The Industry's Best Poker Rooms

All too often we hear new and old online poker players alike complain that they're not satisfied with their online poker room. With literally dozens of quality poker sites to choose from, such complaints seem totally unnecessary. Depositing to a poker room you later decide you don't particularly like doesn't have to be a death sentence. Most pros, and even a number of amateurs, hold accounts at several sites, making it easy for them to get the best of everything.

With so many good options out there, there's no excuse for playing bad poker. Even if you don't have the budget to deposit to every online poker room that interests you, the fact that they all offer fun-only tables and tournaments makes it easy for you to test the sites for yourself, risk-free. Once you've pegged the poker room that's right for you, then you'll be ready to commit to the cash action.

How do you know which site is right for you? It's all about personal preferences. If you're primarily a tournament player, then you want a room that offers a heavy tournament schedule with a good range of buy-ins and special events. On the other hand, if you're a ring game player then you should be looking for sites that not only support but encourage multi-tabling and that are soft enough to offer amateurs an opportunity to profit. If you don't know what kind of player you are yet, then you're probably best off starting at a site with a focus on beginner-friendly action.

For your edification, we've broken the industry's best poker rooms down to the important basics. We dissect everything from a site's good (or bad) looks to the performance level of its software. We also explore game variety, traffic and the average skill level of each poker room's population and give poker bonus hunters a quick look at each site's best promotional offerings.