Top 10 Features of a Great Site!
1. 24 Hour Action - The main reason for an online casino, is games at any limits at any time. Choose online poker rooms that provide you with this feature. Right now, the top choices include Party Poker and Full Tilt Poker.
2. Customer Service - Run into a problem? You want your matter dealt with fast in the virtual world. Choose a poker room that responds quickly, responds thoroughly and responds in English. Some of the best are: Check N Raise Poker and Absolute Poker.
3. Easy to Use Interface - When playing online poker, there is nothing more frustrating than glitches, freeze-ups and not being able to find the features that are included in the program. The smoothest interfaces are provided by Full Tilt Poker and Party Poker.
4. Features - Online poker rooms are always adding features to improve their software. Make sure you have the latest downloads to take advantage of these cool features. Poker Room and Full Tilt Poker both allow you to color code your players to easily identify styles, fish and tough opponents.
5. Loose Players - You probably wouldn't be playing online if you weren't looking for an easy game...at least you shouldn't. Sites that have been renown for "fish" in order are: Party Poker.
6. Tournaments - If you are a tournament player many sites have daily freerolls which can get your bankroll started. Most sites also have super satellites to major tournaments and multi-table tournaments. Tournaments that are becoming very popular are one and two-table sit n' gos. For more on tournaments, visit our Tournaments page.
7. Promotions and Bonuses - If you are a new online poker player just getting started, you should start at sites that offer you a little something extra for your play via bonus. Visit our Bonus Codes page for more info. Right now Full Tilt Poker is the place to start. They are offering a whopping 100% bonus for new players. Some sites reward loyal players with frequent player points for regular play. Among the best in this area are Check N Raise Poker and Party Poker.
8. Chat Feature - A fun aspect of online poker is the chat feature that almost all online sites have. Some sites are better than others in this category though and make it much more enjoyable to play. Sites with the best chat feature include: Party Poker and Check N Raise Poker.
9. Referral Program - Almost all online poker rooms reward players for bringing other players to their site. If you just want to refer a friend, this is an easy way to make $25 or $50. However, if you have a large network of customers who may become online players, you may want to get into the "affiliate" business. Visit our Affiliates page for more info. This may be for you.
10. Aestethics - Although we do not consider how a site looks a high priority when playing, it can be fun and make play a bit more interesting. By far, Full Tilt Poker and Poker Room have made a strong effort to make the graphical and sound features of their poker rooms stand above the rest.
Didn't make the List
Banking - Although you might expect the "money" aspect to be in the top 10, it isn't. The reason? All reputable poker rooms now have superb options for banking. It seems that this aspect of online poker, although not perfect, is not an issue anymore. All sites listed at Poker to the Max offer money wire transfer, credit card deposits, online bank transfers through Neteller, Firepay, etc... DO NOT worry about your money. It is safe online. Companies such as Thawte Secure ensure this.
Honesty - You would think that honesty of a poker room should fall at #1! It didn't make our list because it is NO LONGER an issue. Online poker rooms are now governed by gaming commissions such as the Kahnawake Gaming Commission. Companies like this ensure honesty and integrity of software and banking. Do not believe players who complain that online poker is "fixed". They have just suffered bad beats or lose because their skills are not up to par. All sites referred to at Poker to the Max are honest and reputable.