Ultimate Bet review


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Another online game room, called Ultimate Bet, is home to players like Annie Duke, Phil Hellmuth, Dave Ulliot and Antonio Esfandiaria. The poker room offers an incredible sign up bonus with a nice loyalty system. There are a number of tournaments and qualifiers, not to mention the great promotions.

The softness of the competition can be a bit tight, more for the medium to high stakes games, but the higher number of players in the big stakes games more than makes up for it.

We are very impressed with the improvements the team at Ultimate Bet made in the software allowing them to get back into action with the bigger competition. As is the norm for most of these sites, the majority of the traffic goes to the Texas Hold’em games, which really isn’t an issue for most poker players.

Overall, Ultimate Bet offers everything you could need if you are looking for some good action, even at the higher stakes games, along with a generous sign up bonus.

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Software & Graphics

The poker software used by Ultimate Bet has its own design and is very stable. The servers are able to manage the load, even when some big tournaments are taking place. There is support for player notes, impressive statistics functions that offer detailed information about your games, and you are even able to keep a close eye on some of your friends and favourite players with a buddy system.

There are resizable tables, which you can shrink or enlarge freely to meet your personal preferences, within reasonable bounds. This is a very nice feature that has been added into online poker rooms which is much appreciated by serious poker players. And, if you like playing more than one table at a time, the mini-table view lets you keep a close eye on all your games.

It is important to note too that Ultimate Bet is offered as a poker client for Windows PC only at this time. If you are a Linux or Mac user, you will need to get PC emulator software to be able to play using Ultimate Bet software.

Game Variety

They have an excellent selection of games at Ultimate Bet, including Texas Hold’em, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo, Omaha High and Omaha Hi/Lo. They also have a selection of some of the less popular poker variations such as Razz (Seven Card Stud Low), Pineapple and Triple Draw Lowball (2-7 and A-5).

Thanks to the inclusion of the $50,000 HORSE event in WSOP in 2006, there has been an increase in popularity of mixed games in both the live and online poker worlds. There are HORSE games featured at Ultimate Bet, along with a couple of mixed up versions – HOSE and HO.

Most games are available to be played with no-limit or pot-limit formats, and for those who truly crave action, they even have heads-up cash tables for Omaha, Texas Hold’em and 7-Card Stud.


Ultimate Bet is definitely one of the largest of the poker rooms online, with up to 25,000 people playing during peak hours. Normally, about 40% of the players are in ring games, while the rest are playing in tournaments. And, as with most sites, a lot of the traffic is focused on Texas Hold’em.

Since Ultimate Bet is a United States friendly site, the peak hours for traffic tends to be around 8 PM (PT). During low traffic times, there is a noticeable dip in traffic, but that is how it normally is with online poker sites.

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Soft Competition

The competition would be considered around average at Ultimate Bet, with close to 40% of the players in low stakes games viewing the flop. For the mid stakes games, this can drop down to around 35%. If you are looking for softer play, you will have many different rooms to choose from. This isn’t to say that you aren’t going to be finding any fish here. It will just be a bit tighter than you might find at sites like Titan Poker and Full Tilt Poker.

Promotions and Bonus Information

The promotions offered through Ultimate Bet are very generous, with a hefty $1100 sign up bonus (Bonus code: pbubbonus). With a 111% sign up bonus, that means you only need to deposit $991 to be eligible for the maximum bonus. You will obviously receive the bonus no matter what size of deposit though.

There is also an incredible refer-a-friend bonus, earning you up to $100 for each friend you invite that signs up and deposits. And, there are many recurring reload bonuses offered throughout the year, usually around the 20% up to $100 match mark.

Ultimate Bet also offers a loyalty program that entices you to stay. Your player points account is added to through all real money hands and tournament fees you contribute to. This helps you to build up points quickly, which you can use to enter special freerolls or to buy some nice merchandise.


The email support offered at Ultimate Bet is very dependable, with the response times being some of the fastest in the industry. Some emails we sent during testing were replied to within less than 5 minutes! Unfortunately at this time, however, there is no live chat or telephone help available, but their email support system more than makes up for that drawback.

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Ultimate Bet review