Winner Poker Review
If you are looking for an absolutely awesome online poker experience, look no farther than PKR Poker's poker room. There is simply no online poker room available that will immerse you into the game in the way that PKR does. What makes PKR so special is not the variety of games, in fact, the variety of games is very limited, they only offer Texas hold em and Omaha. However, PKR sets itself apart from the rest with its three dimensional environment. When you start a new account with PKR, the first thing you do is create an avatar. This can be a similar likeness to yourself, using all of the various facial and body modifiers to create a likeness that looks very similar to you, or a completely imaginative character. The choice is up to you. Once you have your avatar ready, you are all set to find out what makes PKR's online poker room so special. Read more about PKR bonuses and promotions at our dedicated bonus page (you can get up to $800 bonus).
Sit down at any table and you will suddenly find yourself immersed in a realistic poker environment surrounded by other three dimensional avatars. The game feels very much like a live poker game, especially when you are using the first person view. In the first person view, you find yourself gazing out through your avatar's eyes at the table of players and a dealer. You can look in all directions by dragging the mouse across the screen.
In addition to the interface making the game feel so realistic, you actually have to pick up your hole cards to look at them. In other words, you are not looking at your hole cards the entire time as you are with most other online poker rooms, but rather you must interact with the game to peak at your hole cards. And the whole table can see when you do. This adds an element to the game that is much like live poker. You can often get a read on a player when they check their hole cards to see if they just made a straight, or to double check what suit they are holding to see if they made the flush that is possible on the board. This is an additional tell that you would otherwise have to make do without when playing poker online.
There are also a number of emotional sounds you can use to try to fake out your opponents. Of course, people are often watching for this, so you have to get a little tricky about it if you intend to be effective when using these. The sounds are useful in some ways as well though. You can have them set up to simply say, "nice hand" or "thank you," negating the need to have to type such simple comments into the chat box.
Overall PKR earns a rating of 4.5 stars. The only reason it does not receive 5 stars is because of the limitations on the types of games available, and the fact that they do not accept deposits from players who live in the US. If you live in the US downloading the software is not a complete waste, you may still play the free tables as much as you like, they just won't allow you to make a deposit.