Americas Cardroom has been in the online poker world since 2001. The brand started as the poker room for Betcris, one of the most respected online sports books in the world.
Americas Cardroom was the first licensee for Dobrosoft software. This platform had many features that would still be considered unique today. Players could chop blinds, straddle, and accumulate Promo Bucks which was a unique form of bonus money. The software was simple but great for its time. The software used by ACR now is actually derived from Dobrosoft, even though the brand and the software went their separate ways for six years.
Americas Cardroom left the Dobrosoft platform in April 2005. They also took the bigger skins on their network with them including Poker Shootout and the world’s second oldest online poker room, Delta Poker. When the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act was passed into law in October 2006, Americas Cardroom was forced off of the Ongame Network. The players were moved to the U.S. facing brand of Betcris called Bookmaker and the ACR brand was retired.
In 2011, the troubled poker room DoylesRoom was acquired by the Winning Poker Network, known then as Yatahay. Doyle Brunson insisted on having his name removed from the online poker room. DoylesRoom players were moved to Americas Cardroom and the brand was reborn. This group has a history of making players good in a bad situation. The owners of Americas Cardroom made sure all players got paid and could continue playing online poker.