Biggest Poker Sites
These poker websites have the largest poker tournaments, more poker players, more cash game tables, and more chances to win money than any other online poker room. Both of these sites are located on their own independent networks.
You will see both of these poker websites advertising on television. The promotions, software, and player experience reflect the dominant place that these poker rooms have in the poker market.
List of the Largest Poker Sites
Pokerstars and Full Tilt Poker are the 2 largest poker sites and there is no competitor that even comes close to equaling the size of these websites. Pokerstars has the most players and the largest poker tournaments. Full Tilt trails just slightly behind; however the poker software and tournament schedule at Full Tilt helps provide a much different experience for tournament poker players.
Which Site do I Recommend?
I have played at both of these poker sites for almost 5 years. Each poker website has its own advantages. If you are purely looking for the largest tournaments, then Pokerstars might be the best site for you. However, I think the poker community has come to a consensus that the overall player experience at Party Poker is much better for cash game players, and even tournament players too on some occasions. I think that most players will enjoy Party Poker more than any other website on this page, so this is where I recommend that most players play.
Poker Site FAQ
Which of these poker sites is best for poker tournaments?
Pokerstars has the largest poker tournaments because this site has the most poker players in total. Party Poker will have more large poker tournaments late in the evening hours because the schedule is set up a little bit differently.
Are American poker players allowed on these poker sites?
Carbon Poker does accept US poker players. Since the 15th of april Pokerstars does not longer accept US poker players at their tables. You can view a full list of US poker sites here: US Poker Sites. The fact that these rooms used to accept American players helped them maintain their place as the biggest poker sites online. For now it's all speculation which rooms will become the next big ones.
How many players are there at Pokerstars?
If you log into your account during peak hours on a weekend, you might see more than 200,000 players logged into the Pokerstars website.
Can I play for free here?
Yes, and if you want to play for free, these are the sites that I recommend for you. Since these poker sites are so large, they can afford to spend more money on freeroll tournaments that won't cost you any money to enter. And yes, you can win real money prizes in these tournaments. While this can take a long time, this can be a creative way to start your bankroll online without ever having to make a deposit.