Ultimate Bet is one of the bigger poker rooms on the internet, and was one of the first sites to be able to advertise the ability to sit down and "Play with the Pros". Ultimate Bet is endorsed by "The James Bond of Poker" as Mike Sexton reguarly calls him, David "Devilfish" Ulliott. Team Ultimate Bet also boasts Howard Lederer's sister Annie Duke, Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari and of course the ultimate bad boy of poker, Phil Hellmuth, who can regularly be found playing the high limit triple draw games at UB, yelling and swearing at his opponents over and over.
Ultimate Bet runs some fantastic promotions, has a large variety of games including Royal Hold'Em, some excellent tournaments, a visually different and appealing type of software, and is overall an excellent site definetely worth playing at.
Ultimate Bet Software: Ultimate Bet have a very unique look, as they have went for the "realistic" view of a poker table, and the cards are shown as if you were holding them up to your face. The software is very easy to use, the cards are crisp and clear, and there is even a mini-view, to make it easier to multi-table, or if you're a Commodore 64 kind of guy. The software is also highly customizable, allowing you the option of four colour deck, change the backgrounds, turn off any of the sounds as well as various other settings so you can model the table and software to your needs. The lobby is easy to navigate and laid out well.
Ultimate Bet Traffic: GMT Peak Time: 8000. EST Peak Time: 18,000. There is always a wide array of games to play in the North American evenings, at any level.
Ultimate Bet Game Variety: Ultimate Bet offer some exclusive and rare games, including Royal Hold'Em, which is Texas Hold'Em, except only Tens through Aces are in the deck. This game attracts fish like you wouldn't believe, and is incredibly profitable if you know what you are doing. Ultimate Bet also offer 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball, Pineapple, and the standard Hold'Em, Omaha and Stud games, with limit, no limit and pot limit options, as well as Hi/Lo for both Omaha and Stud.
Ultimate Bet Fish Factor: At low limits the games tend to be tight, and at high limits they tend to be loose and aggressive. Ultimate Bet isn't anywhere near the fishiest site on the internet, but with good table selection, Hold'Em, Stud & Omaha can offer some easy games. Also, games like Pineapple and 2-7 Triple Draw are very soft, due to the amount of "curious" players. Royal Hold'Em earns Ultimate Bet an extra as it attracts an unbelievable amount of fish, even after being around for almost a year.
Ultimate Bet Bonuses: Ultimate Bet currently offer a 100% to $500 deposit bonus, as well as entry into a freeroll. For every 10 Ultimate Points earned, you gain $1. They changed their rake/points structure in August 2005 however to make Ultimate Points harder to collect. The bonus is good for $2/$4 and above, but is a lot tougher to clear at lower limits. Ultimate Bet offer frequent reloads, sometimes on a weekly basis.
Ultimate Bet Freerolls: Ultimate Bet offer approximately 10 freerolls per day, although they are usually either for $500 in bonus dollars, or for satellites into other tournaments.
Ultimate Bet VIP Club / Loyalty Rewards: By signing up at Ultimate Bet, you become a member of "The Ultimate Players Club". Earn points by playing poker here, both for amount of hands played and amount of time played, in both tournaments and cash games, as well as via surveys and other methods. You can use these points to enter tournaments, or use in their store where they have clothing, books, chipset and even a Harley Davidson and $10,000 cash!rn 50 Full Tilt points for 30 consecutive days, you gained entry to a special freeroll.
Ultimate Bet Support: Support is on the average side. Responses have sometimes been slow, and not the response I was looking for, but support staff are friendly, and always trying to help. They provide e-mail support only.
Ultimate Bet Deposit/Withdrawal Options: Neteller, Visa, Mastercard, Firepay, Citadel, Visa Electron, Delta, Moneybookers