Empire Poker Summary
When you think of
Empire Poker you should really think Party Poker. Empire
Poker shares the same players, using a slightly different
software package. Meaning you can always find a game.
Money added to tournaments has been there biggest promotion for
the longest time. Several FreeRolls can be found daily,
including give away seats into the WSOP. Plenty of loose
games to choose from. Not only the Holdem tables, but the
Stud and Omaha tables get packed as well. You can find
close to 50,000 players online at peak hours.
Empire Software and Graphics
Party Poker has the largest traffic of all the poker
rooms. You can find weak competition to play against to earn
great prizes for just playing. Loose games can be found
all the way up to the $15/$30 limit. Statistics are not
Party Poker's forte. With a large network of other poker
sites, Party Poker brings in numerous amounts of players at peak
hours. You can always find the game you want anytime of
the day. Party Poker was averaging in January 2005: 15500-17500 ring game players at peak hours, 21000-24000 tournament players at peak hours.
Empire Software and
Empire Poker's graphics get old after awhile, but the
software itself has come a long way. Numerous problems and
many disconnections has made Empire Poker add more bandwidth and
server's. This allow players to play up to three tables at
any given time. Information about individual games, Pot
amounts, and flops seen is a little weak. It appears they
are trying to protect the fish. We expect another upgrade
soon, hopefully adding more characters and such. You may
not have to see the guy in the pink shirt give you any more bad
Empire Ring Game Traffic
Sharing Party Poker's ring game traffic makes Empire unbeatable
With the enormous crowds joining the tables throughout the day,
and peak levels reaching above 22,000 player's there is no
question that Empire Poker owns a lot of the market.
Empire Poker Tournament traffic
Sharing Party Poker's tournament traffic
makes Empire unbeatable as well. The highest in the world. Plenty of no-limit,
Omaha, and Seven card tournaments are offered every day.
Turbo events have become very popular lately, due to it's
reduced time frame. Poker tournaments can be completed in
hours versus days.
Empire Poker Variety
Decent. With the amount of traffic they receive
Poker hosts games of; Holdem, Omaha and Seven-Card-Stud in both High and Hi-Lo,
and a few others. You won't be able to find draw poker
games, heads up games, nor will you find 7-2 draw.
Empire Poker Player Rake
Empire Poker's rake is fairly weak as it highly hurts the low limit games.
Higher limit games actually have a comparably low rake. The rake runs as high as 10% in $0.50/$1 and $1/$2 games, as 50 cent is raked when the pot reaches $5. This holds true also for the tournaments, where good value only is provided at the higher stakes. 20% fee in $5 games and 8% fee in $100 games.
Empire Poker Competition
Empire Poker has the most amount of beginner's of all the poker
sites, due to their quantity of turnover. This leads to a
lot of fish ready to be picked up quickly. You can find
really loose games all over the place, even up to the $15/$30
Empire Poker Bonus Code
Sign-up bonus at Empire Poker is 20% deposit match bonus up to $100. Play 500 hands (where you just get dealt cards), within 30 days of deposit to get $100 (equals 5 raked pots per dollar).
Empire Poker Promotions
One of the leader in promotions. Offering large tournaments has
been their bread and butter. Frequent player points are earned giving you
options on cool gifts and prizes. Plenty of FreeRolls and
Empire PokerCustomer Support
24/7 support has been good to us over the years.
Response time can be weak since you may be competing with 1000's
of other player's. Telephone support is can be a little
demanding. This could be a hit or miss situation.
Overall the support is average to a little above. You may
want to ask your fellow poker player's for advice first
Top tier. The chart is clean. No reported issues.
Deposit & withdrawal options
VISA, MasterCard, FirePay, NETeller, fps ePassporte, Citadel, eChecks, bank draft, cashier's check, inter-account transfers,
Cash out options:
EChecks, NETeller, wire transfer and check