Get Bonus|
|Bet Online||Coming Soon||POKERNEW||200% to $2500||Get Bonus|
|Merge Network||Carbon Review||CARBONPK||200% to $5000||Get Bonus|
*** This information was last updated September 26, 2013
USA Poker News and Updates
Just Added BetOnline Poker. Bet Online is a top US Sportsbook with highly successful deposit options and they just added a poker room! You can join BetOnline now and check it out, even though the official launch is not until July 1st. Will they be the New #1 US poker site? Maybe…
All Merge Network rooms (Lock Poker, Carbon Poker etc..) stopped accepting new poker players June 3, 2011. This was temporary and now they are accepting all new players, Worldwide.
Sportsbook.com and Players Only Poker will stop accepting NEW US players on May 1, 2011. Players signed up before this date can continue to play, deposit and cashout. The rest of the Merge network, like Carbon Poker will continue to accept US poker players.
On 4/15/2011 PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Absolute Poker and UB stopped accepting US poker players after the DOJ filed charges for disguising banking transactions as non-gambling. The domain names have been returned to PokerStars as long as they stop accepting US poker players.
PokerStars.com – Poker Stars is the worlds biggest online poker room and they accept players from the US. They also have e-checks as a deposit option. PokerStars is most consistent with their withdraw times. It’s always about 3-5 days.
9/30/2010 – PokerStars stopped accepting poker players from the state of Washington – details here.
4/15/2011 – PokerStars stops accepting US players due to charges.
FullTiltPoker.com – Full Tilt is the 2nd most popular site. Part of this is because most of the professional play here at the high limits. The other part is becuasse of their huge bonus. Some players are reporting having an e-check as a deposit option. Check withdrawals have been about 6 days and e-check withdrawals have been a little over a week! Bank wires have been about 2-3 days since early 2010.
11/12/2010 – Full Tilt followed Pokerstars and has stopped accepting Washing players – details here.
4/15/2011 – Full Tilt Poker stops accepting US players due to charges.
6/29/2011 – Full Tilt Poker gets their online poker license suspended and stops all poker games.
Bodog.com – Bodog also allows poker players to use their casino and sportsbook. Between May 2008 November 2008 customers were complaining of waiting 45-60 days for check withdrawls. Since December 2008 check cashouts now only take about a week!!!
Update – since April 2009, check withdraws are down to 4-5 days! That’s great news for Bodog.
Update #2 – since May/June 2010, Bodog has had trouble with deposits. A lot of Credit Card and Debit Card deposits are declined. Stay tuned to see if this changes.
4/18/2011 – Bodog continues accepting US players and states is “business as usual”.
4/18/2011 – Victory Poker stopped accepting US players. Victory asked the Cake Network to disable US players. Most other sites on the Cake network, including Cake Poker, still accept US poker players.
DoylesRoom.com – Doyles Room (and all MicroGaming Poker Rooms) have stopped accepting new real money players from all US states as of November 10, 2008. DoylesRoom has announced that they will move to a new network that accepts USA in early 2009.
Doyles Room has moved to the Cake Poker Network on January 20, 2009. They are accepting All USA Players Again (except residents from WA, KY and LA)!
Doyles Room moves again! Since January 28, 2011 they are calling the Yatahay network home and upgraded the terrible Yatahay software in May 2011.
10/10/2011 – DoylesRoom is acquired by “Americas Cardroom” which is another poker room on the Yatahay network that has been around since 2001.
You can get all the latest US Gambling information from GamblingUSA.com. They keep up to date with the US legal online casinos, poker and sports betting.