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Crazy Poker Review

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As Prima Poker Network sites go (and yes, this is yet one more) Crazy Poker is among the best. They've got all the usual Prima promotions but with the largest promised prize pools, plus they've invented a few new bonuses of their own.

Their loyalty program promises cash rather than "points", they've got a $10 No Deposit bonus, and double the Magic Hand bonuses of any of their Prima Network kin. I also respect and appreciate Crazy Poker's eye on security - they've got one of the most detailed sections on collusion, shuffling, and fraud that you'll ever see. And I love their name! This is definitely the place to come for some seriously crazy poker!

 

 
Crazy Poker OVERALL GRADE
 
Featuring:
Easy-links to the site that you can add to your favorite portal/start page (ie Yahoo, MSN)
Celebrity endorsements from, among others, Kevin O'Connell, Vincent Napolitano, and the Hendon Mob
Detailed strategy section
 
BONUS Information
  Deposit Bonus:
40%
  Sign-up Bonus:
$40
  Referral Bonus:
$50
 
Ranking Summary
  CATEGORY
Bonuses
Promotions
Software & Graphics
Game Variety/Limits
Traffic
RATING
7/10
7/10
6/10
8/10
7/10
CATEGORY
Competition
Rake
Customer Service
Deposits/Cashouts
Ease of Use

RATING
6/10
8/10
8/10
7/10
7/10
Overall Grade 65%
 
   
 


Bonuses
40% up to $40 (this is the most mediocre of all their bonuses/promotions)
$50 Refer-A-Friend Bonus
4 Daily $1000 Freerolls
Daily High Hand Bonus
Progressive Bad Beat Jackpot, starts at $500 + $50 each day unclaimed
Twice the Magic Hand Bonuses - $500 for every millionth hand ($250 to the winner, $250 divided amongst the losers) AND $1,000 for every 10 millionth hand ($500 to the winner, $500 divided amongst the losers)


 
 


Promotions
Satellites for the WSOP, WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star, Bellagio 5 Star World Poker Classic, and World Heads-Up Championship in Barcelona
$100,000 guaranteed tournament weekly
Many daily guaranteed prize pool tournament - two $20,000, $12,000, $7,500, $7,000, $5,500, $4,500, four $4,000, two $3,500, $2,500, $1,000
"5X" Tournament - 5 days a week (M-F) prizes of $25,000 each ($100+9 buy-in)
"Diamond Club" Loyalty program based on a rake-back bonus, awards given in CASH! (not points)


 
 


Software & Graphics
No amount of bonuses and promotions can hide that this is still Microgaming software
Pluses - clean, text-based, clear overview of action at the table, frequently updated
Minuses - slow, small buttons, no pre-select buttons, prone to lags, disconnects, bugs, timeouts, Personal preference - flat, 2-D, utilitarian functionality, no avatars or flashy graphics
4-table view option


Crazy Game Poker Lobby Crazy Poker Table


 
 


Game Variation & Limits
Texas Hold ‘Em
Omaha (hi & hi/lo)
7-Card Stud
5-Card Stud
1-on-1
Private Tournaments
No Limit, Pot Limit
Micro-limits as low as $.05/$.10
26 multi-table tournaments daily
Daily 20-player freezeout and turbo freezout Sit and Go's
4-player Match - 2 heads-up semi-finals, the winners go heads-up for the prize


 
 


Traffic
High, thanks to shared player base with entire Prima Network
Approx. 3500 players at ring games, 4000 at tournaments at peak hours


 
 


Competition
Not to lower their overall score too much, but of the constant stream of flow-through from the Prima Network, many of the better players stop here
Tread cautiously - many strong players here
But also many typically Priman, loose, poker-naïve novices too, especially thanks to a recent advertising blitz


 
 


Rake
Not the best rake for low limits (max $1.50 rather than $1 like most sites)
Otherwise, standard - approx. 5%, capped at $3
Rake-back program (see "Diamond Club" in promotions)


 
 


Customer Service
Live support
2 email addresses (1 just for banking/cashier questions)
Toll-free telephone support in 15 countries (USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Israel, Germany, Portugal, Hong Kong, Italy, France, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Korea, Denmark)
All options are 24/7


 
 


Deposits & Cashouts
Deposits - NETeller, Click2Pay, Moneybookers, PaySpark, UseMyBank, Delta, Visa, MasterCard, FirePay
Withdrawals - Check, Wire Transfer, NETeller, FirePay, Click2Pay, Solo, Switch


 
 


Ease of Use
Find-a-player function
Lobby stats - players/flop, average pot, hands/hour
Great find-a-table function
Comprehensive overview of betting sequence in chat window