Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Insider Tips For Finding A Great Online Poker Room


Even though they look pretty much the same and they're all selling essentially the same few games, all Online Poker Rooms are NOT created equal! The differences can go far beyond the look and feel of the software. After you've played at several different rooms, you'll start to see the tell-tale signs of a quality room as opposed to the "back alley" type.

Here's a few things to consider before you plunk down your money.

The Number Of Players

It simply doesn't matter how great the software is or how many game variations Are Offered. If you're sitting alone, staring at the virtual walls ...What Good Is The Poker Room? The great pokerrooms always have lots of real money players --- Playing!

Cash Outs

Don't let a big bonus or huge game selection be the only criteria you use when selecting a Pokerroom. Make sure you understand how to cash out, where your money will go and how quickly you'll get paid. Remember, what good is your bankroll if you don't have access to it?

Customer Service

Before you purchase, know the customer service options. Is there a toll free phone number? Is there Online Chat (my personal favorite)? Or is email your only option? Make sure you can contact a rep when you need one. Here's A Tip: Before You Purchase, Contact Support and Ask a few questions, Just to see how responsive and knowledgeable the staff is. Great Pokerrooms know how important Customer Service is and will make sure their reps are well trained!

Bonus/Comps

Free Money at sign-up is always nice! But, it's really not very important. Remember, there are always play through requirements and the more "Free Money" you get the more you'll have to play before you can actually cash it out.

More important then a sign-up bonus is the ongoing comps that are offered. Poker can be a very exciting game, where you have a pretty good chance of consistently winning. Once you find a poker room that you like, chances are you'll be playing there frequently. A good comp program can directly add to your bottom line!

Ease of Use

I'm including the entire poker room "experience" in this category. Starting with the first time you visit the site, through the download and sign up process, making a deposit, choosing a table and of course, the actual game-play. The easier it is to get all of this done the better. A clean, simple homepage and intuitive, easily installed software are important factors that shouldn't be overlooked.

And Finally...

I've outlined what I think are the most important factors in any Pokerroom. Of course, you'll need to consider your own factors also...

For Example:

* Do You Like Frequent Tournaments?

* What Table Limits Are You Comfortable With?

* Are You Interested In Multi-Table Play?

An hour or so of research before you actually make your first deposit can go a long way toward improving your online playing experience.

David Olsen has spent entirely too much time writing about Online Gambling. His latest site gambling site Online Poker is dedicated to finding and testing the webs poker rooms.

Mr. Olsen works from home and is married with one young son.


MORE RESOURCES:

Advantage-play pinball aims to change casino gambling
Tribune-Review
Aaron Hightower envisions a new frontier for casino gambling. He aims to provide a dramatically different machine game that appeals not only to casual gamblers looking for fun and a chance at a jackpot but also to advantage players who rely on skill to ...



Anniston Star

SPEAKOUT: No more sweetheart deals on casino gambling
Anniston Star
Alabama doesn't need any sweetheart deals on casino gambling. Let the people vote, then if gambling is approved, let the locations and casino operators be selected based on competitive bidding. Carl Summers. Auburn. Thank you for reading 7 free ...

and more »


NJ Spotlight

NJ Long Shots: Casino Gambling to the North, Sports Betting Statewide
NJ Spotlight
The on-again, off-again efforts to legalize casino gambling in northern New Jersey and to allow sports betting statewide could not only affect Atlantic City's tottering economy but also determine whether the struggling horse racing industry and related ...

and more »


Separate lottery from casino gambling
Times Daily
A bill in the Legislature would allow a statewide lottery and casino gambling. It will have a difficult time winning approval, but accepting a lottery would stem the flow of money to neighboring states that have lotteries and fill some of the revenue ...

and more »


WMUR Manchester

NH House defeats casino gambling bill
WMUR Manchester
I JUST DON'T THINK NEW HAMPSHIRE WANTS CASINO GAMBLING. REPORTER: FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE LEGISLATURE, THAT MESSAGE WAS SENT. DESPITE A POSITIVE RECOMMENDATION FROM A HOUSE COMMITTEE, THE 52-VOTE ...
Casino Gambling Falls Flat In N.H. HouseNew Hampshire Public Radio
NH House kills latest casino gambling billThe Daily News of Newburyport
House again to take up casino gamblingNewsOK.com
Casino.Org News -WCAX
all 81 news articles »


Indian Country Today Media Network

Marsh introduces bill to allow lottery, casino gambling in AL
WSFA
A top Alabama Republican has filed and introduced a bill to create a lottery and allow casino gambling in Alabama. Senator Del Marsh announced Tuesday he is proposing a move to let the people vote. The bill he's introducing incorporates input from ...
Poarch Creek gambling can boost long-term reformsAL.com
GOP proposal would open door to lottery, casinos in Ala.USA TODAY
Alabama Senate leader plans to introduce gambling legislation; Gov. Bentley ...whnt.com
WVTM13 -Alabama Baptist
all 154 news articles »


York County Coast Star

House to take up bills on guns, casino gambling
Foster's Daily Democrat
CONCORD — Guns and casino gambling are on the docket for Wednesday's House session. One bill, known as "constitutional carry," would let anyone who can legally own a firearm to carry it concealed without a license, as required by current law. The bill ...
State House Dome: Casino gambling talk centering on two sitesThe Union Leader

all 27 news articles »


New Hampshire Public Radio

How North Country Reps Voted On Casino Gambling
New Hampshire Public Radio
North Country reps were about evenly divided on whether to allow casino gambling, but the division wasn't along party lines. As NHPR reported on Wednesday the House again rejected casino gambling, killing SB 113 by a vote of 208 to 156. Governor ...

and more »


FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com

Lawmakers draft proposal for AL casino gambling, state lottery
FOX6 WBRC - MyFoxAL.com
FOX6 got a firsthand look at the gambling proposal which a powerful state lawmaker believes could solve Alabama's money woes. MOREAdditional LinksPoll. This week Senate Pro Tem Del Marsh of Anniston proposed a state lottery and to tax electronic and ...
Handicapping gambling vs. taxes as revenue savior for AlabamaAL.com
Marsh says cash-strapped Alabama should consider gamblingwhnt.com
EDITORIAL: Citizens should decide future of gamblingTuscaloosa News (subscription)
Auburn Villager
all 105 news articles »


The Age

Crown Casino gambling debt linked to drug crimes committed by Vietnamese ...
The Age
Fifteen of the women said casino gambling debts were to blame for their offending, and Dr Le found that three other women also had gambling debts that they did not report. It was the first time some of the women had committed a criminal offence. Most ...


Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.