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PokerRoom.com was one of the first only poker rooms, opening in 1999. However, they didn’t actually offer real money games until 2001. The site was rather successful until the UIGEA ruling went down and they had to remove all US players from the market.
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Do you have any old Pokerroom.com Reviews?
Yes we do. We know it can be fun to go through reviews of old poker rooms and reminisce – here’s a review we wrote in 2007:
Pokerroom Software: Pokerroom have the most accessible software of any online poker room; available as the standard Windows download, it can also be played via their website using Java, meaning it can also be used on Apple or Linux. Their software is very clean and tidy, with no unnecessary information or options distracting you from the poker; however the customization doesn’t allow you to turn off the avatars, or choose your own avatar, and the software, while great for single-tabling, can be very frustrating multi-tabling.
Pokerroom Traffic: GMT Peak Time: 14,000. EST Peak Time: 20,000. Pokerroom’s majority of traffic heads directly to the tournament area, however there are still plenty of cash games at various levels available to play at.
Pokerroom Game Variety: Pokerroom offer the standard Texas Hold’Em, Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo in Limit, No Limit and Pot Limit, as well as offer 7 Card Stud. Pokerroom also have 5 Card Draw, have lots of tournaments of all different varieties, and also the feature to create your own private tournaments via the software.
Pokerroom Fish Factor: The $3/$6 games and below are fishy, but at higher stakes it can be quite tight. Table selection is key at Pokerroom to finding a good table at the higher limits. The tournaments are generally soft.
Pokerroom Bonuses: Pokerroom offer a sign-up bonus of 50% to $100, as well as 1 free ticket to the Shark Cage tournament. You earn $1 for every 7 player points you make, and earn 0.7 points for every $1 raked off the pot. Pokerroom have reloads every month, under the same terms and conditions.
Pokerroom Freerolls: Pokerroom have large freerolls throughout the day, as well as freerolls for players with players points.
Pokerroom VIP Club / Loyalty Rewards: At Pokerroom, you can earn points per raked hand. Every so often they will run a Player Points Redemption promotion, where you can trade your points in for a bonus. For example, 1000 PP will earn you a $10 bonus, 10,000 PP a $150 bonus. Unfortunately this only happens a few times a year. The top fifty points earners also split $1000 each month, and are entered in a player points freeroll. However with their own Pokerroom store, it is very disappointing that you cannot use your points to purchase items in that. Pokerroom are a very well organized site, with a lot of great marketing ideas, however they really need to take another look at their Loyalty Program.
Pokerroom Support: Pokerroom offer a great knowledge base, as well as 24/7 e-mail support which provided prompt and informative responses, usually within 5-10 minutes of sending an e-mail.
Pokerroom Deposit/Withdrawal Options: Visa, Mastercard, Neteller, Instacash, Firepay, 900Pay, Click2Pay, ePassporte, Cash Trasnfer, Ewallet Express, PrePaid ATM, Moneybookers.
Dealer Dan’s Special Bonus: Playing in an SNG at Pokerroom, and push all-in on a 789 all diamond board, with two red aces? Instantly called by two black sevens, slowplaying a set? Well just like the WPT, when any all-in situation happens the action will slow down slightly, and the percentage of each hands chances of winning appear, and update depending on the turn card. This nifty little feature is unavailable at any other poker room, and is one of those “small things” that Dealer Dan loves so much…..so thanks to this, Pokerroom gets an extra star.
Also, Pokerroom have attempted to build their own community under the banner “Pokah!” Unlike other sites that throw up a forum and leave it at that, they’ve worked hard to build the community aspect of things, and deservedly earn another star.
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