Online Poker Files

A handy one-stop guide to all the key online poker websites currently on the web. Whether you’re a brand new player dabbling in online poker for the first time, or an old hand looking to try something a little different, you’ll find all the key information you need here. From the recognisable big hitters to the slightly lesser-known poker sites, the list here comprehensively covers the top 20 poker platforms on the internet.



  • Amaya-owned online gaming brand, recently launched its new betting service to the UK market
  • Took its first sports bet on the 31st March this year
  • In possession of dozens of licenses to operate worldwide, retains its hold on the No 1. spot for online poker rooms
  • Considered the best software for online poker
  • European Poker Tour live event series, the top poker ambassadors (like globally recognised footballers) promoting the brand
  • Currently attempting to gain a stronger foothold in the legal US online poker market

888 Poker

  • Claims to be the fastest growing online gaming brand in the industry
  • Promises an “elite, world-class consumer experience” for poker players
  • Fully regulated since 1997, 5 million registered users, socially responsible (ie. prevents excessive use)
  • Industry leading software is fully certified
  • Offers face to face play though its Poker Cam tables


  • Canadian company, established in 1994
  • Hosts a thriving poker community, sports book and a racebook
  • Registered in Antigua
  • Its casino certified by Gaming Associates
  • Offers fast payouts and deposits

Titan Poker 

  • Claims to be the No. 1 poker room for players in the UK
  • Its user-friendly software is developed by Playtech
  • Guarantees winnings of millions in monthly prizes and affordable buy-ins for prospective players
  • Flagship site on the iPoker Network, a network that is only second in terms of traffic to the PokerStars.


  • Claims to be“the world’s favourite betting site” and the one of the largest, with 18 million customers and 3,000 employees
  • Has an affiliate programme, used by individuals and companies to promote their company to their customer base
  • When a visitor to an affiliate site becomes a referred customer (by clicking on the link) the affiliate will then earn 30% commission based on any net win for the life of the customer
  • One-wallet system, using the same info to play all games on the site


  • Registered affiliates, limitless earning potential/uncapped commission and no negative rollover
  • £50 free credit to spend when new player joins (more than the usual £20/25 that other sites offer)
  • Accessible for mobile and tablet as well as online desktop
  • Active poker community on the site
  • Many positive Sky Poker Reviews online

BetFair Poker 

  • Pioneered the Betting Exchange in 2000 (enabling customers to come together and bet against each other rather than a bookmaker)
  • Betfair takes a small commission from the transaction
  • No financial risk so the odds have no profit margin and therefore, they typically deliver better value than a fixed odds bookmaker.
  • Mainly operates in the UK, Ireland, Australia and US.
  • 1.7 million active customers currently, 2000 employees
  • 1.2 billion bets a year
  • Introduced the concept of in-play betting (Betfair’s Exchange was the first platform to turn a betting market “in-play” in 2001 and in the same year the Company merged with fellow exchange
  • 1st to launch iPhone App, 2009
  • Betfair customers have the ability to lock in a profit

Coral Poker 

  • The fast-growing area of ‘bet-in-play’ sports betting where Coral is one of the market leaders.
  • Recently launched its mobile app, allowing for on the go betting
  • Primarily focussed in the UK and Italy

Everest Poker 

  • The first multi-lingual online poker site
  • Millions of customers across 70 countries, since 2004
  • Main sponsor of the World Series Poker
  • Online interactive poker school and tutorials for new players
  • Free €10 Bonus + Deposit €25 and receive €40

Ladbrokes Poker

  • 2,700 betting outlets in the UK and 800,00 active online customers
  • Brand appeal as the most recognised and most used betting brand in the UK
  • Found to be underperforming in the online gambling (market major operational restructuring of its digital products and services in time for the 2014 World Cup)
  • Maximum withdrawal of £5,000 (or currency equivalent) per day from your account.

Paddy Power Poker 

  • Brand focus on stunts, entertainment, novelty
  • Affiliates enjoy high conversion and retention rates, generous commission, support team available, industry leading sign up bonuses
  • $500 welcome bonus for new players
  • Free training academy for new players
  • Regular promotions

William Hill Poker 

  • Focus on change and innovation, increased use of technology
  • Wide range of card games available
  • Most popular in the UK and is currently establishing a wider customer base in the US
  • Rock solid reputation within the poker industry

Party Poker 

  • The world’s largest listed online gaming business created by the merger of bwin and PartyGaming in March 2011
  • Pokerfest, World Poker tour
  • Poker school for new players
  • Blog for daily tips from our team of professional poker players

Full Tilt 

  • Freerolls award thousands in prizes every month
  • Launched in 2004 (crashed in 2011, unable to pay players back after Black Friday) then purchased by PokerStars
  • Play proceeds at a gentler pace at “New to the Game” tables
  • 100% first deposit bonus
  • Extensive variety of poker formats, styles
  • Dedicated focus on the recreational poker player
  • Excellent software


  • 3D gaming experience (create own players’ appearance, make them unique) range of exciting and innovative promotions in poker
  • 5 million members, but fairly recent so possibly less traffic on the site
  • Poker school, Raise Your Game experts to guide new players
  • Bonuses of 100% matches up to $600 or $2000 limited to players on those tables. Also a bonus loyalty points program offered

BetOnline Poker

  • One of the flagship poker rooms on the Action Poker Network, and the site has been a major factor in the Action Poker Network’s recent surge in traffic thanks to their “terrific software platform, top-notch reputation, and excellent promotions”
  • Claims to be the fastest growing online poker site in the US
  • Over $150,000 in guaranteed tournaments each month
  • Daily Freerolls including “On the Hour”
  • PoP Loyalty Program where you can earn cash and prizes just for playing at the BetOnline Poker tables

32 Red Poker 

  • $1000 welcome bonus
  • Similar poker affiliate programme
  • Claims to have fast payments rate
  • Licensed by govt of Gibraltar, British Overseas territory
  • Half a million registered players

Nordic Bet 

  • Offers 8 different card games options
  • Reward system offers players up to 56% value back, through cashback, bonuses, free casino spins & free sport bets.
  • Choice of four bonuses, when new players sign up and make their first deposit – from €50 to €1000.
  • €30,000 in Freeroll prizes every month

Stan James Poker 

  • The Gibraltar based online casino claims to be “one of the most acclaimed names within the betting industry”
  • Deposit from $10 to $625 or more for a play through bonus up to $1,250. Deposit $100 or more for a 20% instant cash bonus on top of the play through bonus.

Tony Bet Poker 

  • Hosts the biggest live Open Face Chinese Poker event, the Tonybet Poker OFC World Championship
  • 100% up to €500 STARTER bonus on your first deposit
  • Tony Bet rewards Sit and Go Heads-Up players with €1,000 – each week the Top 18 Sit and Go players share the €100 leaderboard prize pool, while the best 18 throughout the month are rewarded with €600.