Americas Cardroom on the Winning Poker Network has become the latest and largest online poker room to accept Bitcoin deposits. The cashier was upgraded today.
Bitcoin deposits will be converted to $US for play at the tables. There is currently no option in the cashier to withdraw in Bitcoin but sources indicate the option is currently in development.
iPoker room WinPoker.com became the first major network site to accept Bitcoin, back in March of last year. It operates a poker room on Playtech’s iPoker network. The most popular Bitcoin site to date, and one which exclusively uses the virtual currency for deposits withdrawals and all play at the tables is SealsWithClubs.
SealsWithClubs saw its cash game traffic double in 2013 as the currency became a hot alternative investment which soared in value over the year.
Americas Cardroom continues to accept players from the US—except for players from Kentucky, Maryland and Washington State. It has an excellent record in processing players’ withdrawals and scores an A- on Poker Affiliate Solutions’ latest Online Poker Payment Processing Report.
The adoption of Bitcoin by SealsWithClubs, and recently launched Canadian site Infiniti Poker is one strategy to make withdrawals easier for US players following the implementation of the Unlawful Internet Gaming Enforcement Act.