This review is out of date, and we no longer recommend Carbon Poker due to some horrible changes they have made to the site (which has also resulted in a dramatic drop in traffic). For a more up-to-date review of Carbon Poker (and to find out why we no longer recommend them), check out ProfessionalRakeback.com's Carbon Poker review.
Carbon Poker Loyalty Rewards
Carbon Poker have an excellent VIP rewards program and are the best online poker site for US players and no limit texas holdem cash games. Players earn 10 VIP Points (VPs) for every $1 they contribute in rake or fees regardless of whether they play cash games or tournaments. Players who earn enough VPs each month gain status levels (Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Ether, and Ether Plus). VIP Points can be spent to purchase cash rewards or pay for tournament or sit & go buy-ins.
The largest portion of the loyalty rewards program is a points to cash exchange, with the exchange rate improving as you gain status levels.
Although Carbon Poker offers freeroll tournaments, the only one with decent value is the "Free Seats to the Sunday Big Ticket Freeroll". The daily freerolls are worth ¢1-2 each.
The only downside of Carbon Poker’s VIP program is point decay for inactive players. If you do not earn any VIP Points for 30 consecutive days, your balance is reduced by 1,000 points. Another 5,000 points are lost if no points are earned for 60 consecutive days, and after 60 days, balances are decayed by 25,000 VIP points every 15 days.
If you play online poker for money and generate more than $9,000/year in rake/fees, then you can earn even more with Carbon Poker's frequent rake races, which reward an average of $50,000 each month!