Ultimate is one of the leading and most innovative poker rooms on the net. The software is excellent and there is a good choice of games. As well as the usual 'Real' money and 'Fun' money tables there are also tables where you can play using UB points as the currency. One of the best.
The software has many user configurable options such as the table backgrounds, the colours in the lobby, the chat colours and font and which sound alerts you want to hear among many others. There is a 'mini view' table layout available which is great for players who play at more than one table at a time. There are player notes and a good statistics function. The table graphics have a '3D' effect but the hands are easy to follow.
Single table tournaments start at $1 (with a $0.10 entry fee) and go up to $500 ($30 entry). Multi table tournaments range from $5(with a $0.50 entry fee) to $200 ($15). The average entry fee is 10%. There are frequent 'Freerolls' where you can win 'bonus dollars', these are credited to your account and redeemed in the same way that a 'first deposit' bonus is. There are also freerolls and low buy-in STT's where the prize is a TEC (tournament entry chip) which can be used to enter some tournament in place of cash, they have a value of $100. At peak times there are about 4000 tournament players.
The lowest stake limit game is $0.10/$0.20, the highest is $300/$600. No-Limit games range from $0.10/$0.20 to $50/$100 and have a minimum and maximum buy-in of 20-40 big bets and 100 big bet respectively. The high stakes Holdem tables do see plenty of action in comparison to many sites. At peak times there are about 4000 ring game players.
The variety of games on offer is among the best in the industry. You have Holdem, Double Flop Holdem, Omaha, Omaha High - Low, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud High - Low, Triple Draw (both 2 -7 and Ace to 5), Crazy Pineapple and Crazy Pineapple High - Low. On top of this as well as the usual betting structures there is also Half Pot-Limit (which is pretty much self explanitory), Kill games (the stakes increase if the same player wins two pots in a row), Half Kill games (as Kill games but the stakes don't go up quite as much) and 'Mini blinds' games where the blinds start low but go up each round. About all that is missing is Five Card Stud.
About average for Ring games at 5% and good for tournaments as players are not penalised with higher entry fees at lower buy-in tournaments, as they are at many poker rooms. For Micro-Limit players there is no rake at the $0.10/$0.20 tables.
Support is via Email. You normally get a reply within an hour or two. The online message system has a priority system for live play issues where you will get a reply much sooner. There is no actual 'Live Chat' though and no telephone support.
Visa, Mastercard, Neteller, Visa Electron, FirePay, Citadel or Bank Draft. The minimum ammount you can deposit is $25. Our recommended payment method for UK players is Neteller
Cashout methods and speed
Neteller and Firepay (24 hours or less) and postal cheques (14 days)
40% of first deposit up to $200 maximum. Bonus Dollars will be converted to real money for play on the site at the rate of $1 for every 10 UltimatePoints you earn at our raked ring game tables. Learn more about earning UltimatePoints.
Lots of promotions and loyalty schemes. Reload bonuses, Ultimate points, High hand jackpots, Refer a Friend Bonuses. Too many to list them all and constantly updated. Check www.ultimatebet.com for current details.
Not the easiest Poker Room to find a loose table at but they can be found. Sometimes the Middle stakes table are looser than the Low Limit tables.