User's Guide to Pacific Poker
Poker ranks #2nd among Alexa's most visited poker sites!
Below you will find everything you
need to know about Pacific
Poker. The information available here
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up-to-date coverage of this fine,
Mac-friendly poker room.
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Poker was launched in 2002.
Traffic Ranking: Pacific
Poker ranks #5 on PokerPulse's
recent Top 10 list.
Poker ranks 2nd among Alexa's
list of most visited poker sites.
Game Volume: 2,500-7,000 online
Poker offers a no-download
Java applet that enables Mac users
play for fun or for real money,
and enjoy the
Pacific Poker experience to the
Poker is run by the same company
Casino-on-Net, AKA 888.com, the world's most
popular online casino.
Available Games: Texas Hold'em is,
by far, the most popular poker variant
Poker (and elsewhere) with traffic
share of more than 85%. Other games:
Omaha Hi, Omaha H/L, 7-stud, and 7-studH/L.
Minimum limits for real money
games are 0.05$/0.10$ to a maximum
of 50$/100$. Pacific Poker offers
pot-limit and no- limit games.
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Poker is owned by the same company
that runs Casino-on-Net, AKA 888.com , undoubtedly the largest and
most popular online casino. Since
its launch in 1997, over 10 million
registered members have experienced
Casino-on-Net's online gambling action.
Poker are operated by Cassava Enterprises Ltd., a registered company incorporated
and located in Gibraltar.
operates under a license granted by
the Government of
Gibraltar under the provisions
of the Gambling Ordinance for the
purposes of operating an Internet
Poker have adopted the code of
conduct of the Interactive Gaming Council
Cassava owns Random
Logic, the gaming software developer
of both Casino-on-Net
PacificPoker's proprietary software by
Random Logic is available in 2 versions:
1. 4 MB Downloadable client (Windows
2. Fully featured Java
Pacific Poker & Macintosh
The late addition of the fully-featured
platform enabled Pacific
Poker to open its gates to Mac
users, as stated on the site: "Pacific
Poker is now pleased to make our
exciting Poker Room gaming software
available to our Members running Mac
applet runs well on Mac
computers, and more and more Mac users
Poker's minimum Macintosh system
requirements: CPU:400 MHz PowerPC
G4 Operation System:OS X RAM:128MB
or Higher Browser:Microsoft. Internet
Explorer 5.2 for Mac OS X or Apple.
Safari 1.0 for Mac OS X Get
Playing at Pacific
Poker from a Mac computer
Like all the other
online poker rooms, Pacific
Poker applies a commission charge
or Rake to each Poker game's
Poker's Rake is industry standard.
An additional 50 cent Rake is taken
for every additional dollar between
consecutive pot sizes.
Pot-Limit and No-limit
Like all other
top poker rooms, Pacific
Poker has a "No Flop - No Drop"
rake policy, in which the house rakes
the pot only in games that reach the
Flop (The second round of betting
in Texas Hold'em and Omaha.)
Fishing in the Pacific
Poker is known to attract many
beginner poker players.
The constant flow of loose and inexperienced
players is attributed mainly to
Pacific Poker's sister site, Casino-on-Net.
Constant traffic of clueless casino
gamblers with very limited knowledge
of poker has made Pacific
Poker a joint where you can win
money relatively easily.
The main indicator of this phenomenon,
Pacific Poker's traditionally
high flop percentage.
The flop percentage represents a crucial
factor - how many players among the
room's players put their money and
bet on the Flop - the second round
Good poker players always maintain
a low flop percentage (around 20%),
paying to see the flop only when they
have really good cards.
Loose and inexperienced poker players
who bet much more than they should
are responsible for
Pacific Poker's reputation as a
room with soft games of extraordinarily
high flop percentage (up to 80%)
Naturally, the sky-high flop percentage
has lured many solid players who flocked
Pacific Poker to fish the bad
players and, surprise surprise, eventually
lowered the flop percentage. Nevertheless,
the flop percentage at
Pacific Poker is still very high.
flop percentage tables at Pacific
If you know your game, go fishing
Poker, but don't forget
for a second that there are many wild
sharks in the ocean.
