Online poker is the US is a relatively new and thriving industry. While there is currently no federal law prohibiting US players from creating online poker accounts and playing for real money online, when it comes to individual state laws, this gets slightly more complicated. Many US states have outdated gambling laws that fail to directly address US poker sites. Several states however, including New Jersey, Nevada and Delaware have fully legalised online poker playing and those living in or planning to visit these states are free to play online with a number of state-regulated US poker sites. If you don’t happen to live in, or plan to visit these states, prospective players have the option of using subscription-based US online poker sites, wherein players can enjoy any of the tournaments or ring games without having to pay an entry fee.In order to bypass some of the Draconian laws in America, some sites choose to offer bitcoin poker options since the crypto currency bitcoin is not currently regulated as “money” in US law.
The most successful US poker sites include:
Currently the third largest online poker site that accepts US players, and the most sizeable one that has no state restrictions, BetOnline introduced its online poker room in 2010. Unfortunately, it soon became tainted with scandal as a result of its connection to the Action Poker Network – observers raised the issue of players from logging into BetOnline and Action Poker simultaneously, inevitably leading to accusations of cheating. But the site has bounced back and now boasts widespread popularity across the US.
The most highly rated site currently on the Winning Poker Network, Americas Cardroom remains steadily popular with players for its constantly reliable service, speedy payouts and tempting daily promotions. Its user-friendly software ensures its continuing popularity and the recent inclusion of bitcoin as an accepted currency will only help to boost this. The tables are exciting with more valuable promotions and games being played at higher stakes than might be found on similar sites, particularly among US online poker sites.
The flagship site on the Equity Poker Network, Full Flush Poker centres its business ethos around online security and asserted that it is by far the “best place to get paid and have fun” for online poker enthusiasts. Plenty of single and multi-player tournaments to keep recreational players happy, with a enticing selection of bonuses and prizes.
Rising from the ashes of the former Seals with Clubs poker site, SwC launched earlier in 2015 and distinguishes itself by dealing solely in bitcoin. The site has arguably become more popular than its predecessor, with several hundred registered players competing at its cash game tables at any given time, and impressive numbers opting in for its tournaments and freerolls. Some commentators have predicted that SWC Poker will very soon be challenging the mainstream networks for the accolade of most popular US-friendly poker site.