PokerRoom Review

Pros
  • Solid software
  • Fast-paced games
  • Java version (for Mac & Linux users)
  • Great note-taking feature
Cons
  • Difficult to get hand histories

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Overview

PokerRoom.com has recently revamped their site and promotions, and the poker world is beginning to take notice. They're approaching their "billionth" hand as I am writing this review, which tells me they have an excellent population and player base. As noted in the pro's section, they're also the top choice for Mac and Linux users, as you can play a no download Java version. For that matter, if you want to get in a few hands on a work PC that does not allow downloads this is a perfect option.

Bonuses

Currently PokerRoom is offering a 40% up to $200 first time deposit bonus. Deposit $500 for the maximum signup bonus. It's not the easiest bonus to clear, as you'll need to earn 10 player points for every bonus dollar, but should definitely be on your list of bonuses to earn!

Player Competition

Plenty of soft competition, as goes with any well populated site. Just browsing through the tables, I saw a full 10 person tables at the 1/2 limit with a 70% flop. That's very loose by any standard. While not the norm, a good player who browses the tables will find all the action he or she wants.

Software

I am a fan of their software. Very clean and easy to navigate. I can view a great deal of table info in the lobby as well, including hands per hour, average pot size and flop percentage.

Traffic

Currently Poker Room is one of the top 10 traffic garnering poker sites on the Net, and is climbing in population. At 5 a.m. EST, there were active 7 Card Stud and Omaha tables going. If a poker room can achieve that, then traffic is obviously not a problem.

Games Offered

Texas Hold'em: limit, no limit and pot limit. Omaha and Omaha hi/lo: limit and pot limit. 7 Card Stud and 7 Card Stud hi/lo. Tournaments and private tables are also available. If you are not in the mood for poker, you can head over to a variety of other casino games from Blackjack to Let it Ride.

Promotions

PokerRoom offers relatively strong first time deposit bonuses, and they offer reloads probably once every 2 months.

Security

Poker Room uses Thawte SSL Certificates, and is licensed by Kahnawake Gaming Commission. They also boast that they are the only poker room to be awarded the eCogra seal of approval for fair gaming.

Customer Service & Cashout Speed

24 hour customer service cashouts within 24-48 hours after approval are standard for the industry.

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