Tournaments or tourneys are played
by a group of players, all paying
a fixed buy-in and fee to a pool.
This pool is used to pay the winner/s.
All participants receive the same
number of chips and play until their
last chip. The winner is the player
who finishes the tourney with all
the participants' chips in her/his
Poker tournaments attract thousands
of players every day. Usually, there
are more players at the tournament
tables than the regular (ring) tables.
If you're new to online poker, tourneys
are a wonderful way to start - unlike
ring games, the risk in tournament
play is limited to the initial sign-up
Poker offers several types of
Sit & Go
Sit & Go Tournaments take place
on a single table and have a maximum
of 10 players. Game begins as soon
as all players are seated and continues
until the one winning player remains.
Prizes are usually also awarded to
the runners up.
Multi Table Tournaments
in Multi-Table Tournaments, many
players spread across many tables,
they have set starting times and players
must register in advance in order
to play. The closing time of registration
for each tournament is announced in
Poker Lobby. As play progresses
and players are knocked out, the remaining
players are moved to different tables
in order to balance them. This process
continues until only one player remains.
Heads up games are one-on-one games
played between two Pacific
Poker players. In Pacific
Poker's multi table heads up tournaments
all the player are divided into tables
of two, the winner of each table
to the next table.
In these special Sit and Go tables
the players start with $4000 in chips,
and the blinds start 5 times higher
For the chance to win
the big prizes, Pacific
Poker players can enter the bigger
tournaments through qualifier satellites.
This option enables players to join
high stakes tournaments for just a
A deposit bonus is an extra
cash bonus a player gets the first
time he/she deposits money to his/her
account. The standard First
Deposit Bonus for all players is 25%
of the player's first deposit amount,
up to $100, thus , if the first deposit
is $100, the welcome bonus amount
would be $25.
This deposit bonus is obviously better
The welcome Bonus
will be automatically credited to
the new player's
Bankroll, a minimum
of 20 times the bonus, should be waged
for the opportunity to cash out the
Whenever you play at Pacific
Poker, your Bonus Points accumulate
automatically. Each and every bet
you place earns you more bonus points.
These points can be converted into
cash and added to your Poker Bankroll
every $10 you wager on 'Raked' hands
you will receive 1 Bonus Point. Every
100 Bonus Points may be converted
Poker, like its operator, Casino-on-Net, is known for offering attractive special
events and promotions. Most promotions
are time limited, but their frequency
is as high as their rewards. Most
notably are the Showdown Survivor
Series and the $100,000 Weekly Whopper!.
Refer Madness - Do you
have friends that don't know about
Poker and should? Invite them
and get $50 for making them start
playing. They will get an extra bonus
Poker School - Pacific Poker's
online poker school features good,
multi level, flash-based tutorials,
informative, well written licensed
Big Mistakes Made by Tournament
Novices, Change Your Game as Your Opponents
Change), and one annoying bird. Checking
this poker school is highly recommended
for beginners and experienced players
Are You Talking
to Me Forums - The
new addition of a discussion board
must have something to do with the
success of PokerRoom's Pokah community and forums.
Part of the Players'
Club section, Pacific
Poker's forums are not as active
and lively as the competitor's boards,
but they are a great way to gather
information, mingle, and get to know
the people behind the poker tables.
To ensure that the performance of
its computerized poker dealer is 100%
Poker uses the trusted MD5 RNG,
which provides absolutely random results.
The system has been rigorously tested
by running millions of rounds and
examining the output. Pacific
Poker provides its members with
an online log of their game results.
This information may be reviewed any
time, by pressing the "Game History"
button, and includes the amounts wagered,
game results, as well as all deposit
and cash- out records.
Unlike most online gambling operators
that outsource the credit card processing,
the parent company of Pacific
Poker and 888.com
Global, which provides credit
card processing services for the group's
successful gambling sites.
A transaction provider with millions
of online transactions processed annually,
Global utilizes RSA public/private
key encryption technology to ensure
the secure transfer of sensitive data
over the Net. All credit card details
are stored on a secure server, which
is protected by top- notch firewall