Finding the Best Online Poker Sites

So you want to be a big shot, stay cool and win that freeze-out tournament. You have an inkling that poker is something you were born to do, but where you live no one you know knows the rules, there is no casino in over one hundred miles and you’d feel intimidated anyway. So the option is to find the best online poker sites you can and get cashing in your hard earned chips.

When looking for online poker sites you have to find the ones that are right for you. Here’s a few tips when looking for a site:

  • Find one that has a free trial period or offers you some free incentive. That way you can get to try out the place before committing to regular payments or subscriptions.
  • Stay away from scams that promise an easy way to ‘beat the system’. The only way they beat the system is by getting you to give you their money instead to all the genuine poker sites.
  • Get yourself to a listing site that gives up to date reviews and details of promotions for each site. Not all poker sites offer the same amount of perks for their customers so you need to see which ones have come out on top in the past, and are still going strong.

The listing sites for online poker sites are a good way to see which ones have come out on top. The way they compare sites is by rating them on a scale of 1 to 5. So if you get a 5 out of 5 in the rating category you are looking at the best place to play online poker, the best being the top dog.

The listing site also allows you to sort the various sections of the site in which you will spend time looking for things like upcoming tournaments, den friendliness of the lobby, den information on the types of poker available and so on. By descending each section you will get to find the areas that the users tend to gravitate towards.

Most of the listings site use a categories to manage the different sections. So in the tournament section you will find the different types of tournaments and the dates for the upcoming tournaments. Also you will find rooms that offer Sit and Go’s, cash games and even some sections devoted to the rules of the games.

Sections also have images of the tables and poker chips that help to make the different sections easy to distinguish.

Since the poker section is usually the largest area that you will spend hours in, looking for things to see and going through stacks of cards to identify faces are a sure fire way to get bored. Instead the best section to look for is the players section. This is the section that gives you a good idea of what the players are like, how they are playing and even their level of expertise. Not all of the rooms have the same players, and because players are changing all the time you can follow the progression from one room to the next over a few hours, and get a good feel for what is going on before you sit at a table.

The next thing to look for is the promotions and bonuses available in the room. Some rooms are more willing to offer bonuses than others, and often a much greater range of bonuses can be found. Make sure you always scope out a new room to compare bonuses and ensure you can claim the highest bonus available.

One of the other most important things to look for is the track record of the room. The history of the room is a good way to determine the standard of the poker games that are offered, and the reputation of the room. If you are not sure, you can always check out how many games they have played in the recent past.

By taking a careful look at all the information available, you will be able to tell exactly what you want from an online poker site and you will also help yourself in choosing the right room for you.