Absolute Poker is not the largest poker room out there. But some players would list this as a benefit. There is a nice attention to detail. A good range of stakes are available for Ring games and tournaments.
The software is has a nice look but is let down at times by the quirky interface. There are gimmicks such as the ability to choose a cocktail or snack to be placed on your side table. While that may add fun to the game serious players would prefer to be able to view instant hand histories (these are emailed to you). Seems very stable though. No problems during testing.
There are the usual selection of Sit n' go, Multi table and Satallites to major On/offline events. The range of stakes is good with single table tournaments starting at $0.50 buy-in and going up to $200. Multi table start at $0.25 and again go up to $200. The entry fee is very high at the lower end of the buy-in scale. To enter a $0.50 Sit n' go you pay $0.10 which is 20%. The fee drops to 10% once the buy-in is $10 or more in all types of tournament.
Not that much action at the higher stakes. But plenty at Middle to Micro-Limit. Limit games go as low as $0.02/0.04. No-Limit games start at a $0.25 Big Blind.
Quite good with Holdem, Omaha, Omaha H/L, Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud H/L.
High (about 20%) for low buy-in tournaments. Average (10%) once the buy in reaches $10.
No live support but the email support is quick to respond to any queries
MasterCard, VISA, NETeller, FirePay, CentralCoin, ePassporte, Pinbill, CLICK2PAY, Electronic check, Bank Draft, Wire Transfer
Cashout speed and methods
Cashout are by Neteller, Firepay or postal check. There is 48 hour delay from the time of your last deposit. The minimum is $50.
The Bonus is currently 35% of the initial deposit with a maximum of $350 or $500 dollars if you deposit with NETeller. The bonus is held as pending and $10 are released each time you have played 100 raked hands. The rake must have been $0.25 or more for the hand to qualify. In practice this means you need to be playing at least $0.50/$1 table to be work off the requirement.
Use bonus code AP35
Bad Beat Jackpot, Daily High Hand Bonus, Absolute Rewards Loyalty Program, Refer a Friend and $50 bonus if you can amass 15,000,000 play chips.
Some good players as Absolute has some very loyal long term members. Loose games can still be found though