The first thing you should consider when starting to play poker is which poker room you should choose. Even though many of them share the same network they can differ a bit. The iGaming Company you choose can be more or less safe and provide different types of campaigns and bonuses. I’m a member at several poker rooms and what I do is that I never sign up at a poker room I haven’t heard about. A good reputation is really important in this business. I google a bit and look at different forums to see what players have to say about the poker room I’m interested in. If they have bad things to say or if they only have good things to say about the poker room. Most of the poker rooms that are famous are really good ones, otherwise they wouldn’t stand out in a competitive business.
One thing I consider is about the payment. How long does it take for the company to fix the payout? That’s interesting, because you really want your winnings as quick as possible, but sometimes it can take several days before you see them in you bank account.
I also consider the campaigns, if they can provide a lot of bonuses, big tournaments, satellites to live tournaments etc. That’s important to me.
Also, you should take a look what games they offer, what formats, stakes, buy-ins etc. I guess to many this is the most crucial part when it comes to choose on online poker room. It can also be of significance what kind of players you will meet, if you only meet amateurs or professionals. Like Unibet for instance, when they modernized their poker room, they were very clear that their target were hobby players. While I guess you will find more professional players at the world largest poker room, PokerStars. I am member on both these poker rooms and when I play it depends on my mood which I choose that day. Or if there are any fun tournaments scheduled
I will also recommend you to look for poker guides that specializes on writing reviews and will therefor check up the poker room in detail. Here you can read about different poker rooms and compare them.
It’s free to sign up at a poker room, so you can do this before deposit real money to get a good look at the poker room before starting to play.
Depending on where you live, you should also look for the poker room’s license. For example, I live in Sweden where gambling online is legal and if you win in a poker game on an iGaming Company that is licensed within the European Union you don’t have to pay tax for your winnings. This you have to do if the poker room is licensed elsewhere and then you have to keep track in your winnings yourself, which can be a bit tricky.
Well, this is some of the features I think about when choosing a poker room. Do you think differently or have any more tips, please contact me. It would also be interesting to hear which poker room you recommend.