Apr 162011
 

Online Poker for US PlayersWe have been discussing where online poker players in the USA can play online poker now that Full Tilt, Poker Stars, Absolute and UB have been closed off to the USA. Here is another wise choice from our trusted USA online poker rooms.

PokerHost is a super choice for US online poker players to play! They start out with a stunning deposit bonus of 100% up to $750 free (just contact live chat after your deposit to claim), continue with a solid slate of promotions that keep players coming back again and again. Click here to claim your new player bonus now!

Poker Host is based on the Merge Gaming network and use private processing instead of most of the other sites on the network. What does this mean to you? Well, it means they are in control of processing and have a great reputation of fast payouts and excellent customer service. What they lack in player volume they more than make up for in promotions and service. Not saying it is a ghost town at the cash tables, you’ll see upwards of 8,000 players online and the network continues to grow. Table levels range from .02/.04 up to $300/$600.

Another great thing about Poker Host is the variety of poker games. You will find Texas Hold’em, Omaha, 5 and 7 card stud, 5 draw, 2-7 lowball, triple draw, they even offer badugi and mixed games like HORSE and HOSE. This is one place you will find the games you were accustomed to at Poker Stars and Full Tilt. Join a game now!

Other attractions to Poker Host include a loyalty store where you can trade VIP points for cash, gifts, even WSOP seats at an 80% discount! Try to find another USA poker room that has that available. As another incentive, Poker Host has a sponsorship program that pays you when you make it to the money in a live tournament while wearing the Poker Host patch! Of course you can win a seat in the 2011 WSOP main event with them too. There really are more promotions than we have time to list! Check out our Poker Host review page for more details, you’ll find info on leaderboards for MTT and SNG players, Birthday bonuses and much more.

Poker Host runs a 50K guaranteed on Sunday at 3:00 PM server time (4:00 pm EDT). This tournament has a $109 buy in and satellites to the big game run all week long in both MTT and Sit n Go formats as low as $2.20. As you can expect, there are usually heavy overlays in the Sunday $50k. Click here to visit PokerHost now!

Want to explore more options for USA online poker rooms? Just visit our US friendly poker listing page here for many more options and offers! May the flop be with you!

Apr 162011
 

Intertops, Online Poker for USA PlayersIn our previous article we discussed the value in playing online poker at Bodog Poker. There remains many other online poker rooms that still allow USA poker players. Another solid choice for USA online poker is Intertops Poker.

Intertops has been online since 1996 and always takes care of players in the right way. One of the draws to the big 4 online poker rooms (PokerStars, Full Tilt, Absolute and UB) was their record of taking care of player needs, solid promotions, good bonuses and stability. Theses are the same traits that Intertops Poker is famous for. You don’t last for 15 years in online gaming unless you are doing something right. They have a strong reputation for speedy cashouts, good promotions, excellent customer service as well as a long history online.

Intertops Poker is on the USA friendly Cake Poker network and while you won’t find 500,000 players online, you still have a more than adequate supply of opponents to compete against. And for the most part, you will find the cash tables to be very tight. This makes for some interesting action and a solid player will find a steady income at these tables. Levels played currently cap off around the $30/$60 levels but tables are available as high as $500/$1,000.

One of the many special promotions that Intertops is running this month is a special first depositor freeroll. Just sign up here, make a minimum $20 deposit and earn just 10 FPP’s (frequent player points) and you will earn a seat in the $1,000 New Depositor Freeroll that runs on May 1st at 3:00 EDT. It’s just one of the "nice" things that Intertops does for it’s players. Be sure to use Intertops bonus code PPUS1000 for a 110% bonus up to $1,000 FREE plus you’ll get 2 free Gold Chips to get you started! Click here to get started now!

You will also enjoy a rewards program that award Gold Cards to you as you play at the cash tables. These Gold Cards can then be traded for tournament entries, cash and more. As you earn FPP’s you will also earn Gold Stacks, this rewards program pays out in cash to your account as you climb the levels. Other promotions include WSOP qualifiers, gold chips, turbo gold cards (where you earn gold cards at twice the usual level). Visit our Intertops Poker review for more information.

The Sunday major tournaments include a $15,000 guaranteed and a $25,000 guaranteed tournaments. As usual, there are qualifiers for these events that run throughout the week in multi table and sit n go formats. Perhaps not the highest prizepools out there but the overlay in these tournaments makes them very worthwhile (and profitable) for players.

Want to check out other places US players can play online poker? Click here to see all of our Top US Friendly Online Poker Rooms.

Oct 292010
 

Intertops Halloween Bounty TournamentNothing spooky about this Halloween Poker Tournament, just treats for everyone that plays and with a $1500 guaranteed prizepool plus a $5 bounty on every player, you can really record a big winning poker session!

Every player in the game will have a $5.00 bounty on them, so the more players you can send to the rail, the fatter your bankroll will grow! With a buy in of $10+$1, we expect there to be a juicy overlay in this tournament too. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to pad your bankroll! Click here to get started today!

Details of the Intertops Halloween $1.5k Bounty Tournament:

When you sign up to play poker at Intertops, use bonus code PPUS600 for a 110% poker bonus up to $600 FREE!

Intertops Poker is a pioneer in online gaming and has been treating players right since 1996. Players from the US are welcome to play at Intertops Poker, part of the Cake Gaming Network. To learn more, visit our Intertops review page.

Dec 062009
 

We are updating this post as Bodog Poker left the USA and was replaced by Bovada Poker. Well, now Bovada Poker was taken over by Ignition Poker. Players were given the opportunity to move their accounts to the new poker room. Ignition Poker is part of the Bodog family and shares players across the network. Visit our Ignition Poker review for more details. The information in this post rings true today as it did when originally posted as Ignition Poker hosts the Sunday $100k! This MTT still remains an outstanding value with large overlays.

In my last article I shared the bankroll management strategy of playing in guaranteed tournaments with overlays. One of the very best values is playing in the weekly 100k guaranteed tournament at Igntion Poker. The 100k is Igntion Poker’s top paying tournament and it has historically had huge overlays. In fact, most weeks may see as much as a $30,000 overlay! There is no other big money poker tournament with this small of a field.

So would you rather play against tens of thousands of other players or would you rather go against 500- 800 players and have a shot at a $25,000 first prize? And… Igntion accepts US players and now Canadian players can play at Igntion too!

To get in on the action of the Igntion 100k you can get in several ways. First off is buyin in direct for $162. Now that might be a little steep for many players (including myself) so Igntion runs a huge amount of satellites to the game. The first level of 100k qualifiers is called the "Cheap Seats". These tournaments only cost 1.10 to play and Igntion adds one seat to the 100k semi-final for every 34 players in the game.

You can also catapult your way into the Igntion 100k from satellites that have low buy ins of $7.70, $17, $22 and 34.00. On game day (Sunday) the lobby is packed with "Last Chance" qualifiers with a new satellite starting about every 2 minutes! Visit the Igntion 100k Qualifier Schedule to see when games start. You can even get a seat in the qualifiers with Igntion Poker Points that you earn from playing poker!

There is another way to get a FREE seat to the 100k! Simply open an account with Igntion Poker here, make your first deposit (you get a 110% match up to $550 FREE) and you will get a seat in six of the $100K New Player Qualifier Freerolls! As I said before, the Igntion 100k is most likely the best value in online poker. If you are not playing this tournament, you are missing out on an incredible value. Sign up with Igntion Poker today and best of luck in the 100k!