Nevada’s (And U.S.’s) Only Legal Poker Site, Ultimate Poker, Continues Hitting New Heights

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Ultimate Poker is not just the one and only licensed and regulated online poker site currently operating in the state of Nevada but it’s also the only one in the whole country. And now Ultimate Poker is continuing to break new ground by celebrating 10 million hands dealt with a big $10,000 promotion and the release of a brand new poker software and VIP program to boot.

The 10 million hands celebration is open only to players residing in Nevada, so we won’t take too much time here with the details, but suffice it to say it bodes well for U.S. poker sites to come – and there will be plenty to come – as it shows intrastate online poker rooms capable of emulating the same type and scale of promotional offerings as online poker rooms with international player bases.

The new software Nevada players have to look forward to, as well as the revamped VIP program, are also things for players throughout the U.S. to take notice of, as it reflects what can be expected in other states like New Jersey or Delaware, where licensed and regulated online poker rooms are just around the corner.

The new Ultimate Poker VIP rewards program, incidentally, is called Color UP and offers 8 tiers from White Chip up to Cranberry Chip, with monthly opportunities to advance and two annual prize targets: $10K in rake earning Gold Plaque status and $100K in rake earning Platinum Plaque status. The new Ultimate Poker software update will also include a renovated UP store.

USA Poker Sites for April 2011

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With recent developments for United States players we have decided to summarize the current choices for US poker online.  This is not meant to be a listing of every site that allows players from the Land of the Free, rather it is a compilation of the sites that Holdem Poker Chat has confidence in and that we feel comfortable recommending to you, the players.




Sportsbook PokerSportsBook Poker

Sportsbook Poker is a financially stable company.  They run the rapidly expanding Merge Gaming software.  As the name implies, you will run into poker players who are really just sports gamblers without a good grasp on poker fundamentals.  Soft play and easy marks are what you can expect with Sportsbook Poker.  The initial signup bonus is a liberal 100% up to $1,000.  No special code is needed to receive this bonus.


Luvin Poker

Luvin Poker is the only room on the growing Everleaf Network that Holdem Poker Chat recommends.   Ladies, if you are tired of the male dominated world of poker, Luvin Poker’s player base is 40% female.    They also offer a huge 200% bonus up to $1,000.  you must enter the code HPCMAX for this bonus.


Lock Poker

Lock Poker is on the Merge Network.  They have recently signed some poker pros to represent them at live events.  Lock Poker has some of the most rewarding monthly promotions.  Cash game players will especially like their rake races and challenges.  Lock Poker offers an initial deposit 200% bonus up to $1,200.  No bonus code is needed to get this deal.


Bodog Poker

Bodog Poker is one of the oldest and most respected names in online wagering.  Their core sportsbook business insures a steady flow of less than savvy players to the poker tables.  In the new order, Bodog offers some of the highest prize pool tournaments available to US players.  The initial deposit bonus of 110% up to $1,100 is nothing to sneeze at.  No bonus code is needed to get this great bonus.


Carbon PokerCarbon Poker

Carbon Poker is the flagship of the Merge Network.  They have perhaps the widest selection of tournaments available on a daily basis.  there is usually always a tournament starting in a few minutes.  There are a few high buyin events, but with the new influx of players expect more mid and high level buyin events to appear.  their $109 buyin $50k guaranteed tournament runs every Sunday.  Initial deposit bonus at carbon poker is 200% up to $500.  you must use the code HPC500 to receive this bonus.