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Full review of Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker

The software is easy to use and the play is fast. The hand history is graphic--the best in the business. The sign-up bonus is generous and pays out in $20 increments. The game variety is good. Most action is in Texas Holdem and Omaha Holdem, but there are other games, including stud and HORSE. The traffic is very good, peaking around 65,000. With so much traffic, you can use table selection to find some soft games. The multi-table and sit-&-go tournament structures are good. Tournaments are varied and plentiful.
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Full review of Party Poker

Party Poker

PartyPoker is a high-traffic site with numbers approaching 100,000 in peak times, providing a treasure of fairly soft players in a good variety of standard games. Plenty of multi-table tournaments start throughout the day, sit-&-go tournaments fill up rapidly, and you can find a seat in a cash game immediately. Tournament buy-ins fit all bankrolls, and satellites are always running. The software is fast and you can turn off the odd characters to simplify your table.
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Full review of Ultimate Bet

Ultimate Bet

UltimateBet offers a wide range of games with a wide range of competition levels. The software is designed to facilitate playing poker online. Using options, you have more control than usual over the look and feel of the playing tables. Tournament fields are smaller than those at the highest-traffic sites. The tournament structures are good. Total traffic for tournaments and cash games places UltimateBet in the top five online poker rooms. The current sign-up bonus is 100% up to $500.
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Full review of Pacific Poker

Pacific Poker

Pacific Poker's best quality is its abundance of players who like to gamble. Pacific is related to Casino On Net, which provides the poker-for-fun traffic. The software is fairly good, but Pacific limits you to one open table. The tournament structures are faster than ideal, but loose players succumb to heavy blinds ideally fast. Traffic is good. The sign-up bonus is not great, but by playing, you get bonus points redeemable for cash.
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Full review of Absolute Poker

Absolute Poker

Most of the action at Absolute Poker is on low-stakes, 6-max Holdem tables. The cash games are usually loose with a high percentage of players staying for more cards. The software's features are good and you can download table skins to improve the graphics. Most tournaments are Texas Holdem, with frequent freerolls. Support is by email only but responses are usually quick. The sign-up bonus and weekly reload bonuses are generous.
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Full review of Poker Stars

Poker Stars

Software  PokerStars' software is fast, stable, easy to look at, and easy to use. With recent improvements, the lobby is one of the best in the business, providing features that make it easy to find the game, tournament, or event you want to play. For cash games, you can see the average pot, the percentage of players seeing the flop, and the hands played per hour. For tourneys, you can see tabs that show the various tourneys in these classifications: All, VIP, Regular, Satellite, Special, Freeroll, or Private. The only substantial feature missing in the lobby is a waiting list for any table in a given limit: you must join the wait list for each table individually.

Action at the tables moves along smoothly. A time bank prevents slow players or slow connections from continuously slowing down the game. Chat, notes, statistics, and tournament information are all available as notebook tabs on the table. Making and reading notes here is easier than on other sites. Players can upload avatars (images) that show at their seats and, for some eyes, clutter the table, but you can set an option to show user names only without the avatars. You can play on as many as ten tables at the same time. Hand histories are provided in a pop-up window. If you were in the hand yourself, a hand history shows the mucked cards to you.

In tournaments, players can make pay-out deals at the final table, reserving an additional set amount, $10,000 to $20,000, for the winner. A live director monitors the deal-making and other behavior in the tournaments.
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Full review of Ultimate Bet

Ultimate Bet

Software  UltimateBet's software is among the best in the business. Options allow you to control the amount of animation, the colors of the cards, the information shown on the table, sounds, the background, the amount of chat you see, and so on. One of the best features is your seating, which is always bottom center so that you have a perspective on the other players similar to a live game. The software plays quickly, so your hands-per-hour rate is good. The pop-up hand history shows you the cards mucked at showdown. You can play 3 tables at once after signing up; and if you email support, you can play 4 or 5 tables at once. If you do not have a high-resolution monitor for multi-tabling, you can use UltimateBet's Mini-view, which places condensed tables on your screen without overlap.
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Full review of Party Poker

