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Caribbean Sun Poker Review

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The most appealing feature of Caribbean Sun Poker is their easy-to-redeem, no-deposit-necessary monthly bonus: earn $40 each month, simply by playing 250 raked hands.

Caribbean Sun Poker accept financial transactions in pounds and euros in addition to dollars, making this a site of choice for many Europeans, particularly those sportsbetters and casino gamblers ushered here through one of software provider Cryptologic's other popular online gaming sites. They tout hundreds of tournaments daily and offer lots of guaranteed prize pools. They've added a time clock to their table graphics, supporting fast play, a digital "announcer" to make following the action easier than ever, and a real-time rake display, to minimize the surprises at Showdown.

Carribean Sun Poker's also got one of the highest bad beat jackpots online, starting at $2500. This is a fun, clean, and simple site with loose play and a global player base.

 

 
Caribbean Sun Poker
OVERALL GRADE
 
Featuring:
Prop Player Program - get paid to play!
Monthly $40 bonus - must play 250 raked hands
Extensive poker glossary
Private tournament capability
 
BONUS Information
  Deposit Bonus:
180%
  Sign-up Bonus:
$90
  Referral Bonus:
$25
 
Ranking Summary
  CATEGORY
Bonuses
Promotions
Software & Graphics
Game Variety/Limits
Traffic
RATING
7/10
7/10
7/10
7/10
6/10
CATEGORY
Competition
Rake
Customer Service
Deposits/Cashouts
Ease of Use

RATING
8/10
7/10
8/10
7/10
7/10
Overall Grade 74%
 
   
 


Bonuses
1st deposit bonus of $90 on a $50 deposit - you can only get one signup bonus at a Prima Network site. This isn't the best one available, but it's not bad.
Progressive Bad Beat Jackpot - starts at $2500
Progressive Royal Flush Jackpot - starts at $500
$25 Refer-A-Friend Bonus
Daily $250 High Hand Bonus (coming soon!)
Lots of Freerolls


 
 


Promotions
Hosts the Caribbean Poker Classic in St. Kitts, with a $50,000 prize pool
Tons of WSOP satellites
Periodic $100,000 guaranteed tournaments
6000 - 12,000 pounds guaranteed twice weekly
Poker Points promotion good for cash and merchandise
Prop Player Incentive Program


 
 


Software & Graphics
Uses Cryptologic software
Basic, bland graphics
No fancy avatars
Human voice narrates the action

Caribbean Sun Poker Lobby Caribbean Sun Poker Table


 
 


Game Variation & Limits
Texas Hold 'Em, Omaha (hi & hi/lo), 7-Card Stud
No Limit and Pot Limit in Texas Hold 'Em
Pot Limit in both versions of Omaha
Heads-Up tables
Single and Multi-table tournaments
Private tournaments available
Lowest limit is $.50/$1
Highest is $150/$300


 
 


Traffic
1500-2200 players at peak times
Particularly good at higher limit ring games
Shares player base with Cryptologic clients (ie William Hill Poker and InterPoker)


 
 


Competition
Fast and loose
Much of the shared traffic from Cryptologic are sportsbook and casino players - not so poker savvy, but they do love to gamble
Multi-currency capability attracts lots of Europeans - typically aggressive players


 
 


Rake
No flop, No Drop
5% up to $3 max.
Real-time display, in-table display of actual rake
No breaks on rakes for shorthanded tables
Rake structure disadvantageous to players using Euros or Pounds


 
 


Customer Service
24/7 email, telephone, and live chat


 
 


Deposits & Cashouts
Allows transactions in dollars, pounds, and euros
Uses ECash Direct, which accepts - Citadel, Credit Cards (Visa and MasterCard), ECP (Electronic Check Processing), FirePay, NETeller, Money Orders, Bank Wire Transfers and checks made out to ECash Direct (UK) Limited
Withdrawals can be through NETeller, FirePay, Citadel, Check, ECP
It may be annoying to use an intermediary like Ecash Direct, but they protect your account up to $100,000 and they keep 100% of customer balances available in cash and cash equivalents
Need to wait for a PIN sent to you via snail mail before making your first withdrawal - lose the PIN, wait for another one in your snail mailbox
$1 fee for NETeller withdrawals


 
 


Ease of Use
No player notes support
No pre-select buttons (just auto muck and auto-post blinds)
Good lobby stats - Average Pot, Hands/Hour, Players/4 th St. (that's the Turn, not the Flop)
Rake displayed at table