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In all industries, it's a known fact that once something catches on it gets marketed until it's in our own living room.  Well, Online Poker has caught on fast and is still exploding into living rooms around the world everyday.  This online poker review will cover the best online poker rooms.  Of course there are hundreds of poker rooms to choose from, but the ones listed on AllAboutOnlinePoker.com are the ones we recommend.  We expect you to do your do diligence, but if you have to pick you should start here.

Party Poker| Pacific Poker| Empire Poker| Poker Room
Ultimate Bet| Poker Stars| Absolute Poker| Bodog | Full Tilt

Party Poker has the largest traffic of all the poker rooms. You can find weak competition to play against and earn great prizes for just playing for free.  Loose games can be found all the way up to the $15/$30 limit.  Statistics are not Party Poker's forte.  With a large network of other poker sites, Party Poker brings in numerous amounts of players at peak hours.  You can always find the game you want anytime of the day.  Party Poker was averaging in January 2005: 15500-17500 ring game players at peak hours, 21000-24000 tournament players at peak hours.   Full Review  

The growth over the last 8 months has put Pacific Poker in the top tier of poker rooms.  You can always find loose action games and great reload and promotions to keep the people coming back.  Finally adding No limit tournaments has helped Pacific Poker grow even more lately.  FreeRolls can be found daily now at Pacific poker giving new and old players another option for fun.  Having the backing of one of the longest standing online casinos (Casinos-On-Net), you can expect Pacific Poker to be around for a while. With the action so loose the flop percentages can get up into the 70's, meaning a lot of money is up for grabs. The software is sub-par looking at best.  Unfortunately this is where Pacific Poker has it's issues. A new Release could be expected to improve the look and feel.  You can find an average of over 7,500 players playing at peak hours.   Full Review

When you think of Empire Poker you should really think Party Poker.  Empire Poker shares the same players, using a slightly different software package.  Meaning you can always find a game.  Money added to tournaments has been there biggest promotion for the longest time.  Several FreeRolls can be found daily, including give away seats into the WSOP.  Plenty of loose games to choose from.  Not only the Holdem tables, but the Stud and Omaha tables get packed as well.  You can find close to 50,000 players online at peak hours.    Full Review

PokerRoom is one of the original online poker rooms and is known for their no download software and great graphics.  Mac users flock to Poker Room because it's one of the only rooms that work with Mac's.  The downloadable poker room software is by far one of the best in the industry.  The large amount of traffic gives PokerRoom a notch up on the competition.  The games can be loose and they are known for their 6-handed tables.  A great addition to their gaming graphics is the statistics you can view about your play.  A lot of action also goes to their tournament style games, which offer Satellites to major WPT events.  In 2005 they will have large amount of qualifiers for the World Series of Poker (WSOP).  The Rake can be less than average, however we offer one of the best bonuses out their for PokerRoom, which can help build your bankroll immediately.  Beginners are starting at Poker Room all the time, which makes it a great choice for other beginners or people looking to feed on them.  At peaks hours you can see over 9,000 players playing at once.  Full Review

Ultimate Bet is definitely in the top tier when it comes to name, graphics, and traffic.  The Ultimate Bet software could be the best in the industry.  The traffic for ring games and tournaments is just about the perfect amount.  You can always find the game you are looking for at most times of the day.  The stakes vary from micro-limits to high stakes no-limit games. There are plenty of promotions and a great Ultimate point programs.  During peak hours you can see over 8,000 real money players.  Full Review

Poker Stars is known for their strong tournament following. Surprise winners Chris Moneymaker and Greg "The Fossilman" Raymer each got their entry from a Poker Stars Satellite for the WSOP in 2003 & 2004.  These big time winners helped Poker Stars become one of the biggest names in online poker. The ring game traffic is very strong and follows second to Party Poker.  Poker Stars has plenty of weekly sit and go tournaments, timed events, and high stakes action. Besides Ultimate bet, PokerStars has one of the best software packages on the market. Professionals can be seen daily on Poker Stars which is something you may want to consider before picking your seat. The customer support is great and always improving. There is currently no sign-up bonus. Real money player statistics - January 2005: 3500-4200 ring game players at peak hours, 13000-17000 tournament players at peak hours.  Full Review

AbsolutePoker is a nice sized poker room with great Texas Holdem action. The software is average, but does carry many nice features such as statistics, flop percentage, and find a player.  One of the best bonuses in the industry, which attracts a lot of new players.  During peak hours you can find over 5,000 real money players. Full Review

Bodog receives high traffic for it's Sportsbook and Casino.  Recently added was the Bodog Poker room, which is growing everyday.  Bodog is known for giving players all type of action  under one roof.  Bodog features Texas Holdem, Omaha, and Omaha High Low, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud High Low, 5 Card Stud.  For the low stakes players, you can play micro limit tables that run .10/.25.  Full Review  

Full Tilt Poker opened it's doors in 2004 with the backing of professional poker players, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, Erik Seidel, and many more.  Full Tilt is known for their low stakes limit and no-limit games, however traffic is continuing to increase.  With pretty good software and about 6,000 players at peak hours, you can expect good things to come from Full Tilt Poker.   Full Review  
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