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BoDog Poker is an excellent online poker web site with a reputation for having players who play hard and win big. Some say there is too much crazy play that goes on, but we think it's a great place for beginners and seasoned pros alike. It's easy to find a regular game with regular players and the reputation seems a bit unwarranted, although like anywhere the high value tournaments attract hardened players. As well as its players having a tough reputation BoDog itself has a somewhat similar one thanks to it still offering memberships to US players despite recent regulation changes.
To sign up for a membership to BoDog Poker you will have to download the client to your Pc. This is standard for most poker sites as it ensures you get the best possible experience during your games and lost connections or computer crashes can be handled more gracefully than through a browser. Unfortunately the client will only run on Windows based Pcs though so Mac users are best off looking somewhere else in our top ten. In terms of visual appeal BoDog Poker's client isn't the best we have seen, but it is still very easy on the eye and runs very smoothly. If you need help learning how to use it or with the basics of poker in general there is plenty of information online on the web site.
One of the great things about BoDog Poker is that it caters very well for beginners. As we mentioned there are guides online to the different types of poker on offer, such as Texas Hold'em or Omaha and the obligitory play money tables so that you can try out a game or two without the risk of losing any money. However, BoDog Poker also makes it easy for beginners to get into the world of tournament poker by hosting regular beginners tournaments. Of course you are free to join any tournament you like, but this way you know you will be up against other novices. If you are a seasoned pro you need not worry either as BoDog Poker offers plenty of regular huge prize tournaments, such as the weekly $100,000 guaranteed prize one.
Like most good online poker sites BoDog Poker allows you to earn player points for participating in real money games. Unlike some sites however, BoDog Poker doesn't offer many ways of spending your points on real world goods; it sticks to the basic principles of spending player points on tournament entry. Its easy to soon rack up a significant amount of player points even if you don't win anything as they are calculated using the value of the rake from the game you are playing. Of course the fact you can also play at up to three tables at once always helps too if you can handle it!
BoDog Poker is an excellent place to play poker online. It's one of the lesser known names in the online poker world, but offers just as much as any of the big names. The one slight downfall if you are a high stakes player is that the blinds on cash tables don't go quite as high as they do on some other sites. However, they still go high enough to allow you to win a significant amount of money! Membership is completely free to try out on the play money tables so you have nothing to lose by giving it a shot.
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