PokerTime is a medium-sized poker room established not so long ago which has already put together a nice player base and plenty of action for all comers. A member of the Carmen Media group, PokerTime is proud to uphold some of the highest standards as far as integrity, responsible gaming and customer service are concerned.
On one hand, this is great news. The room considers it its duty to establish and maintain high game fairness standards. It considers that players too have a role in making sure that an online poker operation is not only a trustworthy and very functional environment but also a pleasant one.
PokerTime’s players are subjects to a whole set of policies and procedures devised with the goal of making the online poker experience as safe and as fulfilling as possible. According to some, there may even be a sight exaggeration on the part of the poker room in this respect, and that means players will often find it frustrating to navigate the maze of features and requirements meant to safeguard their own play experience.
A member of the Prima Poker Network, PokerTime’s software has been developed by Microgaming. It is a solid and reliable piece of online poker engineering, and it runs fast under any and all circumstances.
Most people seem to think its graphics could use an overhaul, and that it’s a bit cluttered, but once you get used to it it’ll seem just standard.
The available statistics are the usual ones: stack sizes, average pot sizes, flops seen percentages etc. The chat area is oversized making it easy to communicate with the other players. You are also allowed to take notes on your opponents.
The oversized chat box turns into a liability when multi-tabling though. While 8 tables can be opened simultaneously, which is more than enough for your average or even advanced poker maniac, the chat takes up a lot of space in multi table mode, and obscures view of things that matter more.
PokerTime Promotions and Best Bonus 2017
PokerTime’s promotions system could be a bit richer, but the promotions offered are well in-line with the industry standard and they do offer some good extra value for their players. Here’s what they have to offer:
Their Three Rake Races promotion is a revamped version of their $200,000 rake race. Split into three distinct tiers, this promotion is obviously aimed at giving everyone a chance to net some of the $200,000 prize-pool by playing against players of the same tier level. If you’re a Blue player, you’ll be competing with other Blues for a $50,000 prize-pool, with 200 of the top positions being paid.
Bronze and Silver level players compete for a $50k prize-pool too, but because there are only 100 paid places, the individual prizes are much bigger.
Gold and Platinum level players battle it out for $100,000, with 50 paid positions.
Their Sit’n Go Rush promotion rewards those who produce consistent results in STTs. The player who finishes either 1st or 2nd in 5 consecutive Rush SNGs wins $500.
Players who manage to win 5 consecutive Rush SNGs get a $25,000 prize. You’ll be able to play in smaller buy-in Rush SNGs too for smaller prizes.
Through PokerTime’s Refer a Friend promotion, you’ll get a $25 additional bonus and your friend will begin his poker adventure $25 richer too.
PokerTime also features a progressive Bad Beat Jackpot too. To take that down, you need to lose on a hand of four 8s or better.
PokerTime’s sign-up bonus is rather unique. Newly signed up players get a 25% match on their deposits up to a maximum of $25 upfront, meaning that there are no redemption requirements for this money.
In addition to that, PokerTime will also match their deposits 100% up to $200, money that they’ll have to redeem by generating 10 Poker Points for every $10 of your bonus.
PokerTime Tournaments 2017
Pokertime offers a whole bunch of freerolls every day, with guaranteed prize-pools ranging from $200 to $500. There’s great value in these games, and the prize-pools are much bigger than what other poker rooms offer in this respect. Freerolls feature not only Holdem, but Omaha and Stud as well.
Guaranteed MTTs are also running each day, but the crown jewel of the tournament schedule is the $175,000 Guaranteed, running each Sunday and costing only $60+$5 to enter.
The Saturday $50,000 Extreme Stack tournament is also a nice opportunity to cut a share of a hefty guaranteed prize-pool.
Satellites for these events run all the time too, for those who cannot afford or simply do not want to pay out the direct buy-ins.
STTs are available at all times and they begin as soon as the required number of players shows up.
PokerTime Special Offers 2017
One of PokerTime’s unique offers is beyond doubt its sign-up bonus. Giving $25 upfront without any strings attached is not something every poker room does these days. It is a great boost to your initial bankroll, and it might just make the difference between giving up or succeeding in building up a bankroll. The additional 100% match is like a cherry on top of the cake, which gives players even more motivation to be active at the real money tables.
The $175,000 Sunday Guaranteed is also an outstanding promotion through the extremely convenient buy-in that it requires. The $60+$5 buy-in will certainly not limit access to fanatics or to mega bankroll players only.
PokerTime Do Not Accept US Players
Due to the restrictions brought about by the 2006 UIGEA, PokerTime does not currently accept US traffic at their tables.
PokerTime’s own customer support is good, reachable via phone or email, they’re fast and efficient too. Be aware however that with major issues (like the ones concerning player accounts) you’ll probably have to turn to Prima Poker support.