Top 100 Poker Sites

The Top 100 Online Poker Sites

When poker players go in search of their first online poker room, or even a new poker site to call home, the task can seem quite daunting. With literally thousands of online poker rooms to choose from it’s not always a simple matter of finding a room that suits your needs, never mind finding the absolute best room, and making certain you are receiving all of the perks the site has to offer.

This is why we have created this article; to steer players in the right direction when they decide to make a deposit at an online poker site, whether they are new to the industry or seasoned online poker grinders. This article is meant as a guide, not as an all encompassing resource, to finding reputable, high-traffic, online poker rooms.

Our recommendation is to take advantage of the promotions, software, and benefits offered by the Top 10 poker sites on our list, since these are the cream of the crop in the poker world, and have excellent, long-standing track-records.

For players looking for an alternative to these rooms, keep in mind that once you get outside of the very best poker rooms –the sites with huge player pools and an excellent track record in the industry– the difference between the rooms grows smaller and smaller. So, while there might be a substantial difference between the #8 online poker room on our list and the #95 poker room on the list, there is really very little difference between #22 and #95. So if you are planning on choosing a smaller skin on a major network you need to realize that there are likely other skins, perhaps with better deposit bonuses and promotions that use the same software and are licensed by the same place.

Many online poker portals like to focus on the Top 10 poker rooms or so, but in this article we are going to rundown the top 100 choices, and hopefully give you some alternative choices should you be looking for a new online poker home, or simply looking to stay on the same poker network but cash in on multiple deposit bonuses offered by the sites. Unlike most Top-lists for online poker sites we do not have any kind of affiliation with many of these rooms, and we feel this is the most accurate, honest, list of this kind you will find on the Internet.

Our brief summaries will focus on the major factors such as traffic and competition, whether the site is part of a network, and if the site accepts US players; however, we will also detail anything that sets a particular room apart from its competitors, be it a software upgrade or a particular poker format offered.

These summaries are not meant to be the be-all-end-all indicators of where you should deposit your money; instead we have compiled this list to help players pare-down their potential choices, at which point they can choose to do more homework by reading our in-depth reviews on many of the rooms.

***Bear in mind that the online poker industry is constantly changing and in-flux; the data and research we have done on these rooms was up-to-date at the time, but may have changed since our research was first done –this is especially true for US-friendly poker rooms in a post-Black Friday world. ***

So without any further adieu, here is a look at our choices for the Top 100 online poker rooms:

 

 1. PokerStars 

PokerStars is the world’s largest online poker room, and it’s not even close. PokerStars offers the most poker games, the most stakes, one of the top VIP programs in online poker, and great tournaments with massive prize-pools, including the WCOOP and the SCOOP. PokerStars is the unmitigated leader in online poker, and the site all others aspire to be. When people think online poker, the first site that comes to their mind is PokerStars, and for very good reason.

With such a large percentage of the online poker industry’s traffic, PokerStars is able to compete on all levels: Promotions, Loyalty Programs, marketing, sponsored players, sponsoring poker tours; you name it and PokerStars is likely at the forefront of the industry.

PokerStars also proved their worth during the aftermath of Black Friday where the site was the only indicted online poker room that was able to pay-out their players due to their policy of segregating player funds. Both Full Tilt Poker and the Cereus Poker Network rooms of UB Poker and Absolute Poker have all fallen by the wayside due to their poor management.

Unfortunately at this time PokerStars is not accepting US players.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $600
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: PokerStars VIP Rewards Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

2. Party Poker

Party Poker is the second largest online poker room, and one of the most highly respected poker rooms in the history of the industry. Party Poker has foregone signing endless pros (they do have several high-profile spokespeople) and simply offers their customers a fun, easy-to-use, product that players love.

Party Poker is the parent company of the World Poker Tour and has recently partnered with bWin to form one of the most powerful brands in the online gaming world. Bwin.Party has also formed a strategic partnership with MGM Casinos and has applied for an online gaming license in Nevada, which could see the return of Party Poker to the US market for the first time since 2006, when the site voluntarily left after the passage of UIGEA legislation.

Known for their excellent software, which is easy to use, functional, secure, and lightning fast, as well as for their exceptional track-record in the industry, Party Poker is considered the pinnacle of safety and security in the industry.

Overall Party Poker was an easy choice for the #2 spot on our list, even though they no longer operate in the US market.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $600
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Party Poker VIP Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

 3. Sky Poker

Sky Poker focuses on the UK market, and has quickly built up a solid reputation there, as well as in the rest of the world. A unique site that offers players the chance to play on streamed television (Sky Poker TV) the site is taking innovation in the industry to a whole new level. Sky Poker has also created an online poker school where players can find information and strategies on a variety of different games.

Like most independent poker rooms, Sky Poker has put forth a tremendous amount of energy into player retention, and because of this they have built-up a loyal following amongst their users, which has allowed the site to remain an independent online poker site, resisting the urge to join a larger network and pool their players. At this time Sky Poker is not available to US players.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $500
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Cash for Poker Points program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

 

4. Everest Poker.fr/Everest Poker

Everest Poker saw their online traffic split in two when France segregated their players from the rest of the world, but the French-based site has managed to chug along and is known one of the most popular online poker rooms not only in France but around the globe.

