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Sportsbook poker Review and sign-up bonus

Ronald Norris
US players are welcome

Unfortunately, starting May 1st, 2011, SportsBook poker stopped accepting US players. However, there are some alternatives and one of the best options is Carbon Poker

Sportsbook Poker Review


One of the greatest advantages of Sportsbook Poker is the fact that this poker room accepts US player deposits and you can make deposits directly through the room’s cashier. The average acceptance rate nears one hundred percent, so US residents should not experience any problems with all types of US credit cards. Besides of this, the minimum deposit allowed for new players is only $20, which makes this room even more attractive for those, who haven’t chosen a room to play in yet and want to try several poker rooms comparatively cheaply. For the purpose of this review, we have tried major US bank credit cards, which were successfully processed by Sportsbook Poker cashier within a couple of minutes. I must say that the same set of credit cards was often denied by many other poker rooms.

Exclusive Sportsbook Poker 100% bonus up to $650 on your first deposit for all RoomReview.net visitors.

All RoomReview.net visitors are eligible for an instant $100% bonus up to $650 on their first deposit. In order to receive this bonus, click the “play now” link, create your account and make first deposit within 1 month from the registration date. Also note that you will need to download Sportsbook Poker software suite, which is necessary to create your player account, make deposits, play at Sportsbook Poker and withdraw your winnings.

Exclusive $500 welcome freeroll for all RoomReview.net visitors.

Besides of the outstanding first deposit bonus, all RoomReview.net visitors will be able to enjoy a thrilling $500 welcome freeroll right after making their first deposit. Welcome freerolls take place every Wednesday, sharply at 10:30 PM EST and are available for all players registered through RoomReview.net.

Note that Sportsbook Poker only accepts real money deposits from the US and Canadian residents.



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Sportsbook Poker room review:

Although I am always pensive and wary about new brands in the poker industry, I must say that I was pleasantly impressed with Sportsbook Poker. Basically, there are three aspects which attracted me most and which, in my opinion are the room’s greatest draws: plenty of fish (weak players, which you can earn from), the ability to make deposits with US credit cards and finally the rare combination of an instant first deposit bonus with a bigger play-through bonus.

Just as the rest of crossover gambling sites (sites that offer casino games, poker room and sports betting under one brand), Sportsbook Poker is crowded with probably the worst players among top10 online poker rooms. However, there are plenty of players and a lot of busy tables all the way up to $10/$20 tables. This is an extremely juicy opportunity to earn easy money and, if you are new to poker in general and Texas Holdem in particular, find plenty of players matching your skill level. Don’t forget that you can fund your player account with any US credit card in literally less than one minute.

Remember, that besides of basic sign up and play through bonuses, RoomReview.net visitors get an increased 100% deposit bonus, a $500 freeroll and an extra 10% instant cash. Combined with plenty of weak players, excellent customer support and number of bonuses for loyal members, Sportsbook Poker appears to be one of the top poker rooms available for US players.

Most player promotions offered by Sportsbook Poker are done with Gold Chips and Gold Cards. Sportsbook Poker Gold Chips are earned through player’s activity and can be redeemed for free seats in special freerolls. Sportsbook Poker Golden Cards represents a random card in the deck. Golden Cards can be redeemed for cash, if you make a poker hand that includes a Golden Card.

One of the hottest events available for all new players registered through RoomReview.net is a weekly $500 freeroll. You can enter this freeroll right after making your first deposit on the nearest Wednesday at 10:30 PM EST. Fund your account and click “Private” tournament section to learn more about this freeroll. Besides of this, all RoomReview.net visitors are eligible for hot Monday night freerolls available during the NFL season.


It’s always refreshing to see such quantities of truly worthless players. Average skill level of Sportsbook Poker players tends to “fish”, although you can meet a shark hunting for their money. All crossover gambling site, which is mainly a sportsbook, Sportsbook Poker is bound to have plenty of weak, inexperienced players occupying many tables at low, middle and even high levels.


Sportsbook Poker offers plenty of tournaments running every 20 minutes during most hours. Such a tense schedule is surprisingly tense, because most new poker rooms have to struggle for years in order to build decent auditory of Texas Holdem tournaments. The most interesting guaranteed poker tournaments with $5-$30 buy-ins attract more than 500 players. These tournaments usually offer guaranteed prize pool ranging between $1,000 and $30,000. One of the most attractive tournaments hosted by Sportsbook Poker is the Bounty tournament. The series of events take place throughout the day with half the size of the buy in being player’s bounty. Your goal is to knock out your opponents and collect their bounty throughout the tournament. The guaranteed prize pool is usually shared by top10 players that successfully reached the end of the tournament. The most attractive draw of this tournament is that you can earn a lot of money regardless of your overall result.


Sportsbook Poker software works smoothly and gets the job down without annoying freezes. Although it won’t amaze you with slick and glamorous graphics, it has eye-friendly colors and easy controls which significantly improves the ease of your play. Besides of custom avatars, you can upload and use your own photo or any picture to represent yourself at the poker table. All games available in the lobby can be conveniently organized helping you to find certain levels of tournaments and ring games.

Sportsbook Poker software includes the built-in bonus and Gold Chip meters, which help you to determine how many bonus chips you earned. Besides of this, you will definitely enjoy detailed table statistics (such as flop percentage, average pot size, etc.) and comprehensive hand history that will help to improve your play.

Money withdrawal:

In my opinion, Sportsbook Poker is using probably the best withdrawal methods in the industry: Fedex check and direct checking account payments. I think that receiving money directly to checking account is much easier, especially for those who plays during the night. You can either receive your payouts via ACH, or request a paper check sent through one of courier services delivering to your area.

Customer Support:

Sportsbook Poker provides excellent customer support, which is especially important for novice players that may have bunch of questions regarding bonuses, promotions, tournaments and about how the software and some cashier features work. Besides of the standard e-mail and phone support, Sportsbook Poker provides Live Chat option, which is extremely convenient and you don’t have to wait more than a minute.

Sporsbook Poker Pros:

•  Strong traffic. Plenty of ring games and tournaments going at all levels.

•  Good bonuses and promotions. 100% first deposit bonus, guaranteed $500 freeroll and many other promotions for new and loyal players.

•  Many terrible players. Plenty of fish, which you can earn from.

•  Accepts most US credit cards.

•  Easy withdrawal and deposit methods.

•  Quality customer support.

Games: Texas Holdem (Including Limit, No-Limit and Pot-Limit Texas Holdem Poker), Omaha (including Omaha Hi\Lo) and Seven Card Stud.

Game limits: Limit Texas Holdem tables: 4c/8c up to $100/$200, No Limit Texas Holdem tables: 2c/4c up to $50/$100.

Available deposit methods: You can fund your account using Visa and MasterCard. Sportsbook Poker is probably the easiest poker room for US residents to deposit with.

Minimum deposit: $20

SportsBook Poker review

Rating by Ronald Norris: 5.0 stars

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