Pre-flop…the beginnings of our site

After April 15, 2011, a date quickly dubbed Black Friday by the online poker community, many poker players in the United States left online to play live or not at all. Players’ ability to deposit and cash-out became more and more restricted and many decided it wasn’t worth the hassle. That is why we created this site, as a resource for poker players in the USA who are ready to start playing online once again.

Each site found here has been carefully evaluated by our team of — self proclaimed tech geek poker players — on nearly every operational aspect such as: overall value, software integrity, financial stability, traffic/action, promotions, rakeback, banking, support, and much more.

We hope you enjoy browsing our website and take advantage of the many great welcome and reload bonuses found here.

What’s under the hood?

Take a glimpse into how was built and maintained by professionals.


Our site was developed on the WordPress platform. Currently more than 60 million sites online are built using WordPress CMS (content management system).


Coded with mobile first front-end framework; meticulously tested so that every aspect of our site is 100% responsive on any device, at any size, including: desktop, tablet and mobile phones.


To ensure faster response and download time of our content, we use MaxCDN’s dynamic routing logic to instruct your browser to display a copy of our content files, from the location in nearest proximity to you.


All communications between your browser and our website is encrypted. SSL encryption protects our site’s contact and registration forms with an algorithm that makes information inaccessible to any third party that would try to intercept it.

Malware Scanner

Using industry-leading anti-malware technology, our site’s files are continuously monitored and scanned for website malware, non-malware and other malformations such as code anomalies and errors using highly effective malware detection technology.


We’ve partnered with a leading iGaming SEO (search engine optimization) agency to optimize the end-user experience and make our site’s content easy-to-find on Google.

Meet our hypster team of contributors

Providing you with “High Quality Content” and listings of “The Best Bonuses” is far more than just buzzwords thrown around for fun. It’s what we strive for. Our site was coded with attention to detail and crafted with content written by journalists with a passion for the game of poker.

Ernesto Flynt

Ernesto Flynt originates from Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland, Australia. In the early 80s, Ernesto moved to Los Angeles, California, where as a newcomer to poker, he quickly learned the ins and outs of the poker scene.

John Breen

John Breen is from the city of Spearfish, South Dakota. Johnson is a successful poker player and has consulted for various poker authors; in which he has shared his own experience of playing Texas hold’em and the strategies he used to become a professional poker player.

Rob Williams

Rob Williams is from Boulder, Colorado. In 2001 he launched a highly successful affiliate marketing network that promoted online casinos in Europe. Williams has built up unrivalled igaming marketing expertise and has provided affiliate marketing services driving new customer acquisition to online casinos spanning the globe, including Bet365 and the Gala Coral Group, launching 10 affiliate programs in the process.

Michael Brown

Originally from Palo Alto, California, Michael Brown now resides in Los Angeles. Brown holds degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science from Stanford University. He has written over 200 published poker strategy articles in various gambling publications. At the age of eight, he learned about poker and started playing with friends. By his freshmen year of college he had moved up to mid-stakes games and used his winnings to pay his way through college.

Tony Cheng

Tony Cheng is a professional poker player from the greater New York City area. During his free time, he contributes a monthly column to Bluff Magazine and United States of Poker. His main topics of interest include: New Jersey’s state gambling laws and Reviews of poker sites that are legal for New Jersey residents.

David Herzog

David Herzog is considered by many gaming industry insiders to be an authority on the topic of playing video poker strategically. Herzog is a professional gambler, residing in Las Vegas, Nevada, where he uses his background in engineering to analyse video poker games to play high-stakes video poker. Herzog contributes weekly articles on the topic of the best online poker sites rer Operating System.

Bob Garcia

Bob Garcia currently resides in Somerville, Massachusetts, located northwest of Boston. He is a professional freelance poker writer and editor; having written countless articles during the past 10 years on online poker and other igaming industry-related topics. Garcia occasionally can be found in casinos and cardrooms around the United States. He began his poker-playing career with such penny-ante favorites as “baseball” and “spit in the ocean.”

About USOP continually endeavors to provide professional and amateur poker players from the United States with original and high quality content, listings to the biggest guaranteed poker and casino bonuses online and comprehensive site reviews.