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 Betfred Poker 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., 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.
    Now players are forced to find an alternative hobby, such as knitting or they need to find another online poker room to play at.  The top online poker rooms in the U.S. for 2017 is Bet Online and Ignition Poker.  Poker bankrolls should not be considered money in the bank, although I consider the above two poker rooms 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.
    Right now, when you are comparing U.S. online poker sites, you should be thinking less about the amount of players in the poker room, and more on how safe is your bankroll.  Also the ability to deposit and withdrawal from an online poker room is getting more and more important.


Bet Online

Ignition Poker

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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.