It’s hard to believe that America is seeing such a resurgence in online poker these days but maybe that’s because most of the new players in the pool never experienced the great online gambling crash of 2010. Those in their early 20s have probably never even heard of Chris Moneymaker and his amazing win many years ago that pushed the pastime to new levels of exposure, leading to many newbies losing their bankrolls in a spectacularly terrible fashion. Sadly, you have to lose before you can learn how to win.
Now that the dust has settled there is only a short list of trusted U.S. online poker rooms that pay when you win, as there are still tons of scam websites out there who will take your money and then never give you back a dime. Don’t be another statistic: only visit sites that come highly recommended by industry watchdogs such as us. As luck would have it, two of them are swimming up alongside our boat now…
The new promotion is called “Poker Shark Week” and it culminates with a $10,000 guaranteed main event on August 4th, 2019 that has an extremely reasonable $22 buy in. If that’s too rich for your blood you can satellite in for as little as $1, and if you don’t have an extra buck in your pocket they even have freerolls that will get you into the satellites. All tournaments, including the main event, are running simultaneously at SportsBetting.ag and BetOnline Casino because both websites are owned by the same company and are simply different brands of the identical product.
That said, we are partial to SportsBetting.ag because they usually have bigger bonuses, nicer customer service agents, and they seem to process payouts a lot faster than their “sister from another mister”. Not that there’s anything wrong with “BOL”, it’s just that they appear to be quite complacent these days now that they’ve made a name for themselves in the States.
The “shark theme” for this promo is based on the fact that if you win one of their daily 10 seat qualifiers you’ll become a “shark” and start the main event with a triple stack of chips, thus intimidating all of the fishy small stacks around you. Membership in this aquatic club certainly seems to have it’s privileges.
So if you want to find out if you’re a fish or a shark, head on over and sign up at the BetOnline Poker Room, or if you want better service and perks, the aforementioned SB.ag, and reserve your seat at the table. Don’t forget to over-bet those pocket 10s, ya donkey!