Updated In October, 2014 - Betamu does have a lot of information for international gamblers but our focus has been on online poker in the USA. We run a monthly news story about the leading US poker sites. We also publish reports on payout timeframes at U.S. poker rooms. Many of our USA online poker news stories are about special bonuses and promotions. You can find exclusive bonus codes at poker sites that accept U.S. players in 2014. We also cover U.S. online poker law changes which is especially important as America moves towards a regulated online poker market. Our recent Ultimate Poker news post explains how they became the first legal Internet poker room, nut only for Nevada residents. We also run special investigative reports on poker companies that we do not work with. Our news story about the Lock Poker payout scandal has been viewed by thousands of online poker players around the world. It is my hope that I saved hundreds of players from making the mistake of depositing at a room with 6+ month payout speeds. On this page you will find a feed for our latest US poker news stories, a list of USA friendly poker rooms in 2014 and a basic guide to playing poker online if you are an American like me. The latest US poker news stories for the last month or so are listed below.
Update – We are currently working with the most popular and fastest growing US poker sites in September, 2014. Full Flush Poker and BetOnline Poker are bringing in new players in record numbers. > Continue Reading
The best US online casinos in September, 2014, are quite different from those on our lists from last year. Several new USA casinos have been brought to my attention and after thoroughly researching the > Continue Reading
The Lock Poker scandal is still in full swing. You would think that cancelling hundreds of payouts would speed up the other withdrawals but this is not what happened. Earlier this month I reported on t > Continue Reading
I have done several stories about the issues at Lock Poker in 2013, mostly about the slow payouts. I haven’t written about this troubled US poker site in the last couple months because the issues > Continue Reading
The US online poker industry has stabilized somewhat in 2013. Large numbers of players are still leaving the Merge Gaming and Revolution networks but this traffic is mostly going to US poker sites like > Continue Reading
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 lo > Continue Reading
Update: Our report on the best USA casinos in September 2013 has been published. Check it out for a list of the newest US casinos online and the USA friendly casinos with the fastest payouts in Septemb > Continue Reading
The thought of playing at a Pokerstars Casino seems odd. A Pokerstars Casino for U.S. players in 2013 seems even weirder. I wonder if they would use a different name if their legal battle is successful > Continue Reading
Mobile betting is pretty easy to implement when compared to mobile casino gambling or mobile poker. All an online sportsbook needs to do is develop a secure platform or app that allows users to log in, > Continue Reading
Many Americans have dreamed of the day when legal U.S. poker sites came to this country. This happened last month when Ultimate Poker opened their doors. This Ultimate Poker review 2013 is not a promot > Continue Reading
The 2014 US poker sites listed below may not be the 1st, 2nd and 3rd largest but they are the best. Bovada is certainly the biggest US poker site online in 2014 but there are two networks that have more traffic than Americas Cardroom and Betonline Poker, although not by much. Experienced online poker players will have noticed the last of two of the most recognized brands in the USA online poker market; Lock Poker and Carbon Poker. These two rooms or skins on their networks - Merge and Revolution - are featured on most poker affiliate sites as the top poker rooms for US players in 2014. I feel that big bonuses or high affiliate commissions are less important than a safe, hassle-free experience. You can Google a term like "US poker sites 2014" and browse through the other poker portals to see which poker rooms they suggest Americans play at. You will find either Lock Poker, Carbon Poker or another skin on their respective poker networks listed on every single site except Betamu.org. The majority of these poker portals will also claim that payouts at either room take a week or less. In truth the payouts take much longer. The latest payout times during the month of October are 3 months for Carbon Poker - and most other Merge rooms - and 5-6+ months for Lock Poker - and most other Revolution rooms.
This is not a simple matter of outdated information. Lock Poker has never paid within the 3-7 days advertised by most of my competitors and Carbon Poker has had 2-3+ month processing times for many years. The software at Betonline Poker isn't as nice as Carbon Poker's platform and the promotions at Betonline may be garbage compared to Carbon's but I've listed them over Carbon because no one should have to wait months for a payout. If you don't care about extremely slow payouts you will probably like Carbon better. My point is that I could make more money by featuring these slow-paying rooms but I put players first. I've read too many stories at poker forums about Americans who had their power shut off because they were counting on a cashout that they requested several months ago. It is one thing for a poker portal to say that their information is unbiased and accurate but at Betamu you can actually verify this by looking at the US poker rooms I promote. Another thing to consider in the case of Lock Poker is that they are hardly trustworthy in my opinion. The three US poker sites listed below are the best of the bunch and we have unique bonuses at each.
|Poker Room||Special Bonus Offers - October, 2014||
|100% bonus up to $1,000 + $100K MTT|
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|250% bonus up to $2,500 + More|
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