A look at some poker site listings.
Poker Site Listings
The game of poker has never been more popular. You can play online poker at literally hundreds of different websites. If you look at poker site listings, you will find an abundance of options. However, some sites attract a lot more players than others and the variety of games on offer differs from site to site.
What are the most popular online poker sites?
It’s no surprise to learn that the websites which appear at the top of online poker site listings are either affiliated with major bookmakers (William Hill, 888, Ladbrokes et al) or specialist sites like PartyPoker and PokerStars.
The former’s popularity is often down to the fact that customers with accounts at those betting sites develop a degree of brand loyalty. This encourages casual players to try out the poker section of the site.
These betting sites all offer a huge range of poker games and promotions, often solely aimed at the UK market.
Alternatively, the specialist poker sites are often favoured by the more dedicated poker players. Whilst the likes of PartyPoker and PokerStars do have other casino games on offer, they do focus a lot of their marketing and energy into promoting the poker games on the site.
One similarity between the sites is that they all have poker games taking place throughout the day and night. Meaning that whenever you look for poker site listings, you’ll always find a huge range of options.
Which poker games do people play?
The most prevalent modern version of the game is Texas Hold ‘Em. Whilst it has been around for over 100 years, it only became hugely popular when the World Series of Poker began in the 1970s. This unofficial world championship of poker was played under Texas Hold ‘Em rules and due to the press and television coverage the event has received over the years, Texas Hold ‘Em has flourished in popularity.
The World Series of Poker also helped to popularize the concept of ‘tournament poker’, a user-friendly and easily accessible version of the game that is still widely played today, both in casinos and online. Tournaments come in all shapes and sizes and with a huge range of stakes. This makes them accessible for players of all budgets.
Other popular versions of the game include Omaha, five card draw, seven card stud, three card poker and high/low Chicago. There will often be slight variants in game play, depending on your choice of poker site. Listings don’t always explicitly tell you the house rules, so make sure you check the house rules for the site you are using before you begin playing.
Thanks to the internet, you can play many different versions of the game twenty-four hours a day. The stakes vary considerably, as does the skill level of the players. But one thing is for certain, there’s never been a better time to look for poker site listings and there’s never been a better time to play online poker.