PKR

  • Not open to US players

Why Play at PKR?

  • Amazing 3D video game-style poker client
  • Amazingly life-like avatars with costumizable facial structure, skin tone, clothes and more
  • The most colorful poker site in the world with emotes, chip tricks and even virtual drinks
  • Tons of beginner players

PKR

Overall Rating
  • Not open to US players

Why Play at PKR?

  • Amazing 3D video game-style poker client
  • Amazingly life-like avatars with costumizable facial structure, skin tone, clothes and more
  • The most colorful poker site in the world with emotes, chip tricks and even virtual drinks
  • Tons of beginner players

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Score

Software & Graphics
8
Ring Game Traffic
7
Tournament Traffic
8
Rake
6
Soft Competition
7
Game Variety
8
Sign-Up Bonus
8
Loyalty Bonus
7
Promotions
7
Support
7
Financial Security
8
Deposit & Withdrawal
7

Game Selection / Volume

Cash Game
1,100
Player Volume Peak
6,100
Tournament Volume
5,000
Omaha Hi-Lo
35
Omaha Hi
40
Limit Texas Hold'em
300
Omaha
75
Heads-Up Poker
50

Support Quality

24/7 Support
Yes
Web site FAQ
Yes
Support Features
Email, Chat
E-Mail Confirmation
Yes
Speed
Very fast
Knowledge
Friendliness
95%
NETeller Payout Time
24 Hours
Withdrawal Smoothness
95%

Support

PKR offers support through e-mail, telephone, and live chat. Response time is extremely quick and answers are very accurate. The Web site is also relatively informative and covers most important topics.

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Full Review

PKR is truly a one-of-a-kind experience in the online poker world and the only site that offers an interface that resembles a video game more than a poker room. Privately developed and not a part of any poker network, PKR is a rare stand-alone in the online poker world with its stunning 3D software.

Although the software does take up more space and is more resource intense, it’s worth checking out if you’re looking for something unique. The great thing about PKR is that the site draws a crowd whose primary focus is having a fun experience instead of strategy or skill, which makes for some ridiculously soft games.

PKR has more in common with video games than the majority of poker sites and it definitely has the most options for customizing your avatar and playing experience. The major downside is that multi-tabling is a challenge. Fortunately the client has in-game BlackJack and Video Poker to keep you entertained.

Beyond the glossy 3D interface there is a solid poker client here and good players can reap the benefits if they’re willing to put in the time and sacrifice the hard-drive space to install PKR.

PKR currently spreads Hold'em and Omaha in Limit, No-Limit and Pot-Limit form, as well as both multi- and -single-table tournaments. As an independent room the traffic volume at PKR Poker is relatively low but has been cited as one of the fastest growing rooms in the industry.

Reviewed by: Pokerlistings

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Bonus Code and Promotions

Sign up through a PL.com link and get a $500

At 125%

Exclusive up to 500 sign-up bonus at 125% deposit match for PokerListings players.

Exclusive PKR bonus code for PokerListings players: PL500

Bonus Payout: Bonus is only open to new PKR customers on their first deposit of $150 or more. To clear bonuses, players need to earn 400 points per $1 within a 60-day time limit. Players earn up to 150 points per raked hand, making the PKR bonuses very easy to clear even at the lower stakes.

Loyalty Program/Promotions

PKR offers a solid loyalty program called Club PKR. Players accumulate frequent player points for cash-game and tournament play and the points can later be redeemed for merchandise, entry into special freerolls and VIP access at live events.

VIP levels are fairly standard, moving from Member and Bronze levels for new players up to the Diamond level for hardcore regulars. The higher you go, the better the perks, like reload bonuses, invite-only tournaments, increased deposit limits and even birthday gifts.

Exclusive Offers for PokerListings players:

  • PKR Freerolls A month’s worth of $200 Premium Freeroll tickets ($6,000 total Prize Pools)

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Bonus Details

Max Bonus $500
Regular Bonus $150
Match Bonus 100%

Tournaments and Freerolls

PKR hosts a wide variety of tournaments every day offering buy-ins from as little as $1 all the way up to $250. The events are well-attended and the fields are super soft. Play at any level is quite loose, even at some of the higher stakes.

PKR offers a decent selection of guaranteed tournaments and satellites with a monthly $10,000 guaranteed tournament among the highlights. PKR also offers smaller guaranteed tournaments that run daily.

PKR runs lots of free tournaments as well with freerolls usually well-visited and filled with extremely loose play. The tournaments are often large multi-table events and usually in No-Limit Texas Hold'em, typically with relatively small prize pools.

There are plenty of them, however, and they do run very often. The freerolls with larger prize pools are usually part of bigger promotions or played as invitational tournaments, but there are also occasional $2,500 freerolls that give players great value.

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Software and Graphics

The software at PKR is of course its main selling point. The unique 3D platform offers some breathtaking visuals and an insane amount of customization, which gives players an experience that is as close to a real casino as possible.

In fact graphics have only gotten better with every update and the tables look incredibly good these days. As soon as you take a seat you'll be treated to an entirely different poker experience with animated players shoving their chips in the middle, drinking virtual drinks, laughing or berating opponents. It's unique to say the least.

As a poker client PKR has most of the industry-standard features including ring games, Sit & Go's and multi-table tournaments. PKR features No-Limit Hold'em, Pot-Limit Omaha and Omaha Hi-Lo although NLHE gets most of the traffic. You won't find any Seven-Card Stud or Razz on the site.

The negative side of the intense PKR graphics is that the poker client takes more space and consumes more computer resources than any other poker site. Computers from 1991 need not apply.

The multi-table experience is also fairly limited with support for only four tables at once. To make matters worse the software tends to slow right down when playing four tables because of the 3D graphics.

For a direct and free PKR download, click the download link above.

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Soft Competition

The traffic is definitely busiest at the lower stakes and the games vary from relatively loose to very loose, often showing a viewed-flop percentage up to 50%-60% at full tables. This translates to very juicy and loose games for all players.

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Supported Devices

Hits and Misses

Hits

  • The best graphics of any online poker site
  • Mac-compatible
  • Fun mini-games including BlackJack and Caribbean Stud
  • Graphics attract numerous casual players

Misses

  • Somewhat slow and very resource-intensive software
  • Does not support import to Poker Tracker
  • Multi-tabling is difficult

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Info

Name
PKR
Web site
www.pkr.com
Established
2006
Country
UK
Auditor
Network
PKR
License
Size
512 MB
E-Mail
support@pkr.com
Telephone
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Deposit & Withdrawal

Deposit Options: Neteller, Click2Pay, Visa, Visa Delta, Visa Electron, MasterCard, gift cards and pre-paid MasterCard, Maestro, Switch, Solo, Moneybookers, Bank transfer.

Withdrawal Options: Visa, Visa Electron, Visa Delta, Neteller, Click2Pay, Moneybookers and check.

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