There are always incentives going on for poker players to join a particular online poker site but in the poker bonus news at the moment is the fact that Paddy power are offering up to $2000 in sign up bonuses to new players. This takes the form of a 200% match bonus on your first deposit and the bonus is released into your account in $10 amounts in accordance with the number of Paddy Points accumulated. The bonus has to earned within 90 days of signing up and Paddy Points are earned depending on the rake of the table at which you are playing but your current status is displayed for you to follow. Also in the poker bonus news is the fact that the same Paddy Power offers free roll tournaments for first time depositors which is a great way to get into tournament play. Poker bonuses of course differ from online poker site to online poker site and you need to sort out which is best for you; for example Poker Stars is offering a 100% match bonus of up to $600 which at first sight might not seem as good as the poker bonus from Paddy Power but the Poker Stars bonus is available on your first three deposits and you have 6 months to reach the qualifying level of VP Points. The rate at which points are earned is also different and depends on the number seated at a table as well as the rake at the table. A poker bonus quoting a large number might not necessarily be the best one for you; it will depend on how you want to play and for what stakes so read the small print to avoid the disappointment of not achieving your full poker bonus.