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1. PokerStars Download
Windows 95+, Mac Download, iOS, Android
24.9
2. Full Tilt Poker Download
Windows 98+, Mac OS 10.3.9+ Download
20.3
3. Bet365Poker Download
Windows 98+
35  
4. William Hill Download
Windows 98+
9.78  
5. Ladbrokes Download
Windows 2000+, Mac
11.3
6. Titanpoker Download
Windows
1  
7. PartyPoker Download
Windows XP+, Mac Instant Play
18
8. 888poker Download
Windows 98+, Windows Vista
8.65  
9. VC Poker Download
Windows
4.4  
10. Betfair Poker Download
Windows XP +, Mac
3
11. PKR Download
Windows XP+
600  
12. WSOP.com Download
Windows XP+
9  
Poker Room Overall Rating
1. PokerStars  
Bonus Code: STARS400
    No-Limit Cash Stakes: $.01 - .02 up to $200 - 400
    Limit Cash Stakes: $.02 - .04 up to $1000 - $2000
    Sit & Go Stakes: $1 + $.20 up to $5,500 + $100
2. Full Tilt Poker  
Referral Code: Automatic
    No-Limit Cash Stakes: $0.01 - $0.02 up to $500 - $1000
    Limit Cash Stakes: $0.05 - $0.10 up to $2000 - $4000
    Sit & Go Stakes: $.25 + $.05 up to $5,500 + $200
3. Bet365Poker  
Bonus Code: FTR365
    No-Limit Cash Stakes: €0.02 - €0.04 up to €200 - €400
    Limit Cash Stakes: €0.02 - €0.04 up to €200 - €400
    Sit & Go Stakes: €0.01 + €0.02 up to €5,000 + €200
4. William Hill  
Promotional Code: FTRVIP
    No-Limit Cash Stakes: $0.01 - $0.02 up to $200 - $400
    Limit Cash Stakes: $0.02 - $0.04 up to $300 - $600
    Sit & Go Stakes: $0.10 + $0.02 up to $5000 + $200
5. Ladbrokes  
Promotion Code: FTRES
    No-Limit Cash Stakes: £.02 - £.04 up to £50 - £100
    Limit Cash Stakes: £.02 - £.04 up to £25 - £50
    Sit & Go Stakes: £.50 + £.10 up to £100 + £9
6. Titanpoker  
Bonus Code: POKERMTT
    No-Limit Cash Stakes: $0.02 - $0.04 up to $200 - $400
    Limit Cash Stakes: $0.02 - $0.04 up to $300 - $600
    Sit & Go Stakes: $0.10 + $0.01 up to $5,000 + $200
7. PartyPoker  
Bonus Code: FTR500B
    No-Limit Cash Stakes: $0.01 - $0.02 up to $25 - $50
    Limit Cash Stakes: $0.02 - $0.04 up to $250 - $500
    Sit & Go Stakes: $1.00 up to $5,010
8. 888poker  
Bonus Code: Automatic
    No-Limit Cash Stakes: $.01 - $.02 up to $500 - $1000
    Limit Cash Stakes: $.02 - $.04 up to $250 - $500
    Sit & Go Stakes: $.50 + $.05 up to $1000 + $30
9. VC Poker  
Promotion Code: Value600
    No-Limit Cash Stakes: €0.02 - €0.04 up to €200 - €400
    Limit Cash Stakes: €0.10 - €0.20 up to €750 - €1500
    Sit & Go Stakes: €0.50 + €0.05 up to €1000 + €30
10. Betfair Poker  
Promotion Code: Welcome50, Welcome250, Welcome500, Welcome1000, Welcome2500
    No-Limit Cash Stakes: $0.02 - $0.04 up to $250 - $500
    Limit Cash Stakes: $0.05 - $0.10 up to $2000 - $4000
    Sit & Go Stakes: $0.10 + $0.01 up to $10,000 + $100
11. PKR  
Bonus Code: POKERMTT
    No-Limit Cash Stakes: $.02 - $.04 up to $10 - $20
    Limit Cash Stakes: $.05 - $.10 up to $30 - $60
    Sit & Go Stakes: $1 + $1.0 up to $300 + $20
Poker network player counts as of 25 Sep 2016, 8:18pm EDT Updated hourly.
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PokerStars Network 37,559 3% 7%
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iPoker Network 2,034 0% 0%
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The Importance of Online Poker Bonuses

If you've ever given building your online poker bankroll a serious shot, you have probably come across the world of bonuses. For those who are getting started with online poker and would like to slowly build up their online bankroll, it is imperative that you understand the online poker bonuses available and how they work. This method of taking advantage of the online poker bonuses is called “bonus whoring”.

Nearly every single online poker room on the web today will give some sort of an initial deposit bonus for new members. They can offer anything from 50% up to $100, 100% up to $300, 200% up to $200, etc. “Bonus whoring” is taking your bankroll, depositing on a site that offers a match bonus, earning the bonus, withdrawing, then moving to the next site. You repeat this process until you have expended all possibilities, which is actually pretty rare. The goal of this is to help the stage of growing your bankroll while learning and improving your online poker play. It's a fairly simple process, and one that should never be overlooked.

Just to show how much this can help a new player, I will use a personal experience. When I first started playing online poker back in 2005, I had about $500. Like most new players, I wasn't very good, and growing the bankroll was pretty difficult with a lot of ups and downs. But, then I decided to take this $500 and move it across sites. Starting with Party Poker, they offered a 20% up to $100 bonus. I created an account, through my $500 on there, and started the grind. Their bonus was pretty easy to clear, and even though I ended up losing $30 at the tables, I ended up +$70. I then went over to Empire Poker who offered the same 20% up to $100 bonus. This time I ended up $20 at the tables, but was +$120 with the bonus. I saw how much potential this had, so tried out the 100% up to $50 on PokerStars. I ran pretty bad and came out down $10, but still finished +$40 once I finished the bonus.

So my $500 bankroll was now $730! Without these bonuses, my bankroll would have been $480 because I had actually lost $20 total while playing. That is a difference of $250, which increased my bankroll by 50% all because of earning bonuses. I continued my journey and before I knew it I was sitting with over $1,000 and only had actually made $75 total from playing poker.

However, all bonuses aren't created equal, and factors such as time and the size of your bankroll can limit you. When you get a bonus from a poker site, you don't just get the free money instantly. Almost all rooms require you to play a certain amount of raked hands, collect so many points per $1, or pay $x in rake. If for example a poker room offered a 100% up to $100 bonus, and required you to play 100 raked hands for $10, you would have to deposit at least $100 and play 1,000 raked hands to collect your full bonus amount. Almost all bonuses have a time limit, ranging from 30 – 90 days, so you also need to consider if would be able to earn it quick enough.

If you're a winning player you might be thinking it sounds like it's not worth the hassle or it's only for noobs. This is definitely not true because bonuses can make losing players winners, and make winning players even more money. Someone with a $5,000 bankroll wouldn't be interested in collecting an extra $50 here or there, but there are some bonuses you can find for $1,000 or more.

Online poker bonuses are a big help when it comes to building your bankroll. If you're a struggling new player, I strongly suggest moving around your bankroll and start earning some free bonus money!

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