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32Red Poker is a decent enough online poker site, but we couldn't find anything about it that really excited or interested us. It does everything you would expect and does it satisfactorily, but doesn't go above and beyond the call of duty at any point. It's one of the smaller online poker rooms around, but still offers some big tournaments monthly and quarterly and manages to maintain a good enough number of players so that you won't be stuck for a game.
The 32Red Poker client is pretty run of the mill, but in no way bad. It works smoothly, has sharp graphics and lets you play at up to 12 tables at once so we can't fault it. There is also a browser based version that will allow you to play through any web browser that supports Flash, which means Mac and Linux users can get involved. Aside from the client, the web site is neatly designed despite a few glitches here and there, but there is a distinct lack of any support to help you get to know how the site is run. However, there is a well written guide on how to play each type of poker on offer.
As we have already mentioned, 32Red Poker offers some pretty high prize tournaments, albeit not quite as regularly as some of its competitors. The quarterly £500,000 guaranteed prize tournament is the one that attracts most attention, but the monthly £200,000 guaranteed prize one isn't to be sniffed at either. One of the novelty features 32Red Poker offers is the option of joining an anonymous table where no one knows who you are and you don't know who anyone else is. While it's mostly just for fun this can be a useful feature if you have built up some kind of reputation on the site you want to hide from!
One aspect that lets 32Red Poker down is the quality of its rewards program. Like most sites you build up frequent player points, known as redbacks here, based on the rake taken from hands you play in. So far so good, but unlike many other sites 32Red Poker doesn't allow you to trade these points for cashback or goods from an online store; it seems it's only possible to use them to enter tournaments. Furthermore there are no VIP levels to gain and these usually give you the opportunity to build your points up faster. The one slightly redeeming feature is that there is a points leaderboard with £32,000 split between all the players on it each month.
32Red Poker could try harder when it comes to providing a rewarding experience for their players. We get the feeling they are doing the bare minimum to appear as a decent online poker room without doing anything to go that extra 10%. However, signing up doesn't cost a penny so try it out yourself and see if you agree.
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