Welcome To Alternate Poker
“The strong point in poker is never to lose your temper, either with those you are playing with or, more particularly, with the cards. There is no sympathy in poker.
Always keep cool. If you lose your head you will lose all your chips”

From The Gentleman’s Handbook on Poker

online rooms
Here we feature screen shots, poker room information and statistics with links and tips for the very best sites available online. Use the “Alphabetical Search” menu to find the room of your choice.

in the news
Bringing you the latest updated information from the poker world plus videos highlighting the current politics and policies affecting poker wordwide.


poker articles

Regularly updated content full of strategy, tips and examples for the budding poker player. We also feature selected articles from forum members and online poker players.

game monitors
Includes the Guaranteed and Freeroll Tournament Monitors. Find games at various online poker rooms according to Prize, Buyin and Format.


poker tools
Offering links and information to help all poker players improve their game. Includes where to find some of the best Poker Rules and Strategy, Books, Websites and various Poker Analysis Tools including our Hand Replayer.

The Alternate Poker Forum
sister sites
Alternate Poker Forum
Hosting great online poker leagues. Money added buyins and freerolls. Play, chat and learn.

Alternate Casinos
Online casino rooms, reviews and promotions. Casino game rules, etc.

Alternate Sports
Sports betting, online site bonuses and Sportsbook reviews plus promotions and live lines.

The Compilers
Dedicated to the art of compilations, lists and all kinds of random stuff.

Alternate Records
The original music pages.

Alternate Poker
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Promotion Updates (RSS Feeds) : To make it easier to find all the most recent updates on this site, we have a special newsfeed page which will update automatically whenever an important change is made to the site or there are updates in our poker promotion feeds. The Alternate Poker Updates may include new or updated poker room reviews, tournaments and promotions, forum news, added tools, information or articles and so on. Also on this page, is a feed bringing you all the updates across the Alternate Network of sites. This feed will include updates from Alternate Poker, Alternate Casinos and Alternate Sports. These feeds are also available in the RSS format so you can add either one to your Personal Bookmarks, Google, Yahoo and other feed sharing clients – just use “Subscribe to the Alternate Poker Updates feed” seen on the updates page to get direct access to our latest poker, sports & casino news in whichever style you require. The RSS icon looks like this rss feeds (it will take you to the rss feeds and updates page) and can be found next to the alternate logo, at the bottom right on every page of the Alternate Poker website. Alternatively, you can view the “Alternate Poker Recent Updates” page directly …here

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Poker Promotions at Alternate Poker : The Promotions area has been split into four easy access pages available through a drop down menu or from the bottom of each page. Poker Promotions focuses on general site promotions and rakeback offers. Obviously, we cannot list them all here but we are always on the look out for the best deal at the most reputable rooms. In addition, we have the Quickfire Promotions page, which displays even more poker, casino & sports promos in a simple blog style that you can subscribe to. Each month, many sites run Rake & Pts Races. We’ll show you some great ongoing races which often have very generous cash or tournament prizes. Also, in this section is information on the rules and how to claim the Bad Beat Bonuses at various sites. Special Online Tounaments will have the pick of freeroll and buyin events that have huge cash, special or live tournament package prizes for the minimum cost to you. The buyins are superb value for money with large overlays and guaranteed cash no matter how many players enter. Again, we cannot possibly list all the great games on offer, but we’ll try to make sure to find the pick of the crop with dates, times and entry restrictions for each game. If you have any doubts about the promotions published here, we advise checking each rooms homepage for any other possible Terms & Conditions.

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As part of an expanded Alternate Network of sites, Alternate Casinos brings you the latest offers, information and site statistics for the budding online casino player. There are updated newsfeeds and gambling articles as well as practise games for various formats including craps, baccarat, blackjack and roulette amongst others. These games can be played directly from the Alternate website (you’ll need flash) with rules and explanations to help you along your way. Alternate Sports dips into the sports betting world and offers some of the best deals at the more reputable sites online. All the statistics and offers are regularly updated plus theirs news, tools and tips alongside our live lines which cover most of the major sporting types.

poker chipVideo Legends : The term “legend” is very hard to truely quantify and is often thrown around far to easily in my humble opinion, but in The Legends section we present some of the real giants of poker with interviews, commentary and recorded moments on video.

If you have a little spare time, try some of our Poker Flash Games. These are purely for fun but may well provide a useful learning tool for poker newbies that like to practise and experiment with the game and perhaps have a little something for the more experienced players too. A Flash Player is required for games to work.

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poker hand replayPoker Hand Replayer : If you’ve ever wanted to animate a specific hand and post it on the forum or in a blog, then The Poker Hand Replayer could be just what you’ve been looking for. We’ve included instructions for how to create and post your replay just below the main player. Not all poker scripts are supported but most network hand histories should work provided you enter the information as described. If you have a problem with it, just post your hand history on the Alternate Poker Forum and one of the mods or admin will try to do it for you. Please bear in mind, that the replayer can usually only produce one hand at a time, so generally it’s best not to try for an entire tournament hand history but just one to begin with. We try to keep updated with changes to the replayers engine but should it not work, please just pop back later.

Informaton : Alternate Poker has sprung up from the ashes of the now sadly defunct independent record company Alternate Records. Former label owner Marc Alexander – a.k.a. “harry_lime” – is now an online poker forum administrator, moonlights as an occasional internet and live tournament player whilst acting as web master for all things Alternate and beyond. The original site, it’s bands and various music pages are still available …here