Both arms of the Everest Poker franchise are run by the same company, and players can expect the same great promotions and loyalty programs at EverestPoker.com and EverestPoker.fr. Everest Poker has excellent software and is considered one of the top sites in terms of safety and security on the Internet.

Everest Poker built up their brand by sponsoring the World Series of Poker for a number of years, and Everest Poker has been expanding their online footprint ever since, signing players, sponsoring poker tournaments and creating exclusive promotions for their players. At this time Everest Poker is not accepting US players.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 100% up to $500 + $10 free
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: VIP Summit Club
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

 5. Bodog/Bovada Poker

Bodog is one of the few online poker rooms still operating in the United States (under the site’s Bovada.lv domain) and is one of the longest-standing online gaming sites in the history of the Internet. Always known for its loose games, spurred on by the numerous sports-bettors who find their way to the poker tables, Bodog has also made a number of software upgrades in recent years, growing more competitive in this area.

One of the most interesting features at Bodog is the sites use of Anonymous Tables, all players are given a random ID, protecting them from data-mining sites and players who seek out the worst players. Bodog’s commitment to drawing in casual poker players, and not catering to high-volume grinders has kept the games among the softest in the online poker world.

Bodog also has an excellent track record when it comes to deposit options and withdrawal speeds, and has an excellent success rate with processing credit card deposits from US players, a very important feature for US online poker players.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $1,000
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Frequent Player Points
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = Yes with restrictions

 

6. PKR Poker

The world’s leader in 3-D technology, PKR Poker gives online poker players the closest thing to a real poker game as is possible on the Internet. With 3-D avatars that can give off tells and perform actions like drinking, the PKR software looks more like a video game than an online poker site; which is just one reason why the site is so popular and receives such high-grades from their players as well as industry insiders.

PKR Poker prides itself in having a very loyal community, and the site goes to great lengths to reward their loyal players with special outings and meet-ups. The site was founded in 2006, just after UIGEA was passed, and through all of the turmoil that UIGEA caused, PKR has managed to remain an independent poker site, one of the very few sites that have managed to do so.

PKR Poker does everything well, from customer service to software innovations, to sponsoring players (Vladimir Geshkenbein and Jake Cody are among the players on Team PKR) and this commitment to excellence has led to PKR receiving numerous industry awards over the years.

PKR Poker has never accepted US players.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus ranging from $5 up to $500
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: PKR Poker VIP Program with PKR Points
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

7. 888 Poker

888 Poker has seen their profits soar since Black Friday, one of the few gaming sites that have managed to do so in what is a very unfriendly environment. 888 is the flagship poker room of their eponymously named network, and may be better known to older online poker players by its former name Pacific Poker –a name that should bring back fond memories of some of the loosest games to ever take place in online poker. The 888 Network contains only a small number of skins, unlike other networks that are made up of hundreds of small poker rooms.

888 Poker is a publicly traded company that prides itself on its reputation and industry track-record. With 888 Poker you know you are playing on a safe and secure site that takes players’ needs and concerns very seriously. In more recent times 888 Poker has been busy partnering with Harrah’s to create a strong poker brand, and increase their gaming footprint, in an effort to be at the forefront if online poker legislation is passed in the US. Currently 888 Poker is not accepting US players.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $400
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: 888Poker Rewards
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

 8. Carbon Poker

Carbon Poker was the flagship site of the Merge Gaming Network for years until Lock usurped that title from them in recent months, still the site is very popular, especially amongst US players who have limited options in terms of poker sites to choose from. Carbon Poker has a very good reputation amongst players and is known for their emphasis on customer service.

Carbon Poker is one of the fastest growing online poker sites since Black Friday, thanks to the numerous US players that made their way to the site (along with Lock Poker) after PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker were barred from the US market. Players at Carbon Poker will find a solid software platform, good promotions and rewards programs, as well as a large, beatable, player-base.

With an excellent reputation, solid software, and a solid commitment to their player base, Carbon Poker ranks very high on our list of the best places to play online poker.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 150% up to a maximum of $750
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Carbon Poker VIP Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = Yes

 

9. PokerStars.it

The Italian arm of the PokerStars Empire, PokerStars.it was created in order to fall in line with regulations in Italy that allowed online poker sites to only offer games to Italian residents if they were based in Italy. PokerStars quickly set-up shop in Italy, applied and was granted a license, and now has the largest online poker site in the country.

Even though PokerStars.it is isolated from the global PokerStars player base, the site still has all of the hallmarks of the #1 online poker site, considering that it uses the same software, similar promotions, and of course the same reputation for safety and security that PokerStars players have grown accustomed to.

PokerStars.it is fully licensed and regulated in Italy.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $600
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: PokerStars VIP Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 10. PokerStars.fr

Much like PokerStars.it, PokerStars.fr was created after legislation was passed in France only allowing online poker rooms that were based in France to apply for a license. Much like Italy, French poker sites can only offer their product to French residents, and despite a bit more competition than they face in Italy, PokerStars is among the most popular sites in France, with their PokerStars.fr arm landing in the Top 10 of all poker sites in terms of traffic.

