Best Online Poker Site Reviews

Find the best online poker rooms with my personal, unbiased and critical online poker room reviews. I have personally played at all the online poker rooms that I review and I take great pride in being honest with you when writing all of my online poker reviews.

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best online poker sites Bovada Poker 98% $1000 n/a - use link Bovada Poker Review
best online poker sites Bet Online Poker 97% 25% Instant n/a - use link Bet Online Poker Review
best online poker sites Juicy Stakes Poker 85% $1000 n/a - use link Juicy Stakes Review
best online poker sites Carbon Poker 83% $600 CPNOW CarbonPoker Review

Getting Started

While the focus of my site is online poker room reviews, I have also put together some more specific resources. Since I am an American, one of the first things I have done is put together a list of the best poker sites that accept U.S. players and legal us poker sites.

If you are an American looking to play poker for real money, I have an article that explains how to deposit money to play online poker. There are poker rooms that still accept credit cards and instant checks from Americans.

If you are looking to play poker on a Mac like I do, you should check out my Mac poker guide. I have also compiled a list of the best online poker rooms for a Mac that is helpful if you want to start playing quickly. If your a non-US player, we suggest you try Party Poker's Mac client. Use our partypoker bonus code "500PS" during sign-up and you can qualify for the $500 deposit bonus.

Learning To Play Texas Holdem

If you'd like to learn about playing Texas holdem, I would recommend starting out with my Texas Holdem Strategy section or my Texas Holdem Basics article.

If you are already familiar with how to play, make sure to avoid the 8 most common mistakes in no-limit Texas holdem or for you more advanced players, I would recommend reading How To Master Poker. I also have some good heads up Texas holdem strategy, and a guide on how to win at sit and go poker tournaments.

Choosing The Best Online Poker Rooms

There are hundreds of online poker rooms today. When choosing an online poker room to play poker at, there are many factors to consider. You should weigh an online poker room's player traffic, software quality, trustworthiness (real money poker safety), ease of competition, customer support, deposit and withdrawal options, bonuses and rewards programs, as well as many others. I have worked hard to play at all of the best (and some of the worst) online poker rooms to ranks poker rooms on many of these factors.

Why Trust My Online Poker Reviews?

My name is Steve Taylor. You can read more about me on the About Me page. I have personally played at all the online poker sites listed on Holdem Review. I take great pride in this site and the content on it. Besides the poker blog, which a friend of mine writes updates for, I have personally written almost every article and online poker review on Holdem Review. Holdem Review was started in 2005 because I was frustrated with trying to find good new online poker rooms to play at and getting nothing but shill online poker reviews from people promoting online poker sites strictly for profit.

At the time I had been playing poker online professionally for almost two years and had a lot of experience playing at various online poker sites, so I decided to take a leap and open my first website. I purchased www.holdemreview.com and this web site was born. While I do make some money whenever a visitor clicks a link and signs up at one of the online poker sites I review, the compensation is essentially the same at all poker rooms I list on this site, so I have no hidden reason to send you to one poker site over another. The only reason I list poker sites on Holdem Review is because I have played there and personally recommend them to my personal friends right along with the thousands of online poker players who visit this site every month. If you would like more information on top USA poker sites, check out this US poker site dedicated page.

Online Poker Room Reviews

After playing extensively at dozens of online poker rooms, I have come up with many "best of" lists and rankings based on as many deciding factors as I can think of. I love to make lists, and I have many poker site lists on Holdem Review. If you are looking for an online poker room that is best for a specific reason, try one of my poker room rankings lists below. I am adding new lists all the time, so bookmark HoldemReview.com and come back often. You can also keep up to date on online poker news by subscribing to the poker blog.