Carbon Poker Review

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This review is out of date, and we no longer recommend Carbon Poker due to some horrible changes they have made to the site (which has also resulted in a dramatic drop in traffic).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'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!

Pros & Cons

  ++   Great loyalty rewards
  ++   $5,000 sign-up bonus  
  +   US players accepted!
  +   Software for Mac  
  +   Competitive rake for all NL/PL stakes  
  Later peak hours than most sites  
  -   Hard to earn signup bonus  
  -   High rake for most FL stakes

Carbon Poker Deposit Bonus

Use poker bonus code "CarbonPK" to access Carbon Poker's amazing 200% deposit bonus with a maximum of $5,000. Players earn the bonus in $5 increments, but you need to generate $75 in rake or fees to earn each increment, which is a horrible 7% return. You have 120 days to earn the full bonus.

Although the bonus offer looks fantasitc, you need to play online poker professionally to earn the full amount. In fact, you need to generate rake at a rate of $250,000/year to earn the full $5,000!

Carbon Poker Freerolls

Status Freeroll Name Frequency Time (UTC) Value
Earth $50 NLH Freeroll Daily 1:00am $0.01
Earth $50 NLH Freeroll Daily 5:00am $0.01
Earth $50 NLH Freeroll Daily 11:00am $0.02
Earth $50 HORSE Freeroll Daily 5:00pm $0.02
Earth $50 PLO Freeroll Daily 11:00pm $0.01
Wind Free Seats to Sunday Big Ticket Freeroll Saturdays 8:00pm $11.98
Peak hours: 1am - 4am UTC
Peak Traffic: 1,300 players
Peak Cash Traffic: 380 players
Avg. Cash Traffic: 200 players
Low Hours: 8am - 5pm UTC
Low Traffic: 230 players
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Maximizing Your Carbon Poker Rakeback

To maximize the benefits of any rewards program, you should play as many free online poker tournaments as possible. However, unless you are interested in grinding many low value online poker tournaments, the only freeroll worth playing on Carbon Poker is the weekly "Free Seats to Sunday Big Ticket Freeroll". 

All players receive 10 status points per $1 of rake/fees paid, regardless of status level. However, the higher your status level, the better the rate of conversion. If you think you will earn a higher status level in the future, save your points until then.

If you have only achieved Earth status, the best use of your status points is to buy into tournaments or sit & go's, which offer an exchange rate of $1 per 100 points (10% rakeback). Once you achieve Wind status, the cash rewards offer the same rakeback rate as tournament/SNG buy-ins, and once you exceed Wind status, your best rakeback percentage comes from cash rewards.

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Deposit Options

Bank Transfer, Diners Club, Mastercard, NETELLER, Skrill, VISA, VISA Electron

Withdrawal Options

Bank Draft, NETELLER, Skrill

Country Restrictions

Bulgaria, Costa Rica, France, Latvia, Romania, Russia, USA (Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New York, Utah, Washington, Washington DC)