As a Canadian into online poker, you want to find out where the best games, software and bonuses are. You want the fishiest games, the best tournament guarantees, and the biggest live satellites.
That's where OnlinePoker.ca comes in.
At OnlinePoker.ca, our team of top poker experts scours the web for the very best deals. We'll get you up and running with downloading a client or playing top instant-play games via your web browser. If you live in one of the major areas of the country we'll even tell you where the best live cardrooms are.
Our team unearths the very best online poker sites:
- Good player traffic and fishy games
- Lots of variants like Texas Hold'em, Omaha and Stud
- Good deposit options for C$ banking
- The best real-money bonuses to make your bankroll go further
How We Rate Online Poker Rooms
At OnlinePoker.ca, our team is made up of poker players who boast over 30 years' experience. We've enjoyed real-cash online games for years and regularly travel Canada and the globe to play in the biggest tournaments around the world.
With so many poker sites on the net, it's important to find the right ones. That's why we only rate and review the very best to save you valuable time and cash.
The Best Range of Games: Everyone's into Texas Hold'em, but don't think that every poker room offers the same range of cash games and tournaments. Only the best sites offer cash game stakes from as little as $0.01/$0.02, Sit n'Gos from $5 to $500, and tournaments running throughout the week.
And what if you're into HORSE, Razz or Omaha? Good online poker rooms cater for all disciplines, and even run play-money tables so you can get a handle of the rules.
Good Player Traffic: At first glance, a poker lobby might be attractive with its range of Hold'em cash games and Omaha Sit 'n Gos. But how good is the traffic? There's no point having 20 cash games open if you're waiting hours for opponents to sit down. Similarly, a Sit 'n Go player wants to do just that, not Sit n' Wait For An Hour For the Game To Start.
At OnlinePoker.ca we check the site's traffic at peak times to make sure you can log on at popular times and find some action.
Canada-friendly Banking: Good online poker rooms let you deposit and withdrawal using a range of banking options. Whether you're using a credit card, e-Wallet or bank transfer,
Big-Money Guarantees: The beauty of Internet poker sites is the guaranteed tournaments they can offer. The better sites offer weekly and monthly tournaments with prizepools guaranteed. Do a little homework and you can find "overlay": prize money that the site must make up if not enough players register. Overlay is great for canny tourney players, and we find the best sites for it.
Great Bonuses: If you thought bonuses were reserved for casino players, think again. Online poker rooms offer new players and loyal customers the chance to earn some serious free cash. By opening a new account you can earn some free C$ by playing your favourite games online. Loyal customers, meanwhile, can join a VIP scheme to earn regular freebies.
Meet Our Team
John Hodges (Editor):
John has been playing tournaments around the cardrooms of Canada for about 15 years. He started off with Hold'em tournaments but has since taken to the Omaha cash games online. He likes nothing more than honing his cash game skills against solid players from around the world.
Maggie Clegg (Bonus Hunter):
Rakeback and bonuses are harder to come by these days, but it's never been a better time as a casual player to earn free cash. Maggie has been taking advantage of bonuses since the mid-2000s. She knows how to get the most out of a poker bankroll. She also tackles the big satellites into major events in the US and Canada.
Rob St. Pierre (Cash Game nut):
Montreal player Rob loves nothing more than multi-tabling Texas Hold'em cash games. He knows which sites boast the best cash game traffic so you won't be left waiting for a game. Rob is also our banking guru and spends his own money depositing and withdrawing at online poker rooms. He's incurred so many fees he knows how best to avoid the charges you'll find at today's rooms.
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