Best Poker Network For Reload Bonuses

Another reload notice came in from Carbon Poker to my inbox today, a generous 70% up to $350. While this did not quite make up for my disappointment of missing the money in the SCOOP main event, it did get thinking about which of the other poker networks are good for reload bonuses – and in contrast which do better for different types of incentives.

Below are my top 3 networks for reloads – and for those not familiar with reload bonuses, I’ll start by explaining how they work.

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Weekend Online Poker – April 27th and 28th – Time To Get Your Satellites On!

Weekends make a great time to be playing online poker. While during the week you get a higher percentage of ‘pro grinders’, the weekend online poker games and tournaments are full of recreational players – giving you a far better chance of coming away with a nice profit!

This article is for players looking for the right poker network to turn their hobby into some real cash this weekend, April 27th / 28th (and over the May 1st national holidays where applicable too!).
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Where Can I Play Private Online Poker Games in 2012?

Playing online poker games privately with the friends of your choice can be done at several sites in 2012. These can be either cash games or tournaments (including SNGs) and are normally handled by setting up a game with a password and simply distributing this to those you would like to play with. You can choose the blind levels (for cash) or buy-in amounts and also the type of game(s) to play. Continue reading

Hit The Stand Alone Poker Sites This Weekend For Great Poker Offers!

Time for a quick post before the weekend, and this time I will focus on offers at 2 of the biggest stand-alone poker sites. Pokerstars are having a special anniversary ‘Sunday Storm’ and Party are in full swing with satellites to their ‘PokerFest 2’ which starts in a week’s time. I’ll also give Betfair a mention, as this is ‘Grand National’ weekend in the UK and lots of casual betting fans are expected to stray over into the poker room!!

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Biggest US Friendly Online Tournament Since Black Friday Runs April 15th

I have to say that the attitude of Americas Card Room is refreshing. This site used to be called Doyles Room and now run on the Yatahay / Winning Poker network. They are using the anniversary of Black Friday one year ago to run the biggest single guaranteed prize pool of any US friendly online poker tournament for a year! What is more, you can win a seat in this event in the huge number of satellite qualifiers scheduled between now and the 15th of April.
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Best Poker Network For Tournaments

Poker tournament players have unique needs, and finding the perfect poker network to fill them can be a challenge. This article gives you an overview of the poker tournaments and pros / cons of the major poker networks – and links to articles which provide schedule information and go into more depth on what is on offer. Continue reading

Best Poker Network For Cash Games

Here I look at the leading poker networks and some key stand alone poker sites and compare them for real-money cash games. US Players should scroll down this article to the ‘Merge Network’ entry, as this network is now a clear leader among the US friendly sites.

For those outside of the US, I recommend focusing on networks which include big sports-betting or casino brands alongside their poker offerings… having a flow of traffic from sports-betting means plenty of inexperienced players in the games. When you contrast this to the ‘grinders’ populating some of the biggest sites you will find there is a noticeable difference in your potential for profits.

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Best Poker Network For SNG Tournaments

Best Poker Network For SNGs

Sit and Go Tournament fans have different criteria from cash game players when it comes to choosing the best poker network. SNG play requires a steady stream of players who do not understand the unique strategy at the bubble – there is no point sitting with 8 other grinders!

This article covers the best poker networks for SNGs. I will look not only at the softness of the games (though this is important), including the volume of games available, rake (fees) for each SNG and how easy it is to multi-table on the different software platforms.

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Best European Poker Networks In 2012

Europe might be fragmenting a little, with France already partitioned into their own sites and other countries looking at legislation – however the ‘old continent’ remains the single biggest driver of online poker traffic in 2012. This article looks at some of the poker networks which are fighting for your business in Europe this year and compares the games and bonuses to highlight where you can find the very best deals.
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