Top 3 Online Multiplayer Poker Sites for 2011

They recently revamped their software client to improve online multiplayer poker game experience. In its last software update they clearly modeled themselves after FullTilt poker client. Their lobby provides a streamlined navigation, helping to find desired games in just 2-3 mouse clicks. They also significantly reduced screen clutter. Current version of software is stable and runs smoothly. Unfortunately they do not offer a no download poker client. PokerStars is home to the largest pool of players seated in free multiplayer poker tables at any hour of the day.

PokerStar prides themselves on running largest online poker tournaments. They cleverly use offline poker events like WSOP to entice online players to enter by offering them to “qualify” for WSOP and other high-profile live poker events. Being one of the most sophisticated promoters, PokerStar turned even free online multiplayer poker tournaments (called freerolls) into marketing gold.One of the oldest online poker sites on the Internet. Behind PartyPoker web site is Party Gaming, a world’s largest online gambling company publicly traded on London stock exchange. It used to be the largest online poker site before 2006. However due to lack of focus and anti-gambling regulatory actions in US it has fallen behind few of its more nimble competitors. Party Gaming operates a network of gambling websites and aggressively cross promotes them. Its flagship online multiplayer poker room draws traffic from its other properties, which are mostly Europe based. 온라인홀덤

Software client is playable, though not to the level of other sites in this review. A word about PartyPoker’s color theme. There used to be a time when every casino or gambling related site on the Net had to be green. Since then most sites moved on to develop their own color palettes. PartyPoker is one of the holdovers still presenting you with a sea of green on its site as well as on its software client. Every year they revamp site’s main page to tone down the green but to this day it is a major color.They recently announced full support for Mac and indeed their Mac poker client is fairly good. The graphics are a bit cartoonish to my taste but that just stylistic preference. They have a browser based, no download poker client as well. Ironically first thing you see after launching that no download poker client is a download progress bar.There are plenty of free multiplayer poker games, including Limit Holdem, No Limit Holdem and Omaha. Cash games and tournaments are also present in sufficient numbers.