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Poker Room - Which One Should You Choose?

Aug 7, 2008
There's a great number of online casinos and gaming sites on the world wide web these days, and the fact that competition is so tight means that majority of them tend to be of high quality and it becomes a matter of great difficulty for players, as they try to choose the best one to play at. When it comes to the best online poker room-which one should you choose?

Design

First thing you should keep in mind is not to be distracted or tricked by the proverbial flashing lights. It is very easy for website layouts and graphical user interface designs to distract users from more important matters, such as whether the poker software being used is stable or will it crash from time to time, or if it is compatible with your browser or system at all. When it comes to visuals of an online poker room, the one that you choose should be based on what works consistently for you, regardless of whether it looks good or not.

Bonuses

Most online casinos and gaming sites offer bonuses upon your first deposit. People usually judge whether they will stay with an online casino based on these bonuses. The trouble is a lot of online poker sites are very vague when it comes to these bonuses. A common standard is to make the bonuses a percentage of the total deposit you make, which usually average around 5 to 15 percent. This means the higher the stakes you play with, the larger your bonus will be. When it comes to bonuses, the online Poker room you choose should be based on your average deposit and their bonus rates.

Research

You should also do some research first before committing to an online gaming site. There are lots of rating sites on the net, which also offer reviews and basic descriptions of the capabilities of the online casinos. Some of the rating sites use votes cast by surfers themselves, which means the position of the online casinos depend on how good the players felt about them. With ratings sites, you can be assured that the poker room you choose will have an outstanding service based on the consensus of players.

Player Strength

When it comes to choosing a poker room, you should not exclusively focus on the software and the service but also on the players you are going to go up against. There is a strong element of luck needed to win, but your playing experience and strategy will also play a major role. Try to see if you can observe games first and then join the poker room that fits your playing style. If you are very skilled and confident enough in your abilities, you can try to join rooms with a low number of players, which greatly lessens the competition. On the other hand, if you are a beginner and merely relying on blind luck, you should first try to join a poker room with loose games and a large number of players.

Finally, you should always remember that online gaming is still all about fun, and the chances of winning money while you're at it is just a bonus. If the game stops being fun for you, quit and find a different room.
About the Author
Sean Moronse is a pro online poker player. He has won numerous online tournaments with over 1000 players. He teaches his techniques and strategies to playing in any poker room with the best poker strategy. Learn more at http://www.SitNGoGenius.com
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