Overall ReviewPokerHost has been around for quite a while beginning on the old Dobrasoft network, then moving to MicroGaming, then the Cake Network in 2009 and finally they just moved to the Merge Network March 8th 2010. Although the recent move to the Merge Network has reduced player volume a bit, it is predicted that this will only be short term due to all the new promotions. There current traffic stats are showing around 4,000 players at peak hours in May 2012.
Poker Host offers all variations and stakes of poker including Texas Holdem, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, Seven Card Stud and Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo in all versions, Razz, Five Card Draw, Five Card Stud, 2-7 Triple Draw, Badugi, H.O.R.S.E and other mixed games. The stakes that Pokerhost.com offers range from ¢.01/¢.02 up to $50/$100. Being on the Merge Network, Poker Hosts' player base consists of many loose passive players. They are one of the only U.S. poker rooms showing an average flop percentage of nearly 40% at every table, meaning tons of "calling stations".
Pokerhost.coms promotions consist of the 150% to $750 deposit match bonus, a Royal Flush bonus where you get 100 times the big blind just for getting a royal flush, a bad beat jackpot where you get 35% of the current jackpot for loosing with 4 7's or better "at the time of writing the bad beat jackpot was worth $72,622.33" and of course a V.I.P. point program. As you play raked hands or pay tournament fees you will earn V.I.P. points which can be redeemed for merchandise, tournament buy-ins or even cash. Poker Host also runs many other promotions that change monthly, you can check for there current promotions on there home page HERE.
As far as software, Poker Host now uses the Merge Gaming software which offers a very clean and informative lobby that is easy to navigate. The software is also very fast and stable, offering 80+ hands per hour on average. Other than that, there are no real ground breaking features but I'll take speed of play and stability over the flashy nonsense that some software offers any day.
Overall Poker Host offers great play and support for any player at any level and is getting better every day due to there quick response to player feed back.
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|Deposit options, not available in the U.S. Neteller, Moneybookers, PaySafeCard.|
|The minimum withdrawal by check is $100 and delivery time is within 15 buisness days.|
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|Withdrawal options, not available in the U.S. Neteller, Moneybookers, PaySafeCard.|
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