Carbon Poker Review

Carbon Poker is a great choice of poker site for US players. The main attractions of playing at this site is the large sign-up bonus that new players have to look forward to when make their first deposit, and the reload bonuses as part of their regular promotions, providing a number of ways for players to build up a bankroll from very little.

Although most players prefer the No Limit Hold’em games you can find action in other popular poker variants across the ring game and tournament section of the site. There are plenty of low or mid stakes Omaha, Stud, Razz, Draw, Lowball, and Badugi games to pick and choose from.


Carbon Poker’s software is responsive and the graphics are very sharp. A fairly recent software upgrade to Carbon Poker 6.0 introduced a few new and exciting features to their online poker client. The new poker software includes improved lobby filters and a search field box so you can type exactly what you’re searching for on the site, including player names, tournament IDs, cash game table names, and the like. The software update was rolled out network wide to ensure all the network skins remain competitive. You can set the time zone to your local time zone instead of the server’s time zone which is handy.

Bonuses and Promotions

There is such an abundance of bonuses that makes it difficult for players to know which are the best ones to choose. At the beginning of this review, we already told you about the new depositors bonus and reload bonus offers, but let’s go into more detail regarding the Carbon Poker welcome bonus since it really is that awesome.

Carbon Poker is offering all new players a 200% match bonus up to $5000. So, basically any amount you deposit will be doubled. The minimum deposit you will have to make to be eligible for the deposit bonus is $25 and you will $1 every 150 VIP Points earned in real money games.

The bonus dollars get released in increments of $10 straight into your real money account ready to play with. If you make a withdrawal before clearing the bonus, then any unused bonus will be forfeited. You have 90 days to clear the bonus.

Freerolls are also a strong point of the site, as well as satellites from as little as $1.10 to all of the major Carbon Poker online tournaments, in addition to many of the live major events such as the WSOP, WPT, and many others.

Cash Games

As would be expected most of the cash game traffic at Carbon Poker is at the No Limit Hold’em tables with a number of the low stakes games always running, but the competition can be a little tougher at this site when compared to some of the other non-US facing sites. I think this is because of the sign-up bonus, game selection, and the fact that US players don’t have as many good options to play online poker anymore. With Carbon Poker one of the best options, naturally lots of players in the US including lots of grinders have started playing at this site.


Taking into account the tournament schedule at Carbon Poker there is little surprise that their online tourneys are getting more and more popular among players at this site. There are lots of very good value daily guaranteed tournaments to participate in for players of all skill levels and bankrolls. Their standard tournament schedule is tightly packed, and focused on No Limit Hold’em. Generally speaking, it’s definitely worthwhile playing tournaments at Carbon Poker, the good variety of guaranteed prize pools makes it very profitable to play here.

Variety Hour tournaments are a nice inclusion at Carbon Poker’s tournament schedule that take place every night at 20:00 and 21:00. To mix things up a little bit for tourney players, the site is offering a mix of different poker tournaments each night with games you don’t typically see at most other online poker sites, such as Pot Limit Omaha, Badugi, Stud, and Razz poker tournaments. You can participate in these tournaments every day of the week and buy-ins range from $1.10 to $11, and all of them have a guaranteed prize pool.

The biggest guaranteed tournament is the weekly $125,000 guarantee on Sundays. The buy-in for the Sunday Big Ticket event is $215, but you can qualify by playing one of the $1.10 satellites that run daily.


Carbon Poker offers all the popular forms of poker, they have plenty of depositor freeroll tournaments, a huge sign-up bonus, other bonus offers that are endless, and lots of way to qualify cheaply into all of their major tourneys. With decent cash game traffic to ensure you can get action pretty much around the clock, there really is no reason why you wouldn’t want to create an account at Carbon Poker to see for yourself.