Maximum bonus, bonus percentage and clearing a bonus – what makes a Poker Bonus good or bad

Today we take a look at the important things you should consider when opening an account at a poker room in order to claim a bonus. When I try to figure out which new room might be right for me, there are several things I take into consideration. The maxium absolute bonus amount that you can reach is just one thing.

Sure, it sounds great if there is a online poker site offering you 2000$ Bonus on your first deposit. But you have to ask yourself: Do I really have the time and money to get the maximum amount cashed out? Money, because you need to make a huge deposit in order to get the huge bonus. Time, because you will have to play a lot of hands to clear the 2000$ Bonus. If your family or job doesn’t give you much time off right now, it might be the wrong time to go for max. If your a high roller and produce lots of rake, things are different of course. But I guess: if your a high roller you wouldn’t read this article.

Poker Rooms ordered by maximum Rakeback Percentage:

Site Bonus Rating Review Visit
PokerStars PokerStars   $600 Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Review Visit
PartyPoker PartyPoker   $500 Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Review Visit
888Poker 888Poker   $700 Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Review Visit
Ladbrokes Poker Ladbrokes Poker   £1200 Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating Review Visit

So: what to go for then if not the pure maximum bonus amount? The bonus percentage is important, too. If you deposit 100$ and can claim a 250$ bonus (cause of a 250%-deal as offered by ladbrokes) – isn’t this much better than a 100$ Bonus as offered by Pokerstars? Sure it it.

But there is one more thing you should check out when deciding for a poker bonus: How easy it is to clear the bonus. The difference between the rooms is bigger than you might think. While one room wants you to produce 1$ of rake for bonus point, another might ask you for two dollars in order to get the same cashback. We will soon come out with some more precise information to this point. Meanwhile: look out for the poker bonus deal that suits your interests best.

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