PokerStars.fr is fully licensed and regulated in France.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $600
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: PokerStars VIP Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

12. Titan Poker

Titan Poker is the largest room on the world’s largest online poker network, the iPoker Network. As the flagship site of the iPoker Network, Titan Poker leads by example, signing top-notch players like Sam Trickett and Marvin Rettenmaier, offering terrific promotions to their players, including VIP Loyalty Programs and deposit bonuses, and perhaps most importantly by offering a strong customer service department and a safe, secure place to play online poker.

With thousands of real-money online players at the Titan Poker tables at all hours of the day the site offers one of the top selections of games and stakes in the online poker world. The iPoker software is nothing special, but it comes with all of the comforts online poker players have become accustomed to over the years including resizable tables, lobby filters, and a hand re-player.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $2,000
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Titan VIP Club, Titan Treasures
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

13. Paddy Power Poker

Paddy Power Poker is another strong iPoker room, and this one comes with a bit of an Irish flair to it Paddy Power has an incredibly strong presence in Ireland, where they have taken over the sponsorship duties of the Irish Poker Open, one of the longest-running tournament series in poker. Despite the local focus, Paddy Power attracts players from around the globe, and their reputation has only been growing stronger in recent times.

Paddy Power is a fully functioning online poker room, sports-boo, and casino all in one.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $2,000
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Paddy Power poker VIP Club
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

14. William Hill Poker

William Hill is one of the best-respected gaming companies in the world, having been in operation for decades; first as a Brick & Mortar sports-betting parlor in the UK, and later joining in on the online gaming craze. William Hill Poker combines their industry know-how with the poker expertise of the iPoker Network to form one of the most highly-rated online poker rooms when it comes to being player-friendly.

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $1,400
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: William hill Poker VIP Club
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

15. Bwin

The sister site of Party Poker, bWin is a well-respected name in online gaming, and over the years bWin has been able to build-up one of the top online poker rooms in the industry. The site is still in flux after the two gaming giants’ merger, as bWin plans to eventually migrate all of their players to the Party Poker software. At this time the site still operates on the OnGame Poker Network.

BWin has a number of unique features including the possibility to create your own fantasy league, and promotions like the Rookie Challenge.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $500
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: bWin Points Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

16. Black Chip Poker

One of the top skins on the Merge Gaming Network, Black Chip Poker is a US-friendly online poker room and a major part of the affiliate market in the US. Post-Black Friday Black Chip Poker has been able to increase their visibility in the US market, and is now one of the top brands in the US online poker industry.

Black Chip Poker is one of the few poker rooms that offers consistent reload bonuses; players will receive a 75% bonus up to $375 on all subsequent deposits at the site.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 150% up to a maximum of $750
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Black Chip VIP Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = Yes

 

17. BetOnline Poker

A prominent sports-book, BetOnline opened up a poker room in the aftermath of Black Friday to give their US customers a place to play online poker. While not the greatest online poker site in terms of software and promotions, BetOnline does have a very loose player base made up of primarily US sports-bettors, for this reason alone the site is one of the most profitable in the US.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus: None
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: None
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = Yes

 

18. Hero Poker

Hero Poker is one of the top sites on the US-Friendly Merge Gaming Network. Hero Poker is known for their bonuses and freerolls, as well as having one of the most accessible CEO’s in poker –the Hero CEO can often be found answering questions in forums as well as E-Mails sent to him regarding the site. With the Merge Gaming Network’s massive player base, Hero Poker is one of the best places for US players in the post-Black Friday world.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 150% up to a maximum of $750
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Hero Poker VIP Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = Yes

 

19. Americas Cardroom

Formerly Doyles Room, Americas Cardroom is one of the most talked-about online poker sites to have launched post-Black Friday. Americas Cardroom is a US-friendly poker room operating on the Winning Poker Network (formerly Yatahay) Americas Cardroom has revamped the old Doyles Room software, and has been doing an excellent job when it comes to deposit and withdrawal options and speed; one of the prime concerns of US players.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $1,000
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Elite Benefits Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = Yes

 

20. Partouche Poker

Partouche Poker is perhaps best known for its extremely popular poker tour, the Partouche Poker Tour, which hosts a massive Main Event awarding over $1 million to the winner. But the Partouche Poker Tour is merely an offshoot of the Partouche online poker site. The site is extremely popular with French poker players, and is gaining more-and-more recognition with players from other parts of the world as well.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $300
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: To be determined
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

21. VirginPoker.com

Virgin Poker is a popular room on the International Poker Network (formerly BOSS). Virgin Poker is part of the International Poker Network’s substantial player base, and utilizes the BOSS software, considered one of the better designed online poker rooms in existence. Of course being backed by the Virgin Brand also gives the site some clout, and many feel it is one of the safest online poker rooms based on the ownership.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $600
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: V Points loyalty program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

22. Cake Poker

Cake Poker is the flagship poker room of the eponymously named Cake Poker Network. One of the few places left for US players, Cake Poker has a solid track record in the industry, and offers one of the best loyalty programs in all of online poker.

