The popular US online poker room Americas Cardroom has unleashed a whole host of fantastic new features that are each designed to enhance the player experience and improve on the already outstanding action available. While ACR may be better known for its superb guaranteed online poker tournament offering, with the biggie being the Million Dollar Sunday, it's no slouch in the dev department too, and the recent software upgrade sees four excellent new additions.

First up is the new Americas Cardroom Avatars feature which is a real fun addition and allows you to choose from five great new characters. Now you're able to hit the tables as a zombie, basketball head, robot, executioner and alien and although the new avatars are just a little fun, they are pretty impressive. The new Observer Tool is however a lot more useful and it's a new Americas Cardroom feature that allows your friends to watch you in action. We can see a whole load of players inviting their buddies to watch them at the virtual felt, especially if you're doing well in a big tourney, and all it takes is the share of a link for them to click and watch....nice!

The next feature is definitely not one for the poker purist and it's a double or nothing feature that allows you to gamble your winnings by wagering on red or black, and while maybe that's something smaller cash games players would find useful or even those players who scrape into the cash seats in a big tournament, we have a feeling serious bankroll builders may avoid that one. What they won't want to be avoiding however is the final feature which is a really well designed and easy to use Tournament Ticket Manager which is a new place to store and keep an eye on all of your tourney tickets.

Those really are cool new add ons at this excellent place to get your action and one thing that hasn't changed is the awesome welcome bonus which stands at a mighty 100% match bonus up to $1,000 plus free entry into the Americas Cardroom New Depositor Freeroll.