The Top New Online Poker Sites

With a crowded field of veteran online poker giants and smaller startups vying for players, new poker sites can provide a number of advantages over their more well-known counterparts. For example, new sites usually work harder to get new players by offering larger signup bonuses, multiple deposit options, and stronger customer service.

The biggest challenge facing any new poker site is attracting enough players to fill up cash games around the clock. Offering enough guaranteed tournaments, special freerolls, and player rewards is also critical to retain new players. The following list of new poker sites follows that criteria and we always found at least a few games going at most limits during off-peak hours. Each poker room has also been thoroughly reviewed by us to ensure it meets proper regulations and meets payouts on time.                                                   

TOP CHOICEbetonlinelogo3
Our top new poker site choice is BetOnline, which has quickly become our favorite overall poker room for US players.
This new site has two important things going for it: their block-free credit card processing and the extremely poor player base. BetOnline is now open to all countries and processes all US credit cards with a low minimum.

Even though it is a new poker site it still is on an established busy network with full tables up to the $5/10 level and a fairly robust tournament schedule. Our new players also receive free real money towards any tournament buy-in. Read our full BetOnline review for more details.

Visit BetOnline.
flagussmallAvailable to U.S. Players.



#2 CHOICEsportsbookspokerlogo
Sportsbook Poker is certainly still a new poker site with a goal of becoming one of the most successful in the US market. It has been highly marketed in poker publications and is receiving positive recommendations from players.
One key to the success of Sportsbook Poker is the cashier, which should not decline US credit cards that have been at other poker rooms. The ease of deposits also seems to contribute to the overall weak level of competition, retaining flop percentages of 40% or more in an age of increasingly tight play.

Our new players receive an exclusive 200% bonus, good up to $2,000 in addition to a 10% instant cash bonus in the sports section. Read more in our Sportsbook Poker review.

Visit Sportsbook Poker.
flagussmallAvailable to US Players.



#3 CHOICEbovadalogo
Despite being around for almost a decade now the underrated poker room extension of Bovada (formerly Bodog) we’re qualifying it for this list as it seems to be perpetually overlooked by US players and thus will be new to many.
Bovada has also undergone significant software changes that now allows anonymous cash gameplay, which only serves to increase the already-loose numbers.

The main benefits include the banking, bonus, and lack of player quality. Bovada features some of the best US credit card deposit rates in the industry and certainly the best payout times of 5-7 days. The bonus for our new players is 100% as well as an instant 50% risk-free sports bet. Bovada also accepts all US players. You can also view our Bovada review.

Visit Bovada.
flagussmallAvailable to U.S. Players.

#4 CHOICEcarbonlogo
Carbon Poker is one of the newest surviving poker rooms started at the height of the online poker boom. Being a new poker site, Carbon Poker made its main draw massive freerolls and special promotions.
They have maintained a loyal following and attracts several full cash games at most stakes. They’re also one of our top picks for the most unique software.

Our new players receive a special 200% deposit bonus, good up to $5,000. View more details in our Carbon Poker review.

Visit Carbon Poker.
flagussmallAvailable to U.S. Players.

#5 CHOICEpkrlogowhiteblue
Finally, if you’re from outside the US we’d have to recommend PKR as the best and most unique new poker site available.
Specializing in 3D software with customizable avatars, various actions at the table, custom voices, and graphics that rival video game productions, PKR has grown to one of the most popular new poker rooms.

For those who appreciate online poker visuals and enjoy the overall playing experience PKR is a no-brainer. Our new players also receive up to a $2,000 special bonus. You can read more in our PKR review.

Visit PKR.
Not open to U.S. players.

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A lifelong poker player who moved online in 2004, Josh founded Beat The Fish in 2005 to help online poker players make more-informed decisions on where to play and what to do once they got there. He hopes to cut through the rampant dishonesty in online gaming with objective reviews and relevant features. Also believes that 16 bits are enough. You can reach Josh directly at
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