For German players, the events of Black Friday in the United States may not have directly affected them in the case of having poker sites shut down to them, but with FTP’s situation rendering them unable to accept any players at this time, many Germans are scrambling for a new online poker site to call home. Here are some sites still thriving in the European market in the wake of the online poker crash.
For players looking to keep up with mainstream sites, both PartyPoker and PokerStars have kept their doors open and are still accepting new players, with PartyPoker offering incentives in the way of Rake Free weekends and earning endorsement from big name poker stars like Tony G. PokerStars, meanwhile, is still the industry leader in terms of traffic and exposure, with the many poker tours they sponsor still up and running, and their site still marching along with the recently announced WCOOP schedule confirming a $30 million guaranteed prize pool; evidence that even the absence of American players will not be enough to slow down one of the premier tournament events online today.
Players looking for smaller, but more fish friendly sites may wish to check out sites like VirginPoker, with many promotions and a fully operational casino, or EverestPoker, home to big names like 2011 $10,000 HORSE WSOP Champion Fabrice Soulier. Some sites, like TowerGaming, even offer players an unheard of 500% deposit bonus, up to $2,000, giving players ridiculous amounts of bonuses just for depositing with them. Even when online poker gets dealt a bit of a black eye in the wake of the U.S. DOJ shutdown, Germans still have the ability to pick up and partake in the game they love. Take advantage and deposit on one of the many great sites available, today.