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The 2013 World Series of Poker is almost upon us and PokerNews is gearing up for what should be a fabulous six weeks of intense poker action. We have come together with PKR to bring you an exclusive WSOP Deal package that could see you jetting off to Las Vegas armed with a $4,500 WSOP experience package.
PokerNews players who make their first deposit of $20 or more at PKR between May 7, 00:01GMT and May 30, 23:59GMT using the bonus code PNWSOPDEAL will be eligible for the PokerNews-exclusive PKR WSOP Deal. This fantastic welcome package consists of:
That is not all! If you are entitled to this amazing package and you go on to earn 3,000 PKR points then a WSOP Experience semi-final ticket will be yours. Increase those PKR points to 10,000 and you will be rewarded with a WSOP Experience final ticket!
$1 rake/fee = 100 PKR Points
The WSOP Experience tickets, which are awarded within 72 hours of the PKR points requirements being met, could see you heading to Las Vegas to compete in Event #42 of the 2013 WSOP. Be sure to check out the PKR WSOP Deal promotion page and accompanying article for more details.
Launched in 2006, PKR has been developed from the ground up as a fully immersive 3D online poker experience. PKR delivers the speed and intensity of online poker with the added emotions and expressions found in a live game. PKR's unique 'Emote Control' technology allows players to engage and interact in more personal, entertaining and immersive ways. Each player can fully customize their avatar, allowing their personality to shine through. Through facial expressions and gestures, PKR presents an online experience that delivers a unique blend of online and live poker traits. PKR also hosts an impressive line-up of daily, weekly and monthly guaranteed tournaments, making PKR a highly lucrative place to play. Beginners and more advanced players will both find much to like at PKR.
In 2010 PKR was ranked number one on the Sunday Times Tech Track Top Technology List list. The company was awarded that coveted top spot because of their unique playing software, dedication to customer support, community focus and fantastic growth. PKR really is a poker room of the future.
No Limit Texas Holdem begins at a modest $0.02/$0.04 and increases steadily to a maximum of $5/$10. Pot Limit Texas Holdem starts at $0.05/$0.10 and ends at a modest $2/$4. The Limit variety of the game ends at a maximum of $10/$20 and starts from a meagre $0.05/$0.10. Omaha is only found in either Limit of Pot Limit variations. The Limit games begin at a low $0.05/$0.10 and move in steady increments to $3/$6, whilst the Pot Limit tables start at a very low $0.02/$0.04 and max out at the $2/$4 level. In general, the limits found at PKR favour the beginner or low limit player.
PKR generally keeps its rake at around 5% of the pot size. A maximum of $3 can be taken as rake, although at the lower limits the maximum rake can be as low as $0.25. The number of players and limit level determine the maximum possible rake and rake percentage rate. More details can be found by clicking on the PokerNews link.
PKR is an independent network; however, the online site still manages to attract a large user base. At the time of writing, PKR had around 3000 players competing at just over 200 tables. This is an impressive figure and is sure to rise during peak times. With so many players itching to compete, finding a game at the right limit level shouldn't be a hassle. PKR's generous daily, weekly and monthly guaranteed tournaments should provide an ample platform to increase player traffic. Though the traffic at PKR is certainly large enough to support a good amount of games, they are never going to be the biggest poker site online. They have great games, but they are geared more to a niche of offering 3D games.
PKR is a fantastic achievement in software programming. PKR is a polished, extremely well designed and sleek piece of software. The customizable options allow a level of personalization not seen in other online poker rooms. The file size is large when compared to other poker rooms and PKR is fairly resource intensive, however the finished product is chock full of eye candy. Players are greeted with PKR Pal, a program that downloads PKR updates in the background, so that there will be no wait time before starting play.
PKR Pal can also notify players about upcoming tournaments, without the need for the actual PKR program to be running. The tables themselves are incredibly immersive, as each player has emotional control over their avatar. Through the PKR software, players can celebrate a win, berate an opponent, taunt, smile, clap and even perform a number of chip tricks. Players can incorporate all these functions into their game, just like in real life. There is an animation for every single move, be it calling, checking, folding or even moving all-in.
This makes multi-tabling somewhat difficult and in order to take full advantage of PKR, players will need a computer that is fairly powerful and up to date. PKR does also offer its poker software in a 'min spec' edition, which is better suited to older and less powerful machines. Due to all of it's special features, PKR does not offer an instant play version. Check out our list here for the top instant play poker sites.
The software has a professional polish and is complemented with an array of game features and options. Among these excellent features:
A range of international, Canadian toll free and UK toll free phone numbers are available for The customer service at PKR is accurate and easy to comprehend. They are helpful and aim to solve your query as soon as possible. Several emails are available, depending on the specific query begin addressed. Live, online chat is also available 24/7.
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