This poker room is USA player friendly.
Carbon Poker Sign-up Bonus
200% up to $5,000
More Details: 200% up to $5,000 on first deposit amount. Players must use referral code CARBONPK when creating your account. Must accumulate 150 VIPs for each $1 in bonus money. Bonus is released in increments of $5. Bonus only expires if a withdrawal is made.
Carbon Poker was the initial poker room created under the Merge Poker Network from the old Poker.com management in early 2007. It is a small-medium sized room with around 420 real money cash game players on a good day. The players of the site are mostly of the lower end skill level playing loosely. The graphics of the room are very crisp and they have a very user-friendly filter, easy enough for anyone to get where they want to go.
Carbon Poker is the flagship site for the Merge Poker Network. They continue to look for ways to improve their site and bring more players to their network. If you enjoy playing on Carbon Poker, you should also check out Poker Host, which is a skin of the Merge Poker Network.
The Merge Poker Network offer competitive poker bonuses and other great promotions as well. Check out our summary of Carbon Poker's bonus and their other offers. We are sure you will find our information regarding their poker bonus very informative.
Sign-up bonus of 200% up to $5,000 when using bonus code CARBONPK upon intial deposit.
Players must earn 150 VIP points for each $1 of bonus.
Each $1 in contributed rake earns you 10 VIP points. Therefore, players will need to contribute $15.00 in rake for every $1 in bonus they unlock, or $75.00 in rake for every $5 increment they receive.
The bonus adds an extra 6.5% cashback while you are unlocking it.
Carbon Poker has a good email support system set up to respond to emails within the hour of which a player will send it. No phone support is available, but their FAQ on their website seems very helpful with the most problems. Registered players will also be able to take advantage of a live chat feature accessible via in the Player Admin section in the client.
Carbon Poker has many games to choose from, both standard and hard to find. They feature Limit Hold’em tables up to $50/100, and Pot Limit and No Limit to $25/50 with most of the action at the NL tables.
Their Omaha tables go all the way up to $30/60, but seem to be lacking in player participation at the higher limits. As for 7 card (and Hi/Lo), Razz and 5 card, each offer 8 player tables with all but 5 card offering its highest stakes at $25/50. Carbon also offers a wide assortment of 5 Card Draw, Triple Draw, and Badugi.
The tournaments presented in this room are standard SNGs, MTTs, Guaranteed, Freezout, Re-buys, Freerolls, and Turbos. The lions share of site traffic is at the Freerolls and higher stake Guarantees. Carbon Poker also offers an array of other game types including Blackjack, Roulette, and Caribbean Stud each giving you a chance to risk $200-500 at a time. Something that sets Carbon aside from most other poker rooms is that they offer both Video Poker and Backgammon.
Perhaps their most eye-catching feature is Carbon Poker’s Software. The graphics are very easy on the eyes with the lobby offering a very interactive tab system to choose your table. A nice feature Carbon Poker gives its players is the option to “Rabbit Hole” the hand in order to show one or both of your cards when you are the last to fold.
The only downfall of this beautiful software is its use of computer RAM. Having more than one table open will cost around 120MB, but this can easily be customized under the Settings tab in the lobby. There is also an automatic setting that will disable animations if your system memory starts to run slowly. This can also be changed in the Settings tab.
The Merge Network accepts players from around the world including the US, but is currently not accepting new players from the state of Kentucky.
The Merge Network also does not accept players from Australia at the moment.
Players may have multiple accounts on the Merge Gaming Network. However, customer service has informed us that players may only take advantage of one of the site bonuses. The exception to this is if you have been inactive on the Merge Network for at least 60 days.
Carbon Poker operates with a tiered VIP program, allowing players to accumulate more points and cashback based on the amount that they play. Players will earn 10 VIP points for every $1 they contribute in rake at the tables. The tiers are as follows:
250 Points ($25 in rake) / month -- 6% Cashback
Points for Cash - 500 Points redeemable for $3 cash (additional 6% back)
750 Points ($75 in rake) / month -- 7.5% Cashback
Points for Cash - 1,000 Points redeemable for $7 cash (additional 7% back)
3,000 Points ($300 in Rake) / month -- 10% Cashback
Points for Cash - 2,000 Points redeemable for $16 (additional 8% back)
10,000 Points (1,000 in Rake) / month -- 15% Cashback
Points for Cash - 2,500 Points redeemable for $22 (additional 8.8% back)
25,000 Points ($2,500 in Rake) / month -- 35% Cashback
Points for Cash - 5,000 Points redeemable for $50 (additional 10% back)
At the highest level, players can accumulate up to 45% back on a daily basis between VIP and the Points for Cash program.