Poker Through the Eyes of an Amateur

November 10, 2008

BonusWhores.com

If you're new to online poker, or if you're a bonus hunter, then I recommend that you check out BonusWhores.com. This site is a one stop shop for all of your bonus needs. The site is available in several languages, so if English isn't your first language, there's also German, French, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Swedish. That's something I've not seen from some of the other sites. They have bonus codes for most of the big name poker sites, including PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker, Party Poker, Titan Poker, and many more. The percentage-based bonuses range up to 5000%, and they also have the ability to sign up for rakeback accounts on a few sites.

One of the best features of this site has got to be the Custom Bonus Ranks page. This allows you to select your type of game, the limits you play, and the type of bonus you want, and it tells you the bonuses that will best fit what you want to play. I think this would be a highly useful tool for anyone, whether you're a newbie just getting started or a seasoned online pro looking for a new site full of fish. Instead of having to surf through tons of bonuses that you may not be able to complete, the site helpfully narrows it down for you. It's definitely a great touch. It's also nice to be able to search for poker sites by player-base size as well as the network they are on.

If you're an experienced online player, you probably won't find anything here you haven't seen before (aside from the wonderful Custom Bonus Ranks tool), but it's still a great place to hunt some bonuses on sites you may not have played on before, as well as pick up some reload bonuses on sites you have. They also keep up with news in the online poker world, so this is also a good spot to keep tabs on what's going on at your favorite sites, as well as in the brick-and-mortar poker world.

If you're looking at trying out online poker for the first time, this is a great place to get your start. If you choose to take the plunge, I offer one important tip: Even though playing at higher stakes will help you clear your bonus faster, don't play outside of your bankroll. The bonus isn't going to do you any good if you go broke before clearing it.