PKR Poker Review
|Website||Visit the PKR website|
|Telephone||0808 238 130|
|Bonus Code||100% up to $2,000|
|Direct Download||Not Available|
|Software & Graphics||9.8|
|Ring Game Traffic||8.0|
|Bonus / Promotions||9.0|
|Deposit / Withdrawal Options||9.5|
Software & Graphics
The PKR software is taking online poker to the next generation with the first 3D software client which has really taken off.
The 3D PKR software feels more like a video game than the traditional 2D poker software that we are used to from other online poker sites. The reason for this is that PKR have succeeded where others have failed by delivering this 3D "video game" experience at the same time as delivering a stable piece of software and user experience.
The trade off for this is slightly slower game play as it takes a little longer while players check their cards just like in a live game etc, but the delay is minimal.
The graphics on the PKR software is quite outstanding and the fun animations at the tables really add an element of fun by allowing you to taunt your opponents, do chip tricks while you are waiting for your turn to act and many other things.
You also build up your online persona, by dressing your character and you can use your player points that you earn playing to buy additional clothes and accessories and things like great new chip tricks to expand your online character and build it up over time.
It's really hard to explain just how impressive the PKR software is and you really must download it and try it out to experience this new type of online poker.
|Score - Ring Game Traffic|
|Score - Tournament Traffic|
|Accepts US Players?|
The traffic at PKR is fast growing and during the latter part of 2007 and early 2008 the software has been heavily marketed attracting lots of new players and growing the traffic.
The traffic still cannot rival the bigger poker sites, but PKR offers something different and this is slowly but surely attracting more and more players.
During peak times you will find about 5,000 players online.
We predict that over the next year or two PKR will continue to grow and eventually will break into the top 5 poker sites for traffic.
This is one of the major benefits to PKR - the 3D video game software is attracting a whole new type of player to online poker and the good news for experienced players is that this new type are inexperienced casual players, which means that we have seen some of the softest competition at PKR that we have seen in a long time.
Experienced players really can take advantage of this and make some serious profits from this soft competition, however there is limited traffic on higher stakes tables as most of it is focused on the mid to low stake tables.
Game variety at PKR is reasonable and will a good level of player traffic you will always find a game of your choice available.
The traffic is mostly concentrated towards Texas Holdem ring games and tournaments however there are some other varieties available. As mentioned before the traffic is also focused more towards the low to mid stake tables with limited traffic at the higher stakes tables.
Bonus / Promotions
The standard bonus on PKR is a very good 100% up to $600, however for the those seeking a bigger bonus then PKR offers the biggest bonus in online poker 100% up to $2,000 however in order to take this offer up you have to deposit at least $1,000. Either way both bonuses are excellent.
Each time you play on PKR you are rewarded with PKR points and you can use them to cash in on lots of goodies. You can use them to improve your online character by buying in-game items such as clothing, accessories and chip tricks, to create just the right table image that you want for your character. You can also use your player points to buy a ticket into one of PKR's premium freerolls. Finally if you've had enough of dressing up your online persona, you can take care of your real life one by using your player points to buy a range of cool PKR gear.
PKR also runs lots of satellites which give you the chance to join Team PKR and attend a variety of Live Poker events all around the world and take you shot at winning a big prize.
The PKR customer support is excellent. We found their telephone support to be friendly and helpful and had a very quick response to our email enquiry. Their UK based support staff appear to be very helpful and knowledgeable.
Deposit / Withdrawal Options
PKR offers a number of the most common forms of deposit.
Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Switch, Solo, Neteller, Moneybookers, Click2Pay.
Withdrawals can be made via all the usual methods and processing times we found to be very fast.
The Rake on PKR is in line with industry norms and generally works out at approximately 5% of the pot up to a maximum of $3 per hand.
However on the lower stake tables the maximum rake taken can drop to as little as $0.25.
PKR is the only online poker software developer to be licensed by the UK Government and is also regulated by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, so you can be assured that in order to achieve these accreditations they have to pass the most stringent of security and integrity tests.
PKR has this to say about their software security:
" It is a requirement of the Alderney Gambling Control Commission that an independent testing house evaluates a licensee's RNG, operating procedures, systems architecture, technical infrastructure, site security and the veracity of the games themselves. PKR Ltd has been evaluated by Gaming Associates, an Australian based testing company and we have met their requirements."
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