New Texas Holdem online poker rooms are born every minute. Okay, not every minute but too often, because most of them are failing miserably. There are actually only about 20 poker rooms that have acceptable traffic, the rest you should probably avoid.
How do you distinguish the bad online poker rooms from the good ones? That is exactly what I am about to show you, there is a simple list you can follow to avoid that experience of depositing money onto a texas holdem poker room and then never getting it out.
Traffic – The first thing you should pay attention to when choosing a poker room to play at is traffic. How many players are there? You should usually see a lobby full of games, especially Texas Holdem บาคาร่า . For example, if I go to the top 5 rooms I can see at least 5 Texas Holdem tables at limits ranging from $25 to $2000 buy-in. When You go higher than that the games usually become harder to find. So before you deposit, open the client of the poker room and look at the traffic, if it is very small you should probably avoid it.
A good sign of a solid online poker room is one that is not just spreading Texas Holdem games but also games like Omaha, Stud and maybe even mixed games like HORSE or HOSE (Hold’em, Omaha, Stud, Omaha 8 or better). On the other hand if you’re only looking for a Texas Holdem online poker room then who cares if they are spreading other games? 🙂
Graphics – Are the graphics good? Does it run smoothly without crashing? Most of the Texas Holdem Online poker rooms reveal their flaws after about 15 minutes of playing. I can only play at about 5 poker rooms because most of them just drive me crazy. A few annoyings details are: weird layout, bad graphics, slow software, crashing, only allowing 3 tables at the same time and so on.
Rake – How much does the poker room take from the pot? The standard rake is 5% up to $3. For example, a standard Texas Holdem online poker room takes $0.05 per $1 that goes in the pot, usually there’s a cap at around $3. This is the industry standard, most big rooms have the same, some have less. If you’re going to try the smaller rooms, be sure to check their rake so they aren’t robbing you.
Financial Security – This is very important for me when choosing an online holdem poker room, if my money isn’t safe then what good does it do if I play there? If I win I want to be able to take my money out. Again, if you go to the online poker rooms with most traffic your money will often be as safe as they can be.
Deposit & Withdrawal – Make sure you are able to withdraw with the same method that you deposited with. You do not want to find out that the deposit options are normal, but when you withdraw there is a whole new set of rules to play by.
Sign-Up Bonus – It’s fun to get some extra money in your pocket! I always enjoy the occasional bonus when I sign-up to a poker room although I do not look for it. Because most of the bonuses are hard to clear anyway, especially the ones on the smaller poker sites. Don’t dismiss them though, just make sure there’s enough traffic and that the bonus is easy to clear before playing at a small poker room just to clear the bonus. When I just started out playing I had many experiences where I found a great $1,500 sign-up bonus only to find that it takes 4 months to clear, so I just ended giving up on it and wasting my time. Avoid my mistakes! 🙂
That’s all I have to say about Texas Holdem online poker rooms. I hope this article helps you choose the right one and avoid the mistakes I’ve done in my online poker career.