About Everest Poker
Everest Poker is an example of a successful approach to the post-UIGEA online poker market. Following the UIGEA, it became necessary for poker rooms to adopt unique solutions which would continue to offer their players something they wouldn’t find at other poker rooms. Some have come up with unique user interfaces that take player interaction to the next level, others have whipped their promotions system in shape. Everest Poker’s solution to the problem was to develop a poker room which targets Europeans. The multitude of languages in which the site is available clearly shows that they want to provide something familiar to the large variety of nations populating Europe. Their promotions and events are also focused on given countries and regions. Providing games for people in a setting in which they can feel at home culturally is Everest’s trademark, and so far it’s working just fine.
Keeping the rake as low as possible is another weapon in their marketing arsenal. Besides providing some of the juiciest games for their players, Everest Poker does indeed feature the lowest rake in the industry.
Everest Poker Software
Everest poker’s software is not a particularly outstanding piece of engineering, but it is fast, reliable and well capable of dealing with the player-traffic that they get. Graphically, the user interface is not likely to cause a visual overload, but it’s ok and does the job it’s supposed to do. Until not so long ago Everest Poker only featured Texas Holdem, but they offer Omaha now as well. Despite all the apparent shortcomings it still built up a pretty big player base virtually from nowhere, which means that the public is content with what the Everest software has to offer them.
The other good news is, Everest doesn’t belong to any poker network, it is an independent poker room operating on the software provided by Grand Virtual.
The statistics offered at Everest are the industry-standard ones: flops viewed percentage, hands per hour, average pot sizes etc.
Multi tabling is supported although made a tad difficult by the lack of resizable tables and mini views. Up to eight tables are supported for simultaneous play.
Everest Poker Promotions and Best Bonus 2017
Everest Poker’s promotions are also shaped to reflect its local-specific nature. There are freerolls and satellites running all the time as qualifiers for different regional poker events, as well as for bigger WSOP and WPT level events. One of the hottest promotions Everest is currently running is the one that makes it possible for winners to live like a top-class pro for a few months. This promotion consists of several packages totaling $100,000 in travel expenses and entries to different WSOP and WPT events world-wide.
Everest’s “refer a friend” promotion gives players the possibility to earn $50 after each referred friend. People referred need to be depositing real money players and one can’t refer more than 100 of them over any 180-day period. If traveling to Las Vegas and spending a few days there posing as a high-roller has always been a dream of yours, Everest Poker might just make it come true. Their Vegas travel packages will take care of all your expenses including spending money for 6 days.
The Everest Poker signup bonus amounts to $300 and it can be unlocked in smaller increments by generating 1 Summit point for every 7 cents of it. The “refer a friend” bonus is such an incremental one as well.
Everest Poker Tournaments 2017
Everest’s tournaments are the regular bunch, with most of the specials taking place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. STTs range from $.4+$.1 in buy-ins and tournament fees to $500+$30. Please note that the tournament fees are less than the usual 10% of the buy-in, which means that Everest is probably the best place for STTs value-wise. Add to that the fact that no actual rake is taken in tournaments (other than the above mentioned fee), and that games are relatively loose and you’ll probably have Everest’s huge popularity partly explained.
Everest Poker Multi-table tournaments feature NL Holdem, but there are plenty of PL and FL Omaha ones running too. They have several $1+$0 (no tourney fee) NL Holdem MTTs going on, otherwise, the fees represent 10% of the buy-in sum. The most noteworthy MTTs are the daily $5,000 guaranteed, the weekly $20,000 guaranteed as well as satellites and qualifiers for EPT events.
All of these bigger tourneys have satellites and sub-satellites running for them.
Everest Poker Special Offers 2017
As I said above, Everest Poker hit the nail right on the head in several key aspects of online poker play. One of the most important factors considered when assessing a poker room is the rake structure it features. It is in the interest of the player to pay as little rake on real money hands played as possible. Rake reduction is achievable either through rakeback, or simply by choosing a poker room which takes less rake than the industry standard. Everest Poker only takes 4% (all other rooms take at least 5%) which is a great long-term edge. On top of that, they take no rake whatsoever in a large number of situations. If the hand you’re playing in doesn’t get to see a flop, you pay no rake. If the pot doesn’t exceed three times the size of the BB – again – you pay no rake. Micro limit tables are rake free. Their STT and MTT tourney fees are small too. All that makes you wonder whether this rake policy is in fact the key to Everest’s popularity.
Everest Poker Do Not Accept US Players
Everest Poker does not currently accept US players. While many of the industry’s heavyweights saw a decline in player numbers following the UIGEA, Everest Poker swam right up against the tide and achieved the greatest growth during this poker-hostile period. They knew exactly how to turn a handicap into an advantage, and made progress when most poker rooms found it challenging to maintain their existing player-base. Also, Everest achieved all that with an average poker software and without resorting to dirty tactics.
Everest Poker Support
Everest’s support is a fine blend of extremely nice and rather disappointing features. To start with, they offer support in no less than 16 languages. No longer is it imperative to be a fluent English-speaker for the players of Everest to be able to reach out and ask for help. Disappointingly though, all this multi-language bonanza of online help is only available through e-mail. Response times are good, however some sort of live support would be more than welcome. Even if phone support is out of the question (I suppose it is rather difficult to find and hire people who are fluent in the 16 languages used for support) a live chat option would be great.
That said, Everest’s support staff is friendly and they certainly know their business, so no problems there.