September 1st, 2013 by Josh
My monthly US poker room report has basically been the same each month but July is different. There is a new US poker site in September 2013 that has not been listed before. There are three things I look at when determining what the best USA online poker rooms are; traffic, U.S. payout speeds, overall experience. Bovada Poker still leads the pack and is currently the 7th largest online poker site in September, 2013. Obviously they are the largest USA poker site in September too. Their peak traffic in July ranges from 15,000 to 25,000 and they have more cash game players than the Revolution Gaming Network, Merge Gaming Network and Winning Poker Network combined (Lock Poker, Carbon Poker, ACR Poker and hundreds of skins). Lock Poker / Revolution is down to only 915 cash game players during peak hours. Their award winning 6+ month payouts are to blame. I just saw a Lock Poker Pro trying to trade $10,000 on Lock for $3,300. The ship is sinking and even the sponsors are trying to get whatever they can for the worthless funds. The Merge network – a decent US poker network – isn’t too bad but slow payouts have caused their traffic to stay about the same over the last year. Our new US poker room in September 2013, PokerHost, is actually on the Merge network but they manage their own payouts so they pay just as quick (1-3 days for MG/WU, 3-10 days for checks) as Bovada or BetOnline. Merge may be significantly smaller than Bovada but they have better micro and small stakes ($2/4 and less) Holdem and Omaha action than any other poker site for US players in September, 2013. BetOnline is the smallest of our three approved US poker rooms but they have excellent small, mid and high stakes action for Holdem. More than enough to play at 10 tables at once 24/7. Perhaps tournaments and sitngo players should choose one of the other 2013 US poker rooms but BetOnline does have insanely soft competition. They have some cool promos running right now, will go into that later.
|Poker Room||Special Bonus Offers –||
|100% bonus up to $1,000 + $100K MTT|
|200% bonuses up to $5,000 + 35% Rakeback + $10|
|200% bonuses up to $2,500 for life + More|
They are not exactly new since they have been online for a decade but they are new to Betamu. PokerHost is currently the 3rd largest US poker room, a title they share with the other Merge rooms. What they do not share with their network partners is payment processing. They handle their own and that is the only reason I would list them on this USA poker report. As a room there is nothing wrong with them, they have excellent software, bonuses, promotions and support, but I have always refused to list a room that takes more than a month to pay American withdrawals. It has been said that my US poker site, US casino and US online betting site lists lack options but do you really want me to send you to a room that will take 3-6+ months to process your cashouts, if they pay you at all? Many affiliate lists still have Lock Poker as the #1 USA poker site and some even claim that cashouts only take a week. I’ll accept fewer signups and less revenue before I tell unsuspecting Americans that rooms like Lock Poker are great. Karma, ethics and all of that. PokerHost is not just a poker room. They have three casinos incorporated into their platform and one of them is a live dealer casino. Their casino software, game variety and promotions were good enough for me to include them in my USA online casinos in September 2013 report. Poker Host offers a 200% bonus up to $5,000, $10 free no-deposit bonus on your Birthday, 10-35% cashback, 75% reload bonuses, a 100X jackpot on Royal Flushes and a multi-tier VIP program. You must use our link to visit PokerHost.eu to claim these special bonuses and perks in July, 2013.
Bet Online Poker is the third best USA poker site in September 2013. They are running the best promotions this October too. Bovada Poker still has that 100% bonus up to $1,000 plus the MTT tickets but there are some special things happening at BetOnline. Here is an overview of the best US poker promotions running at the end of September and into October, 2013. These three promos are running between now and September 30th. I can’t wait to see what they do in October.
Which online poker rooms for U.S. players pay the fastest in September, 2013? This is the main question people ask when they want to find a new US poker site to play at. I can tell you who the slowest paying rooms are: Lock Poker: 6+ months & Juicy Stakes Poker: 8+ months. I have a guide exclusively about Bovada Poker cashouts, payouts and withdrawals that is worth reading. Payouts were not any quicker when Poker Stars accepted US players than they are at these American poker rooms. The fastest paying US online poker sites in September are:
|Gambling Site||USA Payout Options||
|WU/MG (1-3 days) & DHL Check (5-10 days)||
|WU/MG (12-48hr), 3 Check Options (5-20d), Wire (1-2w)||
|WU/MG (1-3 days), Wire (1-2w) & Fedex Check (5-10d)||
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