One of the mistakes many people make when they decide to play poker online, is they just enter the very first online poker room they come to. This is a very bad idea. When you are choosing an online poker room, you want to make sure the room you choose provides you with safety, quality and comfort.

Safety First

Without a doubt, safety should be your very first priority when you are selecting an online poker room. As of right now there are very few regulations when it comes to online poker rooms, so it is up to you to make sure the one you select is as safe as it possibly can be.

The first thing you want to look for is a poker room that has been around for a long time and has a solid reputation. The safest online poker rooms are ones that have set themselves up with a third party check. They also have a poker algorithm that consistently work and routinely deals fair hands. If you find yourself in an online poker room that does not meet these standards, you should deal yourself out and look for one which does.


Everyone has a different idea of what they are looking for in the quality of an online poker room. For the purposes of this article, I am looking at a few different things that I feel set some online poker rooms apart from others. The first is the quality of the software the online poker room uses. There is no reason for you to be playing poker online if the poker room is unable to provide you with satisfactory visuals, good game play, and if it isn’t reliable. The best way to make sure you will be getting the quality you deserve is to find a poker room that allows you to download a version of their software and play a few hands with fake money before you start using your credit card.

The online poker room you choose should have a reliable server that isn’t prone to crashing in the middle of a hand.


There is very little point in playing online poker if the quality of the game play is substandard. The room you select should be able to provide you with a game that is easy and fun to play.

It is really hard to enjoy yourself if you aren’t comfortable in the online poker room you selected. You should enjoy the other players who routinely play in the same room. You should also be comfortable with the knowledge that you will get your winnings quickly and that the customer service will be prompt about answering your questions and addressing your concerns.