Cereus Poker Network Member Sites

Cereus Poker closed shortly after ‘Black Friday’ in 2011, players have still not been refunded any money – nor do I see much chance of this.

There are still several smaller poker networks which welcome US Players, the leading one is Merge (flagship site Carbon Poker) and there have recently been movements to revive the ailing Cake Poker network too, with Lock Poker buying this network and about to relaunch it as the Revolution Gaming Poker Network.

I ill leave this page here, if nothing else it will serve as a reminder that as poker players we should not leave all of our eggs in one basket!


Cereus Poker is a two-site network and is actually the 6th largest poker site (collectively) with more than 20,000 concurrent players’ at peak times. The members of this network are currently only Ultimate Bet and Absolute Poker – who are in fact owned by the same holding company.

While these big US-Friendly brands maintain separate identities, they now share players as well as a back-end security centre, improving the game selection, size of tournaments on offer and also the peace of mind for their players. We recommend the Cereus sites for US and worldwide players looking for a softer alternative to the poker giants Stars and Tilt.


   Key Members Of The Cereus Poker Network

Bonus Code PBKLUB
#1 – Ultimate Bet Poker Also known as ‘’ Ultimate Bet is one of the original crop of US friendly poker sites and is sponsored by celebrities including Phil Hellmuth Jr, Annie Duke and Joe Sebok. Attractive software and soft tables (at least relative to the larger US-facing sites) keep this site popular. With an eye-catching sign-up bonus of 111% match up to $1100 (Bonus Code = PBKLUB) and lots of media presence you can be sure of a steady stream of new players – keeping the games soft. For more on this premium poker brand read our Ultimate Bet Cereus Network Review.

Bonus Code PBKLUB


#2 – Absolute PokerCereus’ other brand is Absolute Poker. This is another long-established site, who were once well known for their reload bonuses and ‘rock-like’ fixed limit games. Now popular for no-limit cash games and tournaments, Absolute are still generous with those bonuses, including a huge 150% sign-up match for new players (max $500) with bonus code SNGPLANET. Soft games and a large number of promotions await. Read more on this acclaimed member of the Cereus Network in our Absolute Poker Cereus Network Review!

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