Reputable Online Poker Rooms
With such a huge explosion in the number of online poker rooms, finding the best one can be a little bit challenging and what is best for one player is not necessarily best for you.
Don't just stick to the first one that you come across because with so many lucrative bonuses around you may be missing out on some big opportunities. The key is to test as many different free poker rooms as possible. The differences between some online poker rooms can be huge so we’ve conveniently summarized some key features that your should check for to find your ultimate poker room.
- Check security – Only use pokers room that use an encrypted website or else you risk your personal and financial details falling into the wrong hands.
- Check the software – The best way to get to know a poker room you are considering playing at is from the inside by playing its free poker games. The format, interface and software that the poker rooms offer vary widely from neat, simple rooms to ostentatious, flashy rooms. Which you prefer is a matter of personal preference. The software should run smoothly and quickly on your computer and be easy to navigate your way around. Ideally the poker room would also offer player support software in case you encounter any problems. If you want to play a number of tables simultaneously, check that this is supported by the software.
- Check promotions & bonuses – Look for a poker room that offer high sign-up bonuses or the best deposit match percentage. Also check wagering requirements and how many hands you need to play before the bonus will be released. It should be noted, however, that whilst a nice bonus is important, it shouldn’t be your deciding factor as the ‘best’ poker room may not necessarily be the one with the highest bonus.
- Check the terms & conditions – Make sure that you are familiar with the terms and conditions of the poker room to avoid any nasty little surprises later.
- Check the volume of traffic – If there is a constant high volume of traffic there will usually always be a large number of other players to play against. The greater the traffic, the greater the chance that you will be able to play the game of your choice and skill level.
- Check that it’s licensed – If the online casino has been properly licensed by its local jurisdiction you will have someone to turn to in the event of a complaint.
- Check its reputation – Just about every online poker room has been reviewed by an independent and reliable source and is a good way to learn about its reputation among other poker players.