New Texas Holdem online poker rooms are born every minute. Okay, not every minute but too often, because most of them are failing miserably. There are actually only about 20 poker rooms that have acceptable traffic, the rest you should probably avoid.
How do you distinguish the bad online poker rooms from the good ones? That is exactly what I am about to show you, there is a simple list you can follow to avoid that experience of depositing money onto a texas holdem poker room and then never getting it out.
Traffic – The first thing you should pay attention to when choosing a poker room to play at is traffic. How many players are there? You should usually see a lobby full of games, especially Texas Holdem. For example, if I go to the top 5 rooms I can see at least 5 Texas Holdem tables at limits ranging from $25 to $2000 buy-in. When You go higher than that the games usually become harder to find. So before you deposit, open the client of the poker room and look at the traffic, if it is very small you should probably avoid it.
A good sign of a solid online poker room is one that is not just spreading Texas Holdem games but also games like Omaha, Stud and maybe even mixed games like HORSE or HOSE (Hold’em, Omaha, Stud, Omaha 8 or better). On the other hand if you’re only looking for a Texas Holdem online poker room then who cares if they are spreading other games? 🙂
Graphics – Are the graphics good? Does it run smoothly without crashing? Most of the Texas Holdem Online poker rooms reveal their flaws after about 15 minutes of playing. I can only play at about 5 poker rooms because most of them just drive me crazy. A few annoyings details are: weird layout, bad graphics, slow software, crashing, only allowing 3 tables at the same time and so on.