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History

Americas Cardroom,[1] also known as ACR, is an online poker website primarily catering to U.S. players. America's Cardroom first opened back in 2001 as a skin on the small operating platform known as the Dobrosoft Network.[2] Over the years, the platform has navigated its way through numerous changes, eventually establishing the Winning Poker Network brand in 2012. Americas Cardroom is the leading poker room on the Winning Poker Network and shares its player pool with all of the rooms on the network.

Winning Poker Network

AmericasCardroom.eu is the largest poker site on the Winning Poker Network. Other members of the WPN include BlackChipPoker.eu, YaPoker.com, Pokerking.com, and TruePoker.eu. The WPN is the eighth-largest poker network in the world and the second-largest serving the United States.[3] This combined player pool allows for the WPN to offer some of the most robust tournaments in the industry. The cash game tables are highly liquid; players should have no trouble finding action at all times across varying stakes.

Software

Americas Cardroom Tournament Lobby, 2022

Americas Cardroom offers a downloadable poker client for Windows PCs and Macintosh computers. The color scheme comprises a red, white, and blue design. The software is easy to use and offers a few unique features and settings. Players can customize their preset bet sliders, table graphics, and avatars. Hand histories and player statistics are easily accessible in the poker client. ACR also offers dealmaking, player staking, and running it twice. [4]

PC Download Requirements

  • Minimum: Windows 7 OS, 1 GHZ Pentium Processor, 512MB RAM, 30MB Disk Space, 1MB Modem Speed, 800 x 600 Screen Resolution, High Color 16 Bit (256 Colors)
  • Recommended: Windows 7 OS, 2 GHZ Pentium Processor, 1024MB RAM, 60MB Disk Space, High Speed Cabled Connection, 1024 x 768 Screen Resolution, High Color 16 Bit (256 Colors)

Macintosh Download Requirements

  • Minimum: Mac OS X 10.4, Power PC G4 Processor, 512MB RAM, 100MB Disk Space, 1MB Modem Speed, 800 x 600 Screen Resolution, High Color 16 Bit (256 Colors)
  • Recommended: Mac OS X 10.6+, Power PC 5 or Intel Processor, 1024MB RAM, 100 MB Disk Space, High Speed Cabled Connection, 1024 x 768 Screen Resolution, High Color 16 Bit (256 Colors)

Mobile Devices

Americas Cardroom offers an HTML5 based instant play version of its poker software, but numerous features and game types are missing. The software is browser-based and works on virtually any mobile device. Players can only access Blitz Poker, Jackpot Poker, and Cyclone satellite tournaments. Players can be seated at as many as four tables at a time.

Tournaments

Americas Cardroom offers a plethora of tournaments. ACR has a wide variety of stake levels available from micro stakes to multi-thousand dollar buy-ins. ACR has a multitude of tournament types available such as multi-table tournaments, sit and goes, and Jackpot Poker.

Multi-Table Tournaments

The tournaments at ACR are widely considered to be among the industry leaders. This is largely due to the varied prize pools, large fields, and wide range of game types offered.[5] Tournament buy-ins range from $0.10 up to $215 normally. Special big buy-in events are offered regularly as well, such as the Venom PKO main event, which features a five million dollar guaranteed prize pool and a $2,650 buy-in.

Sit and Goes

Americas Cardroom has a wide range of sit and goes available across multiple buy-in levels. Buy-ins start as low as $0.55 and go up to $212. Multiple table sizes are present including 10-player, 9-player, 8-player, 6-player, and heads up(2-player). Multi-table sit and go tournaments are also on offer at ACR.

Jackpot Poker Lobby at Americas Cardroom, 2022

Jackpot Poker

Jackpot Poker is a three-handed sit and go variant that utilizes a multiplier to determine the prize pool. The multiplier is guaranteed to be at least 2x the buy-in with the highest jackpot being 2,500x.[6] Americas Cardroom was the first to offer this type of tournament online. In recent years, many competitors have followed suit with several similar games being released.

Cash Games

Americas Cardroom offers a wide variety of cash game variants including No-Limit Hold'em, Fixed Limit Hold'em, Pot Limit Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, and Stud. Standard 9-handed, 6-handed, and heads-up tables are available. 6-handed bomb-pot tables are also available across numerous stake levels.

In May of 2022, Americas Cardroom introduced all-in or fold cash game tables. As the name implies, players only have two choices when dealt a hand preflop, go all-in, or fold. The all-in or fold format is dealt exclusively at 4-handed tables.

Stakes offered:

  • Micro: $0.01/$0.02, $0.02/$0.05, $0.05/$0.10, $0.10/$0.25
  • Low: $0.25/$0.50, $0.50/$1.00
  • Medium: $1/$2, $2/$4, $3/$6
  • High: $5/$10, $10/$20, $15/$30, $25/$50
  • Nosebleed: $50/$100, $75/$150, $200/$400

Blitz Poker

Americas Cardroom offers a fast-fold cash game variant called Blitz Poker, which first debuted in 2017. Early on, players ran into a few serious problems with the software. It was overhauled in 2019 and the updates were successful; since that time players have been able to access games without significant issues.[7] Blitz Poker is available across multiple blind levels including $0.05/$0.10, $0.10/$0.25, $0.25/$0.50, $0.50/$1, $1/$2, $3/$6, and $5/$10. Blitz Poker is available to play on mobile as well as any desktop or laptop computer

Bonuses and Rakeback

Elite Benefits VIP Program at Americas Cardroom, 2022

Americas Cardroom offers a 100% sign-up bonus up to a maximum of $2,000. Players will earn 5.5 points for every dollar spent on tournament fees or cash game rake. The bonus is released at a rate of $1 for every 27.5 points earned.

ACR offers 27% in flat rakeback as well as an Elite Benefits VIP program. Players can choose between the rakeback enrollment or the Elite Benefits VIP program. It should be noted that players who opt for the rakeback account can still take advantage of the sign-up bonus; the bonus will be deducted from the total rakeback. Only the most dedicated grinders who plan on generating over $1,500 in rake per month will earn more through the Elite Benefits VIP program. ACR utilizes a weighted contributed model to calculate rakeback in its cash games.

Cashier

Americas Cardroom allows players to utilize a uniquely wide variety of deposit and withdrawal options. Below is a list of accepted deposit methods along with their respective limits:

  • Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum – Min: $10, Max: $25,000
  • Alternative Cryptocurrencies – Min: $50, Max: $4,500
  • Credit Card – Limits Vary
  • Money Transfer – Min: $50, Max: $500
  • E-Wallets(non-USA) – Min: $10, Max: $25,000
  • Bank Deposits(Only Canada) – Min: $25, Max $2,500

ACR utilizes many of the same methods for both deposits and withdrawals, with a few exceptions. Below is a list of withdrawal options available for players along with their respective limits:

  • Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Ethereum – Min: $10, Max: $25,000
  • Alternative Cryptocurrencies – Min: $50, Max: $4,500
  • Check – Min: $100, Max: $3,000
  • Money Transfer – Min: $100, Max: $350
  • E-Wallets(non-USA) – Min: $10, Max: $5,000

Prohibited Jurisdictions

Americas Cardroom is inaccessible to players from the following Countries and US states:

  • Prohibited Countries
    • Italy, France, Guadeloupe, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Reunion, Martinique
  • Prohibited US States
    • Maryland, Kentucky, Delaware, Louisiana, Washington State, Nevada, New Jersey

Americas Cardroom welcomes players from Puerto Rico, The Virgin Islands, and Guam.

External References

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