Cake Poker has undergone its ups and downs over the years (at one point the network was the fastest growing in online poker) but through it all Cake Poker has managed to remain one of the top poker brands in the world.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 110% up to a maximum of $500
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Gold Cards and Gold Chips
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = Yes

 

23. BetVictor.com

BetVictor (formerly Victor Chandler) is one of the most reputable sports-books in the United Kingdom. The site was one of the first brick & mortar gaming entities to enter the online poker market, and has been one of the most reputable sites in the online industry from Day 1.

BetVictor has a number of interesting features including a Poker School and tons of freeroll tournaments including a freeroll league.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 500% up to a maximum of $500
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Bet Victor VIP Programme
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

24. Bet365

Bet365 is another sports-book that decided to add to their overall online gaming presence by creating an online poker room, and the poker arm of Bet365 has been well-received by their community and the online poker community as a whole.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $1,000
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Bet365 VIP Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

25. Everleaf Poker

Everleaf Poker is the flagship poker site of the Everleaf Poker network. Everleaf recently left the US market, but has managed to maintain the majority of their player base and continue to offer players an alternative to the larger poker sites. At Everleaf Poker you’ll find an adequate player base, with plenty of really poor poker players at all stakes.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $150
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Everleaf Poker Points
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

26.Chili Poker

Chili Poker operates on the iPoker Network, but the site is one of the most innovative in the industry. Chili Poker has introduced a number of exclusive features over the years, including being the first online poker room with full Social Media integration.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $600
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Chili Poker VIP Club
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

27. Reefer Poker

You may wonder why you would want to play at an online poker site that uses a pot leaf as its marketing tool, but keep in mind that many of the players who sign-up at Reefer Poker are members of the 4:20 club!  While this doesn’t mean too much in terms of the overall player base (Reefer being a part of the Merge Gaming Network) it does give sober players a good chance to cash in on rake-races and other Reefer-Poker-Exclusive promotions.

In addition to this reason, Reefer is part of a solid network, offers comparable promotions, and has a good track-record in the industry.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 150% up to a maximum of $750
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Reefer Poker VIP Loyalty Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = Yes

 

28. Peoples Network.it

One of the top Italian poker sites, PeoplesNetwork.it has a huge presence on the Italian peninsula, where it rivals PokerStars in terms of overall traffic in the country. Fully licensed and regulated by the Italian Government the site offers a full range of poker tournaments and cash-games, but like all Italian poker sites, is only available for Italian residents.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus: None
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: None
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

29. FeltStars

One of the many Merge Gaming Network poker sites, FeltStars uses an interesting play on words, combining a popular poker term with the powerful PokerStars brand. FeltStars has quickly gained a significant following in the online poker world, both for their excellent promotions and deposit bonuses, as well as for being one of the few remaining US-friendly online poker rooms in the post-Black Friday poker world.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 150% up to a maximum of $750
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: To be determined
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = Yes

 

30. Power Poker

Power Poker is the home of Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies, one of the top online poker players in the world. Power Poker is a Scandinavian-focused poker site on the Cake Poker Network, and the site has been steadily gaining traction in the online poker industry since coming online just a couple years ago.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 110% up to a maximum of $600
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Gold Cards and Gold Chips
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

31. SportsBook.ag

Sportsbook has always had one of the softest player bases in poker, and the site now operates on the Merge Gaming Network (it should be noted that Sportsbook is one of the Merge Gaming Network that does not accept US players). Sportsbook is better-known for its sports-betting (obviously) but the poker room makes very fast payouts and offers competitive bonuses and promotions.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $300
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Sportsbook VIP Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

 32. Boyle Poker

Boyle Poker has a solid reputation in the United Kingdom where they are famous for hosting the incredibly popular Boyle Poker Open, which routinely attracts over 1,000 players. Boyle poker is part of the iPoker Network, giving Boyle access to the third largest player base in poker.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $1,000
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Boyle Poker VIP Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

33. TrioBet.com

TrioBet is a member of the MicroGaming Poker Network and as such is one of the most heavily trafficked online poker rooms in the industry. Located on the Isle of Mann, TrioBet is a safe, secure, poker room on a network that has sponsored some big players over the years including Andreas Hoivold and Roy Brindley.

