Pacific Poker

At a Glance

Visit Pacific Poker
Sign-up Bonus25%
Max Bonus$100.00
LocationGibraltar
Founded2002
Web SitePacific Poker
SoftwareDownload
U.S. PlayersNot allowed

Ratings

Software7
Competition10
Game Variety7
Cash Game Traffic7
Tournament Structure7
Tournament Traffic7
Rake Amount4
Sign-up Bonus6
Player Bonuses7
Promotions8
Support9
Cash In/Out9
Average Rating7.33

Pros

  • Soft competition
  • Good support
  • Informative lobby
  • Tables display cards and money well

Cons

  • Open only 1 table at a time
  • Bonus clears slowly
  • Cash-outs occasionally slow
  • High max rakes at high limits
Visit Pacific PokerSummary - Avg. 7.33  Pacific Poker's most endearing and profitable quality is its abundance of players who like to gamble and play poker for fun. Pacific is related to Casino On Net, which provides the poker-for-fun traffic. The software is attractive and plays fast, but multi-tabling is impossible because Pacific limits you to one open table. The tournament structures are somewhat faster than ideal, but then again, loose players succumb to heavy blinds ideally fast. Traffic is fairly good. The maximum rake is a little high in some games. The sign-up bonus is only commonplace, but by just playing, you get bonus points redeemable for cash.
Visit Pacific PokerSoftware - 7  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.
Competition - 10  Pacific Poker has some of the softest games on the Internet. Many players come from Casino On Net to play poker for fun. They like to gamble and they are loose. For some time, Pacific had only limit games. Now it has no limit and pot limit. You will find many players who mistakenly use fixed-limit strategies in the no limit and pot limit games. Typically, 40% to 60% see the flop.
Game Variety - 7  The games played at Pacific Poker are Holdem, Omaha, Omaha HiLow, 7 Card Stud, and 7 Card Stud HiLow. There is a wide variety of sit-&-go tournaments.
Cash Game Traffic - 7  Cash game traffic is moderate. Almost all cash game traffic is Texas Holdem. In peak hours, the cash game traffic is 2,500 to 4,000.
Tournament Structure - 7  The tournament structures are fast. The blind increases are moderate but the intervals are short, typically eight or ten minutes. Multi-table "Nitro" tournaments have intervals of three or five minutes. Sit-&-go Nitros have intervals of 2 or three minutes.
Tournament Traffic - 7  The tournament traffic is fairly good, reaching 3,500 to 5,000 at its peak. Outside peak hours, the sit-&-go tournaments take a while to fill.
Rake Amount - 4  At low fixed limits, $1/$2 and under, the maximum rake is $.06 to $1.25. But at higher fixed limits and no limit or pot limit, the maximum rakes exceed industry standards. For fixed limit tables of 6 or more players, the maximum rake ranges from $3.50 for $2/$4 to $6 for $75/$150. The maximum rake for no limit and pot limit is $4 for any number of players.
Sign-up Bonus - 6  The sign-up bonus is 25% up to $100. Clear the bonus by betting twenty times the bonus amount. For example, if you deposit $200 for a $50 bonus, the bonus is awarded when your bets have totaled $1,000.
Player Bonuses - 7  As you play, you receive bonus points that you can convert to cash.
Promotions - 8  Pacific has frequent freeroll tournaments, some without any entry requirements. There are qualifiers for the World Series of Poker and other casino events. Other promotions include royal flush and bad beat jackpots, guaranteed tournaments, and the "Showdown Survivor Series,", in which the 100 players with the most real-money showdowns get cash prizes.
Support - 9  Pacific Poker provides support by email, live chat, and toll-free telephone numbers. Email replies are generally fast.
Cash In/Out - 9  Deposit via Neteller, Firepay, ACTeCASH, wire transfer, InstaDebit, ePassporte, Visa, Mastercard, Diners, Eurocard, Moneybookers. You can make deposits by telephone with a credit card, Firepay, or your checking account. Withdraw via your deposit method, or if that is not possible, via wire transfer or bank draft.


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