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Platinum Poker Review

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"As Seen on TV", Platinum Poker has a VIP program for players who earn at least 50,000 Action Points (their version of a loyalty program), but to be perfectly frank, the whole site seems to be built for VIP's.

Although they only offer Texas Holdem and Omaha (hi & hi/lo), they do it with such class and style that every player seems to be treated like a VIP. It's no real surprise, considering that Platinum Poker is part of the Tribeca Network which includes some other top-rated sites, including Golden Palace Poker and Victor Chandler Poker.

PlatinumPoker.com promises $2 million in tournaments monthly, which is probably why the bulk of their traffic is at the tournament tables. Their micro-limits, freerolls and satellites top off the value at this slick site, one that is, in my humble opinion, not to be missed.

 
Platinum Poker OVERALL GRADE
 
Featuring:
Private tables
On-call, live floor managers
Tribeca Tables sleek software
Micro-limits, freerolls, and satellites like you wouldn't believe
 
BONUS Information
  Deposit Bonus:
35%
  Sign-up Bonus:
$135
  Referral Bonus:
N/A
 
Ranking Summary
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Bonuses
Promotions
Software & Graphics
Game Variety/Limits
Traffic
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Competition
Rake
Customer Service
Deposits/Cashouts
Ease of Use

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Overall Grade 66%
 
   
 


Bonuses
25% up to $100 (or 35% with Neteller up to $135)


 
 


Promotions
Satellites for World Series of Poker, World Poker Tour, Aussie Millions, Brighton Christmas Cracker, Luton Christmas Cracker, Midland Masters, Cavendish Club Classic, World Poker Challenge, ESPN World Series of Poker Circuit Tour events, World Heads-Up Championship, and probably more (whew!)
Freerolls every 2 hours
Action Points (redeemable mostly for freeroll entries, though once VIP status is obtained, they have even greater value)
Weekly party nights
Weekly $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool Tournaments
Monthly $50,000 and $100,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool Tournaments


 
 


Software & Graphics
Good functionality/playability
Clean, slick, classy graphics
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Game Variation & Limits
Holdem, Omaha (hi & hi/lo)
Ring game Limits from micro $.05/$.10 to $10/$20
Tournament buy-ins from $.10 - $100
60+ tournaments daily with prizes from $20 - $20,000
Re-buy, Add-on, and Speed Tournaments
Rumor has it that 7-Card Stud (hi & hi/lo) is coming soon, but I don't know when
Heads-up (1-on-1)


 
 


Traffic
800-900 ring game players
2000-2700 tournament players
Very little action at Omaha
Less action at high stakes than low


 
 


Competition
Surprisingly soft (probably because so many players come from sports betting and casino sites on the Tribeca Network)


 
 


Rake
No Flop/No Drop (which I like)
$4 cap at high stakes (which I don't like)
Otherwise, standard 5%, capped at $3
Useful function allows players to keep track of rake at the table


 
 


Customer Service
24/7 toll-free telephone
Live floor manager
Email


 
 


Deposits & Cashouts
Deposits - Visa, MasterCard, Prepaid ATM, 900Pay, FirePay, Neteller, Western Union, wire transfer
Cashouts - check, Neteller, bank transfer


 
 


Ease of Use
Buddy list
Overview of entire betting sequence at table
Simple interface, easy to understand