It’s easy to get lost in the multitude of poker sites that are now available to players, but how do you know if the site you’re on is a good one? We’ve put together some tips to help you recognise the wheat from the chaff.
The home page needs to be welcoming, the site well-designed, visually enticing and with a functional interface that gets you where you want to go in two clicks. The graphics, videos and images should be of excellent quality, and the audio should have the ability to be switched on and off easily. The content on the site must be full of choice yet with no overzealous selling. The site should be responsible, nurturing and trustworthy, and reassure users that their security is important and will not be abused for commercial gain. The home page should have clear directions for registration requirements, how to download apps, if any deposits required, and any free game options.
The site should provide information on betting odds, strategies, lessons, tutorials and ‘how to’ tips. Free trial periods and plays to develop competence and build confidence. The language should be jargon free. You can find quite a lot of advice from online sources that will also help you figure out how to pick a good site.
Poker is an entertainment, a hobby, and for some, a way of earning a living. The site must cater for all levels and skills, from novices to professionals, offer a wide range of games, and some coaching and mentoring for beginners.
The software must be innovative, fair, be able to quickly and accurately service the needs of all the visitors at all skill levels, be customizable, stable, and offer multiple table options. The games should offer a fair win rate, and company should offer bonuses on deposits with free games and a free downloadable application for mobile gaming.
Finally, and most importantly, a friendly, understanding 24/7 customer service chat line with a human heart should be available to players. A win-win, for a popular poker site, is when all the users and/or players leave the site happy, and a winner, regardless!