Friday, July 10, 2009

The Simple Secret to Winning at Online Poker

Here is something that you probably already know, but you haven't acted on:

The simple secret to winning at online poker is to play where the players are the weakest!

Fact #1: The Top Tier Poker Sites Attract the Toughest Players.

My guess is that you play at Full Tilt and/or Poker Stars because you are lured by the constant action, variety of games, and big prize pools. Guess what? So are the best poker players in the world!

I believe you should play at one or both of these sites and take a shot at a big payday. That is fun.

But do you really need to spend all those hours trying to beat the best?

Fact #2: A Second Tier Poker Site Increases Your Chance to Win. Try Bodog!

I know that Bodog doesn't see itself as second tier. But it is when it comes to the number of players and the size of the prize pool. Less action, smaller prizes and few top players at Bodog.

You won't run into Cunnigham, Ivey, or Negreanu at Bodog. But you will run into Donk, Fish and Tuccus.

I play at Bodog and it's the only site where I have won thousands of dollars. It's sad to say, but it's true, I haven't been able to win consistently on the top two poker sites.

Think of Bodog as a friendlier place to play not because you won't experience bad beats (heck Bodog can stand up to Poker Stars and Full Tilt any day of the week on freaking bad beats), but because the games are softer. That's a good thing for you...and me.

Fact #3: My Secret to Winning at Online Poker is Bodog.

The simple secret to winning at online poker is to play against the weaker players at Bodog. Therefore, I recommend that you:

1. Sign up at Poker Stars and/or Full Tilt (click banners on left for new player deposit bonus). Play the satellites to win a seat at a bigger game, and give yourself a chance for a big score.

2. Sign up at Bodog (click banner on left for new player deposit bonus). Go for those decent sized, easier cash wins.

You know in your heart and mind that this is all true. Don't let your ego stand in the way of playing at this site (as it does mine.)

Try Bodog. You lost against the best. Now win against the rest.

Good luck!

Oh yeah, if you play against me on Bodog and I raise, please fold:-)

You can join any or all three of these online poker sites and get the deposit bonuses by clicking on the banner on the left column. All three accept US players.

Full Disclosure: I just signed up as an affiliate for all three poker sites. I have played and won money at various times on all three sites over the years. However, the only online poker site where I won and cashed out for thousands of dollars is Bodog.


Mitchell said...

To reply to comments/questions:

This morning I received two emails from players who say they play at FT and/or PS and lose. But they win consistently each month on Bodog.

Yes: All three online poker sites take US Players.

Yes: It is legal to play online poker in the US. Not all online poker sites accept US players.

Yes: You can deposit into all three sites. Each site will have different options for deposits.

Yes: You can withdraw money from all three sites when you win. Each sites will have different options for withdrawl. (I have withdrawn money from Bodog and Full Tilt without a problem.)

If you have more questions, you can always post them here or email me at


steve said...

Just a note on the quality of players on Bodog:

I started playing seriously on Bodog when my Jeep was about half paid off. The fish at Bodog covered the 2nd half of the loan. Thanks, guys! :)

Bodog *is* pretty fishy. It's the only site I play at online anymore. (Being a resident of Las Vegas, I have other options... ;)

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