Prime Poker.com Overview
is a part of the Ongame Poker network. It is important to note that due to the legislation in the United States they currently do NOT accept US customers.
However, if you reside outside of the United States you can play on one of the more active poker networks today. The most popular times at Prime Poker are evenings and weekends in GMT when there are regularly over 20,000 players connected at once.
At PrimePoker you will find the following games: Limit, Pot-limit, and No-limit Hold’em; Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo; 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo; plus Limit and Pot-limit 5 Card Draw. Most players are playing No-limit Hold’em, spread across every limit. One thing to note is that there are an above average amount of players playing games other than Hold’em (Omaha, Stud, and Draw). This is largely due to the fact that there is a lot of traffic and a very large player base.
If you are primarily a cash game player Prime Poker will have a game for you. PrimePoker is the fifth most popular site on the net for cash game players; at times, over 4000 ringers are spread across PrimePoker cash game tables. There are almost always 1000+ active tables (sometimes much more during peak hours) with almost 20+ tables for every limit. Although high stakes ($5 - $10 and higher) aren’t as popular, there are still usually 5-10 active tables.
Sit & Go at Prime Poker gets just as much traffic as their ring games, sometimes more. For as little as $0.52 or as high as $525, there will be people to compete with. We noticed that most games running are $50 + $4 and below, with a few $100+ games for the high rollers. There are a wide variety of SnG games offered at Prime Poker, anything from full tabled to shorthanded regular and turbos, deep-stacked, heads-up, special qualifiers and satellites, 'Double or Nothing', ‘MAD Tilt’, and ‘King of the Hill’.
Most people are playing in the standard and turbo tournaments at every limit, but you may notice some of the more interesting games running, such as MAD Tilt All-in. By registering for a MAD Tilt tournament, you start with 60 chips and the blinds are at 10/20 (increasing every 3 minutes), winner take all! We have never seen such a unique (and luck based) tournament offered before. You can buy-in for as little as $2.20 to let off some steam. Another unique structure offered is the King of the Hill tournament. It is interesting to note the 'Double or Nothing' SnG tournaments are growing in popularity. A 'Double or Nothing' SnG tournament begins with 10 players and plays down until 5 players are remaining. Those 5 players double their buy-in. You can make a ton of money if you play a high volume of 'Double or Nothing' SnG tournaments! Regarding the tiered, step tournaments, you need to win a seat from the ‘feeders’ into the ‘Step’ tournaments. Once in the Step levels, you must make your way to win the 3rd level to advance to the finals. Whoever finished 1st in the finals scores $2500. (Basically, you need to win 3-6 tournaments in a row, with buy-ins ranging from $1 to $25.)
Multi-Table Tournaments at Prime Poker are also quite popular. Throughout the day, they offer various guaranteed tournaments ranging from $500 ($3 + $0.30 buy-in) up to $20,000 ($5 + $0.50 rebuy). These tournaments almost always exceed the expected prize pool, and usually host around 200-1000 entries. There are also many other MTTs offered throughout the week with buy-ins as low as $1 up to $525. Their big Sunday tournament, which they call the "ChampionChip", has a handsome guarantee of $250,000, making it competitive with other large Sunday tournaments. It has a buy-in of $200 with satellites always running. Freerolls are quite rare; there is only one on Wednesday with a prizepool of $50. There is a tournament schedule listed on their website if you are curious about upcoming tournaments.
While playing real money games at Prime Poker, you will earn ‘Prime Poker Points’ at a rate of .1 point for every $.10 in rake or 5 points per $1 in entry fees. These points are used to clear bonuses (10 points for every bonus $). Prime Poker has also recently added the Prime VIP Club. The VIP Club benefits include participation in exclusive freerolls, invitations to VIP parties, WSOP events and sporting events. This VIP Club is fairly new and is still being developed so it is sure to change and evolve in coming months. Stay up to date by checking the Prime Poker website frequently.
If you wish to deposit funds on PrimePoker, they offer the following methods: Visa/Mastercard, Neteller, WebMoney, Click2Pay, Moneybookers, and Western Union. (Reminder – Prime Poker does NOT accept real money funds from US players.)
We use PrimePoker in this review because that is the brand name. However, people sometimes search for Prime Poker instead. This review applies to both the brand name of PrimePoker and the searched name of Prime Poker.