With its one-of-a-kind 3D graphics, PKR could be considered as the most advanced online poker room in the world. It recreates the ambiance of a live setting but still brings the typical rush of online poker. Launched in 2006, registered players totaled 2.4 million in 2009 and continue to grow year-by-year.
However, the 3-D software was of concern to some players who were playing from low-spec computers or didn’t want to deal with the initial download time, which can take up to 10 minutes. Players also complained that multi-tabling was very difficult with the 3-D software. In response, PKR launched its Lite version in July 2011, which does away with the heavy animations of the 3-D software but can also run parallel with it.
Despite being an independent network, PKR attracts a large number of players during peak hours. Aside from the ring games, daily, weekly and monthly guaranteed tournaments are also consistently available, assuring players that they will find the right game for their desired limits.
Quality of Players
Traffic is busiest at the lower stakes featuring mostly loose players with a viewed-flop percentage of 50-60% at full tables. Tables can reach up to 50x the big blind in average pot sizes.
PKR’s revolutionary 3-D software features sleek graphics, animations and detailed rendering of players. Users can customise avatars with differing facial structures, skin tone, hair colour, clothing, jewellery and accessories. The user’s viewpoint can also change with a number of moveable perspectives able to switched between with the click of a button.
The Lite version features an easy to navigate lobby that is similar to the 3-D client. Only the dropdown perspective enabled at the tables but those running the 3-D version can also sit at the same table as those using the Lite version.
Bonuses and Promotions
With the special PKR offer through Poker Portal Asia, players can get special freerolls, 30% rakeback, 120% first deposit bonus and an instant 1,500 PKR points! (Bonus Code: PPASIA)
PKR also offers the loyalty program – Club PKR – where players can amass frequent player points via ring games and/or tournaments. The points can later be redeemed for merchandise, qualifiers to freerolls and VIP access to live events.
Visit the official website of PKR: www.pkr.com