UB Poker

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UB Poker

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Score

Software & Graphics
8
Ring Game Traffic
7
Tournament Traffic
8
Rake
7
Soft Competition
7
Game Variety
8
Sign-Up Bonus
8
Loyalty Bonus
8
Promotions
7
Support
9
Financial Security
9
Deposit & Withdrawal
8

Game Selection / Volume

Cash Game
2,100
Player Volume Peak
16,100
Tournament Volume
14,000
HA
5
Razz
5
HORSE
45
7 Card Stud Hi-Lo
60
7 Card Stud Hi
80
Omaha Hi-Lo
220
Omaha Hi
180
7 Card Stud
140
Limit Texas Hold'em
700
HOSE
5
Crazy Pineapple
20
Lowball games (e.g. Triple Draw)
50
Omaha
400
Heads-Up Poker
220

Support Quality

24/7 Support
Yes
Web site FAQ
Yes
Support Features
Email
E-Mail Confirmation
No
Speed
Fast
Knowledge
Very good
Friendliness
95%
NETeller Payout Time
48 Hours
Withdrawal Smoothness
95%

Support

UB Poker offers support only via e-mail, but the quality and speed are very good and support staff are friendly and helpful.

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Full Review

UB Poker is one of the world’s leading poker rooms and one of the few sites that has evolved almost directly along with the online poker industry itself. Originally known as Ultimate Bet, the site’s software has changed considerably over the years but is now better than ever with a slick dark theme and numerous customization options.

The graphics are crisp and clean and offer a great playing experience with the added bonus of now being able to upload your own personal image for your avatar – a nice feature. Traffic-wise, in 2008 UB merged with Absolute Poker to form the powerful CEREUS poker network which increased traffic and made regular games more consistent. Very quickly after the merge with Absolute, UB Poker’s traffic catapulted to the top of the industry and the combined CEREUS network consistently ranks in the top 10.

In 2009 UB completed the revamping of its website and branding by relaunching as UB.com and giving users the final new touches including a more streamlined experience and all new tournament structures designed to give more play.

UB Poker is also still the home of several famous poker pro endorsers – most notably Joe Sebok, Tiffany Michelle, Maria Ho and Eric Baldwin – who can be found at the tables to square off against. The latest splash is the signing of high-stakes online poker legend Prahlad Friedman.

The game variety on UB Poker is fantastic and the room is one of the few to offer a mixed games like H.O.R.S.E. plus non-poker extras like Blackjack. UB Poker has always featured massive promotions and a great frequent player program, and they can only be expected to get better over the years to come.

Reviewed by: Pokerlistings

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Bonus Code and Promotions

Sign up through a PL.com link and get a $1,100

At 200%

All players who sign up via Pokerlistings link are eligible for an exclusive 1100 sign-up bonus at 200% match.

Exclusive UB Poker bonus code for PokerListings players: PLISTUB

Bonus payout: $1 for every 20 UltimateBet points, released in $5 increments.

Loyalty Program/Promotions

UB Poker's player appreciation program is called RAI$E and is definitely striving to be one of the best in the industry. As you climb the RAI$E ladder, you gain better and better perks including everything from faster points accumulation, private tourney invites and cash to playing poker with pros and getting to fly a fighter plane.

There are five RAI$E status levels: Member, Player, Contender, Legend and Icon. If you have a UB Poker account and have made a deposit, you're already enrolled in RAI$E.

Add in the Points Store and the Auctions site (where you can bid on travel packages, tourney entries and tons more), and RAI$E is clearly one of the top reward programs in online poker.

> Sign up through a PokerListings link and receive a $1,100 bonus at 200% deposit match

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Bonus Details

Max Bonus $1,100
Regular Bonus $1100
Match Bonus 111%
Refer a Friend Bonus $75

Tournaments and Freerolls

UB Poker is a premier destination for tournament players, hosting dozens of daily tournaments with buy-ins as small as $1. Play at any level is competitive and the bigger buy-in tournaments offer really strong competition - you're likely to meet the world's top pros at the final table.

UB Poker also offers regular qualifiers to big live events all over the world like the World Poker Tour, European Poker Tour, Aussie Millions and the World Series of Poker. UB Poker also runs some of the biggest guaranteed events online and seems to be adding new tournaments with big guaranteed prizes as fast as they can. Most popular is its $200,000 guaranteed tournament that runs every Sunday.

Of particular note at UB is the player-friendly tournament structures - especially at the higher buy-in levels. Deeper stacks and longer levels make for a more true test of poker skill - which is much appreciated by the better players.

Freerolls for the most part are large multi-table events and are more often than not No-Limit Texas Hold’em.

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Software and Graphics

UB Poker's software is privately developed and one of the best in the industry. It had a rep for being a bit plain in the past, with few fancy graphics, but that's not the case anymore. Tiling and stacking buttons for multi-tabling, resizable tables, hot keys and options are all great, as is the Buddy list function. Layout and design overall is also a big thumbs-up - literally, as it leaves little in the way of sore-thumb-inducing flaws.

UB Poker offers completely re-sizable tables that, when combined with the speed, graphics and ease of use, make it very well-suited for multi-table play. The latest version of the software supports limitless multi-table play that runs very smoothly.

UB Poker is also one of the only online poker rooms to offer a rabbit cam in some No-Limit Hold'em games. That means players can see what the turn and the river would have been if they had not folded. It can be infuriating, but it's also one of the most entertaining and unique features of the software.

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

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Soft Competition

Competition at UB Poker ranges from relatively loose at the micro- and low-limits to outright scary at the high and ultra-high stakes. In general, the competition is tougher than standard and the high-stakes Hold'em and Omaha games are the toughest.

No-Limit games aren't as tough, but still a bit more difficult than an average online poker room. Players looking for softer games should consider lower-stakes Omaha and No-Limit Hold'em games where many players start out.

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Supported Devices

Hits and Misses

Hits

  • Poker lessons from the UB pros
  • Sponsor of a few big live and online tournaments including the Aruba Classic
  • Great mini-view for multi-tabling
  • New Mac-compatible software

Misses

  • Tough competition at higher levels
  • Has a live chat function for support, but not the best.

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Info

Name
UB Poker
Web site
www.ub.com
Established
2001
Country
Kahnawake
Auditor
Network
Cereus
License
Size
17.1 MB
E-Mail
www.ub.com/support/contact-us
Telephone
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Deposit & Withdrawal

Deposit options: VISA, MasterCard, ukash, Click2Pay, ClickandBuy, bank wire, check by mail, Skrill (formerly Moneybookers), Paysafe card, Neteller, U.K. debit cards and e-checks.

Withdrawal options: VISA, MasterCard, ukash, Click2Pay, ClickandBuy, bank wire, check by mail, Skrill (formerly Moneybookers), Paysafe card, Neteller, U.K. debit cards and e-checks.

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