American Online Poker Sites

Welcome to Americanpokeronline.com

Thank you for joining us at American Poker Online in 2012. Our goal is to provide you up to date information on where United States players can play poker on the internet. The number of poker sites accepting players from the USA has been dwindling over the last two years. The table on this page is always kept up to date with the top three US friendly online poker websites.

In addition to listings of the best United States friendly poker websites we have listings of the top online casinos allowing US players. You can see our top navigation for our page dedicated to casinos that are currently accepting US players. If you are looking for where to play online casino games in 2012, then our comprehensive online casino guide should help to steer you in the right direction.

We also have a section on where American players can bet on sports online. There just are not many USA friendly sportsbooks available to players. Our internet sportsbook guide provides an up to date list of the best US friendly sportsbooks. You can see our top navigation for the best sports betting sites that are accepting US players. For detailed sportsbook reviews check out sportsbookreview.com.

Where to Play Online Poker in the US

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1.BetOnlineReview
2. IntertopsReview
3. BovadaReview

You might be wondering where can I play online poker in the US? The three best online poker sites that are currently accepting US players are BetOnline, Intertops, and Bovada. All three of these sites provide excellent first deposit bonuses for players from around the world. At BetOnline you can get a 25% unlimited bonus on your first deposit. At Intertops you can get a 110% match bonus on your first deposit, up to a maximum of $600. At Bovada Poker you can get a 110% bonus on your first deposit up to $1100 in free money. Bovada is our top choice for a poker room that accepts American poker players.


All three of our best US friendly poker sites provide an all in one gaming solution. In addition to playing poker you can also play online casino games or bet on sports. All three of these sites provide a shared wallet system that is available to all players. This means that with one deposit in 2012 you can play poker, casino games, or place online sports wagers. We only list sites which are safe and secure, and sites that are currently allowing US residents.

If you would to find out how to deposit to an online poker room, or what deposit methods are available, please see our sidebar. We provide how to deposit guides for poker, sports, and casino. Don't play at just any poker room that allows U.S. players. Some of the new internet poker sites can't process payments in a timely fashion. See our deposit guides to find out which sites do process payments quickly.


As the landscape of online poker for US players continues to change in 2012, so will the information that we provide. Poker giants PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker have both pulled out of the United States market. PokerStars and Full Tilt are not new online poker sites, and many considered them to be safe and secure. That proved not to be the case, as players at Full Tilt have yet to gain access to any of their funds. PokerStars is still a top choice for playing poker online, but USA players can't participate.

There are bound to be more changes in the future, with regulated online poker likely coming soon. You may even see Party Poker return to the US market. Party Poker is an online poker giant that is not currently allowing Americans to play on the site. You can always get up to date information from this page, as we strive to bring you a list of all the safe sites that do allow US players.

US Sports Betting Information

In addition to providing a list of all the internet poker rooms that allow U.S. residents, we also provide information on what betting websites allow for U.S. citizens. If you are looking for a betting website that allows USA citizens, then look no further than our toplist of internet poker rooms. All of these poker sites have online sportsbooks, and all are considered to be safe options for United States residents.

The US online sports betting industry has seen some major changes over the course of the last couple of years. The American government has been on a mission to close down as many online gambling sites as possible. These actions came to a head on April 15, 2011 when the domains for popular poker sites PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, and Absolute Poker were temporarily seized by the United States Department of Justice.

Though these actions began with online poker, they filtered down to the sports betting industry. There were a number of online sports betting shops that either closed down, or ceases to accept bets from American players. Bet Jamaica closed down, and TheGreek left the United States market. Two more books that closed down shop were BetEd and VIP.

This has lead many USA sports bettors looking for a new place to make their bets online. There are still three very well established online sportsbooks that are accepting action from American players. These three bookies are Bovada, Bookmaker, and BetOnline. You can read our full reviews of these sites by clicking one of the links in the sidebar. All three of these sites have excellent ratings, and continue to provide excellent service for United States players. If you are looking for where to place wagers online, look no further than one of these three.

Poker News and Gossip

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Full Tilt Poker and GBT Deal Has Been Delayed Again

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Calvin Ayre Indicted in Maryland Along with Three Associates

March 15th, 2012 By Scott Jack By now most American poker players have already heard about the recent Calvin Ayre indictment. On February 28th 2012 prosecutors in Baltimore, Maryland unsealed an indictment against Bodog Entertainment Group S.A. and four individuals. The four individuals that were indicted include Calvin Ayre, David Ferguson, James Phillips and Derrick [...]

Iowa, Mississippi and California Join Race to Regulate Online Poker

February 28th, 2012 By Scott Jack The race to regulate online poker in the US is still heating up across the nation. It has become clear that online poker is unlikely to become regulated at the federal level in 2012. With the elections coming up later this year chances are online poker won’t be on [...]

Everleaf Gaming Bans US Players

February 15, 2012 By Scott Jack   Everleaf Gaming Network made a change to their terms and conditions on February 9th 2012 and one of the terms stated that poker players in the United States won’t be able to play on the network anymore. The terms were changed without any notice to players and the [...]