Our Poker Bonus page focuses on bringong you the biggest and best deals from internet poker sites. All the deals featured on this bonus page are from trustworthy and reputable poker sites.
Poker bonuses come in a variety of different guises. From the matched deposit bonus, play thru bonuses to the free roll tournament entries. We can help you pick through the different deals on offer and find one which suits you. Before we get into the bonuses and deals lets take a look at the main differences between the two most favored bonuses offered by internet poker sites.
Matched Deposit Bonuses
Firstly lets look a the 'Matched Deposit Bonus'. A matched deposit bonus is when an internet poker site offers you free chips in return for depositing real money with them. The amount of free chips is dependent on how much cash you deposit with them and the more you deposit the more free chips you will get back. There are normally restrictions on withdrawing these free chips and you may also need to play with your deposited cash before being able to use the free chips.
Play Thru Bonus
The second most common type of bonus is a 'Play Thru' deal. A poker site may offer you $50 a month if you play a set number of poker hands in that time period. These deals are good for those who play or who are planning to play lots of hands. Play Thru bonuses will normally be much larger than a matched deposit bonus, but they are also harder to claim so read the terms and conditions carefully before you join a site offering a 'Play Thru' style bonus.
Free Roll Bonus
Free roll tournaments are offered by many poker rooms as a way to attract new players. In many ways free rolls offer better value to the player than a free chip deal. But these free multi-tabled tournaments are often overlooked by most players.
A free roll is when a poker site agrees to pay the entry fee into a specific tournament on your behalf. Many sites now automatically enter all new players who join into a special weekly 'New Player' free roll tournament. The payouts for winning these tourneys can be up to $5000! Even a top 20 finish could land you $50 - $200. Because these tourneys are only open to new players your chances of winning one can be very high. Remember that many of the players in the tourney will never have played poker before. If you're a steady player you have a great chance of landing in the money.
Coral Poker, VC Poker and 32 Red Poker offer good free rolls.