Are there any poker sites for real money?

Yes, many. There have been online poker sites offering real-money play since the late 1990’s, with many coming and going since then. I currently trust around a dozen poker sites for real-money play based on their history, payout consistency, and my personal review of each one.

✅ What is the best online poker site?
What is considered to be the best online poker site will vary depending on what’s most important to each player. I think that having profitable games, easy deposits, high traffic, and quick consistent payouts are the most important factors when grading an online poker site. I currently recommend Global Poker or Bovada Poker for American players and 888 Poker for those in the rest of the world.

✅ Is it legal to play poker online?
The answer is complicated, especially to poker players living in the United States. The simple answer is that almost all online gaming laws focus on the providers rather than the players. There have been virtually no cases of online poker players being prosecuted simply for playing. However, it’s still always wise to check online gaming laws in your state, territory, or country prior to playing for real money.

✅ What is the poker online poker site for beginners?
When you’re just learning to play poker, I think the best online poker site is one that’s going to be simple and straightforward. As a beginner, your first goal should be to simply understand the game rules and get used to how the software works. You don’t want to be distracted by software when you’re making a decision that could cost you money. Every online poker site has a play money mode, which I think is best used to get a feel for that site’s software. I currently recommend a poker site like Global Poker for beginners because there’s nothing to download and there aren’t many complex software features to overwhelm you.

How I rate the best online poker sites
My poker review recipe follows a general format that I feel gives you the most informative cross-section possible.

Like filo dough made out of countless layers of poker site hyperbole, I want to peel back every aspect of a prospective real money poker room to cover what may be most important to you personally.

If I cover what may seem like too much detail on every online poker room, I have a better chance to review something specific that’s important to every player.

Here’s what I include in every single poker review. The best online poker sites earn consistently high scores in most, if not every, category.

Pros and Cons
Aces and Deuces
This is at the top of each review page and gives a couple handfuls of quick pros and cons for each real-money poker site.

It serves as a quick reference for what I feel are the standout features, both good and bad.

Best Bonuses
The Best Bonuses
This is at the top of each review page and gives a couple handfuls of quick pros and cons for each real-money poker site.

It serves as a quick reference for what I feel are the standout features, both good and bad.

Easiest Poker Sites
Fish Rating
If I actually had a phrase I wanted to trademark for Beat The Fish, “Fish Rating” would probably be it.

The Fish Rating has been one of the staples of my online poker site reviews since the beginning, which scored the “easiness” of a poker site.

Every poker player will have their own priorities, but this should be one of your main factors in deciding on the best new online poker home. poker idn

The higher the Fish Rating, the higher the number of poor poker players that populate the tables

I test multiple real-money tables at multiple limits to come up with this rating.

Real-Money Deposits
Real-Money Deposits
More of a concern for USA players, I like to rate the cashier options in each poker site review and how well each one is processed.

Even for non-USA players, availability of deposit methods even at the best sites can vary considerably.​

It’s helpful to know how you can deposit before you even bother with a new site.