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PokerRewards Review

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Currently offering a no-deposit-necessary raffle drawing for a seat at the World Series of Poker main event, PokerRewards goes out of its way to make your online poker experience more enriching.

Sure, they've got the usual smattering of promotions, but these folks take it to the next level; Poker Rewards' rewards are far from run of the mill. Consider the President's Cup promo, where after playing 100 raked hands players become eligible to win an all expenses paid trip to participate in the world-renowned golf event. Or how would you like a $10,000 stock portfolio, the Portfolio Promotion (no "purchase" necessary)? You don't get prizes like these at other sites.

Their 10% Rake-Back program is appealing, as are their periodic Reload Bonus weeks. And you can even accumulate loyalty points in your PokerRewards account though other online card rooms. Are you starting to get the idea here: innovative giveaways are their gimmick, and what a fine gimmick it is! How are the games? Who cares! OK, we do - and, for the record, they're not half-bad.

 

 
PokerRewards
OVERALL GRADE
 
Featuring:
Prima Network affiliation promises security and integrity, if not always reliability
Some of the most unique promotions in the industry
Cross-platform loyalty program - in other words, accumulate points in one Poker Rewards loyalty account via all Poker Rewards member sites
 
BONUS Information
  Deposit Bonus:
50%
  Sign-up Bonus:
$200
  Referral Bonus:
$25
 
Ranking Summary
  CATEGORY
Bonuses
Promotions
Software & Graphics
Game Variety/Limits
Traffic
RATING
8/10
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8/10
7/10
CATEGORY
Competition
Rake
Customer Service
Deposits/Cashouts
Ease of Use

RATING
7/10
7/10
7/10
6/10
7/10
Overall Grade 73%
 
   
 


Bonuses
50% Signup Bonus, up to $200 - you can only get one signup bonus at a Prima Network site, and if you can afford a $400 deposit for a $200 bonus, this is the one I recommend!
Periodic 20% Reload Bonus weeks
Progressive Bad Beat Jackpot - starts at $500, $50 added each day unclaimed
Magic Hand Bonus
$25 Refer-A-Friend Bonus
Daily Freerolls


 
 


Promotions
"So You Want to Be a Star?" Pokerbowl tournament - top prize includes a TV appearance live in London!
Portfolio Promotion - if you like to gamble on more than just the felt
President's Cup Promotion - for the golf-lover in you
10% Rake-Back Promotions
Poker Reward loyalty program
Incredible "Loyalty Program" - earn Poker Rewards loyalty points at any Poker Rewards affiliate, including Golden Tiger, Captain Cook's, and Virtual City Poker
Become a VIP at one Poker Rewards room and instantly you become a VIP at all Poker Rewards member sites
Over $1 million guaranteed awarded weekly


 
 


Software & Graphics
Prima Poker's Microgaming software
Benefits from frequent updates, but not as much as one might hope; complaints still abound about time-outs, disconnects, lags, freezes, etc.
Not much in the way of graphics (Yawn)
No frills, flat, stark, utilitarian functionality - which some people actually prefer
Option allows beginner's to view the strength of their hand while playing
Dual table play

PokerRewards Lobby PokerRewards Table


 
 


Game Variation & Limits
Texas Hold ‘Em
Omaha (hi & hi/lo)
7-Card Stud
5-Card Stud
1-on-1
No limit, Pot Limit
Single and multi-table tournaments
Sit and Go's


 
 


Traffic
Huge!
Shares player base with Prima, one of the largest gaming networks online


 
 


Competition
You got the whole ocean here, what with thousands of players online even at non-peak times, so tread carefully
Disciplined players can really make out here
Sloppy players can lose the clothes off their backs


 
 


Rake
Standard 5% up to $3
Earn 10% of your rake back


 
 


Customer Service
24/7 email and toll-free telephone numbers for 5 countries (US, UK, Denmark, Israel, Canada)


 
 


Deposits & Cashouts
Deposits - Credit Card, NETeller, Wire Transfer, ECO Card, MoneyBookers, Click2Pay, FirePay, Citadel, UseMyBank, PaySpark
Withdrawals - Check, Wire Transfer, ACH, Prepaid ATM, Neteller, Click2Pay, Firepay, ECO Card, Gaming Card, PaySpark
Withdrawal minimum of $50
Steep fees for wire transfers, courier checks, and cancelled checks
Potential hoops to jump through (ie showing I.D.) and unnecessarily long wait times for some withdrawals - kind of unpredictable


 
 


Ease of Use
It's Microgaming. You've seen it once, you've seen it.
Small buttons
Clear textual tracking of pot size, chip stacks, and betting sequence
"10 seconds to go" is a poor substitute for a countdown clock
No all-in disconnect protection
No pre-select buttons
Positives - raked hands counter and seat selection preference