The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I’ve recently gotten started playing online poker and I know some people who are considering playing online but don’t know which software to use. The number of choices have exploded recently and it seems like everybody and their dog runs their own online poker room. Well, I’m going to start reviewing some of the more popular sites and writing about their pros and cons. Check back often for updates and new additions. I’ll link to each site at the end of each article if you decide to be a patron. If you have a site you want me to review, please post it in a comment and I will get to it as soon as I can.

Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt is the first software I felt comfortable using. They offered a free play money site to help you get used to their software and playing online. Their software is pretty easy to use. They have a main window that shows you the different types of poker games available. They offer Hold’em, Razz, Omaha, 7 card stud. They also have a tab for tournaments and sit and go games.


  • Hand history logs to disk (Optional) giving you the ability to analyse your play.
  • Statistics on your playing session. How many hands you saw the flop, letting you know if you’re being too loose
  • Freerolls. Frequent free roll tournaments allows you to build up sweat equity without depositing a dime.


  • Interface takes up a large part of the screen. Multi-table play isn’t very good because windows will be on top of each other unless you have a large (1680×1024 or equivalent) screen.
  • Their tournament filtering isn’t as good as I like. Hard to narrow down which tournaments you are interested in

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Site Link: Play at Full Tilt Poker