Online Poker Rooms – Top 3 Things To Look For
Selecting an online poker room is not easy. There are dozens of secure, reputable, well-established sites to choose from. They all offer incentives, special offers and a variety of games. It can be overwhelming to new players. But if you know what to look for, you can easily find the online poker room that is right for you.
Here are the ‘Top 3 Things To Look For’ when choosing an online poker room:
1. Be Honest With Yourself: Know what you want
Some poker rooms offer large bonuses to high stakes players while others have features geared toward lower level players. Some sites have a large volume of tournaments while others get more players in the cash games. Some sites have mostly Texas Holdem tables while others offer a wider variety of games. Before choosing a poker room, the #1 rule is to know what you’re looking for and shop around for the site that does it the best. PokerListings.com is a great place to get started. It has site ratings in dozens of specific categories.
2. Pick A Name You Trust
The online poker business is very lucrative and it seems every day, there are new poker rooms popping up to take advantage of that. If you are new to this world, choose a well-established poker room where you know your money is safe and the games are fair. Start with sites like Party Poker, Full Tilt, Ultimate Bet and Paradise Poker. These sites are reputable and secure and will offer a wide variety of games to choose from. The more popular sites also have more traffic, so the games fill up more quickly and you can start playing right away.
3. Get A Great Bonus Deal
In the ultra-competitive online poker business, every site wants new players and is willing to give away money in order to do that. If you do not get a great bonus deal when you sign up at a new poker room, you did not do your homework. Type ‘poker bonus deals’ or ‘poker bonus codes’ into any search engine and you will find a number of sites offering codes for free that can get you ‘deposit match bonuses’ anywhere from 25% to 100% and more on your first deposit. That means if you deposit 0, the site would give you another 0 on top of that (100% match) just for playing. Most of the time, you’ll have to play a certain number of hands before you can cash out the free money so read the fine print before you make a decision.
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