Ultimate Bet Review
By: luckylady poker
URL: Ultimate Bet
Software: Excapsa Software Inc.
Payment Methods: Click2Pay, My Citadel, Citadel, Neteller, Fireplay, Visa, Master Card
Currency: US Dollar
The Ultimate Bet Network has two sites. The .net version which is totally free allowing you a chance to qualify for the Ultimate Bet Challenge held weekly in California, and the .com version which is the "Real Money" play ranging from Texas Hold-em ring games, sit and go, multi-table tournament and the ever popular qualifying events for an array of televised tournaments and also offering games such as Double Flop Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Seven Card Stud, Triple Draw, Crazy Pineapple, while giving new members offers a 100 % bonus for up to a $ 500 first deposit.
Ultimate Bet was the first poker site to use the Excapsa Software Inc., based in Canada
UltimateBet.com online poker is operated by eWorld Holdings, Ltd., they are licensed by the Kahnawake Gaming Commission and has been online since 2000. A Windows emulator is needed for Mac and Linux users to make the UltimateBet software compatible.
Ultimate Bet is endorsed by some of the top name professionals who also play there.
The software is one of the best we've played. The random shuffleing seems to be very similar to that of the live games. Even though you will be witness to pocket A's going up against pocket Q's from time to time, you won't see it every 4 to 5 hands like you do with some of the other sites.
Chatting is also a pleasant experience with most players having a certain level of politeness. The tables you play at are round in configuration which strays from the norm but it does allow you a clear view of everyone you're playing against with the audio being top shelf. If you have a certain level of distractions around you which is common place playing online from the comfort of your home, you'll know when it's your turn, if someone raises or call, if someone folds and even when someone just chatted to you.
The chat area is small and it does not show you your pocket cards like some site. If I folded a hand, I usually forget what I had and am curious at times to see if I would have won if I stayed in the hand or not. It does however, have a hand history and a stat tab where you can go back and see the outcome or how many flops you've seen.
You have your choice of scenery backgrounds at your table. Why you would want to play underwater is beyond me, but personally I like the Vegas sceneUltimateBet.com had a pretty good variety of deposit options such as Click2Pay - My Citadel - Citadel - Neteller - Fireplay - Visa - Master Card - Moneybookers - Bank Draft, with the minimum deposit of $25.
The free playing site of UltimateBet.net may be a decent site to learn your poker strategies better, but if your trying to qualify for a free trip to California, it's imperative you make it through the first hour and a half. These amateurs will call, raise, and go all in with anything. It's the most rediculous spectacle I have ever seen.
And if you think that's bad enough, try being in 3rd place with chips and only 31 players left. I could easily of folded every hand until 25 players were left and you're in the finals. But.......that's not how I play poker.
I was witness to watching players from my table chatting to each other from a different table and telling each other what their pocket cards were, ganging up on short stacks to assure themselves a spot at the final tournamet. Then of course you have the players timing themselves out so the blinds go up forcing short stacks all in.
The only support UltimateBet has is by e mail. These players were reported to support, and two days later, still no response from them.
Play awhile at the free site and you will be able to stratgize quite easily against the so-called poker players.