Finding info on poker rooms post Black Friday

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Apr 18, 2012 Posted in Online Poker News | No Comments »

In the current post-Black Friday world of online poker, one of the hardest things to keep up on is US facing poker sites. Whether people are looking for poker site reviews, updates on deposit and withdrawal options, or simply which sites are still serving US customers, the information needed is constantly changing and can become outdated very quickly. Fortunately there is hope for players seeking information on this front, as finding answers to these questions can be accomplished by using a site like PokerSites.com.

Virtually every online poker portal will have many reviews for poker sites to browse and compare, but not all of these sites are going to offer the up-to-date analysis needed to make the best decision. In this article I’ll explore a few of the factors that you should be looking for when you go in search of a potential online poker site to play at.

Deposit and Withdrawal Options

Some online poker sites are far better at processing US transactions than others, so it’s important that you find an online site that has a good track record on this front. Everything from the length of time it will take to receive your withdrawal to the associated fees should be high on your checklist.

Another factor to consider is the types of deposit methods the site offers, as well as their success rate for credit cards. Often times a site’s customer service department can be crucial in getting a transaction from your credit card approved.

Traffic and Competition

With only a small percentage of US players still participating in online poker games it’s important that you find an online poker room that has not only a good amount of traffic, but also a site that isn’t full of rakeback grinders. While finding the site’s traffic numbers is a fairly easy undertaking, determining the quality of play can be a bit of a challenge, but not impossible.

The best, and easiest, way to determine this is by looking at some of the lobby stats like % seeing the flop and average pot size. Both of these things should give you a good indication of the overall looseness of the table.

Security and Licensing

Not only should you be making sure the site is licensed and regulated by a reputable organization, but you should also do a little deeper investigation and determine what specific regulations thee site has to adhere to. A site that is required to segregate player funds is by far your best option.

You’ll be able to locate a site’s regulatory body by scrolling to the bottom of their homepage, where you should see a few logos, one of which will be the regulatory body, and also perhaps an independent review of their Random Number Generator (RNG).

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