PokerRoom is one of the largest poker rooms in the world, as well as one of the oldest. It offers a good variety of games, a decent sign up bonus
of 100% up to $1000 which is very easy to clear and excellent promotions, such as WSOP and WPT qualifiers. The software is some of the best we have seen and it is even available in a non-download version for Linux and Mac Poker
users. All in all, this is one of the best rooms on the internet. It may lack a sturdy sign up bonus and loyalty rewards, but quite soft competition, great tournaments, the software and all the traffic speaks for itself.
The lobby software is outstanding. Its super clean design is great and we like the green tones. There is also a special lobby chat function which can be used for asking questions to other members and more. There's also a great number of settings that increase our liking of this application. As for the table software, there is no doubt that this is the prettiest table of all. The characters, the lady with the big booty and the james bond look-a-like - it's all there! In addition, you are can view unique hand statistics and add color tags to your opponents to symbolize their game play. Unfortunately, the actual game experience is a bit slow at times. It's a great software bundle, but PokerRoom should work harder on the way it feels to play a hand. Last but not least, PokerRoom offers a mobile version of poker, fruit slots and black jack. It is downloadable directly to a large range of mobile phones.
PokerRoom attract up to 10,000 simultaneous players during peak hours. Approximately 70 % of the real money players will be found in tournaments. Most of the traffic is in Texas Hold'em. There has been a very positive traffic development in mid stake tables lately, too.
If you are looking for tournaments, you've come to the right place. PokerRoom offers excellent promotions and you can even qualify to World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour through here. However, most of the action is in the regular single table (sit 'N' go) and multi table tournaments. You will find games ranging from $5 and all the way up to $100. Fortunately, most of them are popular, too. On a sidenote, most of its tournament traffic is in Texas Hold'em Fixed Limit and No Limit.
In terms of variety, PokerRoom stays above the average but fails to deliver different fun mode games such as Turbo. As with most other rooms, Texas Hold'em holds more than 80% of the traffic. Besides the regular No Limit, Pot Limit and Fixed Limit games in Texas Hold'em and Omaha, you can always play 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo and Five Card Draw.
This network is most definitely not a fish tank, but you will be able to play many games against soft players in the low stakes and mid stakes. Usually about 45 % of the players see the flops at $2/$4 and up to 50% in lower stakes. High stakes are usually a lot tighter and PokerRoom is no exception. We can also recommend the sub $50 tournaments in which you will find plenty of soft competition.Sign Up Bonus
PokerRoom offers a free ticket to the Shark Cage for every new depositor. The Shark Cage is a beginner's tournament with a $2 buy-in fee.
In addition to the sign up bonus, PokerRoom has a decent loyalty bonus system which is mostly used for special freerolls called Player Points Freerolls. You can also convert these points into cold hard cash, starting at 100 points per dollar, or wait a little longer and convert your 10,000 points into $150. Unfortunately, there is no re-deposit bonus available.
PokerRoom is a top notch promoter. There is a refer a friend system where you can get up to $50 for assigning each and every friend who generates 150 raked hands. You can also take the role as a tournament manager and invite people to your private rooms. PokerRoom also offer a Busting Bellagio promotion where you can score seats for World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour. As a first time depositor you get a free coupon to the beginner's tournament called Shark Cage. In addition, PokerRoom occationally host some general player point retribution packages and many tournaments with thousands of dollars in cash prizes.
PokerRoom offers e-mail correspondence, telephone support and live chats. The e-mail support has been greatly improved lately and usually brings fast response times. Fortunately, the live chat function works good.
Deposit & Cashout Methods
Deposits: Credit Card, NETeller, FirePay, PrePaid, 900Pay, MoneyBookers, Delta, InstaCash and Switch.
Cash-outs: NETeller, FirePay, PrePaid, courier's check and check.