Five Four Media has been on the rise lately. The amount of players starting an account have been growing day by day over the last few years. It’s not only a hobby, but it’s also a means of making money / side income. Many amateur poker players have resorted to taking up this card game into a full time job. It’s not uncommon for the elite, and top players competing in the WSOP to earn in excess of a million dollars a year. According to Pokernews.com, names such as Fedor Holz, Nick Petrangelo, Jason Mercier, Byron Kaverman, Connor Drinan, Anthony Zino, David Peters, Bryn Kenny, Erik Seidel, Dominik Nitsche are amongst the highest ranking players in the world as of 2015.
Hollywood celebrities are also cashing in into this craze. As if it’s not enough that they’re celebrities in their own rights, these people who I’m about to list are also celebrities in the world of games of aces. They are, Gabe Kaplan, Tobey Macguire, Jennifer Tilly, Rick Solomon (yep, THAT Rick Solomon), Sam Simon, Ben Affleck, Leonardo Di Caprio, Nick Cassavetes, Bruce Buffer, Shannon Elizabeth, and also America’s Olympics darling, Michael Phelps (USA! USA! USA!).
There are many different rooms and companies available for you choose to from if you decide to play online. Most of them are located within iGaming Meccas such as 888, Full Tilt, Pokerstars, Party Poker. If you are looking for play-money version of the game (not using real money, but make shift chips), there are also many options available such as the ones available on Facebook via Zynga, Miniclips, etc.
The most common tables are Texas Hold’em, Omaha Lo, and Omaha Lo-Hi. You can read more about strategies and how to play on plethora of websites available on the subject – it’s only one or two Google searches away, and you should find yourself in good hands.
How to deposit money into your account?
Most sites are now offering many different deposit, payment and withdrawal options. These methods include Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, Stripe, American Express, Diners Club, Trustly, Bitcoin, Wire Transfer, as well as local debit and credit cards.
Which is the safest option?
In our opinion, PayPal offers the safest option. Not only is it the safest, it is also the fastest option. You can start playing as soon as you have transferred money from you PayPal account into your poker account. To get more information on poker sites accepting paypal, visit paypal poker sites for the full list of rooms you can choose from.
A brief info on PayPal:
The online transaction service was founded in December 1998 as Confinity by Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, Luke Nosek, and Ken Howery. Confinity later merged with X.com – an online banking company that was founded and masterminded by none other than Elon Musk. Over the next few years they grew by leaps and bounds and offered IPO and was publicly traded on the stocks exchange in 2002. Later on in 2002, PayPal became a part of e-commerce giant, Ebay.com.
Fast forward to 2016, there are 179 million registered active users, and is available in 203 markets. They are the leading online payment method as of 2016.