At this point in time TrioBet, and the entire MicroGaming Poker Network, are not accepting US players.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of $1,000 + 30% rakeback
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: TrioBet VIP Club
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

34. Casino.net

Casino.net operates on the International Poker Network, and surprise, surprise, the site focuses mainly on Casino Games! That said, Casino.net is a reputable site and with the BOSS Poker Software in place, and access to the large player-base of the IPN, Casino.net is a good alternative for players looking for a smaller site. The site should also appeal to poker players who like to gamble a bit, as their casino software and promotions are second-to-none.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus $250 welcome bonus
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Casino.net Players Club
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

35. DuskTillDawnPoker.com

The online poker arm of the Dusk till Dawn Poker Club in the UK, DusktillDawnPoker.com offers a number of terrific promotions and satellites to events taking place at the popular Brick & Mortar card-room. A part of the International Poker Network, a well trafficked poker network which routinely has over 1,000 real-money players at their cash game tables, DuskTillDawn Poker offers everything from a solid brand, to fast stable software, and a good player base.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus $250 welcome bonus
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: FPP Rewards Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

36. FortunePoker.com

Fortune Poker is one of the flagship skins on the International Poker Network (IPN). Fortune Poker offers a ton of satellite tournaments into live tournaments like the World Series of Poker, as well as excellent promotions including a €10,000 freeroll for new players. Licensed by one of the most reputable regulators in online game, the Lotteries and Gaming Authority of Malta (LGA) Fortune Poker is one of the most secure places to play online poker.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $1,000
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Frequent Player Points
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

37. MermaidPoker.com

Despite the somewhat ridiculous name, Mermaid Poker is a solid online poker room, operating on the International Poker Network. With a 200% first-time deposit bonus Mermaid Poker offers new players some of the best value in online poker. IPN poker rooms are regulated by the LGA, a well-respected regulatory body.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $500
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Mermaid Poker VIP Loyalty Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

38. OPoker.com

OPoker is a relatively new online poker site and as part of the International Poker Network they are currently using the BOSS Poker Software, and have access to the network’s sizable player pool. OPoker is powered by the online gaming group SportingBet, and new players can currently receive a spectacular deposit bonus of up to €1,000.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $1,000
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: To be Determined
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

39. PokerHeaven.com

Poker heaven is a longtime player in the online poker industry, building up a solid reputation with its customers. The site is now part of the International Poker Network (formerly known as BOSS) and as such is not available to US players. With peak-traffic of over 1,500 cash-game players and a similar number of tournament players, there is plenty of action to be found at Poker Heaven.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $1,000
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Poker Heaven VIP Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

40. PokerKing.com

Poker King is one of the smaller sites on the Cake Poker Network. As part of the network Poker King is still available to US players, and offers a competitive first-time deposit bonus for players looking for a change from other sites on the Cake Poker Network.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $500
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: To be Determined
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

41. PokerRewards.com

A longtime player in the online poker world, Poker Rewards has been in operation since the early days of the poker boom. Now on the Microgaming Network, Poker Rewards routinely has 3,000 players online at any given time. Unfortunately, Poker Rewards has a very sub-par first-time deposit bonus compared to other poker sites.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 50% up to a maximum of $200
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: To be determined
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

42. Poker Time

Poker Time is another Microgaming poker Network room that made our list. With good traffic, good software, and solid promotions and deposit bonuses, Poker Time has a lot of the core attributes that poker players are looking for in a poker site in this day and age.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 100% up to a maximum of $300 + $5 free
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Poker Time loyalty rewards program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

43. SpinPalacePoker.com

Spin Palace Poker is a small online poker room on the MicroGaming poker Network, one of the top-trafficked poker networks in the industry. Although the site focuses on casino games, the poker room has some decent promotions, including some massive weekly tournaments –the biggest of which is the monthly $100k guaranteed tournament with just a $50 buy-in fee.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus: $50 Free
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: To be determined
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

44. StanJames.com

StanJames.com is a popular online sports-book, with an up-and-coming poker room. The Stan James poker room is currently operating on the MicroGaming Poker Network, where they share in the network’s traffic.  StanJames.com offers a number of interesting features including a number of freerolls and a number of rake races for their players.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $1,000
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: The StanJames Poker Player Club
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

45. Redbet.com (IPN)

There are two versions of the RedBet Poker software; one operates on the IPN network and the other on the IGT Poker Network. BOTH sites are the same; they simply have joined two separate networks. Players who join RedBet will have to decide which network to join, but both are reputable and have similar traffic numbers.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $1,000
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: RedBet Instant Cash Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

46. TotalPoker.com

Total Poker is one of the top skins on the International Poker Network, where players will find anywhere from 500 to 1,500 real-money cash-game players on the site depending on the time of the day.  Total Poker has all the usual poker games as well as a good mix of Draw poker games and 5-Card-Stud.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $1,000
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: To be Determined
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

47. BetnGo Poker

BetnGo Poker is a poker room on the very popular iPoker Network, the third largest collection of players in online poker. The site doesn’t do as much marketing as other iPoker Skins like Titan Poker and William Hill, but BetnGo Poker does offer a top-rate deposit bonus as well as using the same software, and having access to the same player base, as the other iPoker rooms.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $2,000
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Revamped FPP Program dubbed the Poker VIP Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

48. EBets

EBets is a soon to be released online poker room on the Merge Gaming Network where it will share the largest US-player base in online poker. The site is not as well known as other Merge Poker rooms, mainly because EBets focuses on sports-betting, not online poker –which it is still in the process of launching!  EBets online poker players will also have access to the site’s casino and Horse Racing pages.

