In the past years online poker has become a huge market for companies offering online gambling. There are in fact more and more separate sites offering only poker. Similar to slots bonuses, poker bonuses are specifically designed to encourage poker players to play.
A common part of poker terminology, bad beat is used for a very strong hand, which lost in the round. This sometimes happens if a player with a consistently strong hand bets and his initially weaker opponent calls and “hits” at the end a very improbable card combination by luck. Despite that there isn’t a defined hand rank, after which all losses are considered bad beats, the poker rooms offering special bad beat bonuses require most often that the losing hand is at least 4 Kind
A Satellite tournament at poker is a smaller tournament, offering its winners entry to a bigger tournament (Main Event). For example, if the Main Event seat normally costs $1,000, there could be a level 1 Satellite with a $100 buy-in, where for every 10 registered players (10 x $100 = $1000) a seat to the Main Event is guaranteed. There could also be level 2 Satellites with $10 buy-in, offering a place to the $100 level 1 Satellite for every 10 registered players, and so on.
A poker tracker is a software that uses the poker hand history and compiles statistics and other analytical information from it, enabling players to self-analyze their gameplay after each game. It allows for instance session profit and loss monitoring, provides data such as hand count, time played, average winnings per hand/hour, cumulative balance etc. Most poker rooms allow the usage of such softwares as they do not interfere in the gameplay, but serve instead only as a statistical information source.