Purple Lounge

  • Not open to US players

Why Play at Purple Lounge?

  • Exclusive $1200 sign up bonus at 100% deposit match for PokerListings players
  • "Quintessentially" club membership promotion
  • Massive promotions

Purple Lounge

Overall Rating
  • Not open to US players

Why Play at Purple Lounge?

  • Exclusive $1200 sign up bonus at 100% deposit match for PokerListings players
  • "Quintessentially" club membership promotion
  • Massive promotions

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Score

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

Game Selection / Volume

Cash Game
2,000
Player Volume Peak
12,000
Tournament Volume
10,000

Support Quality

24/7 Support
Yes
Web site FAQ
Yes
Support Features
Email,Phone, Live Chat
E-Mail Confirmation
No
Speed
Fast
Knowledge
Very good

Support

The support at Purple Lounge is fast and can be contacted via telephone, e-mail and chat. The support staff is knowledgeable and friendly.

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Full Review

Purple Lounge runs on the Microgaming network (previously known as the Prima network) and offer an attractive poker room designed with the sophisticated player in mind. Players may also gain membership to the high-end "Quintessentially" club, whose goal is to satisfy any last-minute requests for people seeking a slice of the high life.

Purple Lounge boasts high traffic, wide game variety and an extensive range of table limits, with software that provides very useful stats, as well as three different table sizes: large, normal and mini view. The large number of short-handed tables and turbo tables creates loose and juicy games, as well as quick playability - sometimes seeing more than 120 hands played per hour.

Although there are always details that can be improved, the software has proven to be very functional, fast and reliable, and is available in both a download and a no-download flash version. Purple Lounge run a massive amount of promotions, and sport a nice bad-beat jackpot that pays out when four-of-a-kind eights-or-better is beaten in a cash game.

The games offered at Purple Lounge are Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven-Card Stud, Five-Card Draw and Five-Card Stud. The games vary between No-Limit, Pot-Limit, and Fixed-Limit. Full-table games, short-handed, and heads-up tables are all available. Real-money player statistics as of August 2014 show 2000 ring-game players at peak hours and 10000 tournament players at peak hours.

Overall, Pokerlistings finds that Purple Lounge offers great action, good game diversity and software that plays very well. The software is updated frequently to ensure safety and stability, with very little downtime as a result.

Reviewed by: Pokerlistings

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Bonus Code and Promotions

Sign up through a PL.com link and get a $1,200

At 100%

Monster sign-up bonus of $1200 at 100% deposit match via Pokerlistings.

In addition to the exclusive sign up bonus, players making a first deposit via a PokerListings link will receive VIP points which are calculated based on the number of hands that you play and the average rake you generate. VIP points can be cashed in at a rate of $0.30 per point, paid twice monthly.

Reload Bonus


Purple Lounge doesn't currently offer any reload bonuses.

Sign-up Bonus


Monster sign-up bonus of $1200 at 100% deposit match via Pokerlistings. (The standard is up to $1000.) [[Only:Us]] There is also a free $10 upfront bonus. Purple Lounge Poker will give you $10 free when you make your first deposit. [[/Only]]

Bonus Payout


The bonus clears in $1 increments and must be cleared by playing at stakes of $1/$2 or higher. After 1,000 hands, you will receive the first $50 of your bonus in your Purple Lounge account. For every subsequent 500 raked hands, you will receive another $25 into your account, all the way up to either 100% of your first deposit or $1200.

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Bonus Details

Max Bonus $1,200
Regular Bonus $1000
Match Bonus 100%

Tournaments and Freerolls

Tournaments

Purple Lounge hosts many tournaments with buy-ins from $1 to hundreds of dollars. The tournaments are well populated and fast, and play is usually somewhat loose. Because many of the tournaments are re-buy events, play in the early stages is often extremely loose - be sure to note the type of tournament before joining.

Purple Lounge also runs monthly $150,000 and $250,000 tournaments that draw a large number of players. There are daily qualifiers running for these tournaments with buy-ins as low as $5.50. They also offer some qualifiers to big live events, like the Monte Carlo Millions and the European Poker Tour.

Purple Lounge has also added a host of new tournaments in the last few months, and filled their 2007 schedule with lots of great offerings.

Now on the schedule: a "Nothing to Lose" multi-table tournament every Sunday, with a $5.50 buy-in and a $1,000 prize pool split between the top 12 players, and your buy-in completely reimbursed if you lose.

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Software and Graphics

Purple Lounge runs on customized Microgaming software on the Microgaming network. The software runs smoothly and offers customizable buttons and graphic action replay of hands. The software is updated now and then with some downtime as a result.

Statistics


The data and statistics functions in Purple Lounge's software allow you to take notes on your opposition during play, and the lobby supplies vital table statistics like viewed-flop percentage, average pot size, seated-player's stack size and hands played per hour. At any time a player can look at an analysis of his own play through an interface at the table, seeing checks, calls, folds and re-raises.

The hand history works well in the software and exports smoothly to the local computer for analysis, but does not list hands played in a session. One function useful when clearing bonuses is that the lobby counts raked hands, making it easy for a player to keep track of how much he has played.

Multi-Table


The latest version of the Purple Lounge software supports up to eight tables of simultaneous play and, if used with the mini-table size option, five tables can be viewed at the same time. Multi-table play runs smoothly and few problems have been reported. The tables are a little cluttered though and the chat and other information dialogs take up a little too much space. For those with diminished vision, the hole cards can be hard to distinguish.

Graphics


The graphics of the Purple Lounge software are standard but a little cluttered and hard to get used to; most users seem to think they are ok, but nothing special. Avatars are not used and the felt color is a deep and classy purple - as expected from a poker room with the name Purple Lounge.

Special Features


Purple Lounge software offers the basic features offered by most poker rooms. Special functions are the mini view that helps multi-table play on smaller monitors and the table-integrated statistics.

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Soft Competition

Purple Lounge offers loose and juicy games; you just have to know where to find them. The short-handed (six players max) tables and turbo games produce wild games with viewed-flopped percentages upwards of 55%. The average viewed-flop percentage for full 10-player tables is just under 40%.

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Supported Devices

Hits and Misses

Hits

  • $10 upfront first-deposit bonus
  • Tournament leader board

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Info

Name
Purple Lounge
Web site
www.purplelounge.com
Established
2005
Country
UK
Auditor
PWC
Network
Microgaming
License
Size
13.1 MB
E-Mail
Support@purple-lounge.com
Telephone
0044 (0) 207 758 334
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Deposit & Withdrawal

Deposit options: Instant bank transfer, credit card, NETeller, MoneyBookers, Western Union and wire transfer. Withdrawal options: Instant bank transfer, credit card, NETeller, MoneyBookers, Western Union and wire transfer.

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