Carbon Poker Review
Carbon Poker evolved from the Poker.com team as a way to accept US players. Traffic is still building and so the poker room is improving everyday in terms of finding the games you like. The graphics and customer support don’t need to improve, they are outstanding. As are the range of online poker games and side games. You won’t be disappointed with this online poker room.
Carbon Poker evolved out of the Poker.com camp because of the inability of the latter to accept poker plays from the US. Hence, Carbon Poker is part of the Merge Gaming Network who allow US players and whilst this online poker room has only been around since late 2007 the team behind it have plenty of experience. Things should only get better for this poker room and network as the traffic increases.
Simply put, the software behind Carbon Poker is amazing. If you are not impressed by the overall usability of the poker room software then I don’t know what else they could do for you. Being Flash based and with the graphics being vector images (don’t worry you don’t need to understand how it works) it means when adjusting the size of the table it doesn’t blur. It stays as crisp as ever, regardless of the size you choose. There’s some good customisations such as sounds, messages and graphics such as chat icons. For playing at poker room at Jasahoki88, the reviews should be checked from the online search engines. The overall impression of the poker room should be positive and great players for increased engagement. The size of the table should be suitable to get the required benefits and results.
All the usual features and statistics are available including note taking, flop percentages, pot sizes and hands player per hour. This last one might be useful if you are taking advantage of playing at 8 ring games tables simultaneously. You can do this in separate windows or using the mini view feature. The one downside is the hand history can’t be exported.
Traffic is still building and at the time of this review there’s over 1000 players in the ring games. New online poker rooms tend to attract new poker players, as the established ones already know where they like to play. Of course this also provides a good opportunity for the experienced players to find some pretty loose games and grab a profit. This tends to be at the low stakes tables. Texas Hold’em is the most popular and with the large range of games on offer if one of the others is more your style then you should be able to find a game. In addition to the Omaha Hi/Lo and stud games there are others such as five card draw, seven card draw, H.O.R.S.E. Razz, Ace to Five Lowball, Deuce to Seven Lowball and Badugi.
Carbon Poker also offers one of the largest range of side games and these include blackjack, roulette (single zero not the lower odds double zero usually found) caribbean stud, video poker and backgammon. If you’re a poker player who isn’t that interested in slots then sign up with Carbon Poker and you won’t need to bother about a casino because all the other good games are available in one place. And don’t discount the single zero roulette as a much better option than most of the online casinos.
Less traffic tends to mean less tournament options and Carbon Poker is no exception. Expect this to change though, as the traffic builds. That said, there are still many low to medium buy-in poker tournaments so there are options. Add to that the daily and monthly freerolls plus a few satellites where you can build up to a decent tournament for very little outlay if you are successful.
Support is offered via a couple of methods with email and live chat available. No telephone support but with live chat I guess it isn’t 100% necessary. Support is accurate and responsive which comes from having a decent team behind the poker room and also being one that caters to new players and not just the experienced ones.
In addition to the normal credit card deposit/withdrawal options there are a bunch of online wallet solutions that can be used, ranging from the standards such as NETeller and Moneybookers to EcoCard, Click2Pay, eWalletXpress, Fonelinx and PINdebit.net. Just be aware that not all methods are available to all players. For example, US players are prohibited from using NETeller. Which is a pity because everyone else gets to enjoy the instant payouts offered by NETeller.
There’s too many bonuses and promotions to list here, however, suffice to say there are enough to keep you happy. Start with the initial deposit bonus of 100% up to $500 plus an entry into a $1000 freeroll and entry for 14 days into the $500 freerolls for new players. As with all bonus and promotion offers be sure to check the conditions so there is no doubt about how to earn them. Loyalty points are accumulated as you play and these can be appied against other promos and tournament buy-ins.