How to Select the Perfect Poker Site -When it comes time to put your money where your knowledge is, you have to be sure you are in the right place. There are around 538 sites that offer online poker rooms. Of these 538 sites, there may be a couple that suits your needs, or there may be only one. But how do you determine one from the other? I would say it was simple, but I would be telling tall tales. It takes research and understanding of the poker lingo that is associated with most room-reviewing sites. You have to know what they are talking about. You have to know about what sites are available for your language and geographical location. You have to know what type of competition you are going to find on each prospective site.
You can learn from my mistakes, and go right to the premier source for online poker, Poker Online. Not only is this site able to sift through the poker rooms by your location and language, it is able to break down your search by payment methods, gaming software, site owners and what jurisdiction from which the site originates. After you enter the criteria for the search, you can then add the ‘sort by: Sites with Bonuses First’ option, which gets you on the track that heads towards maximizing your revenue. Allow me to explain why all of this is so important, even if you are looking at information on another site.Once you identify where you can play, the next thing you do is eliminate all of the sites that do not offer ‘rakeback’. Without collecting at least 27% of your Monthly Gross Revenue (MGR) back from the site, through an affiliate site, you can almost 100% guarantee that this site is not the most lucrative. You will notice that there are very gorgeous looking bonuses offered for ‘First Time Depositors’, but make sure you find out how you get your bankroll on that money. Virtually no one gives it away for free, and some sites will even deduct it from your MGR, thus eating away at the goal of maximizing your revenue. Remove these from your list and keep searching. The next thing you want to look at before you commit to a site is if they offer ‘Reload Bonus Codes’, and if they do, how often and to whom? Sometimes sites will not offer any bonus after the initial deposit, which allows them to be removed from the list, and the search to continue.
This brings us to loyalty programs. Who has one? If you are looking at a site and notice it is without a loyalty program, scratch it from the list. Then look into the remaining sites that do. Look carefully. What do these programs offer? Do they offer just tournaments and the capabilities to shop in their online store, or can you turn their points in for cold, hard cash? How fast are these ‘points’ earned, and at what levels do you excel into the next status position? In other words, how long and hard are you going to have to work to get into the top tier level and QQ Online enjoy the real benefits associated with it? You do not want to end up at a site where the best status does nothing more for you then get you a bath robe or a key chain that has the sites’ logo on it.Now that your list is getting nice and narrow, you can start getting a little picky; after all we are looking for the perfect site. Out of the remaining contenders, who has the most traffic? You want to make sure that the perfect site has competition. On that note, research, out of the remainders, who has the worst competition? What site offers the softest completion in your game, be it Limit or No-Limit? Once this is thinned down to a small selection of sites, allow the determining factor to be the customer support.