For many players poker is a leisure activity, rather then a profession. Many players enjoy playing small stakes games and tournaments. However most poker sites at current are designed to push players into higher and higher games with the lure of greater VIP rewards and loyalty bonuses. Cool Hand Poker has set out to buck that trend.
They have set up their room to cater to the social player base. It starts with an extensive poker school designed to get beginners up to speed, the poker school of course is entirely optional, and available at any time to review on their website. Cool Hand Poker offers what seems like a modest deposit bonus, but they back it up with ongoing rewards to its loyal player base regardless of how high that player decides to play in stakes.
Part of the Microgaming network, Cool Hand Poker is a site that the social player will love with the wide range of membership benefits including prize giveaways, bad beat jackpots and ease of accumulating player points.
Bonus terms and conditions
Cool Hand Poker offers a 100% up to $350 first deposit bonus. The bonus is released incrementally with $10 released for each 100 raked hands of 25 cents or more that a player is dealt. This is a fairly easy bonus to clear and players have 60 days to clear as much of it as they can.
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Limits & Rake
Cool Hand Poker prides itself on their ability to maximise player's table time. They do this by ensuring that they spread plenty of micro and small stakes action. Action starts at $0.02/$0.04 NL and ranges up to $25/$50, although the action tops out around $5/$10 NL.
Cool Hand Poker operates a pretty standard variable rake structure which sets the rake at 5% of the pot size, and capped at a max of $3.00 depending on stakes.
Player traffic is excellent at the micro and small stakes levels. As previously mentioned the highest game that gets up with regularity is $5/$10 NL and this is in large part due to the fact that the site targets social players, rather than high stakes players. Targeting the social player base means the vast majority of traffic on Cool Hand Poker is focussed on micro stakes No Limit Hold'em, however the site gets reasonable traffic on their Omaha tables, which are increasing in popularity. They do spread Stud and Draw tables but these games mostly only get up at peak European times, which aren’t ideal for most Australian players.
Cool Hand Poker’s client is operated by the Microgaming Network. The software offers some excellent options to mutli-table players including the ability to customise to 4 different table sizes and automatically cascading or tiling all selected tables.
Overall the software is arguably one of the best poker clients in the industry. Players can fully customise table colours, table sizes and seating preferences, so that they automatically assume a regular seat on a table. Players can also upload their own choice of avatar which is something that is available on very few poker networks. A full range of filter options allow players to find the game they are looking for quickly and easily.
If you're sick of playing on sites with tilt-inducing, buggy software then why not check out Cool Hand Poker for something different.
The customer relations team at Cool Hand Poker is excellent. Knowledgable staff are available at all times to provide efficient and competent answers to your questions via live chat. Alternatively players can utilise email to contact customer support for less urgent problems. Either way players can be assured that their issues are taken seriously and will be dealt with by a well trained customer support member in prompt fashion.
The Cool Hand Poker leaderboard rewards regular play with $5000 worth of weekly and monthly prizes. Players are rewarded with great prizes including MP3 players, music vouchers, laptops and online shopping vouchers.