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True Poker Review

Updated November 16, 2004

Overall
63
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Ease of Competition
76
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Customer Service
56
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Software
90
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Overview
True Poker makes poker seem more like a video game than an online card game. They have very detailed, 3-D graphics with animated characters. For example, instead of just folding, each person's character will make an audio sound such as "fold" or "forget about it." However, it is still a relatively small site, and their choice of games is not that great. Basically, only lower stakes fixed-limit and No-Limit hold'em games are played. They also have relatively few popular tournaments. Also, their customer service is pretty bad.

Ease of Competition
True Poker spreads mostly low stakes games. Typical games there tend to be No-Limit games with a $50 max buy-in or $1-$2 fixed limit games. Thus, the games are not too tough. However, their Limit games tend to get much tougher at $3-$6 or higher, much more so than they do at places like Empire or Pacific. None of their No-Limit games are that tough, mainly because they are all for fairly low stakes. If you are a player interested in a $5-$10 limit or higher, or a No-Limit game with a $200 buy-in or higher, this is not the site for you because you will rarely find good games here. However, if you are interested in playing $1-$2 limit, this would be a decent site to add to your repertoire.

Bonuses
Their signup bonus is 30% up to $100, though this is subject to change. However, it takes awhile to work off their bonuses because their games are fairly slow.

Cashouts
Cashouts are usually done within 48 hours, which is the industry standard.

Customer Service
Most customer service is done almost exclusively through email. Sometimes, they take frustratingly long to respond to you, so I gave them a low score. There have also been instances where they simply take forever to resolve situations.

Software
Their software is nice. The graphics are much more detailed, and the characters actually make audio sounds. It also has many unique features such as being able to tell when players are looking at their cards. The pace of the games is also fairly slow, and the way the lobby is not laid out nearly as nicely as the poker game graphics. The lobby is very simple and unengaging, which really detracts from the software's otherwise charming feel. Other sites are also coming out with 3-D graphics, so this site is also losing its unique touch. Nonetheless, the software is the reason to play at True Poker. If you enjoy software that is more graphically enhanced, this is certainly the place to play. If you are interested in only playing internet poker for play money, this is also definitely a good site for you because of their software.

Ring Games offered
Texas Hold'em, Omaha Hi-Lo, Omaha

Ring Games stakes
Fixed Limit: $1-$2, $2-$4, $3-$6, $4-$8, $5-$10, $10-$20, $15-$30
Pot Limit/No Limit: $.50-$1, $1-$2, $2-$4

Tournaments Offered
Single and Multi-table: Texas Hold'em and Omaha Hi-Lo

Tournament Buy-ins
Single: $6 up to $200
Multi: $6 up to $50

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