Party Poker

Software  The PartyPoker software does not have tables with uncluttered graphics friendly to the eye, and its lobby, though recently much improved, lacks flop percentages, but the software makes up for what it lacks with high-speed play and stability. You will not go to sleep waiting for your turn on a PartyPoker table. And you will almost never hear of frozen tournaments or server outages. If you like fast, multi-table play, you can reach nirvana here with up to 10 tables open at once. The graphics can be somewhat cartoonish with a "Congratulations" banner for a won pot and strange-looking characters frozen in place around the table. But you can turn off the congratulations and the oddball characters to declutter your tables. With more than one table open, you can click on an icon to organize your tables automatically side by side, or another icon to cascade your tables. If your main interest in software is not its prettiness but how it contributes to money-making, you will have to like PartyPoker's speedy hands-per-hour rates, its quick seating, and reliable stability.
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Full review of Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker

Software  Full Tilt's software plays fast. You can play multiple tables and resize them in a variety of ways. There are many options for customizing your playing experience, including the shape of the table, backgrounds, animation, and bottom-center seating. Players can have cartoonish avatars--but you can hide them. The chat and information box is small, but you can float it away from the table and enlarge it. You can must all chat or just that of selected players. The hand-history screen looks like the table itself, making it the best of all sites for a quick review. You can filter Texas Holdem table by high, medium, and low stakes. And you can filter multi-table and sit-&-go tournaments with several options.
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Full review of Paradise Poker

Paradise Poker

Software  Paradise Poker's software is attractive and stable. The tables do have the usual unnecessary chairs and surrounding room decorations but they are unobtrusive. The cards are dealt to the table slowly, making it easy to read them. Most table options are set from the lobby's menu and applied universally. Only chat options are available for individual tables. The tables provide statistics and note-taking. The lobby is well organized and informative. The listings for cash games include flop percentages, hands per hour, players, and players' stacks to help you pick games.
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Full review of Titan Poker

Titan Poker

Software  The software is stable, fairly attractive, and fast in play. When you install it, you can choose from five languages to use, English, German, French, Spanish, and Italian. The lobby uses notebook tabs to separate the games, limits, and types of tables, making the choice of tables an easy task. You can play up to three tables at a time. The cards are large for easy reading but a four-color deck is not available. There are quite a few options for the tables, allowing you to play with or without avatars, a dealer voice, players' voices, player chat, and observer chat. The graphical hand history is easy to access but understanding its display is not intuitive. The history does show hands mucked at showdown. Text histories are not available.
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Full review of Bodog

Bodog

Software  Play moves along fairly quickly in Bodog's upgraded software. The software provides two ways to play up to 3 tables at a time: keep all tables in one window or open individual windows. In the one-window mode, each table is placed on a notebook page, and you switch from one table to another by clicking the notebook tabs. If you have a monitor with a resolution of 1024x768 or greater, you can use Bodog's "Picture in Picture" (PiP). With PiP, the currently active table is shown on its notebook page and the other 1 or 2 tables are shown miniaturized in a column on the left. You can click on a miniaturized table to make its notebook page show the table full-sized. Most players who multi-table will prefer individual windows. The software has a "QuickSeat" feature that lets you select your limit structure, cash game or sit-and-go, and limit amounts, and then the feature finds a seat for you. Options let you control what information shows on the tables. The right column on each table's large view contains game details, player chat, statistics, and notes. Players can upload images and you can turn them off.
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Full review of Pacific Poker

Pacific Poker

Software  Pacific Poker's lobby is informative, making table selection easy by showing the average pot, players at the flop, waiting players, and hands per hour. Unfortunately, however, you can select and open only one table at a time. The table graphics show the cards and money amounts excellently. Play moves along fast. Statistics and hand histories are available. Options are few in number. The option to "View Full Screen" may resize and relocate other items on your screen, including your desktop icons.
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