Welcome to the non-US Poker Bankroll Building Guide. This is the bankroll building guide for all non-US citizens to use, as a lot of these sites will not allow US players. Please note that sites that do allow US players are included in this guide, because they also allow non-US. This guide is designed to maximize your bankroll in the shortest amount of time with the least amount of risk.

Note: This article hasn’t been updated in awhile. In April 2014 however we updated our other bankroll building guide, with some great no deposit bonuses for casinos. Click here for that.

Remember, the key to bankroll building is patience. You can do this quickly, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to be patient. Play within the bankroll rules:

Strive to have at least 20 buy ins for your stake in No Limit Poker and 300 Big Bets for Limit Poker. You can get away with 15 (or even 10 if you want to take risks) buy ins or 200 big bets, but why do you want to increase your chances of going bust? Once the bankroll is gone, your initial investment and all of your hard work is GONE. You won’t be able to clear those bonuses to get it back either, so you will have to build using harder bonuses.

Don’t set unreasonable goals. If you are playing to clear $1,000 in bonuses in two weeks, you will put added stress on yourself. You can clear the top bonuses quickly, but don’t rush it! Play at the same rate you normally would or you risk playing too many tables and too many hands and making more mistakes.

Most importantly, don’t move up to re-coup your losses. It is ok to play a stake above your safe zone if you are comfortable and see a juicy table. It is not ok to do so while you are desperate.

Non-US Bankroll Building Guide

Crazy Poker: 50% up to $25
Crazy Poker is part of the Microgaming Network. This is the best bonus for a new player because it requires only $50 to take advantage of, and can be cleared in 250 hands. visit Crazy Poker.

Pokertime: 100% to $200
Pokertime has what may be the best bonus online. We recommend doing it after Crazy Poker due to the size of the bonus, however . It is rare to find clearing requirements as low as one point per $1, let alone when the points are easy to earn. How easy? This bonus pays out well above 100% rakeback. In fact, the bonus is the equivalent of 250% rakeback. To read more about this bonus or to take advantage of it, visit Pokertime.

Pokerari: 100% to $100
Pokerari’s bonus is great for new players, not just US players. It clears at the rate of 80% rakeback, so even at the microstakes you will be able to clear most of, if not all of the bonus even at No Limit $10. For more information, visit Pokerari.

Golden Tiger Poker: 50% to $200
Golden Tiger Poker is part of the Poker Rewards group, along with Virtual City, Captain Cooks and PokerRewards. You can only do one of these, and we recommend Golden Tiger. You need a $400 bankroll to take full advantage of this bonus, and it’s 10x so 2000 raked hands, clearable at $0.5/$1 and above. You can also get a $25 UPB bonus, for more info on that e-mail usThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it before signing up. To read more about this bonus or to take advantage of it, visit Golden Tiger.

True Poker: 100% to $200, 30% rakeback
True Poker’s bonus clears more slowly than in the past, but for a bankroll of this size it is a quality bonus while playing 2/4 or even 1/2. We are able to offer 30% rakeback at True Poker too, which makes it all the sweeter. For more information, visit True Poker Rakeback.

Red Cherry Poker: 300% to $500
Red Cherry Poker’s bonus clears at the same rate as Pokerari. It is much larger, so you may ask “Why not do this first?” Well, it is much harder to clear a larger bonus at micro stakes. So if you clear this bonus later on, you will be able to play No Limit $50 or even $100 or .5/1 or 1/2 Limit and clear this bonus with ease. Visit Red Cherry Poker.

Cool Hand Poker Microgaming 100% to $350 10
Golden Tiger Poker Microgaming 50% to $200 9.8
PayNoRake Poker Tiger Gaming 100% Rakeback 9.2
True Poker True Network 100% to $200 8.6
Red Cherry Poker Everleaf 300% to $500 8.5