re: Poker & Old player coming back. need some room advice.
No matter where you join, whenever you have trouble logging in you'll be left wondering, "Oh no. Are they blocking players from my state/country now?".
From the looks of it the long play for US poker seems to be WSOP
.com. I believe they are affiliated with Harrahs or some other land-based casino.
If they are available in your state now, I'd consider checking them out for a longer-term option.
In the immediate term, feedback I'm hearing would suggest that Bovada
is a solid choice. Some players are also very supportive of American Cardroom and Black Chip Poker. My personal loyalty is to Carbon Poker
(Merge Network) which I downloaded from CardsChat years ago. Player traffic there has dropped off and their list of blocked countries and US states is growing but its still one of the rooms that CC runs a freeroll on for now. Check out the CC calendar for Freeroll Club offering for the month.