Finally! An Online Poker Site For U.S. Gamers
Posted on by Sean Williamson
Finally, not only is there an online poker site accepting U.S., players but there are valid reasons for going this route rather than visiting a brick and mortar casino. Given the current economic situation, it is cheaper to play poker online since the only expense involved is maintaining an up-to-date ISP account to facilitate Internet access. Online sites are not subject to the overhead expenditures required for physical casinos, and can afford to run low-bet one to two cents per game options as opposed to casinos which normally offer one to two dollar game wagers. Online sites such as Carbon Poker are in a position to offer incentives to first-time gamers which brick and mortar casinos can not afford such as a 100 percent matching bonus for deposits up to $600.
While online poker is available on a 24/7/365 day basis, in many ways playing online requires even more than just good poker skill and strategy. Since players are not visible to each other, the lack of body language cues requires gamers to focus in an entirely different way since they must rely on wagering patterns, bet placement speed and other clues relative to player action and activity especially when playing at more than one table at a time. Simultaneously playing tables increases winning odds potential since gamers are in complete control of table entry and exit.
The Internet is filled with a plethora of sites offering tutorials, strategy tips and practice game sessions enabling players to hone their playing skills at every level of expertise. Many online poker sites offer incentives to players following their initial sign-up such as after a $100 deposit, a $50 bonus will be paid upon completion of five hands. The instant action afforded at online sites allows gamers to play 90 to 100 hands per hour as opposed to approximately 30 hands per hour at a brick and mortar location.
Carbon Poker has been functioning under the auspices of Australia’s Merge Gaming Network since 2007 from its server system located in Canada. Research reviews indicate that U.S., players are experiencing no problems related to deposit and withdrawal issues. Poker players from the U.S., who have been using this site advise the use of common sense practices such as making small deposits, cashing out in a reasonable amount of time, preferably on a daily basis and declaring net winnings on state and federal income tax forms.