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Empire Poker Review

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In an automobile, this degree of traffic would be excruciating to say the least, but here at Empire Poker (60,000+ players online at once), it's a party! This makes sense, since they are part of the insanely popular Party Poker network.

But Empire Poker owes its popularity to more than just affiliation. For one, they are brimming with features to make your gaming experience as pleasurable as possible, such as a tree-style navigation feature and a favorites option in the lobby that together make finding the right table effortless.

If the ring games sometimes seem a tad crowded, fear not! While compiling our Empire Poker Review, we found that they offer an unbelievable assortment of guaranteed prize pool tournaments daily, with seats aplenty and reasonable buy-ins (like $0). Empire Poker's attractive VIP and Royal Flush clubs add extra incentive to frequenting their, with access to additional, big-money tournaments, freerolls, raffles, and ePoint rewards, a doubling of all bonus points (ePoints) earned, personalized live support 24/7.

Think of it this way: with the Internet so inundated with all the poker sites we can ever hope to choose from, there's got to be a reason so many players are flocking to Empire Poker, time and time again.

 
Empire Poker OVERALL GRADE
Featuring:
Loads of freerolls and satellite tournaments
"Players Club" news and VIP benefits for regulars
High traffic, fast action games
 
BONUS Information
  Deposit Bonus:
20%
  Sign-up Bonus:
$100
  Referral Bonus:
$50
  Bonus Codes:
$100 bonus @ 20% match via this download link!
 
Ranking Summary
  CATEGORY
Bonuses
Promotions
Software & Graphics
Game Variety/Limits
Traffic
RATING
6/10
9/10
8/10
10/10
10/10
CATEGORY
Competition
Rake
Customer Service
Deposits/Cashouts
Ease of Use

RATING
7/10
6/10
7/10
9/10
9/10
Overall Grade 83%
 
   
 


Bonuses
20% first deposit bonus up to $100
Occasional re-deposit bonuses
"Tell A Friend" and receive $50
VIP player benefits


 
 


Promotions
WSOP Qualifiers
$5,000 new player freeroll
$500 daily freeroll


 
 


Software & Graphics
Helpful note taking feature and hand history options
Canned avatar graphics for player identities
Large, easy to read cards
No pre-flop percentages or hands per hour indications in lobby window

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Game Variation & Limits
Basic selection of games:
Holdem, NL Holdem, Omaha, Omaha H/L split, 7 card stud, 7card stud H/L
Single and multi-table tournaments of all variations
Single and multi-table sit and go tournaments of all variations
No heads up games
Ring game limits: 5¢/$1 - $30/$60
Sit & go limits: $5+1 - $200+15


 
 


Traffic
Extremely high level of traffic (60,000+) during peak hours
Can be a bit of a wait time when attempting to play low limit games during peak times


 
 


Competition
Lots of loose action in ring games
Players of all levels and expertise
Excellent mix of fish and skilled players that make for interesting games
Party Poker-affiliated site with lots of cross traffic from Party Poker


 
 


Rake
Average rake structure


 
 


Customer Service
Email support
Live 24 hour chat
System info utility to help customer support identify problems


 
 


Deposits & Cashouts
Deposit options:
VISA, MasterCard, NETeller, FirePay, ePassporte, Citadel, eChecks, bank draft, cashier's check, money order
Cash out options:
EChecks, NETeller, wire transfer


 
 


Ease of Use
Tree style navigation feature makes it easy to find game availability
Nice "favorites" option for quick launch of favorite tables
Login subject to fail during peak hours - start early!
Free and easy software download