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Golden Tiger Poker Review

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Golden Tiger Poker is proof-positive that you can belong to an oversaturated network (Prima), using over-hyped software (Microgaming), and still provide your members a unique, compelling environment.

Over the years, traffic at Golden Tiger Poker has grown wildly, from a few hundred at any given time to a few thousand. This is obviously the result of having a shared player base with the entire McDonald's-esque Prima Poker Network. Many players at Golden Tiger Poker are actually casino gamblers taking a brief respite from Golden Tiger Casino, which gives even the intermediate poker player here a decent advantage.

On the downside however, their tournament schedule is a bit screwy, and their noncommittal promotional terms and conditions leave a bit to be desired (ie. many prizes are unlisted, and many other "regular" promotions come and go rather erratically). It's a prettier "skin" of the Microgaming software, for sure.

But I'm not altogether convinced that that's enough to raise Golden Tiger Poker above the other slew of poker rooms out there, particularly the ones outside of Prima's monopolist grip.

 
Golden Tiger Poker OVERALL GRADE
 
Featuring:
Info on opponents available at the table
Note-taking support
Find-a-Player function
Nice overview of entire betting sequence at the table
 
BONUS Information
  Deposit Bonus:
50%
  Sign-up Bonus:
$200
  Referral Bonus:
$25
 
Ranking Summary
  CATEGORY
Bonuses
Promotions
Software & Graphics
Game Variety/Limits
Traffic
RATING
4/10
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5/10
CATEGORY
Competition
Rake
Customer Service
Deposits/Cashouts
Ease of Use

RATING
7/10
4/10
4/10
7/10
7/10
Overall Grade 58%
 
   
 


Bonuses
50% Welcome Bonus up $200
$250 High Hand Bonus
$25 Refer-a-Friend Bonus (max. of 4?)
Magic Hand Bonus (hand # is assigned randomly and prize is unlisted)
Progressive Bad Beat Jackpot (starts at $500, $50 added daily)


 
 


Promotions
PokerRewards Loyalty Program
Earlybird Freerolls (5 am - 8 am GMT, 5 tables at a time, entry fee-free, open to play money and real money players, prize pools $20/$15/$10)
7-15% Rake-back promo


 
 


Software & Graphics
Simple, tasteful graphics
Stable software that's benefited from many tweaks and upgrades over the years
Still could use a few more upgrades, though

Golden Poker Tiger Lobby Golden Tiger Poker Table

 
 


Game Variation & Limits
Holdem, Omaha, 7-Card Stud, 5-Card Stud
No hi/lo
Where are all the multi-table tournaments?


 
 


Traffic
1,500-2,000 at ring games
2,000-3,000 at tournament tables


 
 


Competition
Soft


 
 


Rake
Standard 5%, capped at $3


 
 


Customer Service
Toll-free telephone (for 5 different countries)
Email (a bit slow)
Callback service
No live table hosts


 
 


Deposits & Cashouts
Visa, MasterCard, Diner's Club, Neteller, FirePay, Wire Transfer, Citadel, ECO, Moneybookers, PaySpark, Click2Pay


 
 


Ease of Use
Lobby stats - average pot, players/flop, hands/hour
Easy-to-follow betting overview at the table
By now Microgaming software should be familiar to all