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CD Poker is a member of the rapidly growing iPoker network, which includes sites like Titan Poker and Noble Poker among its most notable. Fair Poker, Bet Fred Poker, PokerOcean, and Kiwi Poker are some of the other notable skins on this network.

Visitors to the cdpoker.com homepage are greeted with a nice, clean interface. Downloading and installing the software is very easy, as is establishing an account. Players are assigned a “CPRxxxxxx” username, which is different than the screen name shown on the site (all iPoker sites do this). It would be wise to save the email they send with this number, since it is somewhat difficult to recover and must be used to log in.

Promotions

This site’s promotions are good, including a 50% first deposit bonus ($200 maximum). This bonus is cleared by accumulating CD Points, which are comp points earned for playing in raked hands (dealt cards, not sitting out) or paying tournament entry fees. Each 100 points earns $1 of bonus, and bonuses are released to player accounts in $10 increments as they are cleared.

Sometimes they offer no-deposit bonuses to players who open an account but haven’t deposited or played yet. This might be worth a try.

The place where CD Poker really sets itself apart is in the area of regular player rewards. As your play at CD Poker increases, you can accumulate CD Points up to twice as fast as beginning players. This makes clearing regular reload bonuses (recently as high as 60% up to $700) much easier.

Sit-and-go tournament fans will like the opportunity to win big in the Jackpot tournaments. Winning 6 consecutive SnG entitles a player to a huge jackpot of up to $100,000, depending on the buy-in level. A player finishing first or second 6 times consecutively receives a consolation prize of up to $750.

Freerolls

There are a lot of free money tournaments on the CD Poker schedule. New depositors get one shot at a $1000 freeroll held weekly. Players in their first 90 days at the site can enter a daily $100 beginners freeroll. Finally, anyone playing 750 raked hands in a week is eligible for a $2000 freeroll.

Tournaments

There are a nice variety of tournaments available besides the aforementioned Jackpot sit-and-go tournaments. Six player single table tournaments are always offered. There are several daily guaranteed prize pool tournaments, many of which are under subscribed, creating an overlay situation.

Bottom Line

Software: like all iPoker sites, the software tends to be a bit clunky at times, but the softness of the games seems to more than make up for it. The big news on the iPoker front is the fact that all iPoker sites now write hand histories directly to the user’s hard drive. This is huge news for Poker Tracker users, and a real plus.

Graphics: The graphics are pleasant and unobtrusive.

The top-down view is uncluttered but still gives a lot of information. New players will like the ability to enable a feature that shows your current hand value on the screen. One minus in the unavailability of four-color decks.

Bonuses: excellent dollar values, but can be somewhat difficult to clear.

Traffic: fair. In the (almost) year I have had a CDPoker account, I have seen a steady increase in the availability of games with several players seated. Low limit SnGs fill up quickly, and low stakes limit and no-limit cash games have a wide selection.

Support: very fast responses, and there is a live chat option available, with decent response times. Accuracy of information seems good. Cashouts to neteller made within 48 hours.

If you are a low-stakes grinder, this is an excellent site for you. Some of the .01/.02 no-limit games I experimented with were extremely loose and passive, and low stakes sit-and-gos are beatable. They have been known to offer free money to inactive players with no strings attached.


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