 

  • To be determined
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: TBD
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = Yes

 

49. Bluff Room

Bluff Room is an up-and-coming skin on the Merge Gaming Network. While Bluff Room doesn’t have the branding of some of the larger Merge Gaming rooms like Carbon Poker and Lock Poker, Bluff Room does get to share in the network’s player pool, and offers competitive bonuses and promotions for their players. Bluff Room is a decent alternative to some of the larger rooms on the network.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 150% up to a maximum of $750
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Ace High VIP Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

50. ToBet.com

ToBet is another MicroGaming poker Network site, and one of the better sites you have probably never heard of. What separates ToBet from their competitors is the sizable sports-book the site runs, and for poker players who like to throw down a bet here and there the site offers easy transfers from their poker room to the sports-book.

ToBet is known for great promotions including monthly Rake Races, as well as a customizable sign-up bonus. Unfortunately at this time the site is not accepting US players.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus $1,000 + 30% rakeback
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: ToBet VIP Club
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

51. HaHa Poker

HaHa Poker is a new addition to the Merge Gaming Network’s family of poker rooms, and has quickly made a name for themselves through their excellent promotions as well as their fairly fast deposit and withdrawal options.

As part of the Merge Gaming Network, HaHa Poker players will be part of the largest US-friendly player base in the world, as the network is currently the 8th ranked in terms of traffic.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 150% up to a maximum of $750
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Haha Poker Vip Rewards Program
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = Yes

 

 52. LadbrokesPoker.com

LadBrokes Poker started out as a mainly an online sports-book, but has increased its online poker presence over the years through its excellent reputation, highlighted by one of the best customer support teams in the industry.

Ladbrokes is part of the MicroGaming Poker Network, and is one of the top sites on the network, both in terms of driving traffic to the network and for their overall brand. At this time Ladbrokes online poker is not operating in the US.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus: deposit $20 to get $50 free or $25 Free no deposit required
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Ladbrokes VIP Club
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

53. Unabomber Poker

The home of poker superstar Phil Laak, Unabomber Poker is new entrant into the world of online poker, and has quickly gained a loyal following thanks mainly to the site’s namesake. Part of the US-Friendly Cake Poker Network, Unabomber Poker is one of the hidden gems for US players.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 110% up to a maximum of $600
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Gold Chips, Gold Cards
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = Yes

 

54. ParadisePoker.com

Paradise Poker has undergone some changes over the years, but considering the site is the longest-standing online poker room in operation –Paradise was the first competitor for the now-defunct Planet Poker. Paradise Poker is now a skin on the International Poker Network, and after over a decade is still dealing online poker to their customers.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $1,000
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Paradise Poker Players Club
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

55. GutShot.com

GutShot Poker began its life in the mid-2000’s as an independent poker room, and has kicked around a few networks before finally finding a home at the iPoker Network. The site offers their customers a solid deposit bonus as well as a competitive VIP loyalty Program, which added to the solid player base of the iPoker Network made Gutshot a clear choice for our Top 100 poker sites list.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 150% up to a maximum of $750
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Gutshot Loyalty Levels
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

56. InterPoker.com

One of the longest standing online poker sites Inter Poker has an excellent reputation amongst poker players. Inter Poker began as the flagship site on a now-defunct network, and now Inter has joined the International Poker Network, where they continue to be a major player in the online poker world.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $1,000
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Inter Poker VIP Lounge
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

57. Devilfish Poker

With David “Devilfish” Ulliott as the face of the site you know Devilfish Poker is going to attract some players. Part of the IGT Poker Network Devilfish Poker has a good, but not outstanding, player base and offers some very strong promotions and bonuses for their players.

 

  • First-time Deposit Bonus of 200% up to a maximum of $1,000
  • VIP Loyalty Rewards Program: Instant Rewards
  • US-Friendly Poker Site = No

 

Below you will find the remainder of our Top 100 online poker sites list, which we have separated by Network, with the bigger and more reputable networks listed first. Each of these rooms is fairly similar to the other rooms on their network, and we have included a brief description of the some of the features offered on each online poker network. Most of these rooms are comparable to other skins on the network, but these are the ones we have some first-hand knowledge of and are in good-standing with the poker community.

 

Other Recommended Independent Online Poker Rooms

 

Independent online poker rooms don’t always offer the same traffic numbers as networks, but the shortage of players is often made up for by the autonomy the rooms run under, which translates into better and more-unique poker promotions and offers for their players.

 

Below are two independent poker sites that round out Top 100 of poker rooms we recommend:

 

58. Svenska Spels

Svenska Spels is owned by the Swedish Government and is one of the most popular places to play in the country. With over 2,000 cash-game players at any given time the site offers plenty of game selection. Unfortunately the site doesn’t offer much in the way of promotions, but the rake is extremely low for most of their games. The lack of promotions and VIP Rewards programs does make it harder to be a winning player on this site.

 

Players also like the fact that Svenska Spels is run by the government (which should alleviate any worries about being cheated).

 

59. Winamax.fr

Winimax.fr is a French-only online poker room operated by Table 14. The site is known for its extremely high-rake and lack of rewards and promotions, but French players have few options, and Winamax is a reputable company with a solid reputation. The high-rake is a product of French legislation which taxes the online poker rooms as well as charging a hefty up-front operating fee, so most French rooms have similar rake models.

