Online Poker Rooms

Shown below are the online poker rooms available for your review on  The rooms are ordered from high to low in the indicated rating.  You can select a different rating.
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Full Tilt Poker
Visit Full Tilt PokerFull Tilt Poker has grown fast because of its tv promotions and its endorsement by famous pros: Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson, John Juanda, Jennifer Harman, Phil Gordon, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Clonie Gowen, Andy Bloch, and Mike Matusow. These pros and others associated with Full Tilt do play on the site. The software is easy to use and the play is fast. The hand history is graphic--the best in the business. The sign-up bonus is generous. It is paid in $20 increments. Support is provided by email, and a forum provides additional help. The game variety is good. Most action is in Texas Holdem and Omaha Holdem, but there are other games, including stud and HORSE. The traffic is very good, peaking around 65,000. With so much traffic, you can use table selection to find some soft games. The multi-table and sit-&-go tournament structures are good. Tournaments are varied and plentiful.
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Party Poker
Visit Party PokerPartyPoker is a high-traffic site with numbers approaching 100,000 in peak times, providing a treasure of fairly soft players in a good variety of standard games. Plenty of multi-table tournaments start throughout the day, sit-&-go tournaments fill up rapidly, and you can find a seat in a cash game immediately. Tournament buy-ins fit all bankrolls, and satellites are always running. The software is fast and you can turn off the odd characters to simplify your table.
Closed to U.S. players
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Ultimate Bet
Visit Ultimate BetUltimateBet offers a wide range of games with a wide range of competition levels, from moderate to professional. The software is designed to facilitate playing poker online, not to be a representation, or caricature, of a live casino room. Using options, you have more control than usual over the look and feel of the playing tables. Tournament fields are smaller than those at the highest-traffic sites, but smaller fields are attractive to many tournament players. The tournament structures are good, but the sit-and-go tournaments do sometimes fill up slowly. Total traffic for tournaments and cash games places UltimateBet in the top five online poker rooms. The current sign-up bonus is 100% up to $500.
U.S. players are welcome
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Pacific Poker
Visit Pacific PokerPacific Poker's most endearing and profitable quality is its abundance of players who like to gamble and play poker for fun. Pacific is related to Casino On Net, which provides the poker-for-fun traffic. The software is attractive and plays fast, but multi-tabling is impossible because Pacific limits you to one open table. The tournament structures are somewhat faster than ideal, but then again, loose players succumb to heavy blinds ideally fast. Traffic is fairly good. The maximum rake is a little high in some games. The sign-up bonus is only commonplace, but by just playing, you get bonus points redeemable for cash.
Closed to U.S. players
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Absolute Poker
Visit Absolute PokerMost of the action at Absolute Poker is on low-stakes, six-max Texas Holdem tables. The cash games are usually loose with many players staying for the second round of betting. Play is fairly fast. The software's features are good but the tables' graphics could be simplified. You can download table skins to improve the graphics. Tables have a graphical replay feature that is helpful for beginners. Most tournaments are Texas Holdem, with frequent freerolls and a few qualifiers for live casino events such as the World Series of Poker. You can accumulate Absolute Reward Points to pay for tournament buy-ins. Support is by email only but responses are usually quick. The sign-up bonus and weekly reload bonuses are generous.
U.S. players are welcome
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Visit BodogBodog Poker is the young add-on to a sportsbook and casino that has been around since 1995. Although the poker traffic is not heavy, the traffic is full of loose players and you can expect the traffic to grow from Bodog's aggressive advertising. The software provides two ways to multi-table: open two or three tables in invidual windows; or play with one table showing in large view and the other one or two tables showing in miniaturized view within one window. The software's lobby presents a "console" view with notebook tabs for access to different areas such as cash games, tournaments, your account, and preferences. Bodog runs daily tournaments with guaranteed prize pools that often have significant overlays. Your first deposit gets a 10% bonus and subsequent redeposits do as well. Bonuses are credited immediately and easily cleared.
U.S. players are welcome
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Poker Stars
Visit Poker StarsPokerStars has high traffic, good software, and responsive support. In variety and number, the tournaments are unsurpassed. You can find buy-ins from $1 to several hundred dollars, and fields from a few score to a few thousand. The cash games range from soft players to online pros.
U.S. players are welcome
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Titan Poker
Visit Titan PokerTitan Poker is new, and consequently, it has low traffic. Fortunately, most of the traffic is loose, passive players. Many are casino gamblers playing poker as a diversion. So, you can find soft cash games and easy tournaments. The games are all micro, low, or middle stakes, the highest being $50/$100 limit and $10/$20 no limit. Most play is in $2/$4 or lower, as low as $0.01/$0.02. Tournament structures are rather fast. The sit-n-go tournaments fill slowly outside peak hours. The software is easy to use, and when it is installing, it offers a choice of languages. Support is available by email, phone, and (sometimes) online chat. The sign-up bonus is high but it may clear slowly if you play the lowest limits.
Closed to U.S. players
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Poker Room
Visit Poker RoomWhat attracts most players to PokerRoom is an abundance of good tournaments and promotions. There are many big-prize tournaments with lots of satellites and qualifiers for live casino events. Competition is moderate. You can set up private tournaments and private cash games. The software and the back-end servers are stable now. Tables have attractive graphics but informational print is too small for quick, easy reading. The web site has a lot of support information, including a "school" for beginners, but the email support could be quicker. Typical player traffic of 15,000 players and up puts PokerRoom among the top sites.
Closed to U.S. players
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Visit InterPokerInterPoker has improved its software and increased its traffic. The software has good options and performance with acceptable table graphics. The variety of games is somewhat limited and most of InterPoker's traffic is in Texas Holdem at low and middle limits. You can find loose games with 40% to %50 of players seeing the flop in full cash games. Many players are casino patrons who like to play loose poker for gambling fun. InterPoker runs several promotions for its players, including WSOP qualifiers, guaranteed tournaments, and My Player Points. The sign-up bonus is generous for a small deposit: $25 gets a $100 bonus. And that bonus is repeated each month for a redeposit of $25. Expect continued increases in traffic as the Cryptologic network grows.
Closed to U.S. players
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Paradise Poker
Visit Paradise PokerParadise Poker is one of the oldest poker rooms on the Internet. It has attractive graphics and stable software. Paradise starts a new multi-table tournament every few minutes most hours of the day. There is a wide variety of tournaments, and there are some cash games hard to find elsewhere, namely, 5 Card Stud and 5 Card Draw. Competition is stronger here than in most online poker rooms, making Paradise a good place to test your skills against accomplished players. Some tournament structures can put you into big blinds sooner instead of later, but that is not necessarily detrimental inasmuch as many tournament pros assert their best money-making skills in the end game when blinds are high. Paradise Poker has a limited sign-up bonus and seldom has reload bonuses, but it does reward players with Player Club Points that buy tournament entries, and it runs the Paradise Poker Million Dollar Freeroll.
Closed to U.S. players
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