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America’s Cardroom Germany Poker Review

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About Americas Cardroom

America’s Cardroom – known as ACR Poker – have been online since 2001. This site has carved out a niche for itself by offering big buy-in tournaments to countries which are restricted by the major poker rooms. As well as a big player base in the USA, ACR Poker welcome players from Germany.
There is more than just the $1 million+ guaranteed prize tournaments at ACR Poker. You will find huge welcome bonuses, jackpot sit and go games, and qualifiers for live poker events around the world. The software is simple

PROS

  • Biggest tournament selection of any US-friendly poker site
  • Long running offshore brand with trusted history
  • Online Super Series events
  • Freerolls start as soon as enough players have joined
  • Big 200% welcome bonus and regular promotions

CONS

  • Smaller traffic volumes than major international brands
  • Software is functional, though dated

Welcome Bonus and Promotions at ACR Poker

The welcome bonus at America’s Cardroom is big. It is also easy to clear into your real money account. You’ll get a 100% match based on your first deposit. The minimum qualifying deposit is $25, with the maximum $1000.
This bonus is paid in increments of $1 each time you earn 27.5 ‘Action Points’. Those same points get you loyalty rewards and count towards leaderboard contests. You have a full 60 days to clear as much of your bonus as possible. ACR offer regular reload bonuses. These work in the same way as the welcome bonus. Reloads are matched at 50% of your deposit.

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Bitcoin Welcome Bonuses

ACR welcome Bitcoin and 60 other cryptocurrencies via their cashier. If you deposit using cryptocurrency, the bonus becomes a 200% match. This means you only need to deposit $500 to get the maximum $1000 in bonus funds.

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Freerolls on Demand at ACR Poker

Small freerolls with $50 in prize money are available around the clock at this poker site. These are a great way to gain experience and build your poker bankroll from scratch. You will find them listed in the tournament lobby. These games begin as soon as 270 players join.

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VIP Programs

ACR uses military ranks for the levels within their Elite Benefits loyalty scheme. You start at Lieutenant, with 5-Star General the top level. As you climb, you will be able to swap your ‘rank points’ for cash bonuses. You can swap them at better rates as you move up. You also get access to freeroll tournaments and earn medals of achievement.

Cash Game and Sit and Go Leaderboards

If you enjoy cash games or sit and go tournaments, then there are two progressive leaderboard contests which can help top up your bankroll. These are called ‘the Beast’ (cash) and ‘Sit N Crush’ (for sit and goes). The progressive element involves the prize fund growing depending on the overall volume of games played.
Prizes are then paid out weekly, covering different buy-in tiers separately. The more games you play, the better your chance of taking one of the big prizes.

Game Types at America’s Cardroom Poker

The big prize pools of the tournaments get the headlines for ACR – though they offer all the main game formats and betting structures. The most popular game is NL Hold’em, with a good selection of Pot Limit Omaha and PLO8. Stud is offered, through rarely sees any action.

Cash Games at ACR Poker

There are 6 and 9 handed tables with blinds ranging from 1c / 2c all the way to $25 / $50. The action is focused on NL Hold’em, the micro and low stakes games and at the 6-max tables. There are regular PLO games with a smaller number of O8. Fixed limit games see only occasional action, and it is unusual to see more than 1 table of stud or stud hi-lo.

ACR Poker do not charge any cash game rake if everyone folds before the flop.

There is a new ‘fast fold’ poker format called Blitz Poker. This puts players into pools. When you fold out (or end) a hand, you are instantly moved to a new hand with other players from your pool – cutting out the waiting time.

Tournaments at ACR Poker

This poker room has a packed tournament schedule. This includes multiple $1 million+ prize pool games. The biggest tournament is the ‘Venom’. This guarantees $5 million and runs every few months. You can win seats (which cost $2,650) via satellite qualifiers and special sit and goes.

There are regular tournament events at America’s Cardroom. The ‘Online Super Series’ involves 1 or more weeks of big guarantees. Other highlights include qualifiers to live tournaments including the World Series of Poker.

Regular tournaments have a mix of structures including rebuy, turbo, and knockout bounty games. Many have smaller guaranteed prize pools. Almost all the tournaments are in NL Hold’em format, with a small number of PLO and PLO8 games. As well as the scheduled tournaments, there are ‘On Demand’ games. These start as soon as enough players have joined, with registration remaining open for more players to join for 1+ hours.

Sit and Goes and Jackpots

Regular sit and goes include 1, 2 and 5 table options. These are noticeably less busy than at other poker sites. Satellite qualifiers games for the big buy-in tournaments include ‘Steps’. You can win your way through progressively higher buy-ins to get tickets to the $1 million prize pool tournaments.

ACR lottery sit and goes are called ‘Jackpots’. They are 3 handed games, with the prize pool shown after everyone has joined. You start with 500 chips, giving the games a deep enough structure for some skill to come into play before the turbo blind speeds make them push / fold style games.

Mobile Gaming Options at ACR Poker

ACR don’t have dedicated apps, though you can play limited cash games and jackpots via the ‘Instant Play’ mobile client. You need to have an account already set up to use this. You then visit ACR via the browser on your phone. You can only play a single table at a time, though this does give you access to real money poker on either Android smartphones or iPhones.

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Banking Methods

Deposits

There is a big emphasis on bitcoin / cryptocurrency deposits at this poker site. This is far from the only deposit option available to German players. You do get an advantage by making your payments in Bitcoin, Ethereum or Litecoin – bigger bonuses. The welcome bonus is doubled for these deposits, reflecting the lower transaction costs for ACR.

Alternatives include credit and debit cards, electronic wallets and person to person transfers (using money wiring services). Note that Visa deposits come with a 10% fee at this site.

Minimum deposits for Cryptocurrency and e-wallet deposits are $10. Maximum deposits of up to $25,000 are possible. You need to deposit at least $25 to take advantage of the welcome bonus offer.

Withdrawals

For withdrawals at ACR, players are welcome to use Bitcoin, which is a very quick process and you should get your money instantaneously. Then, there are E-wallets and money transfers, and there is a good chance that if you made your deposit with one of these services, you can use it for withdrawals as well. You can also receive your funds via check, or through a MoneyGram money transfer.

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ACR Safety and Security

ACR poker has an operating license from Curacao. This is an offshore jurisdiction, which licenses hundreds of gambling sites to operate internationally. While this allows for legal real money gaming, players should be aware that there is little oversight or recourse for disputes with operators in this jurisdiction.

Game fairness is tested by iTech Labs, a 3rd party auditor. ACR note that they have dealt more than 177,000,000 hands since 2001 – with zero mathematical evidence of the deal being anything but random.

The website and downloadable client are secured with SSL. ACR have a detailed responsible gambling policy, though no tools for self-exclusion / deposit limits.

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Customer Support Options

There is a list of common questions via the ‘Support’ option on the ACR website. They cover everything from betting terms to bonuses and technical questions in no set order. You have two choices to get personal assistance. First, you can send an e-mail to support@americascardroom.eu.

Alternatively, there is a live chat system, which will put you directly in touch with an agent 24/7.

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