Options are endless when you are looking to play poker online.
Whether you’re looking for a real money poker site or a way to play online poker for free, there are tons of places and opportunities to win big.
Many of these also have an application that allows you to play poker online on both your desktop and iPad.
But if you’re not in a region that allows you to play, your options are a little more limited.
Global Poker is the ultimate option for free-to-play poker, but more on that later.
Facebook also has multiple options for poker players, namely Zynga, Pokerist, Boyaa Texas Poker and PlayWSOP.
Zynga gets you 2,000 chips and five gold coins and multiple options for moving up the VIP tiers. It also gives players chips like nobody’s business when you play Poker Genius, try out video poker, check your inbox or share with friends.
Pokerist, comparatively, offers 500 chips and 10 gold coins starting out, as well as bonuses daily. Don’t let those bonuses satisfy. Run over to Pokerist’s Facebook page and get as many chips as you can on a user-friendly option.
Boyaa Texas Poker gifts you 2,000 poker chips. You can even get extra from watching a tutorial, playing a newbie mission and completing daily tasks, though there aren’t as many options as Zynga and Pokerist for chip frenzies. But, if you’re a gamer, focused on stats and gameplay, you’ll get more rewards the old fashioned way.
PlayWSOP makes it rain with chips and codes that could get you a bracelet, an exciting thought to any aspiring player. This free-to-play option has seasonal promos and chip opportunities galore on its Facebook page. While there are no real money winnings or prizes, you can get a WSOP ring and keep track of your progress in the bracelet bar.
Getting caught with that fake bankroll you can’t move beyond can be frustrating. It can keep you from that next step.
But what could be an even better stepping stone toward real money poker games is the up-and-comer Global Poker.
Similar to these other options, Global Poker has an exciting and fun interface for poker players to compete on.
At Global Poker, you get free sweeps when you purchase gold coin packages and can build a real bankroll. Even more exciting is that players in the United States and Canada can play here!
The experience at Global Poker could be more fun than these other operators if only because you can eventually cash out.
Global Poker makes it easy to rack up the points and find more ways to win.
Those just starting out at the site can get some of the perks that many online poker sites offer, but in a different way.
The payout method is different at Global Poker. Players are paid out on PayPal and pay with gold coins to earn $weeps. After registering on Global Poker, players get two free $weeps and 10,000 gold coins.
With tons of challenges and achievements to unlock, Global Poker makes it easy to rack up the points and find more ways to win.
Global Poker offers a range of games at a range of stakes with a large number of players and tables going at any one time.
This virtual currency allows you to play these poker games and buy more gold coins as you go.
There really isn’t a catch here, as crazy as it sounds. This new business model of virtual currency gaming combined with cash prizes.
This sweepstakes model allows Global Poker to partner with Facebook and PayPal to offer players a little something different, but something that does not stray from the heart of it: poker.
The client is quite easy to work your way around. Global Poker has a lobby with a typical listing of games: no-limit hold’em cash games, pot-limit Omaha cash games, sit & go and other tournaments.
There are also daily challenges and freerolls that you can win your way into simply by continuing to play online.
Should you ever get bored or want to watch your competition, you can do the typical things: mess with your avatar, change the table settings, watch a game, take notes or review hand histories.
Should you best all the achievements, having gotten your flops in for the day, you won’t walk away empty-handed, wanting more. Instead, you’ll literally take it right to the bank (through PayPal), as you cash out your winnings in style.
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