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WPT Poker Review

WPT Poker Review

Summary (4.8)

Despite carrying the label of one of the largest major live tournament trademarks in the industry, WPT Poker struggled for many years to achieve a competitive edge in the online poker market. What was once a spectacle of branding over substance, has finally blossomed into a strong contender in internet gaming.

Brimming with colossal online poker promotions, an enormous traffic volume, and a rewarding loyalty program, WPT Poker has transformed into a very enticing online poker room. Numerous improvements to the WPT Poker software have finally brought the poker client up to par with the rest of the industry. Players will find an extensive array of live tournament qualifiers, and some of the largest guaranteed tournaments in online poker at WPT Poker.

Software (4)

Though the WPT Poker online poker software is hardly on the cutting edge of innovation, it is fully functional for the experienced online poker player, while still retaining a user-friendly interface for the novice. The lobby filters allow players to narrow the field of games to precise specifications, and a quick seat feature takes players directly into the action of their favorite type of cash game.

Hardcore multi-tablers will not be satisfied with WPT Poker’s maximum limit of 4 simultaneous tables. However, those who prefer not to juggle more cash games than can be tiled onscreen will find the multi-tabling functionality adequate, with optional preference settings to optimize game play.

Traffic (4)

Situated on the Bwin.party network, WPT Poker shares in the same massive online poker traffic as leading EU poker room Party Poker. With literally thousands of players populating the No Limit Hold’em cash game tables alone, a significant number of players flock to the Fixed Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha tables as well. While attracting fewer players, fans of Double Hold’em, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud and 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo can usually find willing opponents.

Tournaments (4)

As one would expect from an online poker site bearing the World Poker Tour logo, WPT Poker places a strong focus on providing a massive and varied tournament selection in both scheduled and Sit and Go formats. From country-specific daily freerolls to the weekly $250K Guaranteed Sundays, WPT Poker provides online poker tournaments of all styles and sizes.

Game Variety (4)

WPT Poker provides the five most popular casino poker room game forms – Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud and 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo. Each poker form is available in the play money and real money cash games, as well as being featured in WPT Poker’s tournament line-up.

WPT Poker also provides the somewhat newly invented variation, Double Hold’em. In this game, players receive three hole cards, designating one as the “point” card; which may be played with only one or the other of the two remaining hole cards at showdown.

Soft Competition (7)

While the softest competition at WPT Poker tends to flock to the micro-limits, it is not unusual to find a ridiculous number of players paying to see the flop at a few of the $5/$10 No Limit Hold’em cash games. Pot Limit Omaha tables can build up huge average pot sizes at $5/$10. No Limit Double Hold’em naturally tends to see a rather large percentage of players sticking it out to see the board, but it is difficult to find an active table above the $0.02/$0.04 stakes.

Sign Up Bonus (7)

New players making their first deposit at WPT Poker may claim the maximum available WPT Poker first-deposit bonus – 100% up to $100 – by entering our exclusive WPT Poker bonus code, 2012free at sign up. The WPT Poker sign up bonus is delivered in increments of 10% of the total bonus amount as players earn the number of WPT Points required to release each of the ten installments. Players will have 60 days to earn six WPT Points for each $1 of the full bonus amount in order to clear the entire bonus.

Loyalty Rewards (4)

The tiered loyalty reward system at WPT Poker allows players who achieve 500 or more WPT Points per month to earn cash or bonuses relative to their status level. WPT Poker has reduced the requirements for clearing their loyalty reward bonuses to 25% of the bonus amount in WPT Points, paid out in five installments. The points players accumulate clearing the loyalty bonuses are retained, and available for redeeming the next period’s WPT loyalty bonus.

Promotions (5)

Not surprisingly, WPT Poker provides numerous opportunities for players to win prize packages to the two biggest live poker venues in the industry; the WPT and the WSOP. Tournament players will find many low buy-in satellites to the larger qualifiers.

One the most lucrative promotional offerings at WPT Poker has been the seasonal $1M guaranteed tournament. With qualifiers starting at $1, WPT Poker offers many low-cost paths to the $1M main event, or players may buy-in directly for $600+$40.

Support (5)

Customer support at WPT Poker may be reached at any time by telephone or email. A FAQ section is also available for WPT Poker players to find answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Deposit & Cashout Methods (4)

Deposits: MasterCard, Maestro, Switch, Solo, Visa Electron, Instadebit, PayPal, NETeller, Moneybookers, Ukash, Paysafecard, Entropay, Western Union, UseMyFunds, Click2Pay, Click and Buy, myCitadel, instant banking, bank transfer and bank wire transfer.

Cashouts: MasterCard, Maestro, Solo, Switch, Visa Electron, PayPal, NETeller, Moneybookers, Ukash, bank transfer, Entropay, Click2Pay, myCitadel and checks by mail or premium delivery.