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Poker Metro Review

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Here's another offering from the ubiquitous Prima Poker Network. Poker Metro offers pretty much the same games, freerolls, tournaments, sit and go's, promotions, and bonuses as the rest of it's network kin.

Poker Metro Online Poker gets a bit more traffic than some Prima sites, such as Aztec Riches, possibly because they promote themselves as giving players the opportunity to compete against (read: lose money to) the Hendon Mob.

 

 
Poker Metro
OVERALL GRADE
 
Featuring:
Prima Network affiliation promises security, integrity, and, sometimes, reliability
Many daily freerolls and guaranteed prize pool tournaments
Play against the famed "Hendon Mob" of poker
 
BONUS Information
  Deposit Bonus:
25%
  Sign-up Bonus:
$50
  Referral Bonus:
N/A
 
Ranking Summary
  CATEGORY
Bonuses
Promotions
Software & Graphics
Game Variety/Limits
Traffic
RATING
4/10
6/10
6/10
8/10
6/10
CATEGORY
Competition
Rake
Customer Service
Deposits/Cashouts
Ease of Use

RATING
6/10
7/10
7/10
7/10
7/10
Overall Grade 56%
 
   
 


Bonuses
25% 1 st Deposit Bonus, up to $50 - you can only get one signup bonus at a Prima Network site, and this isn't the best one out there
4 $1,000 freerolls daily
1 $200 freeroll daily
Magic Hand Bonus - every millionth hand (approx. every 2 days), $250 to the winner, $250 divided amongst others active in hand.
Bad Beat Jackpot of $500 (not progressive)


 
 


Promotions
WSOP satellites
Satellites for Prima Poker's World Heads Up Championship in Barcelona
Guaranteed prize pool tourneys - $100,000, $25,000, $22,000, $12,000, $7,500, $7,000, $6,000, $5,500, $4,500, Three $4,000, Two $3,500, $2,500, $1,200
Rounders Tournaments worth over $5,000
No loyalty program


 
 


Software & Graphics
Prima Poker's Microgaming software
Despite frequent updates, the internet is still chock full of complaints about slowdowns, disconnects, freezes, bugs, stats features not working, and on and on
Stark graphics - no avatars
Clean, textual coverage of betting sequence
Software is slow to act, yet still expects players to act fast - watch out for involuntary timeouts
No frills, 2-D, utilitarian functionality - some players actually like this better
Dual table play

Poker Metro Online PokerLobby Poker Metro Online Poker Table


 
 


Game Variation & Limits
Texas Hold ‘Em
Omaha (hi & hi/lo)
7-Card Stud
5-Card Stud
1-on-1
No limit, Pot Limit
26 multi-table tournaments daily
20 player Freezeout Sit and Go's
20 player Turbo Freezeout Sit and Go's, stakes increase every 5 min.
Four-Player Match Sit and Go's, winners of each of the two semi-finals go head-to-head in a "winner takes all" final.
Limits from $.25/$.50 - $100/$200


 
 


Traffic
They've got nice flow-through from the rest of the Prima Network
10,000+ players online at the same time (between ring games and tournaments)


 
 


Competition
Mixed bag - keep alert!
Know your skill level and be sure to play against those decidedly worse than you.


 
 


Rake
Standard 5% up to $3
Low limit cap of $1.50 instead of $1 like other sites


 
 


Customer Service
24/7 email and live chat
No phone
They promise a 30-minute maximum response time to all emails


 
 


Deposits & Cashouts
"Purchases" - NETeller, FirePay, Visa, Mastercard, Diner's Club, ECO card, PaySpark, Delta, UseMyBank, Click2Pay, Switch, Solo
"Withdrawals" - NETeller, FirePay, Visa, Mastercard, Check
Potential hoops to jump through (ie showing I.D.) and unnecessarily long wait times for some withdrawals - kind of unpredictable


 
 


Ease of Use
You've seen one Microgaming site, you've seen them all - you either love them or hate them
Small buttons
Clear textual tracking of pot size, chip stacks, and betting sequence
Instead of a countdown clock, they just warn you when you've got "10 seconds to go"
No all-in disconnect protection
No pre-select buttons
Lobby stats: average pot, player/flop & hands/hour
Player note-taking support
Find-a-player feature