Updated In June, 2013 - Blackchip Poker has some serious issues and I have bee forced to block them. The main issue at Black Chip Poker in 2013 is payouts. Should Americans have to wait 3 months for a check withdrawal? Should Americans have to jump through hoops just to get a cashout proceeded? Should Americans have to log in one day and see that the payout they requested two months ago has been canceled without an explanation, forcing them to start over and wait 3 more months. These tactics have been used by many failing poker sites in the past so I do not think that BCP is safe in 2013. There are much better rooms, like the sites listed below. Bet Online Poker and Bovada Poker's slowest payment methods take a week and the fastest take as little as 12 hours - Moneygram and Western Union. There are fees charged for these super quick payouts but they give you 1-2 free per month.
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Updated In June, 2013 - Black Chip Poker is less than a year old but they are already picking up quite a few players. The network they are on has had considerable growth in the last few months. A few of months ago the three major rooms on the Cake Poker network came over to the Merge Network, doubling their traffic overnight. This was great news for BlackChip Poker as it boosted their traffic as well. Most of these new players are sportsbook players and are very inexperienced, which is why the Cake Network had the softest competition in the industry. Now Black Chip Poker claims this title along with the other rooms on the network. BlackChip Poker recently added the e-Check deposit option, the easiest way to fund accounts for U.S. players. They are also home to the industries largest Badbeat Jackpots. This Jackpot is currently at nearly $400,000 and can be won by losing with quad sevens or better. One of the things I love most about this poker site is the casino suite and game room, which is all built into the same platform as the poker room. I can play at the $5/10 Hold'em tables, play Blackjack and play real money Backgammon with some buddies, all at the same time! Both Casinogamblingnews.com and online betting reports have ranked this sportsbook as a leader in 2013.