Choosing a poker room

Choosing the right poker room is the first step to success

There’s certainly no shortage of online poker rooms around today! And it’s definitely a genuinely international market. Poker rooms are constantly trying to attract (and keep) new customers with an array of diverse offers which form part of active strategies designed to make their presence felt in the global online poker industry. Of course, there are good rakeback deals available at many sites, and the rooms have their pros and cons – although at YourPokerDream we endeavour to ensure that by signing up via YPD you get the best extras at the best online poker rooms.

Depending on the type of games you tend to play, as well as at which limits, and how often, there are already significant differences between sites. If you play online poker with a serious view to making profit as well as having fun and entertainment, then selecting the right poker room is the first step in the right direction.

Because of our years of experience on the online poker scene, and because we closely watch the sector daily, we’ve taken the responsibility and put in the groundwork for you, creating a detailed listing to help you  choose the right poker room.

Cash Games (No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha)

For those whose favourite format is cash games, the choice of online poker sites is, of course, extensive. Our  ‘insider tip’ here is BestPoker from the GGPoker network. Perhaps many of you have never heard of this poker room before, but that doesn’t at all mean that it’s small. As part of the GGPoker network, BestPoker is one of the top 5 in the world in terms of cash game traffic. As far as the number of players is concerned, the numbers are up there with PartyPoker or Bwin, and way ahead of the well-known iPoker network.

Now, ask yourself why our secret tip is BestPoker when there are big names like PartyPoker/Bwin out there. While we should make it clear that with PartyPoker and Bwin you certainly wouldn’t be making a poor choice, what we can say is that you will find significantly more fish at BestPoker, especially at mid and high stakes. The reason for this is that there are a lot of beginners and inexperienced players from Asia, which is not the case with PartyPoker and other sites.

Apart from that, the rakeback programme is absolutely top notch, and players can even get up to 100% rakeback.

For new(er) online poker fans who play at lower limits, we can also recommend Betsson/Betsafe/Nordicbet. All three sites have a lot of players at the lower limits. In addition, we offer an exclusive VIP Lifetime Upgrade to the highest VIP status at these rooms. Note that if you play at the higher limits you should choose Party/Bwin or BreakoutPoker.

Important information: If you have an old player account at Party/Bwin which was not created via YPD, please contact our support team at or via Skype: vip-yourpokerdream so that we can possibly help you to retag your existing player account with us, or help you open a new player account so that you can earn extra rakeback and get access to our exclusive promotions.

Our recommendation to all No Limit Hold’em or Pot Limit Omaha players is quite clear – join the following sites via YPD:

600$ Bonus/Up to 60% Rakeback

500$ Bonus/Up to 60% Rakeback

600$ Bonus/6.000$ YPD Freerolls

2.000€ Bonus/30% Flat+Rake Chase

1.000$ Bonus/US Players Welcome

2.000€ Bonus/30% Flat+Rake Chase

200€ Bonus/Up to 65% Rakeback

1.000$ Bonus/25k YPD Race

1.000$ Bonus/25k YPD Rake Race

1.000$ Bonus/US Players Welcome

Sit & Go Tournaments

Sit & Go tournaments are very popular with all players, not least because they already attract tournament fans but also offer cash game players a taste of the tournament atmosphere without committing more than a few minutes or so of their time. The so-called spin & go/jackpot tournaments have taken the poker world by storm since they caught on a couple of years ago – the thrill of the prospect of winning, for example, 1,000 times your buy-in is quite an incentive and, consequently, an incredible number of players – many of whom are inexperienced recreational poker enthusiasts – flock to this format in their droves.

Here is our insider tip: Coral Poker. Please note that, unfortunately, Coral Poker does not accept players from as many countries as some other online poker rooms.

If you like to play either standard Sit & Go tournaments or the Spin & Go jackpot format, you should choose one of the following poker rooms:

200€ Bonus/Up to 65% Rakeback

250$ Bonus/Up to 60% Rakeback

Multi-Table Tournaments

Multi-table tournaments (MTTs) not surprisingly attract vast numbers to online poker rooms. Juicy prize pools are everywhere, allowing players with modest bankrolls to win large amounts of money. And, of course, tournaments provide a great deal of fun and entertainment. It’s quite normal for a number of online poker rooms to offer a schedule packed with various formats and guaranteed prize pools, with an offering that caters for all players from beginner to serious multi-tablers.

When it comes to poker tournaments, the leader is Party/Bwin. They offer many tournaments, every day, for all bankrolls, ranging from buy-ins of 50 cents to up to thousands of dollars. Several times a year they host special events and series such as the Powerfest, with special tournaments and several million dollars in guaranteed prize money.

BestPoker is also a great choice for tournament fiends. Of course, there are not as many tournaments as at Party/Bwin, but still more than enough. It’s by no means unusual to see prize pool overlays, which is always good news for players.

Finally, last but not least we suggest all skins from the Winning Poker(WPN Network) – especially PokerKing. Meanwhile, you might also consider Americas Cardroom and BlackChipPoker as good online poker rooms to join through YourPokerDream, as all offer excellent tournament schedules.

600$ Bonus/Up to 60% Rakeback

2.000€ Bonus/35% Flat Rakeback

500$ Bonus/Up to 60% Rakeback

600$ Bonus/6.000$ YPD Freerolls

2.000$ Bonus/Up to 55% Rakeback

1.000$ Bonus/US Players Welcome

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