Q. WHAT'S POKER LAB RAT ABOUT?
We aim to help you to find the best and safest POKER ROOM on the Internet for fun, profit and challenge.
As an alliance of industry professionals we objectively evaluate Online Poker Rooms (the good, the bad & the ugly high risk ones). We have formal test critera & publish reviews and recommendations so you don't have to lose your shirt to dodgy operators or waste your time looking for a poker room that matches your play style and level of desired competition.
Q. THERE ARE SO MANY POKER ROOMS - HOW DO I CHOOSE?
Yes - even more reason to be choosy! We tested 298 online casinos in our last round of evaluations but have published reviews in conjunction with Gooners Guide to Gambling on only the TOP 15-20 ONLINE POKER ROOMS that passed our test criteria, and that we enjoy to play at ourselves.
Poker Rooms on PokerLabRat.com are re-tested quarterly and all test data (pass & fail) is collated into a set of industry benchmark data in support of future evaluations.
Q. WHAT'S IN IT FOR YOU?
If you sign-up and play for real at any of the poker sites we've tested we get a small referrers fee to help keep us in cheese. (2 slices per sign-up regardless of the poker room you join!) PokerLabRat.com is objective - we have no bias towards any poker room & just want to help you find the best poker room for your own style of play.
Q. WHAT ABOUT POKER SITES TO AVOID?
We only publish Poker Reviews and Recommendations on those online poker rooms that PASS. All sites on PokerLabRat.com are REPUTABLE, QUALITY POKER ROOMS.
We FAIL or REJECT a staggering 93% of all sites we test and based on legal advice have elected not to publish negative reports or a "blacklist".
We recommend that PokerLabRat.com visitors do not play for real money at any online poker site we have not reviewed and recommended without first checking it out thoroughly to ensure that it meets your needs and that you understand all of the Poker Room Terms and Conditions. There are rogue operators in this industry!
Q. SO YOU'RE EXPERTS?
Our Poker team specialises in online gambling - and collectively has an embarrassing number of years of both in-the-flesh and online poker play. In addition we have members of our test team with industry-relevant software and systems development, testing and operations expertise. Former employees and consultants to a number of the major industry players.
Some of the names our team use onsite at Poker Rooms include: AceRace8, DoigFather, Pretender8, 007XL, OHNOhelp, TheLabster, Ellegant, Mikey_Rat, Magrat_10, go4gold, 0_topcard_0, ill_eagle, ...
Q. I WANT THE LATEST INFO - HOW RECENT ARE THESE RESULTS?
We re-test quarterly but also update Reviews and site content to take into account new information as it comes to hand from:
- our own play experience at each site
- feedback from LabRat readers
- information obtained via a number of specialist forums in which we participate
We also keep in touch with all Recommended Poker Rooms to ensure that our Reviews are as up-to-date as possible.
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