Subsequent to what is unanimously known as ‘Black Friday’ in US online poker history, PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker are no longer eligible to accept American poker players. Also, the future of UB and Absolute Poker looks very ambiguous, after the site’s domain names were seized. Following this incident, many US poker sites like Victory Poker, Players Only Poker and Sportsbook Poker have all started to act more speculatively and they have decided to shut doors for new US poker players, while existing members will still be allowed to play poker and make further deposits.
After the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed in 2006, some of the best poker websites still continued to function much to the delight of American poker players. After the FBI shutdown of the ‘Big 3’, there are still a handful of quality poker websites that accept US players. The poker sites that accept US players have usually have a label that mentions “US Friendly”, where in players from the US are allowed to play and payment happens in a timely fashion. These sites are backed by state of the art software, provide 24/7 customer care and have all the necessary promotions that would be appealing to a poker player.
The first poker website that permits American players is Lock Poker. The site offers a two hundred percent bonus up to $1200. The site also has easy cash games in addition to $500 rake race. The site accepts all credit and debit cards as a payment options.
The next one in line to accept US players is Sports Interaction. It offers a hundred percent bonus up to $600 plus ten percent cash. Sports Interaction offers a gamut of easy cash games and regular overlays. They accept all kinds of payment methods including all debit and credit cards.
The third best site that permits American players is Bodog Poker. Bodog offers a hundred and ten percent bonus up to $1000 match in addition to $100 as instant bonus. The site offers poker games, instant games and constant overlays. The site is known for its immediate payouts and variety of payment options.
Carbon Poker is another popular poker website that allows US players. It offers two hundred percent bonus up to $200 and the players can make additional 20% cash by selecting e-wallet to make their payments.
Intertops.com is another US friendly poker site that offers a hundred and ten percent bonus up to $600 in addition to 10% cash.