Best Online Poker Sites for Everything Other Than NLHE

As our name would suggest, we focus a lot on Chinese Open-Face Poker on this website. It is a game that is steadily taking over the poker world, but it is one that is currently only available on TonyBet. There are many poker sites out there and most of them have significantly more members than TonyBet, but few to none of them have this game available. If you want to play it you are limited to live play (it has found its way onto several major and minor poker tours) and to the many apps that cater for it. Many professional poker players also set up home games with other pros, with many of them playing Pineapple OFC.

Despite the lack of availability for Open-Face Chinese Poker in the online sphere, there are plenty of other online variants available. In this article we will take a look at the best sites to play these variants.


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Best Online Poker Sites for Everything Other Than NLHE

SkyPoker is very limited, but it is one of the fastest growing gambling websites in the world right now. With the BSKYB brand behind it, this is no surprise. Currently, SkyBet is only available to customers living in the United Kingdom, but when you consider that it is already one of the biggest online bookmakers in the UK (despite having no brick-and-mortar locations) and the fact that BSKYB are a billion dollar company, then you begin to understand the potential that it has for development. There is also the fact that Sky Poker have their own team of poker pros and they also sponsor their own poker tour. Basically this is a big company, with a small site and huge ambitions.

Right now, there are only Hold’em and Omaha events, but this is a great place to play Omaha, one of the most popular variants. We also look forward to what is sure to be an exciting future at SkyBet, and one that might reward those who were there at the beginning. There aren’t a great number of Multi-Table Tournaments, but a few big guaranteed ones pop up, and the Omaha Sit and Goes on Sky Poker are some of the best around at this moment in time.


PKR Poker always thought they could revolutionize the poker world, attracting those who weren’t playing poker regularly — thanks to its sense of community and its 3D graphics — and those who did, but it failed. In reality, it only attracted those who saw poker as a gimmick and a quick and fun way to gamble, but whilst there is not a huge number of professionals on here, there should be. The competition is so weak that making money is a breeze.

The competition is especially weak when it comes to Omaha and Omaha Hi-Lo. In fact, when it comes to the latter you get the impression that half of the entrants have either accidentally clicked in from Hold’em games, or think they are playing straight-up Omaha.


The iPoker network is ranked as the third biggest poker network at the time of writing, which means that there is no shortage of players when it comes to both MTT and SNG tournaments. There is not a huge selection here, but it is a great place to play Fixed-Limit games. These games attract a lot of loose players, players who try to rush the game and have no patience. Poker is all about patience, and that applies to Fixed-Limit more than No-Limit and Pot-Limit. If you have patience in abundance, then this is where you need to be. The Hold’em Fixed-Limit games attract the loosest players, but you will also find plenty in the Omaha Fixed-Limit games.

Party Poker

Party Poker is somewhat of an acquired taste. It used to hold the title of the biggest poker network, but it lost its way. In 2006 it was forced to stop US players from using its software and it dropped, overtaken by Pokerstars and others. These days it is still one of the biggest poker sites around, but the days when it was abused by affiliates, and therefore synonymous as an annoying pop-up across the web, have damaged its good name.

This is still a great poker room though, by all accounts. It is also one of the best places to play 7 Card Stud, with no shortage of players making up the numbers. The competition is far from weak, but good players can still grind their way to a healthy profit here. There is also a 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo variant, although the instances of MTTs and SNG that fill are somewhat lower than the standard 7 Card Stud ones. Party Poker also has Pot-limit Hold’em, whose numbers are only eclipsed by No-Limit Hold’em, and there are also games of Omaha available.

Full Tilt

This poker room is not as good or as big as it used to be. It lost its was following Black Friday and it was inactive for sometime. It’s up again now though and it is owned by Pokerstars, who certainly know what they are doing when it comes to poker.

Full Tilt has a wide selection of poker variants available, and although they don’t have the members they once had, they are growing all of the time as players switch between them and the sister site Pokerstars. The variants include Razz, Stud Hi, 5 Card Stud and more. There are also plenty of Mixed Games. The competition is not loose here and when it comes to Draw and Stud games, there are plenty of players as well. What we love about Full-Tilt is the unique games that it offers, including Matrix Poker, which adds a new spin to SNG games, and Multi-Entry Tournaments, which allows you to decrease variance across the board.


This is the grand daddy of poker sites, and it doesn’t disappoint when it comes to variants either. The beauty of Pokerstars is not just that it offers all of the variants you could think of (except OFC) but that each of them has their fair share of entrants. From Badugi to Stud and Draw, you will always find a full SNG or MTT tournament to play, and there are also cash games for Five Card Draw, Omaha and more.

The only downside is that the competition is fiercer. These players are not there by accident, they know how to play and they know how to beat you. Yes, there are a few that are clueless and in some cases this can be as high as 20% of the entrants, but many of them know what they’re doing.