Top Online Casinos Accepting US Players
In 2006 the United States had enough of their citizens playing online poker and casino and making sports bets. To combat this the UIGEA [Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act] was passed. This bill was supposed to clearly make online gaming illegal for all players and websites acting in the United States. An industry that was thriving in the US was debilitated and appeared to be dying. Then a funny thing happened… Absolutely nothing! No players in the United States have gotten into trouble of any kind for participating in online gaming and sites have skirted the rule by operating overseas.
Despite the lack of action by the US government many online casinos have still declined to offer their services to players in the United States, here is a quick review of the top online casinos accepting US players.
Bodog- Bodog is the online casino industry leader. They obviously accept players from the United States, they have the best software and graphics in the world, and they have a great selection of state of the art games. They have a great support team and a great 15+ year track record. You will also have the option to play poker online and bet on sports. Bodog has it all and makes for an excellent option for all players, especially those living in the United States. Bodog offers just a 10% deposit bonus and does not have a great player loyalty program which makes for two clear drawbacks.
Go Casino- Go Casino is not nearly as well known as Bodog, but they are still an excellent option. Go Casino’s software and graphics are not “out of this world” but they are very functional, which is great for those of us who are not very tech savvy. Go Casino has hundreds of games available, several different types of blackjack, 80 different kinds of slots and European roulette is also available, you could not ask for anything more! Go Casino offers excellent deposit bonuses and a great loyalty program. Their support team is available 24/7 and is as good as any casino I have experienced.
Cherry Red- Cherry Red is another underrated online casino option for players in the United States. They offer hundreds of games and run on the popular, reliable RTG [Real Time Gaming] software. Although they have only been around since 2008 you can rest assured that Cherry Red is on the up and up. Their customer support team is very professional and quick to respond to any question you may have. In addition Cherry Red promises massive deposit bonuses, 400% up to $2400! It will be difficult to unlock the bonus, but it is possible of course. This is a solid option.
Rushmore casino- Rushmore accepts all US players and also runs on RTG [Real Time Gaming] software. You will have a choice between downloading Rushmore’s software or being able to play online casino games without having to download anything to your computer, which is becoming more and more popular and is a nice plus. Rushmore offers an initial deposit bonus of up to $888, but it will be tough to unlock and certain games will not count towards unlocking your bonus. Rushmore has a decent customer support team but they routinely take over an hour to respond to questions, comments or complaints. All in all Rushmore is a nice casino but I like the three options above better.
Lucky Red casino- Lucky Red casino is very similar to the four casinos I have reviewed above. They offer hundreds of games with a special emphasis on slots. If you are a slots player you can be eligible for a 400% deposit bonus match up to 4000 dollars on your initial deposit. If you plan to play other casino games you can qualify for a 100% match up to 1000 dollars, which is also impressive. Unfortunately Lucky Red’s software is Windows based, if you are on a Mac computer you have the option to play online without downloading, but it is unlikely you will have the same experience. Lucky Red is a decent choice, but they are not the cream of the crop in the online casino industry.« How to Choose Payment Method Legalities of Online Casinos in US »