Johannes is the Editor in Chief at Beasts of Poker and has a Master’s degree in Technology. He played online poker semi-professionally for 5 years while completing his studies. He has a huge passion for both live & online poker and loves to research new sites and innovations in the industry.
People play poker online for a number of reasons, some want to make money while others enjoy gambling on an intellectual game that rewards actual skill unlike slots or the lottery. Most poker sites accept a range of different types of players from beginners to seasoned pros and offer a variety of games and stakes.
Most online poker sites feature a lobby that’s categorized by Cash Games, Tournaments, Sit & Go’s and other specialty games. It’s important to consider how each lobby is organized and if it works well for your playing style. A good UI will allow you to navigate and find your way around quickly and efficiently.
While this may seem like a no-brainer it’s actually one of the most overlooked aspects when choosing an online poker site. A site with software that’s difficult to use will likely be a big negative in your experience. Trying to grind long sessions on unintuitive software is hard enough without having to worry about it constantly crashing or slowing down.
Rakeback is a great way for poker sites to reward loyal players with a portion of the rake they collect from real-money games. It’s a great way to keep the game fair for everyone and give players an incentive to play more hands.