Thus far, this seems to be a good room to give a try, notwithstanding the small traffic (or actually even because of it)
Thus far, the new owners who took over this site from DoylesRoom appear to be pumping a decent amount of money into the site. Marketing so far has done a good job as traffic is up 25% (yeah crazy, it was that low before). I have seen good reviews of players responding to new ownership, and they seem to be making improvements everyday.
One of the few US Rooms offering new Rakeback
. 27% (direct to players account which is always better than depending on affiliate to pay you)
Starting Nov 29th - They are running a nice looking 6 day, 18 Event MTT series for a small network, with 150K in guaranteed cash and prizes, a $50k GUARANTEED Main Event, a $25k Warm-Up Event on Thanksgiving, Hold’em and Omaha tourneys, and contests that award tourney seats, cash and FPPs
Best of all
, they are putting up 65K for a month-long Rakerace (still not too late to get in) where you compete with an extremely small base of players. If you have the time to play, it would seem easy to rack up easy money. The TOP 13 places all win over $1,000 and 1st place is $10,000. They pay down to 275th.
They are at least promising quicker payments than any other US facing site. They take both WU and Money Gram for Deposits, as well as Visa
(I assume some available prepaid visas), and offer P2P as well, so it is possible to trade for deposits and w/d's. Whatever the fee may be, they are at least offering a sweet debit card for quick withdrawals (probably can't last long given debit card history-but take it while you can get it), something NO ONE else is doing for USA.
They are paying for FPPs up to $1900 a month (good luck getting max, but something better than nothing). *PLUS, does NOT count against Rakeback
Software is vastly improved. Can play 20 tables...are there 20 open
Bad Beat Jackpot (currently near $92K)
100% Bonus Deposit up to $1,000 (sweet for Bonus Whores who are also chasing Rakerace)
At least for now, seems like a place for US Players to be excited about, looking to cater to US players, until they get big enough not to care anymore
Note: A good point in my book is they also continued any promotion, rakeback agreement that players had with DoylesRoom, and have been working hard to correct any problems ala bounced Doyles checks. DoylesRoom had been turning into an even worse mess prior to this timely takeover.