The best US online poker rooms in 2013

While Black Friday has certainly taken its toll on the US online poker industry there are still a number of viable options for US players. While there is no certainty what the end-game for US online poker will be, we have listed our choices for the best poker sites in the US for players determined to play online poker in the United States.

While these are our recommendations for US players, we also feel US poker players should exercise extreme caution and only deposit and keep the bare minimum they need to play at these sites; if Black Friday has taught us anything, it’s that the US DOJ can strike without warning, and funds can become tied-up for long periods of time.


Bovada is part of the Bodog Poker Network and outside of a few specific locales (Washington State and Maryland) Bovada is still accepting US players. Bovada has excellent traffic, super-soft games, fairly expedient payouts for US players.

Bodog has changed all of their tables to “Anonymous”, guaranteeing casual players a fair shake against high-volume grinders and data-miners.

Lock Poker and the Revolution Gaming Network

Lock Poker and the Revolution Gaming Network is the largest online poker site operating in the United States. With some of the best promotions in online poker, Lock Poker is one of the best places for new players.

Lock Poker is currently offering a 36% rakeback deal (paid hourly) along with a massive 200% up to $4,000 for players who use our exclusive sign-up code: PNB1200.

Black Chip Poker and Americas Cardroom

Black Chip Poker recently joined Americas Cardroom on the Winning Poker network, nearly doubling the player pool at the network. With the addition of Black Chip Poker the Winning Poker Network has become a major player in the US market, and with the fastest payouts in the US, Winning Poker is gaining a sizable and loyal player base.

Carbon Poker and the Merge Gaming Network

Carbon Poker is the flagship poker site on the Merge Gaming Network, and even though Merge has undergone a number of breakups in recent months (both Lock Poker and Black Chip Poker were once sites on the Merge Gaming network) the network is still heavily trafficked and a viable option for US players.



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