Tiger Poker was launched in October of 2002 and is still one of
the smaller, but more active poker rooms on the 'net. Since launch,
Golden Tiger has delivered over 500,000 hands to their customers,
primarily for Texas Hold'em, but also 5 and 7 Card Stud Poker. The
advantages and disadvantages of a ¡°smaller¡± poker room are just
two sides of the same coin: Fewer people make it a more friendly
atmosphere, since you keep seeing the same folks whenever you play,
but fewer people usually means it's harder to find a game other than
Texas Hold'em during non-peak hours.
interface and the ¡°play¡± of Golden Tiger is consistent, the number
of seats at a table varies from 2 for 1 on 1 Hold'em, to 8 seats for 5
and 7 card stud and 10 players to each Texas/Omaha Hold'em, tables.
The lobby allows you to view open tables, by the type of game. Each
game list allows you to view the stakes for the game, the number of
people playing and when relevant and the number of people waiting to
play. You'll be able to choose the betting limits you're comfortable
with. Texas Hold'em stakes range from $.50/$1 to as much as a $50/$100
table. Once your in there, you'll see a table and chairs - but only
names for players, not Avatars (people) like at most poker rooms.
Right click a players names for more info on them and the ability to
All the games are great if you like that particular version of poker.
Texas Hold'em is typically the most popular variation, with 7 Card
Stud following closely behind.
Tiger also has a $250 prize for highest Texas Hold'em hand every day!
City Poker is another operator of the Prima Poker Network and has
been since March 2003. The benefit of playing on the network is the
continual strong flow of players, a result of many poker sites all
feeding through to one big room. Because of the size of Prima, they
also spread a good variety of games from very low limit (easy
pickings!) to high stakes pot limit and no limit (great if you¡¯ve
got the bankroll or good to just watch)
me old fashioned, but there is much that you can do to convince me
that I¡¯m anywhere but sat in front of my computer looking at cards
on screen. (I¡¯ve tried True poker, but it¡¯s just too slow.) The
graphics are clear here and your hole cards are easy to see. When the
flop comes, the cards are always visible, and they even have an
indicator that shows who has acted and what they did.. I did have a
few issues with the software when they first introduced the Multi
Table Tournament, as it always seemed to freeze and was really slow,
but I think after constant calls from thousands of players, they have
ironed out these glitches
reason that I chose this site was due to the fact that there are so
quite a few different sites that operate for the prima network, but
Virtual city is one of the few that has the backing of a large casino
group. When putting down my hard earned dollars, I feel that security
of information and credit details are a huge part of where I play, and
knowing that Virtual City comes under the highly professional banner
of CasinoRewards and is therefore heavily monitored, I am safe in the
knowledge that all is secure, and when it comes to cash out it comes
safely and without hassle. The bonus was the first thing that
attracted me to Virtual City, as I did not want to have to put up $100
that some of the other sites have as a minimum deposit. $30 for $30 is
good for me. As well as this Virtual City offer a daily prize of $250
for the highest hand and a bad beat jackpot of a minimum $500.
/ Support / Security
support is important to me as things in the online world inevitably go
wrong. The Poker room shares the same support as the casinos attached
to it, so there is always someone on the phone 24/7, and even though
for big technical issues, the support has to contact the Prima network
(why the player can¡¯t contact Prima Poker direct, I don¡¯t know)
you usually have any questions resolved within a 24hour time frame.
Most quick questions I had about my account or cashout, were answered
right there on the spot.
site has 5 Card Stud !! Not many online poker rooms cover this game
anymore, but as an old school player, it¡¯s great to find a site that
not only has it, but also has a whole bunch of players ready and
willing to play. Virtual city has all the big games such as Holdem,
Omaha and as mentioned above 5 Card and 7 Card Stud. It also has a
whole spread of games with heads up action, so if you can find a
willing partner, you can sit at a private table and go back and forth.
a middle limit player so Virtual City is right up my alley, but they
do have all limits, from very low 25c/50c all the way up to pot limit
50/100. A lot of people I come across say that they like the micro
limit (2c/4c) games offered at other poker sites, but I find that no
one is willing to lay down a hand at that level, so I¡¯d rather stick
to playing for fun than playing for such small limits.