TITAN POKER REVIEW
- Titan Poker
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Deposit Bonus
- 200% up to $2000
- Bonus Code
- Deposit and Withdraw Methods
Titan Poker is one of the youngest poker rooms in the industry, having only come onto the scene in the second half of 2005. It's founders are no strangers to online poker, however, as they had previously operated Noble Poker, which was purchased by Empire Poker. Now as part of the ever expanding iPoker network, Titan Poker traffic is steadily growing. They get over 20,000 players at peak times and players that are familiar with other sites on the iPoker network such as Winner Poker and Poker770 will already be accustomed to it.
Titan Poker - Game Types:
At Titan Poker most of action is spread over the Texas Hold'em and Omaha (high and high/low) tables. They do offer 5 Card and 7 Card Stud as well but that action is very limited at stakes above $0.50/$1.00. Titan Poker is now one of the larger poker rooms with 20,000 plus players at peak times, so there is plenty of action at the Hold'em tables. You can get your Omaha and Omaha H/L fix, too, but only if you play Pot-Limit. Fixed Limit Omaha is pretty much non-existent. Much of the play in the Hold'em games is at short handed 6-max tables, as well, lower stakes full ring games.
Sit-and-Go tournaments are plentiful, as is the case with pretty much any poker room these days. They aren't the greatest for the tight player, though, as blinds tend to escalate fairly quickly (the 2,000 starting chip stack is deceiving). It's not that the time for each level is too short (8 minutes), but the blinds take large jumps every level. Titan Poker has added "extended" tournaments, which have 12 minute levels, so those will work better for some people.
Titan Poker's Multi-Table Tournaments are all over the place. Low stakes, high stakes, bonus point freerolls, re-buy, freezeout - everything is there. A really nice selection.
They offer 'Beginners Tables' for all their games, Holdem, Omaha (high and High Low) 5 Card and 7 Card Stud with the stakes as low as $0.01/$0.02. These games are extremely popular and you may have to wait for a seat at any time of day.
You can also find plenty of Heads Up action with stakes from $0.25/$0.50 up to $25/$50. All their games are available in this format as well.
Titan Poker - Software and Features:
The tables at Titan Poker are very attractive and run extremely fast. They offer short handed 6 seat tables which are very popular and their full table is 10 seats. The cards are big and bold, making them easy to see if you are playing multiple tables (4 max). In fact, all of the colors at the table are vivid, from the chips to the cards to the player avatars.
Speaking of avatars, Titan Poker has stock pictures that players can use to represent themselves at the table, but they have to be some of the stupidest looking avatars in the industry. While the look isn't as "cartoonish" as Full Tilt, the avatars are definitely silly looking. Fortunately, they aren't really a distraction and can be turned off.
As mentioned above, the game play is fast and smooth, although like many online poker room software clients, it can get a little bogged down when playing multiple tables. Overall, though, it is a very pleasant game experience and it is easy to follow the action. The sound effects are distinct and loud, also contributing to the solid poker atmosphere.
A very handy feature is the mini table option. You can shrink the table to 1/4 size which is nice if you are multi tabling or multi tasking while playing.
The lobby at Titan Poker is very clear and easy to navigate through. For ring games, all the necessary information is displayed - game type, stakes, average pot size, players/flop, hands/hour, players per table and players waiting. You can sort each column and there are filters to separate each main game category such as Fixed-Limit, No-Limit, Pot-Limit. Similarly, it is easy to sort through the Sit-and-Go tournament and Multi-Table tournaments listing to find open tables for the game you want.
The note-taking feature is excellent at Titan Poker. While you can't write as much as you want about a player, there is plenty of room. The note window displays when you created the note and when it was last updated, which helps you know if your notes are still applicable on a player. Additionally, when the note window is open, it lists all the players on which you have notes, so you can flip through them, as well. You can even make your own custom notes, not specific to any player, if you just want to remember something.
The chat feature works well too and can be detached from the table window if you want it on the screen, yet out of the way. Titan Poker has a good hand history feature built in that give you all the important action stats and money wagered as well. This is of course very useful for the more serious poker players. While it is not quite Poker Tracker, it provides the essentials for some play analysis.
Titan Poker typically offers a first deposit bonus of 25% up to $100, with reload bonuses every so often, particularly if you haven't played there in a while.
Titan Poker - Behind the Scenes:
Titan Poker offers e-mail customer support as well as live online chat and a toll free phone number. E-mail queries are generally answered quickly and accurately.
Titan Poker uses 128-bit encryption, and, according to the company, "a range of other measures we can't disclose." Titan Poker considers security its number one priority. Customer information is never sold and is only used for operational, accounting, and security purposes.
The Cashier functions are easily accessible from the main lobby with a single click of a button. While the Cashier opens in the main lobby window, any functions you access from within the Cashier (deposit, withdraw, etc.) open in a new window.