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Old 03-11-08, 09:58 AM
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Recommend me a good online Poker site

I am after a poker site that will not give me hassle, will be easy to get onto Texas Hold Em tables and generally have a bit of fun. I am looking at playing now and again and maybe spending about $50 each time. They always mention one on the World Poker Tour on TV...but can't remember what it is. So i would be grateful for any good suggestions. Thanks.
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None of them are easy to get on anymore. it will take work.

full tilt
ultimate bet
poker stars

...are all pretty good ones
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I had a look at Poker stars. Couple more questions for you.

1. I don't want to lose all my money straight away, so are there tables with a smaller blind....less than a dollar? Or is $1 the minimum blind per table?

2. Are all the tables tounrmaments? I guess i can't go in....win a few hands and then leave if i win. I will have to play through and beat everyone else. Is that the case?

3. I take it you can pay via credit card, how do you go about collecting any winnings?
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there's 2 cent 4 cent tables on some sites. Your guaranteed to find hundreds of 5 cent/10 cent tables on any site.

You can play 1 hand go all-in hope to steal the blinds and leave.

Most sites mail you a check, this usually takes 3+ weeks to receive your payout.
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Just visit www.pokersourceonline.com and that way you won't have to worry about depositing at all your first time.
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Pokerstars and Full Tilt have the best interfaces in terms of ease of use, allowed skins, connection stability, and features.

Pokerstars also allows for eChecks if you want to go that route. They also have the .01/.02, .02/.04, and .05/.10 blinds you're looking for. And there's shitloads of tables so no waiting to find a game.

Also, their customer service in the industry is unparalleled.
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Anyone ever play on the Cake Poker Network?
http://www.cakepokernetwork.net/Partners/Default.aspx

Thinking about playing through one of the partner sites ...
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Cake is my main site now. Though not as much of a goldmine as before, still a low level of play. Promos are cool, and tournies have a lot of value to them. Plenty of sats for live events as well. Might be one of the quickest support staff in the industry. Any reason why you don't want to play on cake itself?
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El Scorcho plays there alot, I know. There is also a rakeback site (not sure which) that provides like 33% rakeback.
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Originally Posted by actyper
Cake is my main site now. Though not as much of a goldmine as before, still a low level of play. Promos are cool, and tournies have a lot of value to them. Plenty of sats for live events as well. Might be one of the quickest support staff in the industry. Any reason why you don't want to play on cake itself?
My $150 investment in sportsbook.com has grown to over $500 after the first weekend of march madness, and they are a partner of cake.


Originally Posted by Deftones
El Scorcho plays there alot, I know.
Hope this isn't related to the bolded part above.
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I play on Cake primarily too. Sometimes it's refreshing playing against a table full of people that don't have PokerTracker/PAHUD running.

I recommend signing up through a rake rebate site. You can get 33% for both Cake and it's skin (Red Star Poker). I can refer you, if you like

The players tend to be half terrible and half decent with very little in-between. The software is fucking atrocious though and is prone to a wide number of glitches. Nothing that will cost you a pot, per se, just a lot of annoying shit.
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Can anyone impart their wisdom for a poker site that has a java client (instead of the downloading of the software) thats US player friendly? I've tried at AbsolutePoker, but they dont accept MC anymore.

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