A Good Online Casino Alternative for US Players

Due to online poker‘s Black Friday in April of 2011, the number of online casinos that continue to accept real money players from the United States is shrinking every day. Often, this decision is made not by the online casino operator itself, but rather by the online casino software vendor. Rival Gaming is a recent example of an online casino software vendor that has recently informed its licensees that they are no longer permitted to accept players from the United States.

Not all online casino software vendors have pulled the plug on the United States market. One vendor is BetOnSoft, which powers several online casinos, including Grand Eagle, a reputable online casino with a generous welcome bonus of 100% up to $400 when you use bonus code GEWBDB.
I’ve been playing on and off at Grand Eagle online casino for several months now. And while withdrawals were certainly easier when QuickTender/UseMyWallet was available (it isn’t any more), they do offer three withdrawal methods:
  • Courier Check via FedEx with a cost of $30 which takes between 3 – 5 days
  • Check sent via regular mail with a cost of $17.50 which takes 21 business days
  • Bank Transfer to player’s checking account which costs $20. Please note that external fees from bank clearing houses may be added.

I have made one withdrawal via FedEx and two via regular mail — all three arrived within the time frames outlined above. I have not tried the Bank Wire.

Depositing has never been a problem using my Visa. I also tried and succeeded using a Visa Debit card that I purchased at my local Kroger’s supermarket.

The odds that are offered on Grand Eagle‘s online Video Poker are among the best that you are going to find for any online casino that still accepts US players. In fact, their Jacks or Better and their Double Double Bonus Video Pokers offer the absolute best odds that you can get for any online casino that still accepts US players — paybacks of and 99.94% and 98.98%, respectively. Their other Video Poker varieties are close to the best in terms of payback. (I’ve calculated paybacks for all varieties of online Video Poker on a single, easy-to-use page.)

As for table games, Grand Eagle has what you would expect — several varieties of blackjack, American roulette, European (single-zero) roulette, baccarat, craps, and three card poker.

Finally, Grand Eagle boasts an impressive variety of more than 30 online slot machines. Here are just a few.

  • Dream Wheel – A Wheel of Fortune knock off
  • Pieces of Eight – A pirate-themed online slot machine
  • NASCAR – Based on the wildly popular auto racing organization
Don’t wait to download Grand Eagle online casino today. The welcome bonus of 100% up to $400 when you use bonus code GEWBDB is due to expire at any time.