CelebPokerAs you can tell from the name, this relatively young (2004) site’s biggest draw is the ability to potentially play against or with popular celebrities. There’s a poker school with actor Lou Diamond Philips, and a range of popular personalities from Mickey Rooney to footballer Paul Ince frequent this room. However, make no mistake: CelebPoker has much more to offer than just their celebrity connections. This is a popular room that performs well in all of the important categories and one that has slowly crept up our list.
Celebrity action/draw aside, CelebPoker attracts a sizable amount of players to what it describes on its website as the largest selection of poker games online. True to form, CelebPoker does indeed offer a wonderful choice of different games in which to engage but also boasts some nice traffic levels for ring-games as well as tournaments. Part of the Boss Poker network, action is pretty loose here - newcomers consistently visit the site and are drawn by the possibility of playing with ‘the stars’ - so advanced players could potentially clean up at this site. The software package would be fit for Hollywood with its impressive graphics and crisp, and clean feel. Playability isn’t an issue as games run smoothly and options abound.
In addition to their “celeb” feature, CelebPoker also has nice promotions to attract new players. The signup bonus (25% up to $100) isn’t bad and weekly freerolls exclusive to CelebPoker itself - and not the rest of the Boss network - can be pretty lucrative. Celebpoker does not, however, have a loyalty program for its players and we feel this is a pretty big negative especially for such a popular site that wishes to maintain as many players as possible. As far as security goes, it’s really not an issue at all at this site - transactions are smooth and safe and games are well-monitored. Customer support as well, in all of our trials, met or exceeded expectations.
Essentially, if you’re looking for a room that performs more or less as well as the best in the industry but ALSO distinguishes itself with a nice gimmick or unique feature - in this case, some cool opportunities to interact with celebrities - CelebPoker is the perfect spot.