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So this might be a little confusing, but it bears sharing - the card room formerly known as Poker.com changed its name to ThePokerClub.com, and the card room currently found at the URL Poker.com is new. That said, the jury is still out on the new Poker.com.

It doesn't seem to get a lot of traffic, that's for sure. They have an affiliation with Pacific Poker, which should be a help somehow, but how? They offer 2 of 4 standard options – Holdem and Omaha (no Stud or Draw). They also have some of the standard fare: micro-limits, satellites (well, satellite, singular), freerolls. Most notably, Poker.com has an enormous section on rules of various poker and non-poker games alike, including many of the games you're likely to find at any land-based casino.

Considering you can't play most of these games at Poker.com, I have to think this section is leftover from when Poker.com used to be a poker portal. Yes, the URL, as you might expect with something so basic as www.poker.com, has been through many incarnations. This one has a few oddball but interesting features, probably also leftover from previous incarnations, like an article on how to build your own table, a link to a wine site, and poker.com official desktop wallpaper in various screen resolutions.

Ultimately, I guess this isn't a bad cardroom, it's just not a great one either.

 
Poker.com OVERALL GRADE
 
Featuring:
Affiliated with Pacific Poker and Titan Poker
Player Forum
Poker Wallpaper
Player guides, tools, exercises, resources, and links
 
BONUS Information
  Deposit Bonus:
30%
  Sign-up Bonus:
$200
  Referral Bonus:
N/A
  Bonus Codes:
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Ranking Summary
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Overall Grade 74%
 
   
 


Software & Graphics

Poker.com uses a proprietary software that is actually quite comparable to the most popular software packages that run 99% of the poker rooms out there
The interface is simple, clean, and intuitive
Gameplay is smooth
3D graphics with alternate table views looks just like the others - it's like they went over the big name games with tracing paper
Note - software makes use of Macromedia Flash, so you must also have this free program installed on your computer to properly utilize the software


Poker com Lobby Poker.com Table


 
 


Game Variation & Limits
Texas Hold 'Em and Omaha (hi only)
No hi/lo
No 7- or 5-Card Stud or Draw Poker
Daily guaranteed prize pool tournaments
Daily Sit 'N Go's
Limits from $0.05/$0.10-$30/$60
No Limit & Pot Limit at $25, $50, $100, and $200
No Limit also at $500, $1000, $2000, $5000
Many high-roller games


 
 


Traffic
Low low low
You'd think the prime domain name alone would bring them extra traffic


 
 


Competition
Big with high rollers who are typically wild, aggressive players
Many of the sharks here are celebs in disguise
Lots of loose players - high high flop percentages


 
 


Bonuses
30% Initial Deposit Sign-Up Bonus up to $200
$5,000 in daily Freerolls including daily $3,000 Freeroll (others are $500 and $100)


 
 


Rake
No rake on lowest limit games
No rake on small pots (below certain dollar amounts, dependent on table stakes and number of players)
Otherwise about 5% up to $3 max


 
 


Customer Service
They have their own, separate support site!
No live chat though, but it's still quite impressive


 
 


Promotions
Satellites for Aussie Millions (or The Crown Australian Poker Championship) worth over $5 million ($1 million for 1st place)


 
 


Deposits & Cashouts
Neteller, Visa/Mastercard, FirePay, Click2Pay, Citadel


 
 


Ease of Use
Easy to read lobby w/stats
Clean, clear customizable interface
Many player resources, listed below
Poker advice column "Ask Tina"
Poker glossary
Poker news, blog, and feature articles
Poker links
Poker rules
Hold 'Em tutorial