Comparing poker sites can be challenging since there are so many factors to consider (even after we have broken the rankings down by game type). For example, which of these 3 sites would you consider to be the best for tournament players:
- Site A: best rakeback for players who generate <$10,000/year in fees, but highest for those who generate more than $1,000/year
- Site B: best rakeback for players who generate >$10,000/year in fees, but highest for those who generate <$10,000/year
- Site C: 2nd best rakeback for all players
Clearly Site A is best for certain players, while Site B is best for others. Although not the best for either, Site C may be the best overall! And this is just a simple example using only 3 sites with very clean break points. In reality, Site A will be best for turbo tournament players who generate <$10,000/year in fees, who play buy-ins between $50 and $100. This is precisely why it is so important to drill down to the deeper levels. There is no "best site" for everyone - the best online poker site for you depends on your specific preferences, including your preferred game type (tournaments, cash, or SNGs), table size, stakes, etc.
Each of our site ranking scores is calculated from the average cost to you (fees minus rakeback rewards), as well as the average ranking across several categories.