 

Other Recommended Sites on the iPoker Network

The iPoker Network is the first network we recommend you check out if you are in search of a new online poker home. iPoker has the reputation and the player base that most online poker players find comforting, which is why they lead our list.

As we have mentioned throughout, the iPoker Network is the largest online poker network in the world, and is #3 in terms of overall traffic, bested only by PokerStars and Party Poker. At the iPoker Network rooms you will find excellent software, a well-managed cashier for deposits and withdrawals, as well as competitive deposit bonuses and promotions.

Some of the games you’ll find at the iPoker Network include:

  • Texas Hold’em
  • Omaha
  • Omaha Hi/Lo
  • 7 Card Stud
  • 5 Card Stud
  • Razz

With its large player-pool the iPoker Network also offers some of the largest poker tournaments in the online poker industry. iPoker rooms also offer a very well-structured VIP Loyalty Rewards Program, which makes up for the lack of rakeback at some iPoker sites.

Here are the rest of the iPoker rooms that we recommend to players:

60. BetFred Poker

61. Sun Poker

62. Mansion Poker

63. Celeb Poker

64. Genting Poker

65. Black Belt Poker

66. Dafa Poker

67. Expekt Poker

68. Noble Poker

69. PokerPlex24

70. Winner Poker

 The iPoker Network is not accepting US players at this time.

 

Other Recommended Sites on the Merge Gaming Network

As the largest US-friendly online poker network, Merge Gaming is an easy choice for the second best network on our list. The Merge Gaming Network’s is known for their smooth software and solid player base. Although many of the rooms on the network are on the small side individually, collectively they are the 8th largest player base in the industry.

Merge rooms also offer a variety of in-game features such as Rabbit Hunting the capability to expose just a single card and one of the most integrated cashier pages and player pages in online poker that tracks everything from your monthly profit/loss to gaming revenue.

Merge also offers a strong assortment of poker games to choose from, including Holdem, Omaha, and Stud, as well as Badugi, 5-Card-Stud, a number of Draw Games, and mixed games.

Here are the rest of the Merge Gaming Network Rooms that we recommend:

71. Pros Bet

72. Intertops Poker

73. Aced Poker

74. 52 Bet

75. RPM Poker

76. Overbet Poker

77. PokerCity

78. EZBets

79. Poker Host

80. PokerView

 As mentioned above the Merge Gaming Network is US-friendly.

 

Other Recommended Sites on the Revolution Poker Network

The Revolution Poker Network is one of the few remaining networks that are still offering online poker to US players. Because of this the Revolution Poker Network is a bit volatile at the moment, but these are the issues US poker players have to deal with in the post-Black Friday poker world.

Revolution Poker sites are known for their solid software, their excellent deposit bonuses, and their competitive promotions, but what really sets Revolution Poker rooms apart from their competitors is the network’s VIP Loyalty Rewards Program, which offers players the standard rewards for playing, but also completely random Gold Cards, which can also be exchanged for cash and prizes.

Revolution Poker Network player will find a solid selection of games, although most of the traffic on the site revolves around the Holdem poker tables with some PLO and Stud action.

Here are the rest of the Revolution Poker Network rooms that we recommend to players:

81. Tower Gaming Poker

82. Sportsbetting.com

83. Poker World 

84. Poker King

 Revolution Poker Network rooms have the option to decide if they want to accept US players at this time; some do and some do not.

 

Other Recommended Sites on the Everleaf Poker Network

The Everleaf Poker Network was recently forced to leave the US market, but the network has managed to live on in the overseas market, losing only 20% of their player base. Everleaf has been in operation for a while now, and over that time they have built-up a good reputation in the poker community.

The Everleaf software is very distinct and one of the sleekest looking in the online poker industry. The software also offers all of the bells and whistles online poker players love including lobby filters, pre-select buttons and hand histories.

The Network only offers standard poker games, with Texas Holdem and Pot Limit Omaha the only two formats with a significant player base.

Here is a look at the other Everleaf Poker Network we recommend:

85. NoBadBeats Poker 

86. 4Donk Poker

 Everleaf Poker rooms are not accepting US players.

 

Other Recommended Sites on the IGT Poker Network

Formerly the Entraction Poker Network, IGT is a very popular poker network, with some of the biggest names in online poker contained within the network.

With a massive selection of games including the usual suspects like No Limit Holdem, Limit Holdem, Seven-Card-Stud, PLO, and Omaha 8, as well as a laundry list of other formats (listed below) IGT offers one of the best selections in poker:

  • 5 Card Draw
  • 5 Card Draw 7-A
  • 5 Card Omaha
  • 5 Card Omaha Hi/Lo
  • Americana
  • Soko
  • Telesina
  • Triple Draw Lowball 2-7

The network’s software is also first-rate with a number of terrific features in addition to all the accoutrements players love. The software is safe, reliable, fast, and easy on the eyes.

Here is a look at the other IGT Poker Network rooms we recommend:

87. Betson Poker

88. NoIQ Poker

89. NOXwin Poker

90. AceoffSpades Poker

The IGT Poker Network is not US-friendly at this time.

