November 2008 saw the merger of Absolute Poker
; both are now part of the reputed Cereus poker network. Since, it was only after the merger that I signed up with Absolute Poker, I was able to get the best of both worlds.
Absolute Poker features some of the best poker
games and has one of the biggest numbers of players. This poker room
is open to players from the US, has excellent graphics and its software is absolutely user friendly. I found that it downloads quickly, requires very little time for installation and does not require very high system configurations. The software allows for a very high level of customization, along with excellent multi-table functions. This poker room is known for having the best Bad Beat Jackpot
and thanks to it merger with Ultimatebet, players are able to transfer funds back and forth.
All the well known and sought after poker game variants are found in Absolute poker. Games like - H.O.R.S.E. and H.O.S.E, Omaha
Hi-Lo, Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo, Omaha Seven-Card Stud, Razz and Texas Hold'em
are all there.
Together with the popular poker games offered in this high-quality poker room, I also discovered good bonuses and loyalty programs. I was particularly impressed by the 100% sign-up bonus of up to $500 for all players. There is also a reload bonus on offer, which I am planning to take advantage of soon. This bonus ranges from 15% to 100% and I still have not found a bonus range from any of the other poker rooms to match this. The loyalty program known as FAME is open to all players at Absolute Poker. This is definitely a well structured program and comes highly recommended. There are five levels in the program, with the highest level getting players the highest credit.
What really caught my attention at Absolute Poker is the $5000 freerolls. This takes place every month so for those who want to make money without making any buy-in this is the perfect opportunity. Absolute Poker is the place to play for first timers and small stakes players. There is no fierce competition around hence everyone has a chance of winning. The rake at Absolute poker is 5% no matter what type of game it is.
With the merger, the financial security that is offered by Absolute Poker is confidence inspiring. All the transactions are done in a transparent manner. The payouts are done quickly. This poker room has all the major and reputed deposit and payment gateways registered with it. This makes it very easy for players to make deposits and request payments using any of their preferred methods. Payments are also made via checks and courier checks.
I found the learn section on Absolute Poker very useful. There is a tutorial included for those who are new to the game of poker and there is also a very detailed write-up on the house rules. The poker hand rankings, Texas Hold’em rules are all explained in detail which would be of immense help to those who are new. This section clearly goes to show that Absolute Poker is doing everything possible to give players the best playing experience.
There is 24/7 e-mail support available which I found to be very responsive and professional.
Absolute Poker offer a variey of promotions and bonuses giving many prize and cash winning opportunities
Absolute Poker Sign Up Bonus
All new players who sign up to Absolute Poker receive a 150% up to $500. Upon depositing, the bonus amount is automatically added to your bonus dollars account and incrementally released into your cash account upon meeting requirements. The bonus code
for this deposit bonus is AP500
Bonus dollars are released based upon your fame status. The following table represents the amount of credits required for a player to release 1 bonus dolar:
|Platinum VIP60 Credits
|Diamond Elite70 Credits
Absolute Poker College Challenge
Absolute Poker hold a 12 week Texas Hold'em Poker competition
of free online poker qualifiers with a potential prize pool of $40,000
The Perfect 10
Absolute Poker offers 10 STEP tournaments, the final STEP tournament featuring the big prize. A STEP tournament is a type of Sit-n-Go that allows you to win your seat in major land-based events for a significantly low buy-in.
Earn as many status points and the top 200 players will take part in a $200,000 prize pool. The top 1000 players are also eligible for an exlcusive freeroll with a prize pool of $20,000
Play To Party
Win the ultimate Playboy prize package which includes:
- VIP tour of the Playboy Mansion grounds by a Playmate
- Two VIP invitations to the Kandyland ball - where you will enjoy VIP treatment with your own private cabana, champagne, a personal waitress, and unlimited Grey Goose.
- Three night's hotel accommodation.
Bad Beat Jackpot
- 25% rolls over to the next Bad Beat Jackpot
- 10% goes to the house
Of the remaining 65%:
- 50% goes to the Bad Beat victim
- 25% goes to the winner of the hand
- $1000 goes to every other player at the Bad Beat table
- The rest is divided among everyone playing the same game type and stakes when the Bad Beat takes place, provided they meet the requirements of qualification.
Refer A Friend
Refer a friend and receive $75. Your friend will also receive a $50 bonus. There is no limit to the amount of friends you can refer.
For the month of March, receive a 50% reload bonus up to $400 when using the bonus code APBIGMAR
- reviewed by Latest Poker Bonuses, last updated 2012-05-05