Carbon Poker

Carbon poker is the flagship brand of the Merge Gaming Network. They are one of the few available options for American players as well. Perhaps one of the best options come to think of it. They offer a wealth of promotions for new and existing players that make playing at Carbon Poker a great option not just for Americans, but for rest of world players as well.

This site has been in operation for over a decade and has a flawless track record. Their attention to the players needs is what stands out the most. Having a presence in all the major poker forums allows them to interact with their customers and give them what they want.

Promotions at Carbon Poker

The new player sign up bonus is worth up to $600. This is a 100% match bonus on all deposits up to $600. You may also be eligible for a $10,000 depositor's free roll for making a first time real money deposit. The bonus cash clears rather easily compared to other sites and is released in $5 increments.

VIP Rewards

While playing at Carbon, you earn points for every penny you contribute to the rake or in tournament fees. These points move you up the VIP scale and based on where you are at, can bring in some nice cash bonuses. You can earn up to 45% cash back daily on all rake paid at the highest levels. This basically means if you contribute $100 in rake for the day, you would get $45 of it back. Not a bad deal!

Along with the VIP and deposit bonuses, you can find many other specials that run every month. These change based on many factors so be sure to check out the current promotions tab at Carbon Poker to see what is being offered.


For the MTT players, Carbon has answered your call and has begun to offer one of the best schedules online. You will find plenty of guaranteed cash pools that total over $4 million every month. The largest being a $125k guaranteed every week.

Carbon Poker is also home to the widely popular "Poker Maximus" tournament series. The series runs for 2 weeks and has over $1 million in cash guarantees spread out over 36 events. Buy ins range from as little as $10, to the High Roller Main event.

Games and Competition

Everyone plays Texas Holdem these days, but you will find more than just Hold Em at Carbon Poker. In fact, you will be pleased to know that there are 10 forms of poker to choose from.

These include:

• Texas Hold Em
• Omaha
• Omaha Hi/Lo
• H.O.R.S.E
• 7 Card Stud
• Stud Hi/Lo
• Razz
• 5 Card Stud
• 5 Card Draw
• Ace to 5 Low-ball
• 2-7 Lowball
• Badugi

You can also find other popular gambling games such as: Backgammon, Blackjack and various casino games right from the poker lobby.

All the games feature some pretty soft competition. The players are not as bad overall as some other sites, but there is still room to make a nice profit. You can also find games running 24/7 with peak traffic topping out at over 10,000 players. This makes table selecting easy and finding a fish rather easy.


The newly released Carbon 2.0 software is a poker player's fantasy. They spent countless hours listening to feedback from their customers and waited until the software was perfected to introduce it to the public. Once released, it was welcomed with open arms and has become one of the most talked about platforms to date.

There are too many functions to put down in one article. Let's just say that if there was ever an option in a poker room that you wished for, it's on Carbon 2.0. Search features, multi tabling functions, auto top up; the list just goes on and on. The best part is, that while some sites cram in many features, yet make them hard to use or difficult to find. Carbon seems to have found the perfect balance between abundance and function.


Perhaps the only area lacking at Caron Poker is the support. It's not bad at all; there just aren't many ways to get in touch with them. They can only be contacted through mail. The response time is less than 24 hrs. in most cases and all questions or issues are resolved efficiently and quickly.
As stated before in this review, you can find Carbon Poker representatives in many poker forums that are there to help as well. You may use this as a support option as well.


You can find more than enough options to deposit and withdrawal on the Carbon cashier. All popular methods such as credit cards and e-wallets are accepted. You can withdrawal back to most of the e-wallets as well as request a check or wire transfer.

Deposit methods

Visa, MasterCard, Bank Transfer, Skrill, Neteller

A minimum of $20 is required to deposit with a maximum of $1,000 a day.