Malta
2011
Yatahay Network
$1000
Automatic
Americas Cardroom LobbyAmericas Cardroom TableAmericas Cardroom tourney
  • Frequent promotions
  • US players accepted
  • Interesting game selection
  • Very functional software
  • Graphics are average
  • Few big tournaments
  • No browser-based play

Americas Cardroom Review

Since their acquisition and takeover of DoylesRoom in 2011, the growth of Americas Cardroom can only be described as explosive. And a big reason for their rapidly growing popularity is the fact that Americas Cardroom accepts US players, and is the flagship site of the Yatahay network. The latter is definitely important because Yatahay has grown to be a very trusted online poker entity due to over a decade of experience.

The functionality of the Yatahay-provided software is also a big catalyst for Americas Cardroom’s success. Some of the features players can use with the Americas Cardroom software include resizable tables, multi-tabling (up to 20 tables), hand histories, player notes, and the ability to show cards after a hand. The only drawback to the software is that it’s nothing impressive from a visual standpoint; however, those who care more about playing online poker than stunning graphics won’t mind this minor setback. If you ever have a problem with the software, you can reach Americas Cardroom through email, live chat or telephone.

As for the poker games you’ll find in the software, there’s the typical mix of Hold’em and Omaha games that are featured at most other sites. There are also 7-Card Stud cash tables where you can get a good game at peak hours. Some of the more interesting selections you can access from the lobby include 3-Card Poker, 32-Card Draw and Telesina (variant of 5-Card Stud). It’s an odd jump to go from Hold’em, Omaha and Stud to these three games, but it certainly adds an interesting variety nonetheless.

Of course, many people stick to the Hold’em and Omaha games since they’re widely popular throughout online poker. Most of the players you find at these tables offer moderate competition in comparison to other sites, so it’s not like you’re constantly dealing with sharks. You can especially find some beatable games at the lower stakes.

One last point worth discussing is the promotions, which include points races, a bad beat jackpot, a freeroll series and weekly guaranteed tournaments. In regards to the weekly tourneys, don’t expect a lot of huge prize pools – except on special occasions – because most of the tournaments offer between $5k and $15k guaranteed. However, it does seem like the tourneys here have been getting bigger as the site expands.