Pacific offers a sign up bonus to new players of up to $100. The bonus is 25% of the first deposit, so a deposit of $400 is needed to maximize the bonus.
Pacific Poker Review
- 5,000+. Not the busiest room on the net
- wide variety of SnG tournaments. Holdem only.
- basic games offered.
- sign up bonus, sparse reloads.
New Player Protection
- nickel/dime tables, no limited multi-tabling keeps the sharks at bay.
- soft games, but soft rewards program.
- Great for beginners, and those who like to play against them.
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Pacific Poker has earned the eCogra Seal of Approval
My session at Pacific came not at the prompting of a bonus offer, but instead through curiosity of a remark that a friend made about how soft the games at the room were even at higher limits. I ended my session ahead.
The room has a wide variety of banking options. My neteller transfer was deposited instantly.
Review Date: - Wednesday Aug 31, 2005
The chat box is not part of the room window. Select chat and a separate window will pop open.
Pacific deals both 10 and 6 man holdem tables. The counters on their website will show you how many players are playing each of the games they offer. You can also click to view the actual table list, and see which tables are dealing games at the limits you're interested in.
The limit games start out at nickel/dime poker and advance to $30/$60. There are also Pot limit and No limit ring games as well. The max buy-ins for these games range from $10 to $200 for pot limit, and $10-$600 for no limit. There was action at every limit, including full 6 and 10 man tables for the $600 NL games.
Omaha Hi and Hi-Lo:
There is one betting variety, fixed. That means no Pot limit Omaha 8oB at Pacific. The table stakes range from nickel and dime games to $30/$60 tables. Not much action at the higher limits, but there were several full tables of payers at $5/$10 and below.
7 Stud and 7 Stud Hi-Lo:
Also limit betting only, which makes sense. The range of limits is the same as other tables in the room, $.05/$.10 to $30/$60. Not a single hi-lo game was alive during my visit, but the 7 Stud tables were active with dozens of players.
The room runs both Sit and Go and multi-table tournaments. In fact, they run multi-table Sit and Go tournaments. The buy-ins begin at $1.50, and the tournaments are varied. There are heads up tournaments, 5 man, 6 man, 10, 20, even 42 man tournaments. All of the SnG action in holdem, most in no limit.
Even the multi-table tournaments are all holdem.
There is a comp point system in place, but it is based on $$ wagered and not raked hands. There is also a welcome bonus and the less-than-frequent reload bonus available.
Liscences & Policies:
"Pacific Poker is operated by Cassava Enterprises (Gibraltar) Limited, a member of the Interactive Gaming Council since 1997. Pacific Poker's Online's random card selection reviewed by independent auditors" - from their website.
The room policy for minors is no one under 18 permitted at the tables.