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Absolute Poker - As I continue to look for the best in online poker gaming, my search has brought me to Absolutepoker.com. Good thing too, because despite not being the most well known site on the web, the team at Absolute Poker has put together a very nice website that rivals the industry standard.

 

First thing a visitor will notice to Absolute’s homepage is the extensive menu, and lack of pop ups. Lots of banners are in place advertising the many promotions, but it’s not too terribly bad or difficult to navigate. It’s obvious this site has a lot going on, and the modern attractive look is very appealing to the eyes. Everything is sensibly laid out, and easy to find, including schedules, rakes, and even a section for player rankings. After the usually quick software download and install, I’m off to the lobby.

Absolute has a simple registration process, and upon completion, you are in the lobby with a reasonably good selection of tables. All the big games are available, and there is a respectably large population in most games in both real money and for fun stakes. The tournament section is also quite active, and there is the option of heads-up tournaments, a cool feature that isn’t found at some other sites.

 

Once you’re up and running, the gameplay is very nice. Graphics are very clean and easy to look at, and the screen layout is nice. Games move fairly quickly, and the only minor glitch I noticed in the gameplay was the occasional disconnection, however that may have been a problem with my network. The look is nice, and there seems to be plenty of action at all types of tables. I would have liked a history feature, but that’s nitpicking because the rest of the play and action looks and works very well.

 

The promotions on this site are definitely up to par; there is an abundance of tournaments available, and freerolls are offered without any player requirements, allowing players to enter without having been required to play real money hands. The Players section on the homepage is also very useful with tips, reviews, links, and news from the poker world. Absolute Poker also offers a newsletter available by email so you can keep up to date with the goings-on of the site and the poker world in general.

 

So what’s the final word? Overall, I was quite impressed with Absolute Poker! It’s a very nice site with lots of features and a great look, but it also delivers with a good tournament structure and a large player population, making it a great destination for any poker fan.
 

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  » Nice attractive look
» Loaded with features
» Lots of Tournaments
» Freerolls that are actually free
» Good overall player population
» Not a huge population in less popular games
» Gameplay very good but could be improved with small additions.
 

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