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Name: Everest Poker
Website: www.EverestPoker.com
Software: Playtech
Established: 2005
Licensed in: Malta
Minimum Deposit: $5
Bonus: $600 Bonus
Flash Software (No-Download): No
 
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Review
Established in 2005, Everest Poker is a part of Ultra Internet Media S.A. and offers their software in 19 languages attracting a very diverse and international clientele. This, in addition to an international based marketing effort, has made Everest Poker one of the only online poker operators to not have felt the affects of the passage of the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act in the United States.

Everest Poker’s software is of very high quality and its lobby is very simple and easy to navigate. Everest Poker also attracts players from their online casino and sports betting sites looking to change up the action; as such, there is many a wild and wily player to be found trolling about. The mix of members that Everest Poker has attracted is unique and has resulted in extremely loose and crazy action at the medium and high limits.

Everest Poker offers a very useful piece of software for beginners in their Poker Training Room. The Poker Training Room is accessed from the Lobby and helps beginners to become accustomed to the rules of multi-player Texas Hold’em by matching them against Everest Poker’s automated trainers.

Good software, international clientele, great action and an excellent poker tutorial make Everest Poker an extremely profitable destination for skilled players and a good place for beginners to start out.

The Action
Everest Poker hosts over 15,000 players at peak European hours. This coupled with the fact that Everest Poker attracts a broad international client base, means for very good player traffic at all hours. The competition is fairly soft and the site provides sanctuary to a great number of big, fat, juicy and exotic fish.

Most of the action is focused in the low and medium Texas Hold’em games and the viewed –flop percentages at Everest Poker are extremely high. Everest Poker offers a good number of real money poker games from micro-limits of $0.02/$0.04 through high stake games of $50/$100. The buy-in for both limit and no-limit games is ten times the small bet.

Everest Poker has stuck to the basics as regards their poker variations:

• Texas Hold’em
• Omaha
• 7 Card Stud (coming soon)

Tournaments
There is a large selection of tournaments to be found at Everest Poker with buy-ins ranging from $0.10 up to $500. Everest Poker offers two types of tournaments; Sit & Go’s and Multi-Table tournaments. The tournaments are very well populated and the play in the tournaments is similar to that of their ring games; loose, aggressive and not very good.

Everest Poker runs a good number of guaranteed tournaments and plenty of satellites to live events. Of their tournaments, the most popular are the monthly $250,000 guaranteed, the weekly $30,000 guaranteed and the daily $5,000 guaranteed tournaments.

Everest Poker hosts a variety of satellite tournaments for many of the major live international poker tournaments. Seats can also be won to these tournaments through Everest Poker’s regularly running freeroll tournaments.

For The Beginner
Everest Poker is a great place for the beginner to get accustomed with the ins and outs of online poker. Everest Poker’s Poker Tutorial and Training Room functions are truly excellent tools for the beginning player. These functions, along with their slight, yet adequate, selection of literature; “play money” games and free roll tournaments are more than enough to help get the novice player on his feet.

The Poker Tutorial and Training Room functions are accessed by clicking the Help button on the bottom left hand corner of the Everest Poker Lobby screen. The Poker Tutorial is an interactive tutorial that takes the individual on a virtual tour of everything that the beginning player needs to know before they begin to play. The tutorial begins with an explanation as to how to join a table, follows through a sample hand of Texas Hold’em with three imaginary players and ends with a brief explanation of the various functions present on the Everest Poker Game table. The Training Room pits the player against automated trainers in either Limit, No Limit or Pot Limit Texas Hold’em games allowing them to learn the ropes before throwing themselves into the mix with experienced players.

The poker literature offered on Everest Poker is a bit on the light side. You’ll find brief descriptions of a number of different poker games and introductory articles covering odds, strategy and terminology.

While the play is known to be loose on Everest Poker, it is important for the beginner to know that this is by no means to be thought of as the rule. There are plenty of world class players to be found playing regularly on Everest Poker and the beginner must be wary of this fact.

Software Graphics and Features
Everest Poker’s software was developed and maintained by Grand Virtual Technology and is known for its stability. The lobby is very simple but easy to navigate and information such as viewed-flop percentage, average pot size and hands played per hour is properly organized. The list of tables in the lobby is sortable and scrollable making it easy for you to find the correct limit and table size. The “seat finder” function is an excellent feature that enables you to find an empty seat without having to find a full table and join a waiting list.

The table graphics are basic yet clean; the 3D avatars are nice and the cards look good and are easily read.

• 19 language support
• Smooth play
• 4 card colors
• Card and chip animations
• Multiple Avatar options
• Supports 8 table simultaneous play
• Adjustable observer viewpoint
• Player notes
• Hand history and statistics

Bonuses
Everest Poker offers a great sign-up bonus for new players giving each and every player, regardless of their deposit, a $600 bonus. The $600 bonus is converted to cash incrementally as you earn Summit Points. For every 16.66 Summit Points earned, Everest Poker will release $1 of the sign-up bonus. Players have 30 days from registration to earn on this bonus.

YOU MUST USE THE BONUS CODE "INDEX" AND SIGN UP VIA OUR LINK IN ORDER TO GET THIS BONUS!

The standard bonus is only $500!

· The code must be entered within 14 days of registration.

· The code INDEX must be entered INSTEAD of the normal Welcome Bonus code: WELCOME. These codes do not stack so only the first entered will be valid.

Promotions
Everest Poker has a very generous loyalty program with players earning one Summit Point for every $1 collected in rake. Players may earn as much as 4.2 Summit Points per hand, which is very good. Regarding tournament play, players earn 8 Summit Points for every $1 expended in tournament fees.

Summit Points can be used to:

• Gain entry into real-money tournaments and “Points for Points” tables and tournaments.
• Purchase an assortment of cool gear from the Summit Points Store.

In addition to Summit Points, Everest Poker offers a number of different promotions including:

Live The Dream- Compete for one of 10 Live The Dream sponsorships worth $100,000. The 10 Live The Dream winners will represent Everest Poker at the biggest live tournaments and at the best cash game tables around the world.
$250,000 Guaranteed Tournament- Play for your share of the $250,000 prize pool the first Sunday of every month.
$100,000 Guaranteed Tournaments- Play every Sunday at 19:00 GMT for your share of the $100,000 prize pool, guaranteeing a $25,000 prize for finishing first.
Shasta Sit & Go Tournaments- Targeting the beginning player, Shasta Sit & Go Tournaments are 10 seat tournaments that offer a total pot of $0.10 without a buy-in.
$2,500 Bankroll Builder Freeroll- Win one of the two daily qualifiers or buy-in directly and play for your share of the $2,500 prize pool up for grabs weekly.
Refer-A-Friend- Get your friends to join Full Tilt Poker and make $50 for each person that signs up and makes their first deposit.
Winner Takes All- At 15 minutes after the hour, every hour, there is a Winner Takes All tournament available on Everest Poker.

Support
While Everest Poker does not offer telephone support, their customer support is impressive for the simple fact that it is offered in so many languages. Live Chat is available between 14:00 GMT and 21:00 GMT, Monday through Friday, in English, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese and, of course, Japanese.

Everest Poker offers email support as well. The email responses have a bit of a generic feel to them but they are offered in 19 different languages. In addition to chat and email support, Everest Poker has a fairly extensive FAQ that answers a variety of different questions covering a number of different topics.
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Score:
7.6
Good
 
Software & Graphics: 8
Game Variety: 6
Bonus & Promotions: 8
Popularity / Traffic: 8
Customer Support: 8

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