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Still Play Poker from the USA

February 19th, 2012 Comments off

We here at are still proud to provide the most comprehensive listing of poker sites that allow USA players. If you live in the US, and like to play poker, see all of the top USA online poker sites still available.

Our top recommended USA legal poker site is PokerHost. They offer the best bonus of 150% match on your first deposit, have the best site traffic and great software. PokerHost offers the largest bad beat jackpot available to USA residents if you play ring games and also have the largest guaranteed tournaments available. Check out the PokerHost review for full details or see all poker room reviews.

One challenge facing Americans is getting deposits approved to their favorite poker site. If your looking to deposit with a credit card, see all of our recommended poker sites that accept USA credit cards.

If online poker is your past time, and you live in the USA you can enjoy it. All the poker sites recommended here have solid reputations and will continue to operate for USA players.

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Bodog Re-Brands

December 14th, 2011 Comments off

Effective today, Bodog has re-branded their USA side of the business to Bovada. Current US customers of Bodog will continue to be able to use their same account for poker, casino and sportsbook at Bovada.

The reason for the change is the Morris Mohawk Gaming Group (MMGG) is not renewing their licensing agreement with Bodog. MMGG still owns the site and continues to operate in the same manner they always have, they have just changed the name to Bovada so they will no longer pay the fee’s associated with using the Bodog name.

New US poker customers will be redirected to Bovada, which again is the SAME company they always have been, it is just a name change.

See the BodogPoker review and be redirected to Bovada or see all the USA online poker sites we recommend.


USA Players Welcomed at Merge

October 21st, 2011 Comments off

The USA online poker sites that operate on the Merge Gaming Network have once again re-opened their doors to USA players. They halted new US players sign ups after black Friday due to such an influx of new players.

Our top poker site on the Merge Network is PokerHost. They have great customer service and good banking options for US players. Withdraws are also processed fast via ACH fund transfers. They offer a bad beat jackpot and best software available for USA players. Sign up through our site and also receive a great 150% match bonus up to $750, one of the most generous available for USA players. For full details see the PokerHost review.

The other site we recommend on the Merge Gaming Network are Carbon Poker and PDC Poker. Both also offer great software and a bad beat jackpot. Claim a $600 bonus at either site. See the Carbon Poker review and PDC Poker review for more details and to claim your bonus.

The Merge Gaming Network sites now also offer an online casino. You can now play poker, online slots and other casino table games from the same account. The Merge sites are now a one stop shop for all things gambling and you can use just one account to play at all of them.

Poker4ever Freeroll Tonight

September 27th, 2011 Comments off

Join us tonight at 7PM EST at Poker4ever for an exclusive freeroll with a  prize pool of $70. A deposit is not required to play, simply use our link to sign up as a new player.

After downloading the software, visit the tournaments section in the poker client and find the tournament “UltimatePokerBonus” under the private tab. Enter the password “ultimate” to register.

If you are unfamiliar with Poker4ever you can see our full Poker4ever review and claim a bonus up to $500. The Poker4ever bonus is actually the easiest bonus to clear of any USA online poker site. Earn $1 of your bonus for just $1.20 paid in fee’s and rake!

Hope to see you tonight at 7PM EST.

Super Fast Heads Up Play

September 21st, 2011 Comments off

Looking for a super fast Head’s Up tournament? Check out the sites that operate on the Everleaf Gaming Network. These sites now offer a sit n go tournament called “Supersonic”. These tournaments are the fasted paced tournaments available for any USA online poker site.

In “Supersonic” tournaments you start with only $500 in chips and the blinds increase every minute. If you like instant gratification but still want a little skill to be involved, these are your types of tournaments.

The key to these tournaments is to be aggressive, especially when the blinds start to get high. Put your opponent in a position where he must go all in to call or be crippled if he does and losses. Stealing the blinds in these tournaments is key!

Check out the reviews for the poker rooms that offer these tournaments and also claim a nice bonus. See the Poker4ever review, Luvin Poker review or Landshark Poker review. Be sure to use our link to claim the best bonus available.

Merge Poker Network Halts USA Sign Ups

June 3rd, 2011 Comments off

Effective today, the poker sites that operate on the Merge Poker Network will temporarily halt new sign ups from USA players. This move is temporary while the Merge Network tries to cope with the huge influx of new players after FullTilt Poker and Poker Stars left the US market. This temporary halt of new players is expected to last 4 to 6 weeks.

The Merge Poker Network grew by an amazing 78% since May 15 when the three largest poker sites left the US market. The decision to halt new sign ups, according to representatives of the Network, is simply to expand processing mechanisms and “catch up” on past business. The network was not equipped to handle such a huge influx of new players, and is now scrambling to fulfill the requests of existing players.

The poker sites affected by the halt of US players is PokerHost, Carbon Poker, PDC Poker and Lock Poker. Current US players will still have access to the sites and it will be business as usual. Current players can still make deposits and withdraws and still play poker.

In the meantime we have put together a list of the best Merge Poker Network Alternatives. USA players who do not have an account are now limited to sites on the Everleaf and Cake Poker Networks. The Cake Poker Network is a good choice if you like to play tournaments. The site traffic on the network is pretty good and you will be able to find the tournament your looking for. We recommend Juicy Stakes on the Cake Network. See the Juicy Stakes Review and claim a 110% match bonus on your first deposit up to $600.

