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Paradise Poker

ParadisePoker.com
ParadisePoker is part of Sportingbet PLC which together have formed the world's largest online betting company. Their random card shuffling is validated by PriceWaterhouseCoopers on a quarterly basis and they post the certificates for their players to view. Offering online poker since 1999, they're one of the oldest and most respected poker sites.

Getting Started(Go to the Paradise Poker Site)
In order to play on Paradise, you'll need to download and install their software. The process is quite simple and the installer walks you through the process. Once installed, you need to create an account. Money can be deposited through a variety of methods if you choose to play with real money. A current listing of these methods can be found on their website.

Gameplay
Graphics are very sharp and attractive although the table simply shows the names of the players - not graphics of people sitting at the seats. The player has the option of selecting a "4 Color Deck" which allows people who have visual limitations better see the cards as each suit is a different color. Players can order virtual drinks and eat virtual food in between hands which is cute, but does nothing to enhance game play.

Over a cable-modem connection, speed is most always decent. Wait times do occur whenever other players are slow to react although the system warns someone if they're going to slow and will fold their hand if they don't react in time. Network issues do appear to affect speed at times too but these delays are minimal and often not noticeable. On the login screen, there is a button which will take you to the network status screen so that you can see if there have been any issues which can affect play.

User Reviews of Paradise Poker
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Would you play at this site again?
yes 19%  81% no

Based on 46 total ratings.
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  BEWARE AUSSIES
Posted by stewy from australia from Australia on Apr 23, 2010 at 8:10am (CDT)
Paradise poker will take your cash then lock you out of the site. It took me months to get my money back. Their call centre, online chat and email system constantly contradicts one another in deliberate attempts to stall and not pay so that they earn interest on your cash. I found their customer service to be completely inadequate and incapable of answering simple questions. They will tell you that you can withdraw your money by cheque and send an email the next day saying that they can't. Please do yourself a favour and never trust this site. They will attempt to steal from you or hope that you give up and forfeit your account. They tried to close my account while I still had $500+ in it. BE WARNED this site is a shonk.

  bullshit
Posted by doesnt matther from wr, fs on Mar 24, 2009 at 0:40am (CDT)
Well, I do agree on 1 thing, I've seen crazy shit happends, but 1 hand in particular convinced me of the riggedness of PP:

Tournament 500 players 100Euros buy-in. about 100 players remaining.

blinds are high, but not yet allin trash poker...
the first player to act goes all in, im next, I Hold AQ and rather low in chips, my time is almost up, with BB coming so I call (I have 10% of the previous all in bet), 2 other players call, holding KK and JJ. The first that went all in hold 94 (absolutly no reason to go all in there, first to act, holding 94 and conftorble in chips...)flop come A 10 6, then 9, then 4.
that 94 player didnt even react to all the talking, it was obviously a PP ''machine'' that knew it would win the hand at the end...I kept watching the tournament and what I seen was sick. that player's only move was all-in, with randoms hands like 69, 210, k4 and allways find a way to beat the ''normal hands'' that he was up againt...he beat 10 10 with 10 2, AA with 32...it was pure BS. He just couldnt loose a hand...he finished 3. I wish u could all see the final table, no human were part of it, was just too obvious...
the only question is: arent ALL online poker site rigged? all that was prior to the 'Absolute Poker' scandal. But I do think all online poker site have their ways of scamming players money, they just aint got busted yet...
I lost faith, thats for sure. the only good news is I took my money out with a little profit (made from small stakes cash games mainly)

  bullshit
Posted by doesnt matther from wr, fs on Mar 24, 2009 at 0:40am (CDT)
Well, I do agree on 1 thing, I've seen crazy shit happends, but 1 hand in particular convinced me of the riggedness of PP:

Tournament 500 players 100Euros buy-in. about 100 players remaining.

blinds are high, but not yet allin trash poker...
the first player to act goes all in, im next, I Hold AQ and rather low in chips, my time is almost up, with BB coming so I call (I have 10% of the previous all in bet), 2 other players call, holding KK and JJ. The first that went all in hold 94 (absolutly no reason to go all in there, first to act, holding 94 and conftorble in chips...)flop come A 10 6, then 9, then 4.
that 94 player didnt even react to all the talking, it was obviously a PP ''machine'' that knew it would win the hand at the end...I kept watching the tournament and what I seen was sick. that player's only move was all-in, with randoms hands like 69, 210, k4 and allways find a way to beat the ''normal hands'' that he was up againt...he beat 10 10 with 10 2, AA with 32...it was pure BS. He just couldnt loose a hand...he finished 3. I wish u could all see the final table, no human were part of it, was just too obvious...
the only question is: arent ALL online poker site rigged? all that was prior to the 'Absolute Poker' scandal. But I do think all online poker site have their ways of scamming players money, they just aint got busted yet...
I lost faith, thats for sure. the only good news is I took my money out with a little profit (made from small stakes cash games mainly)

  bullshit
Posted by doesnt matther from wr, fs on Mar 24, 2009 at 0:40am (CDT)
Well, I do agree on 1 thing, I've seen crazy shit happends, but 1 hand in particular convinced me of the riggedness of PP:

