This is a discussion on Is it worth playing at any USA-accepting poker sites... within the online poker forums, in the Poker Rooms section; ...now that PokerStars is getting close to allowing real money play in the states again?
Since I've stopped playing I've had the time to do
Since I've stopped playing I've had the time to do research, learn strategies for low/micro stakes play, identify some of my bad habits and mistakes and work on correcting them. I'm intending to simply play very tight ABC poker, playing passively and avoiding early, marginal confrontations until I'm in the money (only getting more aggressive once I've secured my ROI in the hopes of getting a big stack to go deep), and staying away from turbos to cut down on variance. I also intend to use some sort of profiling software this time around to help me make better decisions (looking at PFR, AF, VPIP, etc). I would be starting at the $1 stakes or so on a $50 deposit.
I refuse to play at places like Carbon anymore, however, because their business dealings are very shady (being that they are off shore) and I've heard notorious reports that they take exceptionally long periods to pay out their winners. I lost $20 there so I'm not concerned about it, but I'm not sure about where else to play at now. It would have to be a site that is trustworthy and actually has a lot of activity at the micro stakes.
PokerStars is supposedly going to have real money play again in the states very soon with NV and NJ, and from what I understand California, my state, is very strongly considering online poker regulation and bringing PokerStars into its territory.
So, are there any online poker sites at the moment that both accept US players and are worth playing at (no Carbon poker or any affiliated site) and has a lot of activity at the micro stakes (particularly in MTT's and SnG's)? Or am I better off just waiting until PokerStars allows real money play in the states again? Because it doesn't seem like it's too far off in the future from happening.
31st August 2015, 2:11 AM
Poker at: Full Flush
Hi Foxhound3857. If I were you I would take a look at Full Flush Poker. They have some good size freerolls, and some low buy in MTT with good pay outs. At the micro cash tables you can find some all the way down to 1/2 cent. I play at 5/10 cent and I do pretty good. Also if you download them from here, you will get a $100 CC freeroll every Monday night. One thing great for low stakes players is that they have a $500 freeroll every Friday night which can help you keep up your BR. GL to you at all your tables