If you like cash ring games, look to play at a site on the Everleaf Gaming Network. The play is really loose and you can take down some nice pots by playing solid poker. We recommend Poker4ever, as they have a great $500 bonus that is the easiest bonus to clear in the entire industry. Check out the Poker4ever Review for more details.

For Mac users, the Everleaf Gaming Network is now your only choice as well. All the sites on the Network offer a flash version of their software to play at. Currently there is not a single USA online poker site that has a down-loadable version for Mac.

If you wish to be notified when the Merge Poker Network once again accepts USA players, email us at and once we hear from the poker sites on the Merge we will notify you immediately.

Sign Up at PokerHost Quickly

April 28th, 2011 Comments off

If your still searching for a USA friendly poker site, we highly recommend PokerHost and encourage you to sign up ASAP. PokerHost currently offers the best bonus in the industry of a 200% match on your first deposit up to $2000, but it will not last long.

Effective May 1st the bonus will reduce to 150% up to $750 per the Merge Poker Network’s new rules. PokerHost operates on the Merge Network so must abide by their rules. The 150% bonus is still a great bonus, why not take advantage of an extra 50%?

PokerHost has great game variety, advanced features like Deal it Twice and Rabbit Hunt and a Bad Beat Jackpot. If you have played on the Merge Network in the last 6 months you are aware of the functionality of the software. If you haven’t you must experience it, and why not take advantage of the best bonus?

Even if you currently play on another Merge site, it would still be wise to take advantage of this huge bonus. It is the same software, but with PokerHost you gain great customer service and banking options.

Check out our PokerHost Review and decide for yourself. If you already have a PokerHost account and just looking for another bonus, check out all the USA online poker sites still available for USA players

Important – USA Mac Poker Players

April 28th, 2011 Comments off

When FullTilt Poker, Poker Stars and Absolute Poker left the US market, Mac users in the USA were left with just a few US poker sites to choose from. Unfortunately that number is soon to shrink again.

We have confirmed that PlayersOnlyPoker will be no longer be accepting USA poker players effective May 1. This a decision made by the management of PlayersOnlyPoker after the indictments of executives at the larger poker sites. This is completely a voluntary decision made on managements part and not mandated by the US government or any other regulatory body.

The good news is, we have confirmed with management at PlayersOnlyPoker that current players from the USA will not be affected. Current players will still be allowed deposit, withdraw and play as usual even after May 1. If you do not have an account with PlayersOnlyPoker, we highly recommend you open one and make a small deposit before May 1st. This will allow you to continue to play, deposit and withdraw with one of the best USA Mac poker sites.

We have always recommended PlayersOnlyPoker here at UltimatePokerBonus. They have great banking options for USA residents, great software including a bad beat jackpot and good site traffic. If you use a Mac to play online poker, PlayersOnlyPoker is the best site to play at.

Again, be sure to open an account with PlayersOnlyPoker before May 1st. You will then be allowed to continue to play, deposit and withdraw as usual after May 1 as confirmed with management.

We are sad to see PlayersOnly leave the US market, but by acting quickly you will still be able to continue to play there. When you open an account be sure to use our link so you can receive a great sign up bonus up to $650. Go to PlayersOnlyPoker now to download the software and sign up.

Be sure to check back here often, as will continue to update information regarding USA online poker and Mac Poker Sites as it becomes available.

Intertops Poker Added

April 26th, 2011 Comments off

We are happy to announce that we have added Intertops Poker as an approved poker site. Intertops has been online since 1996, and was actually the first Internet Website to accept an online wager. In business for over 15 years, Intertops is here to stay.

The poker room at Intertops runs on the Cake Poker Network and accepts USA players. Take advantage of their first deposit bonus of 110% match up to $600. The bonus is one of the easiest to earn, earning $1 of your bonus for just every $2.38 paid in fee’s. See the Intertops Poker Bonus review for full details.

With the recent large poker rooms pulling out of the US market, Intertops Poker and the Cake Poker Network have seen a surge in new players. Site traffic has improved drastically here over just the past two weeks.

See all USA online poker sites and bonuses still open to USA residents.

USA Poker Sites Open for Business

April 17th, 2011 Comments off

Many of the top USA online poker sites are still accepting USA players and it is business as usual. Still get deposits and withdraws processed at some of the best sites.

Check out our US Poker Sites page for our listing of what we feel are the best sites. We really like PokerHost and Poker4ever. PokerHost offers a massive 200% match bonus up to $2000, and get up to $500 at Poker4ever. Both sites accept credit cards and other ewallets. Check out the PokerHost Review or Poker4ever Review for more information.

If your looking for an easy way to deposit, use an eCheck. We have a full listing of poker sites that accept eChecks. If you like eCheck deposits check out Cake Poker. They accept eChecks and offer a $600 bonus which is very easy to clear. For full details see the Cake Poker Bonus.

Online poker is not dead in the USA, there are still plenty of reputable USA online poker sites to choose from.