Best poker rooms

A guide to poker rooms online.

Online poker rooms

Poker Stars

poker stars logotypePoker Stars is one of the very classic poker rooms on the web and the amount of players online are superior to all other poker rooms. Choose between Texas hold'em, Omaha, Stud, Draw, Badugi, H.O.R.S.E and other poker games.
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Party Poker

party poker logotypeA room with huge traffic and also soft competition. Another reason to play here is the big tournaments with millions of dollars in prizes every month. Party Poker offers also backgammon. Open for US Players.
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William Hill

william hill logotypeThe grand old bookmaker impresses with a great online poker product. The sign-up bonus here is big and generous with a 90 day period for clearing the bonus into cash, which can give you up to €1,500.
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Betfair Poker

william hill logotypeBetfair Poker impresses with great traffic and wonderful graphic that is very realistic. The sign-up bonus is one of the biggest online: a new player at Betfair Poker will get a bonus up to €1,500.
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Titan Poker

titan poker logotypeTitan Poker has an impressing volume of players and variety of games (Texas holder, Omaha and Stud). If you are looking for a monster bonus, you will have the opportunity to clear the bonus with up to $2,000 in cash.
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Ladbrokes

ladbrokes logotypeThe giant in Great Britain with an old tradition in gambling knows also what it takes to give good poker entertainment with great software from Microgaming. The competition is very soft with lots of casual players.
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See also Full Tilt Poker poker room that have re-open in 2012.

Poker Stars versus Party Poker

PokerStars and 888 is two of the main competitors, and therefore it's interesting to make a comparison between these rooms.

Bonus

Poker Stars The sign-up bonus for new players is 100% up to $600. This means that your first deposit at the poker room activates a bonus that can be maximum $600. The 100% means that the bonus is exactly as big as your deposit. If you, for example, deposit $50 your bonus will be $50 as well. Consequently, to get $600 as a bonus, you need to at least deposit $600.
Party Poker The sign-up bonus for new players is $20 free. This means that you will get $20 free regardless the size of your first deposit.

Game selection

Poker Stars PokerStars covers a lot of ground and if you can name the poker game you probably will find it here. Texas hold'em, Omaha, Stud, Draw, Badugi, Mixed Games are available. In addition, you could try innovative game variants like Zoom Poker, Spin & Go and Power Up.
Party Poker Party Poker hasn't as wide repertoire as Poker Stars, but will find all the popular games. You could also try specialties such as Sit & Go Hero.

Screenshots

Some visual examples of the environment in a poker room client.

The client of Poker Stars

Poker Stars has one of the most flexible clients (the place you are when playing poker online). There are both a download and a browser version, and supports desktop (PC/Mac), tablet and mobile.

Below you could see the lobby (there you choose a table) and the poker table (there the action is):
lobby and table window poker software

Below you could see the lobby (there you choose a table) and the poker table (there the action is).

At Poker Stars you could get extra motivation to play thanks to the Stars Rewards program, which gives you bonuses and other things after you have collected points (you get points while playing). In addition, you can exchange your StarsCoin to T-shirts and other stuff in the Rewards Store.
Stars Rewards screenshot

Restricted contries

In some countries you will have a hard time finding ways to play online poker with real money online.

Europe

In Europe, Greece, Poland, Romania and Cyprus are examples of countries that are restricted.

North America

For US citizens, it is legal to play poker online in only a few states, which are Nevada and New Jersey. Some offshore companies offer poker in other states, but it could be some risks involved in playing on these.

South America

It's ok to play poker in most countries.