Highly advanced 3D software
Large number of customizable avatars
Soft competition and loose action
Exclusive live event qualifiers
The most popular and innovative 3D online poker room
in the industry, PKR
offers players an elaborate virtual world in which to play poker
for real or play money. PKR is the only online poker site
that allows players a video-game-style interface with a multitude of features intended to reflect a real-world, live poker experience. Though US residents are currently restricted from real money games at PKR, the play money tables are available to anyone who wants to test out the 3D online poker
Customizable, three-dimensional avatars can be tweaked to represent the player's actual appearance, or to project a table image that is completely contrary to the reality. Animations and gestures can be used to express oneself at the virtual felt, or to mislead opponents with false tells. PKR offers online poker that is as close to a live game as modern technology and the internet gaming industry have yet to conceive.
The welcome bonus offered to first-time depositors at PKR includes more than a 100% bonus match of up to $800. Players depositing $10 or more at PKR will also be given 6 tickets good for entry in premium freeroll tournaments offered by PKR, as well as 1,500 PKR Points with which players can enter even more freerolls
, buy apparel and extras for their avatar, or purchase real-world items from the PKR store.
Clearing the bonus requires 225 PKR points - earned by participating in real money poker games
- per each dollar of the pending bonus. The bonus is released in one lump as soon as the player accumulates the required PKR points. The PKR bonus must be cleared within 60 days of the first deposit, or it will expire.
The player loyalty program, Club PKR, offers players six levels of rewards
based on the number of PKR points earned. Unlike most online poker rooms, each level a player achieves is retained even if they take some time off from the 3D online poker room. Players never get dropped back to a lower level in the Club PKR program. The Club PKR player loyalty program
offers a number of enticing rewards at every level, even a few that are exclusive to the lower levels. Some of the higher level rewards at PKR include increased deposit limits, private tournaments, and VIP access to PKR events.
Players at PKR will find a number of promotions
and tournaments designed to attract online poker players
with exceptional prizes and unique concepts. PKR features qualifiers for live poker tournament
events such as the Asian Poker Tour (APT), exclusive PKR tournaments such as the invitation-only Superstars of PKR monthly tournament, and Cash Game TV - a weekly cash game table broadcast on PKR TV, with stakes that vary from week to week, and inclusion based on a first come-first served basis.
In addition to tournament promotions, players who earn 15,000 PKR Points can even purchase a custom 3D-model of their own face to add to their avatar for a truly life-like replica of themselves. PKR has also collaborated with magazines Nuts and Loaded to create themed poker rooms reflecting images from each of the mens' magazines. Players will find risque cover-art and posters adorning the walls of these 3D poker rooms
, and likely more than a few distracted opponents.
Mac & Linux
The PKR poker client - available for Windows or Mac - offers online poker enthusiasts an entirely new, life-like interface in which to participate in real or play money games with other players. The state-of-the-art 3D graphics and animations bring the element of body language back to the poker table, allowing players to use preset controls to convey any emotion or table image they wish. In fact, even peeking at one's hole cards is more like a live poker game, with all opponents watching as a player lifts up the corner of their cards to re-evaluate their hand.
Players at PKR can customize their avatar's appearance, choosing from a selection of facial structures, hair styles and colors, eye color, and an array of default wardrobe and accessories. As PKR points are earned, players can use their points to purchase premium in-game clothing and accessories for an even more personalized look. The avatar can also learn tricks that can be performed at the poker table, such as chip shuffling. And if someone is getting carried away with their avatar's animations, players can simply select that player and disable the performances of the offending player.
Geared more toward 3D gamers, virtual world chat lovers and live poker fans seeking to recapture a near-simulation in online poker, PKR isn't for the average hardcore, multi-tabling grinder. With support for only four tables at once, which is really about as much as a decent modern computer can handle given the drain on system resources, PKR is great for players who only play at only a few online poker tables at a time, anyway, and enjoy the range of features that can only be found in a 3D poker room of PKR's caliber.
At peak hours
The majority of traffic at PKR is clustered in the tournaments, which PKR hosts a wide variety of every day. Cash game traffic is mostly focused in the lower stakes of No Limit and Limit Texas Hold'em. Action can also be found at the Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo
tables during peak hours.
The level of competition at PKR tends to be quite soft and juicy. The majority of players are often very loose, with a high viewed-flop percentage at many of the cash game tables.
A 24 hour customer support team is available 7 days a week at PKR to assist players with any issues concerning their PKR account, the software, or any other questions they might have. Customer support may be contacted via live chat or email. Queries sent by email are typically addressed within 48 hours of receipt.
PKR also provides a printable user guide in PDF format that describes how to use all of the myriad features and customizations available in the PKR online poker room. A FAQ is also accessible through the PKR website, and is divided into Account FAQs, Game FAQs, and Technical FAQs. The FAQs offer detailed information regarding the most common matters that arise for PKR customers.