This room is USA player friendly.
PokerBonuses.com Poker Host Sign-Up Bonus
100% up to $1,000
Bonus Code: FDBTP100
Features: 100% up to $1000 on your first deposit amount. Players must earn 27.5 Benefit points for each $1 in bonus money. Bonus releases in $5 increments. Bonus expires after 60 days.
Poker Host moved to the Winning Poker Network in December 2014, and are one of the few sites that it still accepts players from the USA (excluding Nevada, Delaware and New Jersey due to Winning Poker Network regulations).
The player base of this poker room prefers to play No Limit Hold'em tables but the game variety is wide and other games also have tables open. According to the PokerHost.com website this poker room is "dedicated to providing an enjoyable, state-of-the-art online poker room experience focused on fair play, top quality customer support and a sense of community".
PokerBonuses also offers a similar bonus from Americas Cardroom who are also part of the Winning Network.
100% up to $1000 on your first deposit amount when using the Download and Claim Bonus button above and promo code FDBTP100.
The bonus clears at a rate of $1 for every 27.5 Benefit Points earned.
Bonus is released in increments of $5, so every 137.5 Benefit Points earned releases a $5 payment.
Bonuse expires after 60 days.
In all Poker Host tournaments, players will earn 5.5 Player Points for every $1 paid in tournament fees.
Should the buy-in be less than $1, you are still earning. You will earn fractional Player Points. For example, in a real-money SnG with a $5+0.50 buy-in, you will earn 2.75 Points (5.5 / 2 = 2.75 BPs).
In cash games, Player Points are earned in each and every hand that a rake is taken, whether or not you are actively involved in the pot.
Player Points are awarded at a rate of 5.5 BPs for each $1 in rake collected. The total number of Points is divided evenly among all hand participants. So if nine players get a total of $3 in rake, 16.5 BPs are then divided among the nine players. That is 1.83 BPs earned per player (16.5/9 = 1.83 BPs).
Besides the 100% initial deposit bonus up to $1000, you will also be eligible to gain access into all the $250 First Depositors Freeroll tournaments for that month.
- If you deposit for the first time with Poker Host between Sunday and Thursday you will get free access into the Saturday Freerolls. You will also have access to the remaining Freerolls of the month.
- If you deposit between Friday and Saturday, you will win a seat in a Freeroll Tourney that runs the following Saturday and to the following Freerolls of the month.
- Access into the Platinum Rewards Program.
- Have the option to visit and use your points to make purchases in Poker Host's Online Store
- Receive up to four entries (per account/per computer) *Restrictions Apply
Poker Host welcomes players from around the world including the USA.
However, the Winning Poker Network is not currently accepting new players from Delaware, New Jersey or Nevada.
Poker Host offers customer support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including a live chat service and a 1-800 number where "agents are ready at any time if you have promotions, tournaments, deposits or any general poker question".
A FAQ section is available at the Poker Host website to answer questions about promotions, game play, bonuses and tournaments.
Poker Host has a wide game selection all the most popular variants and some exotic games are available. The Limit Hold'em tables are up to $50/100 while the Pot Limit and No Limit tables are up to $25/50 with most of the player accumulation at the NL tables.
There are Omaha tables of $30/60 but the higher limit ones lack player traffic. Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, Razz and Five Card Stud are available at 8 player tables with stakes as high as $25/50. The other games you can find at Poker Host are Triple Draw, Five Card Draw and Badugi.
The tournament selection includes SNGs, MTTs, Guaranteed, Freezout, Re-buys, Freerolls, and Turbos. Most of the tournament traffic is at the Freerolls and the higher stake Guaranteed events. You will find unique games such as Blackjack, Roulette, and Caribbean Stud, letting you risk $200-500 at a time. Poker Host also offers Video Poker and Backgammon.
Poker Host has nice looking software with great graphics look and an organized lobby with an interactive tab system that facilitates finding the right table for you.