Updated In January, 2015 - New casinos pop up all of the time but the number of new USA friendly online casinos is fairly low. Stand-alone online casinos, ones that do not offer poker or sports betting, are not generally as safe as the more grounded hybrid gambling companies. I do have one new USA friendly casino to share with you though. Luckily this new online casino is attached to the world's largest USA friendly poker site. This means that the casino can't just close and open under a new name. They can't pull a "slow-pay" or "no-pay" like regular casinos can because hundreds of thousands of poker players would stop playing there. This adds up to a lot of extra security, safety and scrutiny. The Lock Casino is our new USA friendly casino online. They are the world's largest USA friendly poker site and they own the largest USA poker network (Revolution). They recently paid $60,000,000 for the Cake Poker Network so they are definitely one of the largest USA online gambling companies. Some online casinos cannot even boast $1,000,000 in available cash and that is counting all of their player deposits. Here is a list of the USA friendly casinos online in January, 2015. The Lock Casino is the newest so I have listed them first. Bovada and BetOnline has been operating for over a decade but I've included them on the list to add a little variety. See the section below this for a review of the Lock Casino.
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The Lock Casino features a wide range of table games, slots and video poker games. I have been playing at this casino a lot lately because of the progressive jackpots. Their games, payouts and jackpots are very unique. The Caribbean Hold'em and Stud are very good examples. At most US casinos you would need to wager $5 or more to receive the same progressive payouts that are available at the Lock Casino. For instance, in Caribbean Stud you will receive $75 for a Flush, $100 for a Full House and $500 for Quads on a $1 wager. The same bet at the largest stand-alone USA casino would payout $5, $10 and $100 respectively. This has a huge impact on the house edge. It is easier to win money at the Lock Casino than it is at your local casino or the average online casino. In Caribbean Stud the odds of getting four of a kind is 1 in 4165 so even recreational players will hit it once a month or so depending on how often they play. $500 is a lot of money for simply hitting four of a kind. Even betting $5 at the regular casinos would only payout $25, $50 and $500. You will see this in almost every game at the Lock Casino.
This casino is more of a courtesy to the poker players at Lock Poker so they are not trying to squeeze every single dime out of your pocket like other casinos do. They can afford to have a nearly 100% payout percentage on their casino games because it keeps their poker players happy. They do not even offer their casino to the public. You cannot go to their web site and simply download the casino. This USA casino is not exactly a secret but it isn't advertised either. It is a special perks for their poker players and they do not want thousands of casino gamblers taking advantage of their generosity with the payout percentages. Don't worry though, Americans can play at this casino without ever playing a single hand of poker. The only way to access the casino is to create a poker account but this is a good thing because you get to claim the 200% bonus up to $4,000. Once you have downloaded the poker software and created an account you can access the casino by loading the poker platform and clicking on the casino button. All of the games are browser-based so you will not have to download anything else or create any other accounts. The Lock Casino and poker room offer many USA friendly deposit options and their payouts are extremely fast. You can pick up your casino winnings at any Currency Exchange, Wal-mart or other Western Union / Moneygram outlet in the United States of America. They also offer super-fast checks, bank wires and several other cashout options that work great in the USA.