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Fair Poker Review

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Fair Poker's claim to fame is their dual-viewing mode option that allows players to shift between a straightforward "bird's eye" view and a more animated "3-D" view of the game. The site is relatively new, which is reflected in the spotty action.

No doubt Fair Poker is a pretty site to play, if you can find a seat at a table with your desired limit. Not many games here - just Holdem and Omaha - but for the impatient, Fair Poker offers a slew of casino games, such as Blackjack and Video Poker, to fill downtimes.

They provide an easy-to-use lobby, friendly customer support and a fair smattering of bonuses, promotions, and interesting features - like a Buddy List and a "Show Cards" option. With their additional Full-Screen view option (for those who like their poker games to have that cinematic feel) Fair stands out as the eye-candy online poker room.

 
Fair Poker OVERALL GRADE
 
Featuring:
Dual-viewing modes ("Bird's Eye" and "3-D") with Full-Screen option for both
Multi-Currency Support
Poker Glossary

Poker Pro Tina Sue giving tips and advice
 
BONUS Information
  Deposit Bonus:
25%
  Sign-up Bonus:
$100
  Referral Bonus:
N/A
 
Ranking Summary
  CATEGORY
Bonuses
Promotions
Software & Graphics
Game Variety/Limits
Traffic
RATING
6/10
7/10
8/10
6/10
6/10
CATEGORY
Competition
Rake
Customer Service
Deposits/Cashouts
Ease of Use

RATING
8/10
8/10
7/10
8/10
8/10
Overall Grade 70%
 
   
 


Bonuses
25% up to $100
Bad Beat Bonus (though NOT progressive)
$250 daily High Hand Bonus


 
 


Promotions
World Poker Tour Bellagio satellites
Weekly $10,000 guaranteed tournaments
Regular $300 Freerolls
Regular $500 Omaha Freerolls (unique)
WOPC (World Online Poker Championship) Participant
Tournament Winners $1,000 Freeroll
COMING SOON - iPoints (frequent player points program, good for merchandise & buy-ins)


 
 


Software & Graphics
Aforementioned view-options
Real Time Game/Hand History
Multi-Table Play (up to 3 tables at once)
Note-taking support
Buddy List - to find preferred former opponents at new tables
Choose your own Avatar (when appropriate)

Fair LobbyFair Table


 
 


Game Variation & Limits
Holdem, Omaha (hi & hi/lo)
Limits from $.50/$1 - $40/$80
Daily guaranteed prize pool tournaments (though generally only a few-hundred dollars guaranteed)
Casino/Arcade-style games for downtimes; Blackjack, 3-Card Poker, Deuces Wild, Aces & Faces Video Poker
Show Cards option (I personally don't like this feature or anyone who uses it, but many players love it!)


 
 


Traffic
Fair Poker features mMedium traffic
Generally more attractive to those interested in "entertainment" than solid gameplay


 
 


Competition
Most experienced players frequent other sites and amateurs are simply easier to beat


 
 


Rake
No Flop/No Drop
0%-5%, capped at $3
Max. at low limits and shorthanded tables is $1


 
 


Customer Service
Friendly, knowledgeable
Live chat, phone (toll-free for US, with International number avail.), fax, multiple (department specific) email addresses


 
 


Deposits & Cashouts
Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, FirePay, 900-Pay, Moneybookers, Wire Transfer, Bank Draft, Citade


 
 


Ease of Use
Big, colorful, easy-to-find buttons
Auto-Play shortcut buttons
Good lobby stats: Average Pot, Players/Flop (though I prefer Flop %'s, Hands/Hour)