Everest Poker Review
Solid, established player in the online poker world offering a great mix of games with a potentially profitable player base. Rich deposit bonus offer as well as a robust Summit Point Program that rewards long-term players.
Everest Poker recently celebrated their 5th Birthday but they certainly behave better than most other 5 year old poker sites that I know. Relative to so many of the newer names that seem to crop up on the online poker radar every year, Everest is actually very mature in terms of age. In the five years since they opened their virtual doors they’ve built a solid brand that’s very well received in dozens of countries.
While they do not currently accept players from the US (they did accept them in the past however), they offer 15 language options for new players. While it’s very likely you’re an English speaking player if you’re reading this, it’s worth noting because some countries tend to produce “weaker” players and if a room is courting those players specifically you may want to test the waters to see how profitable it can be!
With our $300.00 Everest Poker Bonus (normal bonus is up to $200) that’s pretty easy to clear (all the while earning Summit Points) and a growing player count, this is a good room to check out. Player traffic is steadily on the increase with approximately 14,900 players online at the time of this writing (December 2010). You will see other sites offering $500 bonuses. Don’t fall for getting yourself a $500 deposit bonus, since you can clear the $500 bonus only all at once, which is quite impossible. Our $300 Everest bonus is easy to clear and will be released in small portions while you play.
Everest Poker Software
It appears that the designers of the Everest Poker interface/software follow the KISS principle (Keep it Simple Stupid). Reminiscent of an F-1 Race Car – stripped of all creature comforts like a radio and air conditioning but built for high performance and speed, the Everest Poker software runs essentially problem free but does not offer some of the features of larger rooms.
Players will have the choice of selecting different skins or table designs as well a personal avatar. Also worth noting is the quick view of your statistics while playing and an easy to navigate lobby for finding new games.
Multi-tabling is supported as well but if you’re a hard core gamer playing 16 tables on multiple monitors, you’ll only be able to open up to 8 tables here at one time. Overall the software here is very good and far exceeds the offerings of many newer rooms.
Pick any game you like so long as it’s Texas Hold’em or Omaha. There are plans in 2011 to perhaps add more games such as Stud and Mixed Games. Keep in mind however that over 90% of players prefer Hold’em or Omaha (have you checked how many people are playing Stud at Full Tilt Poker right now?).
Called Summit Points, the Everest Poker loyalty program is very solid. You earn points by playing in real money cash games and tournaments and can progress from Base Camp (Tier One – 300 points) all the way to “The Summit” (Tier 7 – 50,000 points). The best part? You can convert your points into cash! Top players are earning up to $5,000 a month on this program.
The program offers many other perks including an online store where you can convert points to purchase items ranging from Nintendo Wii games to Everest Poker clothes. They even offer poker books from the biggest names in, you guessed it, multiple languages!
The cash game action here is great with the majority of tables offering decent action up to the 25/50 limit. Like most sites the vast majority of action can be found in the lower to middle limit games. Of course there’s always a deep pond to fish in if you like playing micro limits such as .25/.50 No Limit.
Newer players will enjoy the ability to play in a “training” environment where seasoned players that have been on the site longer than 30 days are locked out. In other words you can play with newer players as you become accustomed to the games.
Starting with a wide-range of Sit N Go tournaments ranging from standard single table events all the way up to 150 seat mini-tournaments, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. If you’re the SNG type you’ll also enjoy Double Up (where half the field wins double their buy in) and Triple Up Sit N Go’s (where the top 1/3 wins triple their buy in). In addition you’ll find Deep Stack SNG’s where you start with 2,500 chips vs. 1,000 and Turbo and Speed events when you want to finish quickly.
Weekly free rolls are offered in abundance as well as Guaranteed events such as the $50,000 Guarantee every Sunday with a reasonable $100+9 buy in. There are also very fun re buy tournaments with buy ins of a mere dime or quarter so you can re buy to your heart’s content without breaking your bankroll!
Everest Poker has a very strict security policy posted on their site that details just how in depth their policies are. Rest assured that your information is safe here backed by a talented security team with specific procedures in place to monitor and protect players 24/7.
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
In closing, it’s worth noting that Everest Poker has a profitable track record and gives back to the player community by sponsoring many events as well as players. Why does this matter? Again, it goes back to the new start ups that could be running out of someone’s bedroom for all you know. Park some of your bankroll here with confidence and enjoy the games!
- Summit Points program is very generous with cash bonuses
- Reasonable rake structure
- “Training” rooms for newer players
- Graphics are somewhat plain
- Only offers Holdem and Omaha at the moment
Why play at Everest Poker?
- Easy to clear Everest Poker Bonus
- Very generous cash bonuses trough Summit Points program
- “Training” rooms for new players