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Posted at 03/27/2005 07:55:52 PM in Website Reviews by The Greedy Gecko., along with, is one of my preferred sites on which to play. Ulimate Bet offers a full range of games, limits, and opponents enabling you to get the action you want at any time you want. This was the first site on which I dabbled with internet poker, and while I have tried many, I continue to frequent UltimateBet (UB). The look and feel of playing on UB is realistic, providing one of the more authentic game experiences you will find online.

Rake UB offers extremely low rakes on their card games. Rakes range from 0 up to a maximum of 5% of the pot, with no rake taken should the hand ends before the flop (i.e. no flop – no drop).

Quantity of Opponents At any hour, you can find in excess of ~6k players, with upwards of +12k during peak hours. Consequently, you will be able to play the type of game and limit you want at virtually any time. While the population is primarily centralized around Hold’em, there is always activity at all the games offered.

Quality of Opponents Historically, UB has had the reputation of being a tighter site with more skilled opponents. While the play is not as wild as, the opponents are mediocre at best. Playing lower limit Hold’em tables, players seeing the flop will generally range ~35%-45%. There is much action to be had, especially if you intend to be a multi-table player. In tournament play (through the $100 buy-in level), opponents are no better than average. I would not allow the reputation to dissuade you from playing on this site, because I feel that the pond remains full of fish.

Games/Limits Offered UB offers Hold'Em, Omaha, Omaha-8, Seven Card Stud, Stud-8, Crazy Pineapple, Crazy Pineapple-8 and Triple Draw Lowball (A-5 and 2-7). Games are offered in the Limit, Pot Limit, and No Limit format. UB is geared towards all limit players, offering low stakes games as beginning at $ .01/.02 through high stakes games like $80/160, which are some of the biggest games on the net.

Multi-Tabling UB is very multi-table friendly, allowing you to play up to 3 tables at any given time. The site offers a Mini-View format that enables you to fit all three tables on a small portion of your screen.

Customer Support Prompt email attention is given to all questions. I have had only positive experience with UB’s customer support team.

Bonus The initial deposit promotion is constantly changing, but the site typically offers bonus dollars which you earn as you play real money games. The rate at which the bonus dollars are earned is one fastest on the net. Additionally, you will be earning UltimatePoints as you play, which can be redeemed for merchandise or entries into real money tournament events. When you run out of your initial deposit bonus, additional bonuses are offered regularly for cash redeposits.

Cashing Out Deposit and withdrawal options include VISA, MasterCard, Neteller (including InstaCash), FirePay, Citadel, SFPay, Solo, Western Union, wire transfer, money order, cashier's/certified check and company/personal check. I have successfully used Neteller to make numerous withdrawals without experiencing a single problem. Transactions are typically processed within 2 days.

Tournaments Multi-Table Tournaments (beginning at 15 minute intervals) and One-Table Sit-N-Go Tournaments (ongoing throughout the day) are offered on UB. This schedule gives you the opportunity to play as many tournaments as you can handle. Buy-in prices to these tournaments are from $1 through $500.

Ultimate Buddy A convenient way to find your friends, or your favorite fish, Ultimate Buddy is a program that shows you were flagged players are currently playing.

Conclusion As an overall package, is probably my favorite online site. I would highly recommend this site to all players. Click any of the of the links on this site and begin enjoying the profitable world of online poker today!

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