Playing Real Money Online Texas Holdem
Although after signing up with a US online poker room many new players will head to the tournaments section and checkout the freerolls on offer, a whole lot of new players will want to get straight to the tables and enjoy playing real money Texas hold'em poker. There's a great choice of online poker rooms for US players with Bovada Poker , Carbon Poker and Americas Cardroom being 3 of the standout places to play. Getting setup up is fast and simple and after you've downloaded the software, you are good to go. As you'll see below, all rooms will offer different promotions, however depositing options will be very similar and all will offer a great variety of Texas Hold'em poker games.
The Huge Variety of Game and Tournament Offering
There will be many different ways in which you may enjoy real money Texas hold'em poker, and you will be presented with a huge variety of cash games, freeroll tournaments that offer real money prizes, a great selection of large guaranteed tournaments, many sit n go tournaments and heads up games. Texas hold'em Cash or ring games will vary in stake and will start at the micro stakes of $0.01/$0.02 and move up from there. At the lower stake levels you will find huge amounts of players, and in general the amount of players at tables decreases the higher the stakes are.
Texas hold'em tournament players will be astounded at the variety on offer, and moving up from the freeroll level there'll be tourneys of all buy in amounts. You will also notice many satellite and qualifier tournaments are available to play in for a fraction of the cost of the bigger tourneys, however should you do well in those then you can play your way to the main events and to the real big guaranteed tournaments. There's also an abundance of sit n go tourneys including turbo's hyper's, deep stack and plenty more, and again there will be games available for every bankroll.
Online Poker Promotions
One of the joys of playing real money online poker are the sheer amount of great promotions available to all US players. They will start with a welcome bonus that is a percentage on top of your first deposit, and in many rooms you will also be given a seat in a new depositor freeroll too. Moving on from there you will find that the promotions come thick and fast, and these are not all just reload bonuses, you'll find that good US online poker rooms will give you the chance to qualify for huge land based events such as the WSOP, The Punta Cana Poker Classic, WPT Events and plenty more...paying your seat, your travel and your expenses. You'll also find massive amounts of cash handed out in the big guaranteed tournaments series' with literally millions of dollars up for grabs in some. Other promotions you will find are leaderboard challenges, rake races, gift giveaways, refer a friend offers and so much more.
All rooms will also offer you loyalty and VIP points and these may be exchanged for tournament tickets, directly for cash, or even for poker merchandise in the VIP stores.
The Security of Online Poker
Online poker rooms take the security of their players very seriously, and all personal information is kept safely and securely. When making financial transactions with your online poker room of choice you will find that the cashier is protected with the latest encryption technology, the same as that which is used by major financial institutions. When depositing into a US poker room you will find that the best option will be Visa credit card and most will accept Visa pre-paid cards too. There are other options and some may accept MasterCard also. You will also find that bank wire, person to person and money transfer are also widely accepted too.