Tue, Jul 10
Lucky Ace Poker
About Lucky Ace Poker
Lucky Ace poker may be a relatively new site, but the team behind it is in no way an inexperienced one. Cassava Enterprises, the company behind Lucky Ace Poker is also the one that is behind 888.com, Pacific Poker, Casino On Net as well as Reef Club Casino. These people have been around at the beginning of the golden days of the online gambling industry. They know everything about it, they know why security is important and they know how to provide it in an optimal manner. They are the proud owners of one of the longest track records in online gambling, a record which unlike many others is spotless to this day.
The random number generator used by Lucky Ace is the battle tested MD5 and play logs are available for all players to analyze.
The Cassava network is also host to Pacific Poker and to a whole bunch of weak poker players. From that point of view, Lucky Ace Poker is an attractive destination, however the site (like Pacific Poker) features a rake which is slightly above the industry standard and that will take away some of the value provided by the loose competition, but overall the site remains a very reasonable deal.
Lucky Ace Poker Software
Lucky Ace Poker’s software is the same one as Pacific Poker’s. There are 3D-like avatars and graphically speaking the interface is smooth, yet crisp and clean, not to mention tastefully colorful. The software has gone through a major overhaul in early 2008, and since then it has been one of the best on the market. There are three table views players can choose, as well as some nice search features.
The great graphics on the interface are just the cherry on the cake though, as there is much more to Lucky Ace’s software. Players can take notes on their opponents during play, flops viewed percentages are available as well as a bunch of other useful statistics like average pot sizes etc.
Multi tabling is available at 4 tables simultaneously. This has never been one of the stronger points of the software and even now it is only available at this relatively low number of tables. Game speed is excellent though even when all 4 tables are open and the software remains as stable as ever. Mini views are available of course too.
A unique and may I add very useful software feature is the “confirm all-in” one, which will save you a lot of money in those heated multi table battles.
All in all, the software is excellent, although multi-tabling could be enhanced with the addition of a few more tables.
Lucky Ace Poker Promotions and Best Bonus
Lucky Ace’s first deposit bonus is a rather unique and excellent one. It is a 100% match on players’ first deposits, up to $400, but the great thing about it is, a 25% match up to $100 is released into players’ real money accounts right away
In order to redeem the remaining 75% match up to $300, players need to generate 14 FPPs for every dollar. FPPs need to be earned for the whole sum of $400 before the remaining $300 is transferred into players’ real money accounts. Basically it takes 5,600 FPPs to have the entire $400 released, and players will have 30 days to accumulate the required amount. Make sure you hit the higher stakes tables because at micro limits you’ll have a hard time accomplishing the feat.
Promotions abound at Lucky Ace despite the fact that for whatever reason they seem to be shy to display too much information about them on their site. They have a weekly $100,000 MTT which is the flagship tourney at the site right now. New players are greeted with new depositors’ freerolls which offer quite lavish prize-pools of $1,000. Every day there are $20,000 Guaranteed prize-pool MTTs running.
Their Tell a Friend promotion offers $50 for each one of the players you refer to them. The referred players also walk away with a $25 bonus on top of their regular sign-up bonus.
Lucky Ace Poker Tournaments
Lucky Ace Poker’s flagship tournament is their weekly $100,000 GTD to which qualifiers run all week long. Lately, their guarantees have been covered regularly. Although Lucky Ace is widely recognized as a low stakes tournament player’s paradise, they do host a $20,000 tournament daily. Most of their regular tourneys though are low buy-in ones, and because of that, good tournament players are supposedly scarce at the site. They have SNGs too, which start up as soon as required player numbers fill up, Oddly enough, the most popular SNGs at this site seem to be the 3-6 handed ones and not the 10-handed ones most other sites push.
As far as freerolls go, new depositors play in quite lavishly prize-pooled $1,000 ones.
Lucky Ace Poker Special Offers
As far as unique offers go I’d like to point out Lucky Ace’s first deposit bonus, which gives players a 25% match on their deposits upfront. The remaining 75% needs to be unlocked. The ability to turn off chat in the multi-tabling mini windows is also a nice unique touch as is the ‘conform all-in’ feature which double checks players whenever they go all-in, a feature which can be quite useful in the heat of multi-table action.
Lucky Ace Poker Do Not Accept US Players
Like their sister-site, Pacific Poker, Lucky Ace does not currently accept US players. The site is obviously a European Oriented one since it’s been translated into German, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Danish and French.
Lucky Ace Poker Support
Help is available at Lucky Ace poker in the shape of FAQ-type assistance pages which help players deal with deposit and withdrawal issues, bonus redemption, general poker strategy etc. There is also a poker forum where one can stay in touch with the community.
Direct contact is available through an email form, as well as through live chat and regional toll free phone numbers 24 hours a day.