There are poker bonuses available for new players at every online poker site and they all follow a very similar pattern of offering a matching bonus in relation to your first deposit and then instead of actually giving the bonus money with which to play as they do at online casinos you have to earn the bonus by playing. A typical example which is in the poker bonus news is that currently on offer from Ladbrokes poker which is a 200% match of your first deposit so if you deposit €100 you can earn up to €200 in the poker bonus scheme. You then have 90 days in which to redeem the poker bonus by playing cash games or tournaments and earning status points and then for each 240 status points you get €5 of the poker bonus into your playing account. The difference between the various poker bonuses at the various online poker sites is usually in the way that points are earned and as a player it is virtually impossible to actually track as it often depends on the total rake which the online poker site takes in each hand. The good thing is that most online poker sites including Ladbrokes poker do have a tracker which you can access through your account statistics which will tell you how close you are to reaching your next piece of poker bonus. Online poker sites are always in the poker bonus news for creating new opportunities but the system of the deposit matching poker bonus is always the same. It can therefore be interesting to keep your eyes on the poker bonus news to see what else is on offer which can be things like free tournaments which are only open to new players or beginners tournaments which are played for very low stakes.