 

Other Recommended Sites on the MicroGaming Poker Network

Microgaming has been an industry leader for years now, and the popular software provider’s network is one of the most heavily trafficked in online poker, currently checking in at the #10 spot on the traffic rankings list at Poekrscout.com.

Microgaming offers a number of different poker formats, and most of the time players will be able to get a game going, even in the more obscure formats. Here is a look at the games offered at the MicroGaming Poker Network:

 

  • Texas Holdem –Limit and No Limit
  • Pot Limit Omaha
  • PLO8
  • Limit Omaha 8
  • 7-Card-Stud
  • 5-Card-Stud
  • Razz
  • 5-Card-Draw

 

Microgaming’s software is excellent and considered one of the best in the industry, both for its functionality as well as its unique features. The software also has one of the best lobby filters you’ll find in online poker.

Here is a look at the other Microgaming Poker Network rooms that we recommend:

91. Unibet

92. 32RedPoker.com

93. CoolHandPoker.com

94. Digibet.com

95. Mansion88.com

96. NordicBet.com

Microgaming Poker Network rooms do not accept US players.

 

Other Recommended Sites on the Winning Poker Network

Formerly the Yatahay Poker Network, the rebranded Winning Poker Network is a US-friendly poker network that contains less than a dozen online poker rooms.  Having undergone a major overhaul in recent months, the Winning Poker Network is now up to industry standards and many players are finding the network’s flagship room of Americas Cardroom a viable alternative for US players.

In addition to Americas Cardroom, the Winning Poker Network also has another poker site that has a good track record in the industry, True Poker.

97. True Poker

Winning Poker Network is a US-friendly online poker network, and all of the network’s sites currently accept US players.

 

Other Recommended Sites on the 888 Poker Network

The 888 Poker Network is a small collection of online poker rooms led by the eponymously named 888 Poker. 888 is one of the fastest-growing online poker networks, and has been busy building up relationships with other brick & mortar gambling entities for the say when online poker is legalized and regulated in the United States.

Known for safe, reliable software as well as a very loose player base, 888 Poker Network rooms offer their customers a large player-pool but more importantly a weak player pool in terms of poker skills. The network’s software is nothing special, but it’s functional and comes with the usual lobby filters, resizable tables, and other functions players expect from an online poker site.

One of the fastest growing rooms (for obvious reasons) on the 888 Poker Network is WSOP.com, a new room created for UK players by Caesar’s Entertainment the parent company of the WSOP; Caesar’s is one of the brick & mortar gaming giants that has partnered with 888 Poker.

98. WSOP.com Poker

 888 Poker network rooms do not accept US players.

 

Other Recommended Sites on the International Poker Network

The International Poker Network (Formerly BOSS) is one of the most heavily trafficked in the industry, with a huge global presence as well as being one of the most popular networks in Italy. The network offers a good selection of games as well as plenty of software features, and has one of the most appealing looking poker clients in the industry.

Unfortunately, the International poker Network software can be a bit choppy at times, making it difficult to multi-table at the sites on the network. The network’s promotions also leave a little bit to be desired, but this is somewhat made up for by the looseness of the player base. While not the softest in the industry, the International Poker Network’s player-base is definitely beatable.

Here is a look at the other International Poker Network rooms we recommend:

99. Parbet.com

 The International Poker Network is not currently accepting players from the United States.

 

Other Recommended Sites on the Chico Poker Network

The Chico Poker Network is a very small network (formerly known as the Action Poker Network) that has rebranded and reinvigorated their online poker client recently. The traffic at the Chico Poker Network is not the greatest, but there are regularly a few hundred players online at any given time, and the quality of these players leaves a lot to be desired!

The Chico Poker Network is focusing a lot of their attention on the Asian market, which looks to be one of the fastest growing markets in the industry.

The Chico poker Network is also one of the only places you’ll be able to find Chinese Poker and other games like Big2 Poker and Pan. However, most of the action on the site is centered on the No Limit Holdem with a smattering of Limit Holdem action also available.

If you are going to join the Chico Poker Network we recommend playing at the network’s flagship site, Action Poker.

100. Action Poker

 The Chico Poker Network is currently accepting US players.

 

Additional Thoughts on the Rankings

You may wonder why certain skins on networks made our list and others did not. The simple answer is that we based part of our research on a site’s track-record, as well as how the poker community has responded to it. The more in-depth answer is that even though skins on a network share the overall player base, some skins dramatically outperform their peers in terms of bringing in new players, and in how they handle customer support issues.

By looking at the entirety of a site, and not simply the games offered and the total number of players, we have determined these to be the best rooms and network skins in online poker.

We have left it up to you the player to do any additional research on these poker rooms, many of which we have full reviews on. Another terrific resource for finding information on online poker rooms is at the numerous poker forums in existence, but keep in mind that a handful of negative reviews or half-cocked theories do not tell the whole story, and many online poker forums (and the people posting in them) have their own agendas.

When it comes to choosing an online poker site, our best advice is to keep an open mind, do your homework and stick to trusted reliable reviewers.

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