Carbon Poker Review
The OnlineGambling.com review of the online poker room Carbon Poker.
Play hard at Carbon Poker, with their slick promotions and excellent customer service.
- Initial deposit 200% up to $5,000
- Unique Online Poker Software
- In business since 2003
- Also has casino & sporstbook
At a Glance
- Good Points: Unique software features, a fun community, many different games and the internet's best regular freeroll tournaments.
- Things To Improve: We'd like to see mixed games, and maybe shootout tournaments added.
- Bottom Line: Great software with some cool features not available anywhere else. Definitely worth a try - many players name Carbon as their favorite place to play poker online.
Carbon Poker History
Carbon Poker has been in business since the beginning of 2005 and their aim is to ensure that online poker is fun at all times. Their software has steadily improved over the years and has many unique features simply not available at any other online poker room.
They are not the largest poker room around, but their community has a friendly 'small town' feel to it, and everyone there likes to have fun. Their big regular freerolls make it a favorite amongst players new to online poker.
Carbon Poker Promotions
Carbon Poker invented the 'Online Championship' idea that is now a very popular type of event at many online poker rooms. Their Summer Champs are running throughout the World Series of Poker this year and is a great event for players that like the thrill of competition. They also like to have fun with their players and the software is capable of being visually customised for special events. At Easter time there was an Easter Bunny themed promotion and Thanksgiving traditionally brings out the 'Turkey Day' festivities.
Overall the Carbon Poker promotions may not be as generous as some of the bigger sites, but the upside is that you have a much better chance of winning. But get in quickly as they are growing fast and will not be a small site forever.
Carbon Poker Bonuses
The first deposit bonus at Carbon Poker is pretty good - at 100% up to $200, as well as an entry to up to 15 freeroll tournaments! You will receive entry to the nightly first depositors $500 freeroll for 14 days after depositing. You will also receive an entry to a $1000 freeroll which may be used whenever you can make it to one of the tournaments that run every week night. Bonus terms can be found on the Carbon Poker website.
Carbon Poker Software Features
The Carbon Poker software is probably the most feature packed online poker software available. A lot of the features are a part of the gameplay, like the ability to expose just one card at showdown or rabbit hunt the deck if everyone folds to you.
It makes it a lot more fun to have these types of features to play with, and other things like the smiler faces for use in the chat and receiving permanent trophies to display on your player box keep Carbon Poker players coming back for more. The table backgrounds will also change for special promotions and if you make the final table of the tournament.
Carbon has everything you need to play a good game of online poker and they are constantly adding new features.
Carbon Poker Accepted Players
Carbon Poker accepts players from all over the world. At peak times you will always find a game, but during the slow hours it might be tough to find a full table in some of the less popular game types.
Carbon Poker Tournaments
Carbon Poker hosts the most generous regular freeroll tournaments of any online poker site. There is a freeroll worth at least $1000 on every day for regular players. On weekends the stakes increase to prizes of up to $50,000!
Every Sunday, there is also a $20,000 guaranteed tournament that always has a large overlay, which is great value at just $60 to buy in.
Carbon Poker Player Rewards
The extensive freerolls are a large part of the player rewards at Carbon Poker. They also offer players the option to purchase merchandise like t-shirts, caps, cards, chips and other knick-knacks from the comp points store.
Carbon Poker Deposit & Cashout Options
Carbon Poker accepts Visa, Mastercard, Ecocard, NETeller, Click2Pay, Moneybookers, Epassporte, Wirecard, eWallet express and Pindebit and cashouts are also available by cheque.
That's an above average range of payment options, covering most parts of the world. They also offer instant cashouts to approved NETeller and Click2Pay users. All of their cashouts are quick though, amongst the quickest in the industry.
Carbon Poker Support
Live chat is also available from within the client which is great if you have a quick question whilst playing. The reason they only get 4/5 fr support is that they do not currently offer any information in languages other than English, but we have heard that is on the way soon.
Carbon Poker Overall Rating
Carbon Poker is a highly recommended online poker room, and is the perfect place for new players, with all of the freeroll tournaments available.
- Bonus Amount: 200% up to $5,000
- Established Year: 2002
- Jurisdiction: Gibraltar
- Software Language/s: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian
- Windows Compatible: Yes, Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP
- Linux Compatible: Yes, via No Download Instant Play version
- Mac Compatible: Yes, via instant Flash version
- No Download Version: Yes
- Support: Email and many toll free hotlines
- Deposit Options: Visa, MasterCard, Visa Electron, Delta, Solo, Maestro, Click2Pay, ClickandBuy, Laser, Diners Club International, Quick Cash, NETeller, PayPal, Moneybookers, DK, iDeal, Sofort, Giropay, Poli, Western Union, Nordea, Przelewy24, eNets, PaySafeCard, cheque, bank transfer
- Withdraw Options: Visa, MasterCard, Visa Electron, Delta, Laser, bank wire, personal cheque, Quick Cash, NETeller, PayPal, Moneybookers, Click2Pay, ClickandBuy.
- Does not accept players from: USA, Hong Kong, Israel, and Bulgaria.