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CEO Pokes Fun at Own Site in Forum Post

Americas Cardroom - Secure DownloadThe Winning Poker CEO gave a humorous, self-deprecating appraisal of the US facing network in a candid post on the TwoPlusTwo forums.

Opening a thread for a rare post, the WPN CEO listed his 'Top 10 Reasons to Play on Americas Cardroom' in reverse chronological order, David Letterman style.

Not the kind of Americas Cardroom review you'd expect to read, but each point prompted good discussion from players, largely positive.

The CEO's 10 Reasons to play at Americas Cardroom

10) We guarantee you will have a stable connection to the poker site at least 50% of the time.

As far as poker in the USA goes, players don't have a huge range of options - the largest sites alongside ACR being Bovada the US facing side of Bodog, Carbon Poker on the Merge Network, and Revolution's Juicy Stakes.

Software issues are an unavoidable reality today for US players - sadly rooms like PokerStars and Full Tilt, where it was possible to mass table with a HUD on a budget laptop ten years ago and never lose connection, are no longer open to the US.

Posters pointed out that 'WPN hasn't been any worse than Bovada or Merge' for crashes in recent months, and appreciated the acknowledgment of technical faults as 'a step forward'. Others noted that a 'large number of poker sites have been crashing lately' and ACR still fared 'better than iPoker and 888'.

9) We discourage bumhunting at every turn yet hired Dusty Leatherass9 as our elite pro.

One poster pointed out that legendary grinder and poker training site video producer Dusty Schmidt 'lately stopped bumhunting anyway'.

8) Our tournament series is called The Hi Five with $420,000 GTD (…that might explain this list).

Posters laughed at this tongue-in-cheek reference to recreational pot smoking, popular amongst MTT grinders.  

7) We have the biggest rake race in the world (that you don’t have a shot at winning).

The Beast rake race has paid out over $2m to players over the years, and while it is hard to top the Beast leaderboard, someone has to. The mechanics of the promotion have changed recently to remove the issue of higher rake - as regs were quick to point out 'the site itself now pays for the Beast'.

6) We have the $1,000,000 GTD tournament on Dec, 14th. AND The Cage! (Shameless plug…)

Sneaking in an advertising plug, here the CEO drew attention to ACR's unique cash game / SNG hybrid promotion. The ACR CEO himself explained the event the first time it ran, in the video below.

5) We guarantee you will receive at least 10 emails a month (don’t believe us check your spam folder).

One user commented 'I'm still to lazy to turn off my PS emails for every MTT you cash in, any SNG you cash in, any "Mission points", three emails or one withdrawal etc. so 10 a month is nothing'.

4) The longest standing poker product without a Mac or mobile product. (Who needs ‘em).

Americas Cardroom is lagging behind by not supporting other platforms. Posters at least were positive that the room wasn't a poker site that would just 'give lip service saying everything is great and then walk away'. One reported he'd still been able to play at ACR on a Mac using Parallels software.

3) We have more popups than all other poker networks combined.

One poster forgave this, saying 'if this is for advertising which keeps rake low - all good!'.

2) We have an online store with no merchandise. (A combat point saved is a combat point earned.)

Generally regs see little value in spending VIP points on store merchandise such as branded clothing and electronics, preferring rewards to come from rakeback - ACR pays out 27% flat rakeback on demand. 

1) We are not owned by AMAYA.

Finally the Winning CEO took a subtle jab at recent controversial decisions made by Amaya Gaming since their acquisition of the Rational Network.

Overall the forum respondents - largely active US players - were stoic in the face of difficulties with playing online poker from the US, and appreciated the comic relief: 'It is obvious from this list that WPN is a poker site that is actually owned by real people. And I would much rather play at a site owned by real people who can tell jokes and don't take themselves too seriously.'

Americas Cardroom's $1000 bonus is equivalent to 20% additional rakeback for your first 60 days of play. Satellite your way into the Punta Cana Poker Classic, which ACR proudly sponsor and use to raise money for breast cancer research.

By , Rakeback.com Staff Writer

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