Top U.S. poker rooms for American poker players in 2019

It might be hard to believe, but a decade ago, Americans were allowed to play at almost any online poker room.  Party Poker and Poker Stars 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.
    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.
    The top online poker rooms in the U.S. for 2019 is Bovada.lv, America's Cardroom and Betonline.ag.  I consider the poker rooms listed here safe to carry a modest to large bankroll and only those three poker rooms, the only exceptions would be Ignition Poker (equivalent as Bovada) and Sportsbetting.ag (a Bet Online equivalent), both of which are operated by the same group as other poker rooms in the top three poker rooms.  You should try to maintain only a relatively modest bankroll in your poker accounts.


Poker Room

Payment Methods

New Player Bonus

#1 USA Poker Room
Bovada.lv

Bitcoin
Credit Cards

100% up to $500

#2 USA Poker Website
Betonline.ag

Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Credit Cards
Money Orders
Cash Transfer

100% up to $1000

#3  poker room in the United States
America's Cardroom

Bitcoin
Litecoin
Ethereum
Dash
Monero
Dogecoin
Zcash

100% up to $1000

US Poker Site
Ignition Poker

Bitcoin
Credit Cards

100% up to $1000


Online Poker in the United States

You can expect the United States government to continue on with their online poker ban in the USA.  More and more poker rooms are voluntarily withdrawing from the United States.  Right now if you are an American and if you have any plans of playing poker in the next couple of years, then you should consider opening an account at Betonline.ag and Bovada.lv.  Currently there is only three or four unregulated poker rooms that are currently accepting new sign ups from the U.S. that I would personally make a deposit at.
    If you decide to continue playing online poker for real money, the most popular USA payment methods include cryptocurrency, Cash Transfers and Credit Cards.  With bitcoins leading the way to make a deposit and withdrawals from American poker rooms.


America's Card Room

The Best USA Friendly Online Poker Rooms

American poker site Bovada Poker
Bovada, formally Bodog Poker is the largest poker room that currently accepts Americans.  At Bovada.lv you will be rewarded with a 100% deposit bonus up to $500. There is also a $500 casino bonus as well at Bovada.  To get the maximum bonus you will need to make a deposit of $500 or more.

American poker site 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 $1000 at the Bet Online poker room.

American poker site America's Cardroom
Depending on the individual you could consider America's Cardroom to be the third, second or the absolute best poker room in the U.S. market.  This is a popular poker room for many grinders or for many poker players that prefer to use tracking software.  New players will be able to get a 100% deposit bonus up to $1000 on their first deposit.  To receive the maximum bonus, you will need to make a deposit of $1000 or more.


USA Legal and Regulated Poker Rooms

As of March 2019 there are five legal and regulated online poker rooms in the United States.  All of which are only available in Nevada, New Jersey and Delaware.  The Pokerstars and WSOP operated online poker rooms are by far the largest regulated online poker rooms in the United States.
    In Nevada you have WSOP.com, which shares traffic with Delaware's DelawarePark.com.  This is the largest regulated room in the U.S.  There was also a poker room called Real Gaming, but traffic was so low, that it has already closed down.
    In New Jersey you have WSOP.com, Pokerstars NJ and
NJ Partypoker competing for the online poker market in New Jersey.  All three poker rooms are growing around the same pace, with Pokerstars and WSOP having significantly more players than Partypoker.