Stars or Tilt?

In the past year, I’ve been playing Poker Online and make a pretty steady side income doing so. Anybody who has seen poker commercials on ESPN realizes that the two main online poker rooms are Pokerstars and Full Tilt. While both sites are good in their own sense, Pokerstars is far and away from the superior site for a few main reasons.

  1. Support

The customer support on Pokerstars is vastly superior to that of Full Tilt. At Stars, you will (normally) receive replies to your emails within an hour. At Tilt….not so much. They tend to take days (and occasionally weeks) to send out a reply to your email, and even then, they are often forming letters that do not actually answer your question.

  1. Graphics

The graphics at Full Tilt are very good. In fact, they are almost too good. Graphics are not needed at a poker site, and Tilt goes a little overboard in this sense. They may look good at first glance, but when you are staring at the computer for eight-plus hours straight when you go deep in a tournament, the graphics wear on your eyes. Stars have a lot more simplistic look to their tables, and yet it works.

  1. Multi-tabling Ability

Stars widen the gap when it comes to people who play more than one table at a time. They offer many more tournaments, as well as a larger player pool for cash game players. On top of that, Stars is Table Ninja compatible. Table Ninja automatically sets your bet amounts based on predetermined values. This feature alone puts Stars at the top of the list.

Even though the contest is not very close, both sites are more than playable. Full Tilt offers better-structured tournaments, as well as the new Rush Poker. While these are great aspects to have at a site, Stars still takes the cake for the above-mentioned reason. With that being said, whatever site you end up playing on, you really can’t go wrong.