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Multi Poker Review

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Multi Poker, plainly put, can't keep up with its own traffic. Multi Poker is a "skin" of the Party Poker Network, which has consistently had the highest player volume in the world for a few years running now. If Party Poker continues to inundate the public airwaves with their commercials, I can only see them continuing to grow.

So, in reaction to all this action, Multi Online Poker recently added enough new servers to accommodate 50,000+ simultaneous players. Why then do players still complain of delays and disconnections? Multi Poker has satellites, freerolls, and other interesting promotions to accompany their average signup bonus. Most of the players here are Europeans, attracted to both Multi Poker's multi-lingual capability and their convenient Bank Wire Express service (sort of a "direct deposit" option at the cashier), free to everyone but Americans, Canadians, and Australians (funny, because their transactions are all in U.S. dollars).

At Multi Online Poker, the rakes favor the higher stakes players, they don't offer much in the way of stats, and the graphics remind me of a handheld video game. But one benefit you can count on at Multi Poker is that you will likely never ever have trouble finding action.

 
Multi Poker OVERALL GRADE
 
Featuring:
Multi-lingual capability allows for a truly global game-playing experience
Multiple leader boards, some with accompanying rewards
Multi-table play (up to 3 at a time)
 
BONUS Information
  Deposit Bonus:
30%
  Sign-up Bonus:
$150
  Referral Bonus:
$50
 
Ranking Summary
  CATEGORY
Bonuses
Promotions
Software & Graphics
Game Variety/Limits
Traffic
RATING
6/10
4/10
7/10
9/10
10/10
CATEGORY
Competition
Rake
Customer Service
Deposits/Cashouts
Ease of Use

RATING
7/10
4/10
4/10
8/10
6/10
Overall Grade 72%
 
   
 


Bonuses
$150 signup with 30% Match
$50 Tell-A-Friend referral bonus
$100 Freerolls 4x/day, 7 days/week


 
 


Promotions
Tallinn Poker Cruise worth 1.000.000 SEK
$1000 Freeroll every Sunday (for anyone who's played 200 raked hands in the past week)
Leader boards galore - incl. Monthly Freeroll board (top 100 receive entry into $2500 Freeroll) and Tournament board (top 40 receive entry into a different $2500 Freeroll)


 
 


Software & Graphics
iGlobal Media software - same as Party Poker
Smooth, acceptable functionality
Bland, flat, archaic-looking graphics
Occasional delays and disconnects because of such high traffic

Multi Online Poker Lobby Multi Online Poker Table

 
 


Game Variation & Limits
Holdem, Omaha (hi & hi/lo), 7-Card Stud (hi & hi/lo)
Single & multi-table Sit & Go's
Limits from $.50/$1 - $30/$60
Heads-up available


 
 


Traffic
17,000-19,000 ring game players at peak times
12,000-14,000 tournament players at peak times (they do not share multi-table tournament traffic with Party Poker Network)


 
 


Competition
Soft, weak competition (but hard to find the best tables without more lobby stats)


 
 


Rake
Disadvantageous at lower limits (10% in $.50/$1 - $1/$2 games until pot hits $20)
Better at high limits (less than 10% at $15/$30 - $30/$60 games)
Mid-stakes are average 5%
All ranges capped at $3


 
 


Customer Service
24/7 Live chat and email


 
 


Deposits & Cashouts
Bank Wire Express (free for Europeans)
Visa, MasterCard, eChecks, FirePay, Neteller
Preferred Player status program allows frequent and high stakes players to earn the right to have faster cashouts with less ID verification requirements


 
 


Ease of Use
Only lobby stat is average pot
No auto-play buttons
Not my favorite lobby design
Player note-taking support