Americas Cardroom and True Poker to Offer Mini Online Super Series II02/08/2013:
The US friendly Winning Poker Network is set to offer its next tournament series. The Mini Online Super Series II will run between February 15th and February 24th. Most events will be No Limit Texas Hold'em, although some games will be Pot Limit Omaha. Tournament buyins range between $2.20 and $109. The largest tournament is a $109 No Limit Texas Hold'em tournament to be held on February 24th at 7:30pm ET.
There will also be a leaderboard. The top ten players in terms of Mini Online Super Series points will split the prize pool.
Americas Cardroom and True Poker offer the fastest cashout speeds of all US facing online poker rooms. Players may choose between a check, Western Union or debit card. US players may receive their cashouts in as little as one day.
Merge Gaming Ends Rakeback02/08/2013:
Merge Gaming ended rakeback for all players on February 1st. This affected all existing rakeback players as well. All players are now playing under the VIP program at their Merge Gaming skin. Carbon Poker players can still enjoy rakeback up to 35% and use their points on cash conversions, the VIP store or entries into specified tournaments.
Carbon Poker accepts most US players and offers reasonable cashout speeds. Players may withdraw by check in about a month and deposit by credit cards or be Western Union.
Winning Poker Network Online Super Series II01/24/2013:
The Winning Poker Network's Online Super Series II is winding down. The main event is coming up on Sunday, January 27th. The 7pm tournament features a guaranteed prize pool of $200,000! The buyin is $215 but there are many satellites running for this and other events. There are also five main series events running daily. All Online Super Series II events are either No Limit Texas Hold'em or Pot Limit Omaha. Some events have a buyin of as little as $5.50. This is one of the largest tournament series available to U.S. players.
VIP Rakeback offers three Winning Poker Network skins. Those skins are True Poker, Americas Cardroom and Black Chip Poker. Each of these rooms offers VIP Rakeback players a 100% up to $1,000 first deposit bonus and 27% rakeback paid weekly. These rooms are also the fastest paying U.S. facing online poker rooms.
Carbon Poker Ending Rakeback for All Players01/24/2013:
Carbon Poker is dropping rakeback for all players effective January 31st. Unlike last time when existing players got to keep their rakeback, this time all players will lose it. Every player with rakeback at Carbon Poker will move to their VIP program on February 1st. The VIP program was also changed. Some of the lower tiers were improved but the top tier of Ether Elite was removed and now the most players may earn is 35% rakeback with up to $2,100 of it in cash.
In other Carbon Poker news, they are offering a $25,000 freeroll to celebrate Poker Maximus IV. The tournament is on January 27th at 2pm ET. The top 500 players will be paid tournament tickets to the next Poker Maximus IV series. All players that earn 50 VIP Points between January 2nd and the start of the tournament may enter.
U.S. Cake Poker Players Moved to Juicy Stakes09/28/2012:
Cake Poker has stopped accepting U.S. players. Existing U.S. players were moved to Juicy Stakes Poker. Both rooms are members of the Revolution Gaming Network. This announcement does not affect players located outside the United States. Cake Poker will continue to accept players in the rest of the world.
U.S. players with accounts at Cake Poker will need to download the Juicy Stakes software at Juicystakes.eu. The player's Cake Poker email address and password will now be used to log into Juicy Stakes. All Gold Card, Gold Chips, cash balances, Loyalty Level tiers, rakeback, and pending bonuses will move to Juicy Stakes. Players that signed up for Cake Poker rakeback through VIP Rakeback will continue to be under our affiliation. The two rooms will share the monthly $60,000 rake race. The two rooms share the same cashier so deposit and withdrawal options will remain the same. The only changes here iare the logo and color scheme, everything else will be identical to Cake Poker.
Players that do not already have an account at Juicy Stakes Poker can sign up through VIP Rakeback and receive 36% rakeback and a 200% up to $2000 first deposit bonus. Nothing is deducted from rakeback at Juicy Stakes. Sign up now to start receiving Juicy Stakes rakeback today.
Carbon Poker Reload Bonus06/28/2012:
Carbon Poker is offering a 100% up to $600 reload bonus between now and June 30, 2012. The bonus clears at a rate of 50 VIP Points per $1 in bonus. The bonus releases in $5 increments. The bonus code is JUNE600. The bonus does not expire unless a withdrawal request is initiated. This is one of the largest Carbon Poker reload bonuses in history. Carbon Poker is the flagship of the Merge Gaming Network. The Merge Gaming Network accepts U.S. players.
Lock Poker Added to VIP Rakeback06/12/2012:
Lock Poker has been added to VIP Rakeback. Players that sign up for Lock Poker through VIP Rakeback will receive 36% rakeback and a 200% up to $4000 first deposit bonus. The bonus is not deducted from rakeback, and neither is anything else. Players earn up to 63% rakeback when combining the first deposit bonus with 36% rakeback. The dealt method is used to compute rakeback. Rakeback is paid weekly directly to your Lock Poker account.
Lock Poker is a member of the Revolution Gaming Network. Lock Poker moved from the Merge Gaming Network on June 1st. Almost instantly, the Revolution Gaming Network became the largest U.S. friendly online poker network. The player counts get bigger every day. This is a great time to try the new network, especially with the combined rakeback and bonus.
Rakeback Returning to Merge Gaming June 1st05/27/2012:
The Merge Gaming Network, anchored by Carbon Poker, will once again start offering rakeback to new players. The first day new players can receive rakeback will be June 1st. Players will receive 35% rakeback paid daily, just as grandfathered in rakeback players receive. Players that already have an account at Carbon Poker without rakeback can contact us for their rakeback options on the Merge Gaming Network. The contributed method is used to determine rakeback. Most U.S. players are accepted by the Merge Gaming Network, which is the largest online poker network serving U.S. players.
Cake Poker Reload Bonus05/27/2012:
Cake Poker is offering a 50% up to $300 reload bonus to all players. Use the bonus code CHOCO on your next deposit between now and May 28th and 6pm GMT. The bonus is not deducted from rakeback. The bonus clears at a rate of 16.67 FPPs per $1 and releases in $5 increments. Cake Poker accepts players from the U.S.
World Series of Poker Starts Today05/27/2012:
The 43rd Annual World Series of Poker starts today at noon. As always, the World Series of Poker kicks off with the $500 Casino Employees No Limit Hold'em event. There are a total of 61 events this year. Buyins for standard events range between $1000 and $1,000,000. All 61 event winners will win a coveted World Series of Poker bracelet. The series will end with the $10,000 Main Event, on July 7th.