Playing online poker games privately with the friends of your choice can be done at several sites in 2013. These can be either cash games or tournaments (including Sit N Goes) 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. There are 2 cool global sites and one catering to US players too…
I will feature 3 of the biggest and best sites which offer private online poker games in 2013 in this article. This includes Carbon Poker on the Merge Network, who are still welcoming US based players.
Top of my list are 888 Poker, whose software gets better and better… they even give out $8 completely free to check out the game (note: some developing / backwards countries are excluded from this!).
Where Can I Play Private Poker Games Online In 2013? – 888.com Poker
As regular readers will know, I am keeping a close eye on 888.com poker (for very positive reasons!) in 2013. Their software gets better and better, their promotions more and more generous – and they still have the key benefit of many players crossing over from the larger 888.com casino!
With private games the setup could not be easier, you get a choice of tournament or cash game, choose the buy-in or blind levels and generate yourself a password to send to your friends. When they click the ‘Private Games’ tab on the lobby and enter your game details they are in! You can choose a Webcam game for added interaction, and with advanced options you get to control the speed of blind increases and payout structures… there is even a video explaining how it all works.
As an extra incentive, 888 are offering new players up to $88 upfront with no deposit required. You get $8 in tokens + cash game buy-ins right away, then 10 more $8 installments as you collect points from the games… The best thing about this offer is that you can still grab the 100% welcome bonus any time if you like the site and want to stay.
An easy number 1 pick – check out 888Poker.com now and see how soft the games there are for yourself!
Which Sites Have Private Online Poker Games In 2013 – Pokerstars Homegames
Pokerstars are the biggest site and, like most things, their private tournaments are the biggest anywhere… Advantage of choosing this site for your private poker tournaments and cash games is that your friends or forum-buddies are more likely to have an account here than anywhere else. You also get to choose from a seemingly endless combination of poker formats, buy-ins, speeds and prize structures.
I do get a little worried that Pokerstars dominate in so many areas of online poker – having said that their homegames is an awesome product and ideal for larger or more fluid groups of players.
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Sites Which Have Private Poker Tournaments For US Players In 2013 – Carbon Poker
Carbon have built a successful brand welcoming US players and continue to grow in 2013 with peaks fast approaching 7,000 simultaneous players. They offer private games in cash game format (up to $100 buy-ins and 9 players max) and SNGs ($1000 buy-ins and max 10 players per table). You can choose from a full list of games, including mixed games, and can either choose a password or leave a game open for anyone to join. Simply choose ‘Poker Tables’ from the top level, then ‘Custom’ to create a real money cash game – or via ‘Sit N Go’ then ‘Custom’ for 1-table tournaments… on both pages you will see a ‘Create’ button on the top right of the panel.
There are many great reasons to check out Carbon Poker, and I recommend that players from outside of the US also take a look at this cool smaller site! Poker Bonus Network readers can claim a special bonus – a 200% welcome matched bonus up to $5000 max + a cool downloadable poker calculator too – oh and do not forget you can claim a month of pro poker training at ‘Drag The Bar’ for just 1 frequent player point!
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