Everestpoker.com Scales New Heights
Everestpoker.com uses Grand Virtual software and currently only supports one game, Texas Holdem. Limit, pot limit and no limit varieties are all available but if you want to play other types of poker then everestpoker.com won’t be your best choice. Having said that most people prefer Holdem and they will not be disappointed with what is on offer at everestpoker.com. Everest has grown to be the fourth largest online network and is especially popular in Europe because of its languages policy.
Everest Poker- The Multi-Lingual Poker Room
Everest poker was designed from the outset to be suitable for an international clientbase and provides translations and customer support in over 12 languages.
No USA players.
Grand Virtual Software
The Grand Virtual software is quite smooth although it is by no means the fastest. You can resize tables (there are four different options) and 12 background themes to choose from. Whenever you sit down at a table it rotates so you are always in the middle of the screen at the bottom. A nice touch for the multitablers. The 3D effect is nicely done and does replicate the feeling of sitting at a live table. The chat window can be detached from the main table although I must confess I can’t see the advantage of doing this.
Everest Poker’s $100 Welcome Bonus
To claim this exciting welcome bonus from Everest poker simply download the software and register an account. Make a deposit and as you earn summit points (Everest poker’s version of frequent player points) the bonus gets incrementally transferred to your account.
Everest Poker Summit Points
Poker players can earn upto 3 summit points for each hand of cards they receive at Everest poker’s cash tables. You are awarded 1 Summit Point for each $1 in rake collected by the site. For example, if the rake is $1.75 each player in the hand will receive 1.75 summit points. To reward players that open new tables, the first two players who sit down at an empty cash table receive double summit points for their session at the table.
Tournament players receive 8 Everest summit points for every $1 paid in entry fees.
With every Summit point you earn Everest Poker will transfer $0.07 from your bonus account to your real money account. So you need to accrue approx 1420 summit points to clear the $100 welcome bonus.
Summit points can be used to buy into special STTs and MTTs. These have varying prizes including more summit points, cash and entries into bigger tournaments.
Everest Poker Freerolls
Everest poker gets an above average rating for its freerolls which come in several flavours.
Several times each day there are $50 freerolls that require 25 summit points to enter. They attract over 500 entries so are not great value.
Then there are Bronze Token freerolls. These also have a 25 summit point entry fee but the prize winners are awarded an Everest Bronze Token. These have a value of $11 and can be used to buy-in to further tournaments.
Three or four times a day there are $500 freerolls. However, these pay out in bonus dollars. You have to earn Everest summit points to convert them into actual cash. I don’t like them because you have to jump through “two hoops” to get paid. Win the freeroll and then beat the cash game.
Everest Poker’s freeroll Sit and Go’s are the star attraction. For players who want to play for real cash without depositing they are one of the best options.
Everest Poker Tournaments
Everest’s multitable turnaments are mostly low and medium level buyins. Their client base is mostly recreational players and small tournaments suit these poor players down to the ground. The rake structure is pretty standard. The chip and a chair competition is a $1 freeze out which is completely rake-free.
Banking and Finance
All the normal options you would expect from a major site. Credit cards, Neteller, Click 2 Pay, Moneybookers, Firepay, Paysafe card are all supported.
I give Everest a rating of B++. with good freerolls and fishy $5 games it is an excellent room to start playing in. The software gives players a lot of time to make their decisions so the games tend to be quite slow.