PKR Review

Launched in 2006, PKR offers a 3D poker experience. There are many different environments to chose among and you can watch the game from various camera angles. Build your own avatar and let it show different emotions as you play. You can use things such as body language and chip tricks to make the experience more realistic. PKR does not offer browser play, but the poker client is available for both PC and Mac.

PKR has gambling licenses from the United Kingdom and from Alderney.

Welcome bonus

You will get a 100% match bonus on your first deposit up to $800, which is comparatively high. You need to deposit at least $10 to get any bonus.

In addition to the match bonus, new members get four tickets to PRK’s Premium Freerolls (including one ticket to a $1 000 Premium Freeroll) plus 1,500 PKR points.

Your match bonus will appear in your account once you have gathered enough PKR points by playing for real money. 225 PKR points will release $1 of you welcome bonus, but PKR does not give you your bonus until you have earned enough points to release the entire bonus. You have 60 days to release your bonus.

Software

PKR uses proprietary software and offers a very special 3D experience that is more similar to a modern video game than to a traditional poker room online.

There are many different environments to chose from, including Las Vegas, Atlantis, cruising ship and tropical paradise island. You compose your own avatar and can display emotions, gesticulate, etc during the game. You are also in control of the camera angle and can chose between birds-eye view, first person, etc.

Because of all this, the PKR poker client is heavy. You should have at least 1 GB free disc space on your computer before you start downloading this client, and a broadband connection or similar is definitely recommended if you want to play at PKR.

Poker clients are available for both PC and Mac. Browser play is not offered.

Game selection

There are only three poker variants available at PKR:

  • Texas Hold’em

  • Omaha

  • Omaha 8

Texas Hold’em is available as limit, pot-limit och no-limit, while Omaha is offered as limit and pot-limit only.

The most expensive cash game tables are $25/$50.

Five side games are available for real money play and play money play: Deal or No Deal, Caribbean Stud Poker, Mini Casino Hold’em, Mini Blackjack and Mini Roulette.

Tournaments

PKR have many different tournaments to chose among, including multi table tournaments and Sit & Go tournaments.

Examples of what you can find at PKR:

  • The Masters $100 000 GTD. Buy-in is $270 and there are plenty of satellites. The final is broadcast on pkr.tv.

  • Sit & Go:s with 2, 6 or 10 players per table. Special Sit & Go variants such as Turbo, Double Thru’s, Winner Takes All, Phase, and Terminator (bounty) are available in addition to standard Sit & Go:s.

  • Multi table tournaments from $1 buy-in.

  • Multi table tournaments where the players do not start out with equally sized stacks.

  • 11 free rolls per day.

  • Satellites to major tours like the World Series of Poker (WSOP) i Las Vegas, Asian Poker Tour (APT) and PKR’s own live event in the UK.

Support

The PKR support is open 24/7 and can be reached via e-mail and live chat. There is no phone support. The e-mail address is support@pkr.com.