Players can exchange VIP points for cash up to 40% exchange rate in the Carbon VIP tier.
Join RakeMeBack and get up to 40% cashback at Carbon Poker.
New players will get FREE 200% up to $5,000 First Deposit Bonus:
- Enter the bonus code CARBONPK under the Promotions Tab > Claim a Bonus
- Minimum deposit $25.
- Receive $10 FREE cash every time you accumulate 1500 Reward Points.
- Receive $1 when generating 150 VIP Points.
- Bonus is awarded in $10 increments.
- Unused bonus expires on withdrawal.
- The bonus is worth 13% rakeback.
Side Games: VIP points earned from side games are not counted towards clearing your bonus - Blackjack, Roulette, Caribbean Stud, Video Poker, Backgammon and Euchre.
Here are the updated details for the VIP program effective as of October 1, 2013.
-If you earn less than 500 VIP they will not be pinned to any tier in the VIP program.
-If you have earned more than 500 VIP they will be pinned to the 10% Carbon tier.
-If you have earned more than 5000 VIP they will be pinned to the 15% Carbon plus tier.
If you hit the "Invite Only" tier you will be given a personal invite which comes with it's own set of requirements to remain pinned at this tier.
Carbon Poker VIP Rewards:
|VIP Program||Carbon||Carbon Plus||Carbon Elite
|VIP Points Required per Month
|VIP Points to Cash Exchange Rate
|Tourney Entry with VIP Points
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. 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.
The traffic volume is decent. The popularity of both Carbon Poker and the Merge Gaming network is on the rise and the number of active players is increasing daily. Real-money player statistics as of February 2012 show 2,500 ring-game players at peak hours and 2,000 tournament players.
Carbon Poker’s new VIP program is a true hit with their players. Rumored to be the best in the business, 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 VIP program is structured into 6 tiers: Earth, Wind, Fire, Water, Ether and Carbon. Each level takes progressively more VIP points to attain, but the rewards it offers are better than that of lower tiers too. The VIP rewards represent the equivalent of an 8-35% rake rebate. The monthly promotions one enjoys are also dependent on his/her VIP level.
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, timezones and game list expanders. The new software version will let players fully customize all the player boxes that show up around the table.
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: Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Latvia, France, New York, Kentucky, Washington DC, Maryland, Washington, Missouri and Louisiana.