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BreakAway Poker Review

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To use their own words, "BreakAway Poker was created by serious poker players to provide a higher quality place to play poker online." I guess what serious players want is a variety of card games that barely qualify as poker (or don't at all).

OK, that was mean. Break Away Poker is a decent mid-sized poker room with decent action that's far from comprehensive. Too many strange games, not enough of the standards. They do host lots of tournaments, including multi-stage tournaments and satellite for major land-based tournaments.

Pot Limit and No Limit Omaha hi & hi/lo is also a nice touch. Breakaway Poker has switched network affiliations from the Action Poker Network to My Poker Network.

See also Breakaway Casino

 
Breakaway Poker OVERALL GRADE
 
Featuring:
Easy access to BreakAway Casino
Player notes and buddy lists
Multi-tabling
 
BONUS Information
  Deposit Bonus:
20%
  Sign-up Bonus:
$100
  Referral Bonus:
N/A
  Bonus Codes:
 
Ranking Summary
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Promotions
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Game Variety/ Limits
Traffic
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Competition
Rake
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Deposits/Cashouts
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Overall Grade 55%
 
   
 


Software & Graphics

Dobrosoft-powered software
Plus side - clean, crisp, smooth, and fast
Minus side - simplistic, not all that intuitive, not particularly customizable
Flat, uninteresting graphics and sound
Interestingly enough, the software does allow you to chop blinds and post live straddles - not commonly allowed by most other software-makers' games, though it should be

Breakaway Poker Lobby Breakaway Poker Table


 
 


Game Variation & Limits
Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha (hi & hi/lo), 7-Card Stud (hi & hi/lo)
Fixed Limit, No Limit and Pot Limit (including for Omaha hi & hi./lo
Then there are the less common Chinese Poker, Guts, and Big 2 Poker
Also has non-poker card games Blackjack and Pan (Panguingue)
Daily $10 freerolls
Daily multi-table NL Hold 'Em tournaments
Sit 'N Go's and Multi-stage tournaments
Pan (Panguingue) tournaments
Tournaments for 10, 6, or 2 (heads-up/1-on-1) players
Fixed limits from $0.10/$0.20 - $50/$100


 
 


Traffic
Decent during peak hours, otherwise fairly dead


 
 


Competition
You'll encounter many of the same players at higher stakes, for better or worse, but there's decent flow-through in the lower stakes.
More fish than sharks


 
 


Bonuses
20% 1st deposit Bonus, up to $100
Freerolls


 
 


Rake
Average rake, capped at $1 for low-mid limits, capped at $3 for higher limits


 
 


Customer Service
Live chat help
A single email address
A decent, categorized FAQ section
No phone


 
 


Promotions
Satellites into World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker events
Player Option Points, loyalty program


 
 


Deposits & Cashouts
Deposits - NETeller, FirePay, credit card
Withdrawals - NETeller, FirePay, Bank Draft
Depending on payment method, withdrawals can take 3-14 days for emerchant or financial institution to process, though BreakAway security staff may, at any point, hold back a withdrawal for up to 30 days while conducting an investigation


 
 


Ease of Use
Easy to use player notes and buddy lists
Lobby stats include average pot, flop percentages, and hands per hour
Basic interface - functional but not very intuitive