Thursday, April 03, 2008

Information on PKR Poker

PKR Poker Review

The 3d graphics at ‘next generation’ poker site PKR actually feel so much like a video-game that it is easy to forget that you are playing online poker for real money. Settings, avatars and ‘camera-angles’ can all be changed to give you the closest thing to a live poker experience that it is possible to have online. PKR are not currently available to US players.

Amazing game-play and graphics have seen this poker site grow fast, there are up to 6,000 players simultaneously online at peak times enjoying a selection of Texas Holdem and Omaha poker games. The nature of this site mean that those attracted to it are recreational players rather than the ‘pro-grinders’, ensuring profitable play for those with some poker strategy knowledge.

With several bonus deposit options for new players up to $600 free is available – the larger the bonus the more play required to clear. Regular reload bonuses and freeroll tournaments also help to keep players loyal to this unique poker site.

PKR Poker Game Selection

Both cash games and tournaments (including SNGs) are popular at PKR and are available in Texas Holdem and Omaha Poker variations. Large numbers of primarily recreational poker players mean that there are very few high-stakes games. Below the $1 / $2 level it is possible to find a table with a betting structure to suit you at most times of day. Peak times for PKR are weekday evenings European time and of course weekends.

Tournaments are also weighted towards the lower buy-ins, games from $5 up to around $30 are the most popular by far. There are a wide selection of both SNGs and Multi-table tournament including bounty (knockout), re-buy, turbo and satellite qualifiers. Seats at major televised events such as the WPT and WSOP are regularly given away via ‘supersatellites’ which in turn have satellite qualifiers.


PKR Poker Software And Service

Software is the number one reason to play at PKR, the graphics and game play are absolutely amazing – if a little resource intensive on your computer. Not only does the software look great, there are some great features such as the ability to show cards as you fold and to show emotion via your uniquely constructed avatar.

Even the lobby at PKR has a ‘future’ feel about it, though the tabbed interface also makes it easy to locate the table of your choice. Many players recommend spending some time getting to know the interface and configuration / view options before starting the real money games. This will allow you to focus on the all important poker once money is involved.

The resource-intensive nature of the software make it difficult to effectively multi-table at this site. This factor deters many ‘online pro grinders’ from the tables, making the average skill level of the opposition lower than at some other poker sites.


PKR Poker Bonuses And Promotions

There are a choice of three ‘standard’ sign-up bonuses available at PKR for new players. The larger bonus you choose the more points are required (proportionally) to clear this, for example the $50 sign-up bonus requires 7500 points (150 points per dollar), while the $600 sign-up bonus requires that you earn $225 points for each dollar.

In addition to these generous sign up bonuses PKR poker have a loyalty program based around points collected for raked hands and tournament fees. Accumulated points can be turned into cash, spent on tournament entries or used to by goods at PKR’s online store.

Satellites to live events, regular freerolls, bounty tournaments also contribute to the promotions on offer at this excellent new poker site.

PKR Poker – Final Overview

Certainly special in terms of the software, which easily matches their claim of taking online poker to the next level. This site offers some loose action at the lower limits due to the largely recreational player base. Combine this with some above average bonus and promotion offers and it is easy to see how PKR have grown so fast – we expect this site to continue that growth and hope to see a wider selection of poker variants and tournaments alongside this.

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