As you know the poker industry will never be the same after this "black Friday" that came upon us. So now American players cannot play on full tilt or poker stars anymore they have to search for alternatives. We at grinders.org have 2 of the best choices for you to start playing again. http://grinders.org/index.php?poker=merge-rakeback PokerHost - one of the best options to play at all. Here is what we have there: # Rakeback 35% - daily payments! # $100 for each $500 of monthly rake # First Deposit Bonus - 100% up to $600(5$ for every 375 points which works like 5$ for every 58$ of rake) # Reload Bonuses - 50% up to $200(You can request as many as you wish it works like this - 5$ for every 750 points or 116$ rake) # Grind Prix - you can win additional value here - up to 900 EUR/1300$(top50 get rewards yo will get reward with 1400$ rake for calender month) So lets make a little calculations here: Lets say you are a serious player and you rake 5 000$ monthly. This is what you get for that: 35% rakeback - 1750$ 100$ for each 500$ - 1000$ First Deposit bonus - 430$ cleared(if you use reload bonuses it will be 215 cleared) Grind Prix - you will probably be top10 in the final rankings(with 5 000$ rake) so you are guaranteed at least 400$ reward. AND THIS IS NOT EVERYTHING - you can buy in into tournaments with your poker points so this is additional value(you can use them at the shop too - very nice WSOP TIckets promotions running now). Also the room runs occasional promotions with very good value(they run the March Madness promotion last month which gave you like 5% more value to your bonuses). So all in all for you 5 000$ rake you will get back ~3 600$. Make the calculations alone for this offer and see how high are the % of valueback! Other good things about PokerHost - the rake at HU tables is capped at .50 cents and the rake at 6 max tables is also in the industry lowest part. The traffic is high during the US prime time hours. Obviously you cannot expect to have the same traffic like in stars or tilt but there is still enough tables to play on and also players are weaker than the bigger sites. http://grinders.org/index.php?poker=cake-rakeback AdamEvePoker - our offer in the cake network. Here is what you get: # Rakeback 33% # Grinders.org Rake Chase (up to 20% of additional value) # First Deposit Bonus - 110% up to $600 works like this 5$ for every 84 FPP points or 5$ for every 84 rake(for ring games, to uranements give more fpps) # Instant Bonus $25 + $25(25$ instant and 25 after 70 FPP) # Grind Prix So lets make the same example with 5 000$ raked per month. Here is the calculation: rakeback - 1650$ rake chase - 1000$ first deposit bonus -~300$ Instant Bonus 50$ Grind Prix - you will probably be top10 in the final rankings(with 5 000$ rake) so you are guaranteed at least 400$ reward. Total 3 400$ for 5 000$ rake(or 3100 when you dont have deposit bonus). This is of course not everything the room has a lots of central promotions - gold chips, gold cards, the exchange system and other stuff which give you additional value. Rake for HU is capped at .50c and rake for 6max is a little bit different than merge but still is in the industry low part. I hope you have more information now so you can make a smart choice. Ill give 2 more examples later for 500$ and 2000$ rake for each room.