How To Choose The Best Online Poker Platform (In 2019)?

How To Choose The Best Online Poker Platform (In 2019)?

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If you are a Poker Player and searching for the best online Poker website to test your skills, this article is for you! 

These days, the popularity of online poker is growing exponentially. Gaming enthusiasts from all across the country are showing a keen interest in participating in online poker cash games and tournaments to prove their mantle and win their share from the massive prize pools.

Other than game knowledge, skills, and experience, the thing that matters the most is the authenticity and reliability of the gaming platform. As there are several gaming websites available on the internet that offer a similar type of games, rewards, bonuses, loyalty benefits, etc, it becomes really difficult to determine the perfect online place to invest your hard-earned money. 

Here are some important factors that you must consider before selecting a gaming website to play Poker:

Is the website safe and secure?

 Find out if the website is RNG (random number generator) certified from a reputed agency or not. Also to ensure the safety and privacy of player’s personal and financial information, the website must have security and technology certifications i.e. SSL certificate from a trusted authority. The software should be user-friendly, easy to navigate through, and 100% bug-free to ensure comfortable, seamless, and unproblematic gameplay.    

Promotions and bonus offers?

You should also consider the sign-up and deposit bonuses the website offers. Every gaming site offers various types of bonuses to attract maximum users. Check what the portal is offering to players of different levels of skill-set. Also what promotions and deposit deal it offers to existing as well as new players. 

Is the website legal?

One of the most important things which you should take into consideration is whether the website follows the rules and regulations of Indian gaming laws or not. The company that operates the website must pay all the taxes and have the license issued by the regulatory bodies to run its activities legally in the country. The cash prize you won by playing on the website is legal if the website deducts TDS (30%) on the winnings above Rs. 10,000. The website must also provide TDS certificate to the players to mention in their income tax filings. 

Is the website allow players to play without money? 

If you are a beginner, you can hone your skills by playing at free online poker tables. Some websites do not allow players to play for free and they have to make a deposit to play. Find out if you can play on the website without investing real money or not. 

Games availability? 

Not all websites offer all these variants or provide the facility to join a table at any time. Due to lack of traffic, games are not available around the clock and you have to wait for other players to join the table and start the game.  Choose a website that offers games 24×7 and allows a player to join the table as per his convenient timings. Another important factor to consider is the variants of Poker the website offers i.e. Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Hold’em ++, and Crazy Pineapple in all popular formats such as Ring games, SNG, and multi-table tournaments. 

Does the website allow players to play on the mobile app?

Check if the website provides the facility to download poker app to play the game on your Android and iOS devices.   

Are the payment methods safe and secure?

 As you need to do financial transactions on the website, you need to consider how smooth and secure the deposit and withdraw process is. The website must provide the option to choose the method of depositing money i.e. credit cards, debit cards, net banking, and online wallets. Also, check how transparent the redemption process is and how much time the website takes to transfer your winning amount to your bank account. 

Is there a customer support team to help you?

Customer support helps the player whenever he has any queries or concerns related to the game or his online account i.e. deposit or withdraws money, tournament info, bonus details, etc. Read reviews and users’ feedbacks available on the internet about the efficiency of a website’s customer support. Check the contact methods (live chat, email, and phone) the website offers to the players.   

The aforementioned factors must always be taken into consideration before deciding the best Poker platform. Prioritize your requirements and choose the website which you believe can successfully fulfill your gaming needs and expectations.