Absolute Poker Review - Best Bonuses and Poker Tournaments
Absolute Poker has successfully turned its Bad Beat Jackpot promotion into one of the most exiting in the industry. The fact that they added turbo tables to the BBJ promo means their jackpot will grow much faster, and thus it’ll provide bigger prizes for those who succeed in taking it down.
Absolute Poker’s software is always on the cutting edge. Regular updates to it make sure it stays that way. It has recently gone through a massive update and now it has faster dealing, resizable tables and a bunch of other knick-knacks meant to make multi-tabling easy. Players can also personalize their avatar by uploading their own pictures and creating their own unique profiles. The table felt can also be customized in a similar manner.
A no-download flash version of the software is available for those who use Macs.
The lobby presents a clean interface, tournaments and cash tables are easy to locate and the whole setup makes for easy navigation. Basic information on tables like the blinds structure, the average pot sizes, number of players remaining in the game (for tournaments), stack sizes etc. is also available. The Absolute Buddy feature incorporated in the software is an IM-like communicator, with the aid of which players can maintain friends lists, communicate with their friends in a fuss free way and to locate the tables they’re playing at. Blackjack has been on offer at AP for a while now, as a way to entertain those waiting for their tourney tables to fill up, but with the recent addition of tournament blackjack, it has become an attraction in its own right.
Absolute Poker tournaments are some of the best of the industry. They get excellent SNG traffic for buy-ins lower than $100, and their MTTs are also well trafficked. The weekly guaranteed prize pool tournaments attract quite a few high profile professionals because of the generous prize-pools on offer. The $75,000 GTD on Sundays only costs around $150 to enter, so it’s accessible for a wide range of players. The $150,000 GTD on Sundays is a heftier bankroll builder and it costs $530 to enter directly. Of course, numerous online qualifiers are also available for all of these GTDs.
High stakes cash game traffic is rather scarce, but the traffic on the mid-to-low stakes tables more than makes up for it. The excellent game selection (Omaha, Razz, 7 Card Stud and H.O.R.S.E. are also offered besides Holdem) is a great way to draw in ever more active cash players. Mind you however, that if you’re looking for well trafficked high-stakes Razz or H.O.R.S.E. tables, you’ll probably not find any at AP.
By playing at real money cash or tournament tables, you’ll be earning status points. Upon sign-up, every new Absolute Poker player becomes a bronze status member. By accumulating status points though, players can advance through the ranks of Silver, Gold, Platinum VIP and Diamond Elite membership, thus maximizing their credit earning potential. The higher up on the Fame ladder you are, the easier you’ll find it to maintain your position there and improve on the benefits you receive.
The credits that you earn through real money play will be usable for a variety of purposes. You’ll be able to purchase gas with your credits, special events tickets and you’ll even be able to exchange these credits for cash.
Absolute Poker supports all the important payment methods and processors for deposits and withdrawals. Neteller, Moneybookers, UKash, PaySafe, Click2Pay are all supported as well as VISA and MasterCard.