111% up to $1100
$1,000 New Depositors Freeroll
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are released in $5 increments. 20Status points=1$ bonus dollar
60 days from the deposit date
$1,000 New Depositors Freeroll that takes place on Mondays at 8:00pm ET.
Another online game room, called Ultimate Bet, is home to players
like Annie Duke, Phil Hellmuth, Dave Ulliot and Antonio Esfandiaria.
The poker room offers an incredible sign up bonus with a nice loyalty system. There are a number of tournaments and qualifiers, not to mention the great promotions.
The softness of the competition can be a bit tight, more for the
medium to high stakes games, but the higher number of players in the big
stakes games more than makes up for it.
We are very impressed with the improvements the team at Ultimate Bet
made in the software allowing them to get back into action with the
bigger competition. As is the norm for most of these sites, the majority of the traffic goes to the Texas Hold’em games, which really isn’t an issue for most poker players.
Overall, Ultimate Bet offers everything you could need if you are
looking for some good action, even at the higher stakes games, along
with a generous sign up bonus.
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Software & Graphics
The poker software used by Ultimate Bet has its own design and is
very stable. The servers are able to manage the load, even when some
big tournaments are taking place. There is support for player notes,
impressive statistics functions that offer detailed information about
your games, and you are even able to keep a close eye on some of your
friends and favourite players with a buddy system.
There are resizable tables, which you can shrink or enlarge freely to
meet your personal preferences, within reasonable bounds. This is a
very nice feature that has been added into online poker rooms which is
much appreciated by serious poker players. And, if you like playing
more than one table at a time, the mini-table view lets you keep a close
eye on all your games.
It is important to note too that Ultimate Bet is offered as a poker client for Windows PC only
at this time. If you are a Linux or Mac user, you will need to get PC
emulator software to be able to play using Ultimate Bet software.
They have an excellent selection of games at Ultimate Bet, including Texas Hold’em, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, Omaha High and Omaha Hi/Lo.
They also have a selection of some of the less popular poker
variations such as Razz (Seven Card Stud Low), Pineapple and Triple Draw
Lowball (2-7 and A-5).
Thanks to the inclusion of the $50,000 HORSE event in WSOP
in 2006, there has been an increase in popularity of mixed games in
both the live and online poker worlds. There are HORSE games featured
at Ultimate Bet, along with a couple of mixed up versions – HOSE and HO.
Most games are available to be played with no-limit or pot-limit
formats, and for those who truly crave action, they even have heads-up
cash tables for Omaha, Texas Hold’em and 7-Card Stud.
Ultimate Bet is definitely one of the largest of the poker rooms
online, with up to 25,000 people playing during peak hours. Normally,
about 40% of the players are in ring games, while the rest are playing
in tournaments. And, as with most sites, a lot of the traffic is
focused on Texas Hold’em.
Since Ultimate Bet is a United States friendly site,
the peak hours for traffic tends to be around 8 PM (PT). During low
traffic times, there is a noticeable dip in traffic, but that is how it
normally is with online poker sites.
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The competition would be considered around average at Ultimate Bet,
with close to 40% of the players in low stakes games viewing the flop.
For the mid stakes games, this can drop down to around 35%. If you are
looking for softer play, you will have many different rooms to choose
from. This isn’t to say that you aren’t going to be finding any fish
here. It will just be a bit tighter than you might find at sites like
Titan Poker and Full Tilt.
Promotions and Bonus Information
The promotions offered through Ultimate Bet are very generous, with a hefty $1100 sign up bonus (Bonus code: pbubbonus). With a 111% sign up bonus,
that means you only need to deposit $991 to be eligible for the maximum
bonus. You will obviously receive the bonus no matter what size of
There is also an incredible refer-a-friend bonus, earning you up to
$100 for each friend you invite that signs up and deposits. And, there
are many recurring reload bonuses offered throughout the year, usually around the 20% up to $100 match mark.
Ultimate Bet also offers a loyalty program that entices you to stay.
Your player points account is added to through all real money hands and
tournament fees you contribute to. This helps you to build up points
quickly, which you can use to enter special freerolls or to buy some
The email support offered at Ultimate Bet is very dependable, with the response times being some of the fastest
in the industry. Some emails we sent during testing were replied to
within less than 5 minutes! Unfortunately at this time, however, there
is no live chat or telephone help available, but their email support
system more than makes up for that drawback.