Once you have brought your skills up to date in the free play area you can then go on and play for real money. Many online poker rooms will offer great welcome and first deposit bonuses. These are the best on offer at the moment.
Winner Poker are offering a prize package to the IRISH OPEN 2014. Buy-ins from as low as $1.50 for a great prize at the Hilton in Dublin
Mansion Poker are offering a 200% welcome and first deposit bonus. Get up to £2,000 bonus.
Carbon Poker are also offering a 100% first deposit bonus to all new players (up to £500).
Titan Poker are doing the same, 200% bonus up to £2,000.
Once you have made a deposit and received your bonus you can start playing for real money. There will be sit and go tables that you can play cash games in but there are also some fabulous tournaments that you can enter. Some have great prizes. This is the pick of the crop.
Carbon Poker have a $20,000 guaranteed prize tournament every Sunday evening. On the last Sunday of every month there is a $50,000 Freeroll open to all players that have earnt 5000 comp points. Satellite tournaments are also popular at Carbon Poker. With these you can win entry to World Poker Tour or World Series of Poker events.
Titan Poker have more than 5 freeroll and comp points tournaments everyday. There are also several special event tournaments. During January there are satellite tournamenst to win entry to the South African Poker Open and the World Poker Showdown (WPS) Ocean World tournament being held in May 2008 in the Dominican Republic.
PKR.com have amazing 3D software which is really impressive. They also have daily premium freeroll competitions and sit and go tables that will win you a seat at the WPT LA Poker Classic Grand Final to be held in February.
PokerPlex have launched a "Headhunter Challenge". This is like a normal tournament with a slight difference. In addition to the prize pool for your final position you will also win cash for every opponent that you eliminate from the competition. This means that you can miss out on a cash placing but still walk away from the comp with a wedge of cash. Also win a Buy-In to the World Series of Poker Main Event.