Absolute Poker - Seven Card Stud, Texas Hold ‘Em, Omaha Hi/Lo
Absolute Poker is one of the big dogs of online poker. With thousands of card games going at any time, day or night, this site is guaranteed to provide a good game when you want it. Absolute Poker requires a download, but they also have an online version for newcomers to get their feet wet with.
Not all of the poker tables have high stakes, and some of the learning rooms have no stakes at all. This is a great way to get a feel for the game if you’re just getting started. It’s an easy graduation from freebie rooms to $.02 and $.04 rooms on up to the real money rooms.
The site has useful features such as chat, hand histories, player search, multi-tables and player notes.
Full Tilt – Omaha Hi, Omaha Hi/Lo, Razz, Texas Hold ‘Em, Seven Card Stud
Full Tilt seeks to make poker fun and quirky with their wide variety of cartoon avatars. The site has a surprising amount of poker celebrities associated with it. Greats like Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Jennifer Harman and Howard Lederer have their own reserved seats at tables, and it is possible to play with them. Mac and Windows compatible. Some games have less players than others, but there are always people playing Hold ‘Em.
Bodog – Omaha Hi, Omaha Hi/Lo, Texas Hold ‘Em, Seven Card Stud
Bodog has a visually pleasing interface and plenty of other players to play with. The site has chat, player notes, player search and allows players to multi-table. Being able to play multiple hands at multiple tables is nice when playing poker online, especially when other people at the table enjoy taking their sweet time deciding on their next move. Bodog is one of the best choices for beginners, offering training videos and free learning rooms. The web based flash version is great for sneaking in a quick game at the office too. Just don’t get caught.