Here at Poker Island you will find the internet's best resources for online poker games. We have a small selection of general poker articles but if you are loking for rules and strategy information on a specific poker game please see the links below. You may have noticed that there are no links to Texas Hold'em related websites. This is because Hold'em is a tough game to win money at. Most Hold'em players are using some sort of program to help them with hand selection, odds and other important factors. Hold'em is also the most "understood" poker game out there. Why bother with a relatively simple game when you can master a more complex game that is much easier to win money at? Games like 2-7 Triple Draw or Stud poker are home to many weak players.
Poker Island has found several gems out of the thousands of poker rooms on the internet. The best 2013 poker sites online are Pokerstars and Betonline Poker. The major factors I look at are traffic, software, game variety and promotions. The three top rooms happen to accept U.S. players so that is a big plus. There is something special about each of the rooms listed below. Pokerstars has the highest traffic, best VIP program and game variety. Full Tilt Poker also has huge traffic and is home to the latest craze in poker; Rush Poker. This new way to play poker allows players to play 400+ hands/hour compared to 80-100 at a regular table. It basically takes away every boring aspect of playing poker, so you'll never get borded. UB Poker is a mid sized room that has an entire casino built in to their poker platform. All three rooms accept the e-check deposit & withdrawal option so you'll never have trouble funding or cashing out. You will find a breif review of each room below.
On an average day at Pokerstars you will be amongst 250,000-300,000 other players. The last time I counted they had at least 16 different poker games, which for the most part can be played in three different formats; FL, PL & NL. The tournament action at Pokerstars.com is simply unbeatable. They offer hundreds of millions of dollars in guaranteed tournaments every month. No other poker room even comes within 100,000 players of their peak traffic. Their mixed poker variant selection is quite impressive as well. 8-Game Mix is their most popular mixed game and is certainly the most challenging. The Pokerstars.com VIP system is also withbout rival. You will receive three 100% bonuses when you follow the directions below. Enter the new Poker Stars marketing code PSP11820 for the best bonus. This Pokerstar marketing code is good for the rest of 2012. Our Poker Stars 2013 guide will teach you more about this poker site.
At Full Tilt Poker the traffic peaks at around 125,000. They have a solid game line-up and are the only place where you can play Rush Poker. While playing Rush Poker you will never have to wait for the action to come to you or have to watch a hand play out if you get dealt a garbage hand. You can just auto-fold and be switched to a new table with a new hand. It's a really cool way to play poker. The signup bonus we are offering at FTP in 2013 is a 100% bonus up to $600 dollars. I find the deposits and cashouts at Full Tilt to be especially easy. You will also be able to play in our $1,000 Bi-weekly freerolls (listed under PokerNews in the private freeroll section). To claim this bonus you must follow these directions: