Top 5 Online Poker Rooms
When players first start out playing poker, they have no idea what poker sites are beneficial for them and which are not. Because they have no experience to go by, they end up signing up to the first room they see, which may not be a great, secure room. For these reasons, we have decided to list the top 5 online poker rooms, which in our opinion, should be the top 5 choices for any beginner player.
You will be hard stretched to find a player who wouldn’t recommend Pokerstars. It is simply the best poker site on the net. You will not find a site with traffic like it, and no room can beat its unique $1.5m Sunday tournament which brings the worlds best players together to battle it out for the elusive title of being the Sunday Million Champion. Also a week’s worth of fame in the poker world comes from winning the Sunday Million, which is fully deserved for coming through a field of thousands to win one of the hardest tournaments in the industry.
Pokerstars treats players exactly how they should be. They reward players for playing on their site with their VIP programme and poker store, and also give them top notch security so they never have to worry about the safety of their online poker money.
Full Tilt Poker heavily markets their brand on one thing, the ability for players to play with the worlds top poker pro’s. This is probably the biggest attraction of Full Tilt Poker, as the chance to play with players such as Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen and Tom “durrrr” Dwan, is too much to resist for any poker player.
They also offer fantastic software, which can be fully customised to the players needs. Whether you want to view avatars, turn them off, upload a custom background or auto reload your stack, it is all possible at Full Tilt Poker.
Although many players may not have heard of this room, it is an up and coming room which is ready to take the poker industry by storm. Hosted on the Merge Network, Aced Poker has very unique ways of rewarding players. They have their interesting “Outs” programme which players are going crazy about and over $150,000 given away each month in freerolls to loyal players. Carbon Poker is another great poker room on the Merge Network.
The big news in the poker world that Jamie Gold has signed for this site has definitely increased traffic for the site as well. Before the signing you would have been hard stretched to find a regularly running high stakes game, but now with so many players wanting to play and bust Jamie Gold, the tables are filled more often.
Former number one site in the world, Party Poker unfortunately doesn’t offer its services to US players. Despite this, it should still be a serious contender for any European poker beginner. They have also recently had a huge face lift, making their tables and lobby much more attractive and have improved playability.
Again, Titan Poker has closed it doors to US players but should not be a turn off for European players. They offer some of the juiciest games on the net, with most players at small limits being beginners themselves and very soft competition for any semi-experienced player.
They offer a good software which is simple and focused on usability for the player then extravagant features. We respect this as the number one thing a player wants is to be able to comfortably play poker for as long as they wish. At Titan Poker this is easily possible and whether you want to play marathon sessions of multi-tabling, you will never be in a second of discomfort.