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Golden Palace Poker Review

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There's that insidious "As Seen On TV" banner again. Whenever I see that all-too-familiar red logo, I think back to half-baked abdominizers and flimsy 12-in-1 kitchen utensils. All kidding aside however, my reaction to the Golden Palace Poker website is an unqualified "Wow!" Really.

Golden Palace Poker, the heavily advertised branch of the world-famous Golden Palace Casino calls itself "The Fastest Growing Poker Community Online" and I believe it. They've mastered the delicate art of drawing new customers, with a clean, tasteful web design punctuated by flashy, colorful banners that just beg to be clicked.

But how about the gameplay at Golden Palace Poker Room, you ask? How about the software? I have very few complaints. And with such attractive promotions (such as 60 guaranteed prize pool tournaments per day with prizes ranging from $20 to $20,000, and satellites, satellites, satellites!), it would take a lot for me to not want to play here at Golden Palace Online Poker.

 
Golden Palace Poker OVERALL GRADE
 
Featuring:
In-lobby chat
Buddy list

On-call live floor manager
Excellent tutorials, glossary, rules, etc
A bounty of killer promotions
Many re-buy/add-on tournaments
Steady traffic from/to GoldenPalace Casino
 
BONUS Information
  Deposit Bonus:
25%
  Sign-up Bonus:
$250
  Referral Bonus:
N/A
  Bonus Codes:
N/A
 
Ranking Summary
  CATEGORY
Bonuses
Promotions
Software & Graphics
Game Variety/Limits
Traffic
RATING
8/10
8/10
8/10
7/10
8/10
CATEGORY
Competition
Rake
Customer Service
Deposits/Cashouts
Ease of Use

RATING
9/10
7/10
8/10
7/10
10/10
Overall Grade 84%
 
   
 


Bonuses
25% up to $100


 
 


Promotions
Action Points (frequent player points) redeemable for gift certificates to popular stores like The Sharper Image, Amazon.com, & L.L. Bean. (Up to $300 points awarded in each real money hand. 100,000 action points earns a $50 gift certificate.)
$50,000 and $100,000 Guaranteed Tournaments (with re-buys!)
$20,000 Guaranteed Tournament every Sunday
Satellite for World Heads-Up Poker Championship at Casino Barcelona in Spain
Satellites for seats in any of three World Series of Poker Circuit Tour events
Satellite for Cavendish Club Classic at the Cavendish Club in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Two Grosvenor Casino satellites - The European Poker Classic at the Victoria Casino in London and Spring Festival Main Event at Grosvenor Casino in Luton
Satellite for World Series of Poker Rio Suites, Las Vegas event
$25,000 Freeroll


 
 


Software & Graphics
Quality "Tribeca Tables" software
Upload your own avatars
Nice, large (eminently readable) cards
Display setting options with various screen resolutions for your optimal viewing pleasure
Smartly laid out interface

Golden Palace Poker Room Lobby Golden Palace Online Poker Table


 
 


Game Variation & Limits
Holdem, Omaha (hi & hi/lo)
Re-buy/add-on tournaments
Limits from $.05/$.10 - $50/$100
Private tables
Speed tournaments
$2.5 million guaranteed monthly


 
 


Traffic
Big


 
 


Competition
Soft


 
 


Rake
Slightly below average because cap is $4 at higher stakes
Otherwise standard 5%, capped at $3 (or $1 at lowest limits)
No Flop/No Drop


 
 


Customer Service
Live on-call table manager
Global toll-free telephone, email form


 
 


Deposits & Cashouts
Deposits - Visa, MasterCard, Neteller, FirePay, Citadel, 900Pay/900PayPlus
Cashouts - Neteller, bank wire, bank draft
Integrity


 
 


Ease of Use
In-lobby chat
Big buttons
Detailed tutorials
Only 1 lobby stat - average pot