Top U.S. online poker rooms for American poker players in 2017

It might be hard to believe, but a decade ago, Americans were allowed to play at almost any online poker room.  Party Poker, Titan Poker and Poker Stars were accepting players from the United States.  Those were the days when you only had to worry about your play at the poker tables, and not worry about whether you were playing at a shady online poker room or if the U.S. government was going to seize your players account and the money you had in your NETeller account.
    The online poker world in the United States wasn't all that bad until April 15, 2011.  That is when the shit hit the fan.  Ub.com, Absolute Poker, Full Tilt Poker and Pokerstars were all forced to stop taking bets from Americans.  Soon after, many of the other poker rooms that previously accepted Americans, stopped all new sign ups from the U.S.
    The top online poker rooms in the U.S. for 2018 is Bet Online and Ignition Poker.  Poker bankrolls should not be considered money in the bank if you are not using one of the poker rooms that we have listed below.  I consider the poker rooms listed here safe to carry a modest to large bankroll.  You should try to maintain only a relatively modest bankroll in your poker accounts and your bitcoin wallet, unless you are speculating on the bitcoin spot price.


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Payment Methods

New Player Bonus

#1 Bitcoin Poker Room
Bet Online Poker

Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Credit Cards
Money Orders
Cash Transfer

100% up to $2500

#1 Bitcoin  Casino
Bovada Poker

Bitcoin
Credit Cards

100% up to $500

#1 Bitcoin  Casino
America's cardroom

Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Dash
Monero
Dogecoin
Zcash

100% up to $1,000

#1 Bitcoin  Casino
Intertops Poker

Bitcoin
Credit Cards

200% up to $1000


Bet Online Poker

Bet Online Poker

Bet Online is one of the better poker rooms that currently accept players from the United States.  Bet Online is the Chico Network, which is now one of the larger poker networks that is currently accepting U.S. online poker players.
    There is approximately 4600 poker players during peak hours, with the majority of the traffic coming from North America.  This poker room has grown a lot since Black Friday.  New players can get a 100% deposit bonus up to $2500 at the Bet Online poker room.