Player Points cannot be converted into cash, you can use them solely to keep track of bonuses and other promotions.
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New players will get 100% up to $1,000 Initial Deposit Bonus:
- Enter the bonus code CARBONPK under the Promotions Tab > Claim a Bonus.
- Minimum deposit amount: $50.
- You must earn 200 VIP Points for each $1 of the bonus amount.
- Bonus is paid in increments of $20.
- Bonus expires in 60 days.
The Player Points system works as follows:
Player Points have no cash exchange or coupon redemption dollar value and they will only function as a way to clear bonuses and track promotions. Player Points are earned at the same rate as VIP points:
For Cash Games: You earn 1 Player Point for every $0.10 contributed to a raked pot. Fractional points will be awarded i.e. if you contribute $0.50 to a raked pot, you will earn 5 Player Points.
For MTTs / Sit & Go's: You earn 1 Player Point for every $0.10 paid in entry fees.
According to Carbon Poker, rake is calculated using the weighted contributed rake method.
Carbon Poker review
Carbon Poker is one of the established poker rooms on the Merge Gaming Network, which accepts U.S. players and hosts over 8000 daily players during the peak periods. The site has recently undergone a re-design which did away with some of the limitations it had. Carbon Poker is known for having games on the looser side, with many inexperienced players at their tables. The low and micro stakes and more unusual games tend to be the softest and most profitable games. The Merge Network has seen considerable growth recently with the addition of several new sites.
Games offered are Texas Hold’em, Seven-Card Stud Hi and Hi-Lo, Omaha Hi and Hi-Lo, H.O.R.S.E. and other mixed games, Razz, Five-Card Stud, Five-Card Draw, A-5 Lowball, 2-7 Lowball and Badugi. Hold’em and Omaha are the dominant games offered in tournament format, with only a few tournaments running in Badugi and Draw Poker.
Carbon Poker’s new VIP program is indeed popular with their players. It seeks to reward high-volume players as well as low-stakes beginners in direct proportion with the amount of time and effort they invest. The monthly promotions one enjoys are also dependent on his/her VIP level. On July 15, 2014, Carbon Poker's VIP points system has been reset. Player points only work for bonus redemption and for various promotions from here on out. They are still earned at the same rate as VIP points.
Carbon Poker offers a wide variety of tournaments with mostly low and medium buy-ins. There is a monthly $20,000 guaranteed tournament that delivers excellent value and which has become rather popular.
Overall, the software is solid, with good graphics and a nice stats function, offering more than decent player stats. The Carbon Poker software supports play at up to eight ring-game tables simultaneously, either in stand-alone windows or in mini-view. The design and layout of the lobby is good. The lobby is easy to navigate and all parts of the software are user-friendly, even for beginners. Carbon Poker offers some unique functions, including a mini-view, a "rabbit hunt" feature allowing players to see the next card in the deck for a folded hand, and an "expose one card" function. Players can also attach trophies to their avatars to show tournament wins.
Carbon Poker have recently updated their software to its 6.0 version, adding many much-needed features like extra filters to help players with table and game selection, resizable tables to aid multi-tabling, table tiling and cascading, a new tournament lobby, extra table stats, time zones and game list expanders. The new software version will let players fully customize all the player boxes that show up around the table.
A mobile version of the software has also been launched not long ago, after it underwent serious improvements, together with the site's instant play product. Now, Carbon Poker players can not only hit the tables while on the go, they can actually play multiple tables. There's also a handy bet-slider as well as a new, optimized view of the table, which retains every feature of the full, downloadable version.
Carbon Poker offers good support options with both e-mail and live-chat available. The support quality is good and questions are answered in a timely fashion.
Carbon Poker do not accept players from the following countries and states: Australia, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Latvia, Bulgaria, France, Costa Rica, Finland, Sweden, Hungary, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Slovakia, Singapore, Slovakia, UK, Belgium. New York, Kentucky, Washington DC, Maryland, Washington, Missouri, Utah, Nevada, Louisiana, Delaware and New Jersey.
- Accepts US Players
- European License
- Playable on All Mobile Platforms
- MAC Compatible
- Free Poker Training
- Omaha Odds Calculator
- Heads up SnG Leaderboards
- SnG Leaderboards
- Variety of Monthly Promotions
- Weighted Contributed