3.53 / 5
based on 38
Absolute Poker Update
| Due to recent developments with Absolute, we can not recommend them to any players. Instead, we suggest you read our Bovada Poker review. Bovada Poker still accepts US players and is our #1 US poker room. All links will redirect to Bovada.lv.
Absolute Poker Info
|Number Of Players
||10,867 (Fri, 08 Jun 2012, 3:18pm EDT)
||CLICK2PAY: $10, ClickandBuy: $10, Delta: $10, Entropay: $10, eWalletXpress: $10, iDeal: $10, Laser: $10, Maestro: $10, MasterCard: $10, paysafecard: $10, Skrill (Moneybookers): $10, Solo: $10, Switch: $10, Ukash: $10, Visa: $10, WebMoney: $10, NETELLER: $20, Bank Wire: $50, Check: $50
||Bank Transfer: $25, Check: $25, CLICK2PAY: $25, eChecks: $25, eWalletXpress: $25, INSTADEBIT: $25, Skrill (Moneybookers): $25, Visa: $25, Bank Wire: $50
|No-Limit Ring Stakes
||$0.01 - $0.02 up to $200 - $400
|Limit Ring Stakes
||$0.02 - $0.04 up to $500- $1,000
|Sit & Go Stakes
||$0.10 + $0.01 up to $5,000 + $100
||No - [Bovada Poker is our #1 room for US players!]
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Absolute Poker is part of the CEREUS network, a merger between Absolute and Ultimate Bet (UB). This has resulted in one of the largest player bases in the world. Infused with state of the art fraud detection software, CEREUS has set out to prove itself a safe and lively place to play. This is one of the networks that still allow US customers at real money tables.
Absolute Poker hosts an average of 30,000+ players daily and offers a variety of games for ring and tournament play. Limit, No-limit, and Pot-limit stakes can be found for Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo, and Razz. They also offer mixed games such as HORSE and HOSE, although these rarely get traffic. Most of the players are logged in to play low-to-mid stakes No-limit Hold'em, which has a lot more action since the addition of a new Bad Beat Jackpot (more about this below). There usually aren't many high stakes games played at Absolute, but they have an occasional 10/20 table running. There are quite a few Omaha/Stud tables being played regularly, although mostly at low stakes.
The Sit & Go traffic at Absolute Poker is much like their ring traffic. There are plenty of games being played, most of them in the low-mid buy-in range ($10 - $40). They offer all games listed above as SnG, but good luck getting anything but Hold'em or Omaha to run. The most popular games are their regular or turbo 9 player Hold'em, with 6 max being a close second. Speaking of turbo, their ultra-turbo tournaments are pretty crazy, with blinds going up every 2 minutes! Compare this to standard turbos which have 5 minute blind levels, and regular SnGs which have 10 minute blinds levels. You can also find heads-up, all the way up to $5000.
Absolute Poker isn't really known for its multi-table tournaments, but they are still growing. Among the more popular MTTs are $25k and $40k Sniper Tournaments, where a portion of everyone's buy-in becomes a bounty on their head. There are also some escalating pots ranging from a $1000 guaranteed ($1 rebuy) to a $17k guaranteed ($30 rebuy). Their other weekly tournaments are on the upswing and they just recently raised the prize pool to $100,000 on Sunday ($500 + $30) and $50,000 on Sunday ($150 + $12). These are a little small compared to the other big sites, but there are other $50k and $20k guarantees over the weekend to compensate.
While playing in real money tournaments at Absolute Poker, you will earn points for their Absolute Rewards Program. They award points a bit differently than most sites: by the stakes you are playing and not by rake. For example, at $0.02/$0.04 you receive 1 point for every 20 raked hands you contribute to. Currently, you can use these points for special tournaments, to purchase items in their store, advance up the VIP ladder, and to clear bonuses. The store offers poker books, clothing and some electronics.
Absolute Poker User Reviews
Overall Rating: 3.53 / 5
Absolute Big Changes
on 27 Nov 2009
Big changes at Absolute - New MTT
schedule, software updates,
VIP Program, and much more!
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absloute poker review
on 16 Mar 2009
the site is alright, there are better
ones. i don't have a problem with
it.but after reading some of the horror
stories i will never deposit there
either. thanks for the info
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You are not safe @ Absolute
on 19 Oct 2007
in light of the recent security
vulnerability concerning a superuser
acct. i highly recommend all new users
not to play @ Absolute or it's sister
site UB. solely based on the purpose of
protecting your small initial
investment, you may have
withdrawal/frozen acct. issues when and
if actions are taken. play at your own
risk, if you choose to disregard this
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