The People Behind OnlinePoker.co.uk
By Andrew Collinson
At OnlinePoker.co.uk, we are passionate about poker. Our team has been playing for 30 years combined, and we were there right at the start of the Internet boom.
We've followed the superstars of the game, played the first No Limit Hold'em cash games and Sit 'n Go's, and watched as Black Friday threatened to swallow the online game overseas.
But closer to home, we've seen poker grow to make the UK one of the biggest markets in the world. Through legal online games to the first pub poker tournaments and the greatest live UK tournaments ever held, we're at the forefront.
But online poker is where our heart lies. We love nothing more than hunting out the best software and games, hitting the big guarantees and enjoying the latest mobile clients.
How We Rate
When hunting for the best poker sites online, we know what we're looking for. The best reviews are reserved for rooms that have great software, solid traffic through the day, and promotions that really deliver.
Are you looking to comfortably tile 16 tables at once, or hunting a good mobile client for your Android tablet?
We always test sites on their software and compatibility. If the lobby is a jumble of numbers and gibberish we won't rate it. If the tables aren't well-designed and the table reassignments slow, we'll tell you.
No-one wants to be hacked, and everyone hates collusion. That's why we only recommend the most trustworthy poker websites online. All of our top-rated poker rooms have security certificates and proper licensing. You can trust that personal and financial data is safe, and that the RNGs governing the games are totally random.
Are you looking for No Limit Hold'em tournaments running massive guarantees or some $20 SNGs that don't take two days to fill up? We are, and we review sites based on the quality of their games.
We know where to find the softest games, the highest traffic, and big-money guarantees so you can make your pounds go a little further.
How many player points will your poker dollars and pounds buy you? While some sites are slowly punishing their big winning players.
A good range of $0.10/$0.20 NLHE cash games is fine, but what if you're playing heads-up most of the time? Our top-rated sites boast plenty of tables running 24/7, at stakes to suit all wallets. And we only select rooms that have decent numbers on Sit 'n Go's and tournaments too.
Getting your money in and out quickly is essential. You can bank winnings, move funds to another site, or get your cash in fast to register for that last-minute MTT. We rate all sites on their deposit methods and speed of transactions. All our top-rated poker rooms have plenty of UK-friendly banking options, deposits in GBP, and low fees all the way.
Meet Our Team
Carl Bevin (Editor)
Favourite Player: Daniel Negreanu
Favourite Game: No Limit Hold'em
Carl has been playing poker since the late 1990s. He cut his teeth in Stud cash games in his native London but moved on to No Limit Texas Hold'em when the online boom arrived. He's played at some of the biggest live events in the world but still finds time to crush a few online Sit 'n Go's on a quiet evening.
Andrew Collinson (Legal Expert)
Favourite Player: Jason Somerville
Favourite Game: Open-Face Chinese Poker / HORSE
Our Legal guru Andrew began his poker career grinding Hold'em cash games. He turned to studying the mixed games and began crushing online tournaments soon after. His favourite format is now HORSE and regularly hunts out the best mixed events at the biggest sites.
Zac Ormley (Poker Expert)
Favourite Player: Phil Hellmuth Jr.
Favourite Game: No Limit Hold'em
Never at home unless he's hitting the live tables, Zac is often seen at the UK's biggest casinos. Armed with a tablet so he can multi-table some online tournaments while he plays, Sit 'n Go's and tournaments are Zac's passion. He also puts his wallet in the hands of the online sites by testing out their payment processing when we make our reviews.