Backed by the reputable ChristChurch Casinos, the Kiwi team, popular in the bingo and casino world already, launched their Kiwi Poker room in December 2005, hosting it on the IPoker Network. They are currently running an excellent promotion with the chance to win an all-paid vacation to New Zealand where you get to play in the New Zealand Poker Championships, as well as some fun bonuses including a $25 "Funniest Nickname of the Week" Bonus.
Kiwi Poker Software: Although the website promises both 2D and 3D graphics, 2D is currently only available. The software runs very smooth and fast, however it is not very customizable, with no option to turn on or off avatars, or change to four colour decks. The lobby is easy to navigate, and there is a buddy list feature.
Kiwi Poker Traffic: GMT Peak Time: 2000. EST Peak Time: 2000. This site is for Texas Hold'Em only; the Omaha games are a ghost town.
Kiwi Poker Game Variety: Games offered are Texas Hold'Em, Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo, although the latter two are usually almost empty. They also offer various promotional SNGs, with a chance to win some big cash prizes.
Kiwi Poker Fish Factor: Not as fishy as some sites, but generally just weak, passive players make this an easy site to make a buck at.
Kiwi Poker Bonuses: 100% to $500 signup bonus offered, and 50% to $200 on all reloads, which you should only attempt to clear at $2/$4 and above. Clearing requirements depend on how much is raked in the pot, and the higher limits you play, the easier it becomes to clear. Also a $25 Funniest Nickname bonus, and a Bad Beat Bonus.
Kiwi Poker Freerolls: $100 Welcome Freeroll.
Kiwi Poker VIP Club / Loyalty Rewards: N/A
Kiwi Poker Support: Kiwi Poker offer live telephone support and e-mail support. Their employees are very knowledgeable, and demonstrate a fast response time.
Kiwi Poker Deposit/Withdrawal Options: Neteller, Instacash, Moneybookers, Firepay, Wire Transfer, Instadebit, ewallet Xpress, Citadel, Bank Draft,ECO, PaySafe Card, UseMyBank, CLICK2PAY, myCitadel, Central Coin.