Americas Cardroom

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Americas Cardroom
Subsidiary
IndustryOnline poker
Founded2001
HeadquartersSan José, Costa Rica
Area served
Worldwide
ParentWinning Poker Network
Websiteamericascardroom.eu

Americas Cardroom is a US-themed online poker site founded in 2001 and headquartered in San José, Costa Rica. The company serves parts of the United States, Canada, Latin America, and several other countries.

History[edit]

Americas Cardroom is one of the oldest online poker sites in the United States, having serviced players since 2001. The online poker site was one of the original rooms that opened on the Yatahay Poker Network in 2001. The Yatahay Poker Network was rebranded on January 12, 2012 as the Winning Poker Network and the site was relaunched.

The Winning Poker Network is among the top-10 poker sites in terms of players online according to poker traffic tracking site PokerScout.com. In December 2014, the online poker site reintroduced the first $1 million guaranteed tournament to online poker players in the United States.

Cryptocurrency[edit]

In 2017, Americas Cardroom expanded its payment options to include more than 60 of the top cryptocurrencies, responding to the growing popularity of Bitcoin around the world.[1]

Scrum Methodology[edit]

Based in San Jose, Costa Rica, Americas Cardroom’s product development team employs the Agile Scrum methodology of software development into its day-to-day operations.[2]

Acquisitions[edit]

In October 2011, Americas Cardroom acquired Doyles Room, the online poker site named after Doyle Brunson. The poker professional cut ties with Doyles Room following the domain seizures of PokerStars, Absolute Poker, Full Tilt Poker, and Ultimate Bet on April 15, 2011 by the Department of Justice.[3]

Controversy[edit]

In 2017, concerns among players began with allegations of delayed payments involving withdrawals including bitcoin transfers. Further allegations were made when players alleged the site required that a certain percentage of rake being taken from deposits before withdrawals could be made.[4]

In 2018, professional poker player and podcaster, Joe Ingram, advised players not to use the site due to alleged botting, cheating and the possibility of superusers.[5][6] In March 2018, the forums at Two Plus Two Publishing removed all advertisements relating to Americas Cardroom.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Why A Poker Site Will Start Accepting Over 60 Forms Of Cryptocurrencies". Forbes.com.
  2. ^ "How This CEO Turned His Company Into A Top Poker Destination". Forbes.com.
  3. ^ Richtel, Matt (2011-04-15). "U.S. Cracks Down on Online Gambling". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-04-17.
  4. ^ Pete (2 August 2017). "ACR & Black Chip Poker Players Advised to Exercise Caution with Deposits/Withdrawals". HighstakesDB. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  5. ^ Equipa PT.PokerNews (2018-02-07). "Joey Ingram: "Cheating, botting, collusion e superusing na ACR"". PokerNews (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  6. ^ Pete (4 February 2018). ""Do NOT Play on ACR" - Joe Ingram Talks Collusion, BOTS, and Superusing on WPN". HighstakesDB. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  7. ^ Teemu (3 March 2018). "TwoPlusTwo Suspends Winning Poker Network Advertising". HighstakesDB. Retrieved 2018-03-05.

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