The most popular way for U.S. poker players to play poker, is through an online poker USA site. You will find playing online poker is desirable. What could be better than having the convenience of your own home, favorite chair, the game on the T.V., while you play poker? So, all you have to do is install the site’s software, make your deposit and you are ready to play.
Some sites offer online poker bonuses when you sign-ups. You make your first deposit and the bonus usually matches the amount of the deposit. You do not receive it right away, because it is entered into what is called your Bonus account. In most cases, before you obtain your bonus, you will have to play a certain amount of hands, determined by that particular poker site. The specified amount of hands that you will be required to play, usually does not exceed the amount you would play, if you are serious about playing to win. Besides the Sign-up bonuses, there is the Reload bonus that is sometimes offered when the player makes additional deposits. Also, there is the Referral bonus given when you get other players to sign up at the poker site. Five of the top poker sites that do have the bonus incentive is; Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, Absolute Poker, SportsBook Poker and PlayersOnly Poker POKER 88.
The five sites mentioned above are US poker sites that welcome USA players to particpate.
Poker tournaments are another exciting aspect of the online poker. They have become very popular. There is the Single-table tournaments, also called ‘Sit-and-Go’ tournament. The poker game starts when all the players have been seated at the table. Then there is the Multi-table tournaments. This game starts at a certain time, designated by the poker room. Most of the tournaments are played as ‘freezeouts’. In other words, when you are out of chips, you are out of the game. The other type played is the “Rebuy’. You are able to buy back into the game with more chips if you run out early in the game. After a certain time set, such as, the first hour, then you may no longer buy back in and it becomes the ‘freezeouts’ type of game. PokerStars is a top site for tournaments, because of their great pay-outs. The SportsBook Poker tournaments have lower stakes, with less competion, which may be appealing to you if you are a beginner poker player that wants to have the tournament experience.
There are a variety of poker games that can be played. Texas Holdem, Omaha, 7 Card Stud, and 5 Card Draw are a few. PokerStars has a variety of these games and they are for all player skilled levels. Absolute Poker site tends to offer more of the Texas Hold’em games than some of the others. SportsBook Poker also has a wide selection of games and the PlayersOnly Poker site, which is endorsed by SportsBook has all of the same great features, as SportsBook.