Online Poker and Texas Hold 'Em
Online Poker Basics
From seniors to college students, people are flooding into poker rooms, both online and offline, like never before. The recent poker craze owes a lot to the success of televised high-stakes tournaments like the World Series of Poker, and it has made Texas Hold 'Em one of the hottest games on the Internet.
Full Tilt Poker
Backed by an impressive line-up of pro poker players, Full Tilt Poker is a rapidly growing online poker room. You may even get a chance to play Texan Hold 'Em with some of the world's best.
Operated by a large online casino company, Pacific Poker offers Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha Hi, 7 Card Stud and several other poker favorites, as well as an online demo of the game client. The pop-up download prompts can be a little annoying.
A well-established online poker room with a broad selection of games and thousands of players. Paradise Poker is based in Costa Rica and regulated by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission, located on a Mohawk Indian reservation in Canada.
Based in Gibraltar with operations in India, Party Poker has been around since 2001 and is likely the busiest online poker room in the world. This site holds an annual multi-million dollar tournament which culminates in finals played aboard a luxury cruise ship.
Planet Poker began way back in January 1998, making it a pioneer among online poker rooms. The software has some nice options which let you customize many aspects of the room's appearance and support is available 24/7.
Poker Stars is a leading online poker room with good software features, including statistics and optional player pictures. They are currently staging a weekly $350,000 tournament.
With animated avatars, chip displays, and floating chat bubbles, True Poker is one of the more graphical online poker games available. They now allow you to play multiple tables at the same time.
Excellent online poker rooms endorsed by several famous poker champions. UltimateBet has a variety of high-stakes tournaments and prizes.