Gamesgrid, well known on the internet with their excellent Backgammon software, decided to enter the online poker world in 2005. Things started off well, launching with both Windows and Apple clients, a great frequent player program(VFP) and one of the most incredible bonuses available; 1000% up to $5,000.
Gamesgrid have a very small poker base, however offer a large variety of interesting features including games not found elsewhere, lots of guaranteed tournaments and also will run on a Mac.
Gamesgrid Software: Gamesgrids software is an acquired taste. It's different from the usual, and is either a "love it" or "hate it" type of layout. Unfortunately, I am of the latter. It isn't very customizable, as you can't choose a four colour deck or change any of the options on the screen. It's obvious they were going for the plain but simple look, however it comes across tacky and old-fashioned.
Gamesgrid Traffic: GMT Peak Time: 100 EST Peak Time: 200.
Gamesgrid Game Variety: Gamesgrid offer a Dealers Choice game, which no other site offers. They also offer Hold'Em, Omaha and Stud with the usual limit/No Limit/Pot Limit and Hi/Lo Variants. Also available is Razz, and 2/7 Triple Draw Lowball, as well as Kansas City Lowball.
Gamesgrid Fish Factor: The Holdem games are tight, however Dealers Choice and other non-regular games attract a good amount of fish.
Gamesgrid Bonuses: Gamesgrid's signup bonus is 200% up to $400, $1 for every 5 Frequent Player Points. If the games here were nice and loose this would be a solid bonus, unfortunately with the little game selection and tightness, it makes it tougher to clear unless you're playing higher limits.
Gamesgrid Freerolls: N/A
Gamesgrid VIP Club / Loyalty Rewards: Play 10 hours or more in a week and you're eligible for a freeroll with a $500+ prize pool.
Gamesgrid Support: Gamesgrid offer e-mail support, and response time is usually within the hour. No problems to report with their staff.
Gamesgrid Deposit/Withdrawal Options: Firepay, Neteller, Visa, epassporte, instacash, Cheque / Check. Neteller withdrawals hit your account within 24 hours.