Tournament 500 players 100Euros buy-in. about 100 players remaining.

blinds are high, but not yet allin trash poker...
the first player to act goes all in, im next, I Hold AQ and rather low in chips, my time is almost up, with BB coming so I call (I have 10% of the previous all in bet), 2 other players call, holding KK and JJ. The first that went all in hold 94 (absolutly no reason to go all in there, first to act, holding 94 and conftorble in chips...)flop come A 10 6, then 9, then 4.
that 94 player didnt even react to all the talking, it was obviously a PP ''machine'' that knew it would win the hand at the end...I kept watching the tournament and what I seen was sick. that player's only move was all-in, with randoms hands like 69, 210, k4 and allways find a way to beat the ''normal hands'' that he was up againt...he beat 10 10 with 10 2, AA with 32...it was pure BS. He just couldnt loose a hand...he finished 3. I wish u could all see the final table, no human were part of it, was just too obvious...
the only question is: arent ALL online poker site rigged? all that was prior to the 'Absolute Poker' scandal. But I do think all online poker site have their ways of scamming players money, they just aint got busted yet...
I lost faith, thats for sure. the only good news is I took my money out with a little profit (made from small stakes cash games mainly)

  bullshit
Posted by doesnt matther from wr, fs on Mar 24, 2009 at 0:40am (CDT)
Well, I do agree on 1 thing, I've seen crazy shit happends, but 1 hand in particular convinced me of the riggedness of PP:

Tournament 500 players 100Euros buy-in. about 100 players remaining.

blinds are high, but not yet allin trash poker...
the first player to act goes all in, im next, I Hold AQ and rather low in chips, my time is almost up, with BB coming so I call (I have 10% of the previous all in bet), 2 other players call, holding KK and JJ. The first that went all in hold 94 (absolutly no reason to go all in there, first to act, holding 94 and conftorble in chips...)flop come A 10 6, then 9, then 4.
that 94 player didnt even react to all the talking, it was obviously a PP ''machine'' that knew it would win the hand at the end...I kept watching the tournament and what I seen was sick. that player's only move was all-in, with randoms hands like 69, 210, k4 and allways find a way to beat the ''normal hands'' that he was up againt...he beat 10 10 with 10 2, AA with 32...it was pure BS. He just couldnt loose a hand...he finished 3. I wish u could all see the final table, no human were part of it, was just too obvious...
the only question is: arent ALL online poker site rigged? all that was prior to the 'Absolute Poker' scandal. But I do think all online poker site have their ways of scamming players money, they just aint got busted yet...
I lost faith, thats for sure. the only good news is I took my money out with a little profit (made from small stakes cash games mainly)

  Games r rigged
Posted by darren robertson from australia on May 11, 2007 at 3:38am (CDT)
I will tell u this for free, having played at PP for 2 years now, the site IS just rediculous as far as probability goes. No way should so many hands end in tears. I know of so many guys who are disgruntled by what happens on that site.

I believe the site IS rigged. Having said that, I won a tournament and about US$1350 in doing so, but it was obvious the program had 'chosen me for greatness' from the beginning. I couldnt lose. I would see the flop with 8 5 off and flop the straight. No one stood a chance, and I hit hand after hand.

I have not had a similar experience with luck in that way again. The site is bogus as opposed to random. The casino games are even worse. I've lost 3 grand on roulette cos that thing KNOWS WHAT YOU'VE BET and HOW MUCH, and when it wants it, it takes it. Problem is they at paradise didnt know how easy it was to win money on roulette at one stage. I was taking them for over $100 a night every night. Then all of a sudden - IT CHANGED. I do not believe I simply had a good run of luck or chose the right bets at the right time. But I am disgusted at the way the wheel laughs at the laws of probability.

From now on, only using live wheels that dont know what I my betting pattern are. Stay away from these games. You have been warned.


  Games r rigged
Posted by darren robertson from australia on May 11, 2007 at 3:37am (CDT)
I will tell u this for free, having played at PP for 2 years now, the site IS just rediculous as far as probability goes. No way should so many hands end in tears. I know of so many guys who are disgruntled by what happens on that site.

I believe the site IS rigged. Having said that, I won a tournament and about US$1350 in doing so, but it was obvious the program had 'chosen me for greatness' from the beginning. I couldnt lose. I would see the flop with 8 5 off and flop the straight. No one stood a chance, and I hit hand after hand.

I have not had a similar experience with luck in that way again. The site is bogus as opposed to random. The casino games are even worse. I've lost 3 grand on roulette cos that thing KNOWS WHAT YOU'VE BET and HOW MUCH, and when it wants it, it takes it. Problem is they at paradise didnt know how easy it was to win money on roulette at one stage. I was taking them for over $100 a night every night. Then all of a sudden - IT CHANGED. I do not believe I simply had a good run of luck or chose the right bets at the right time. But I am disgusted at the way the wheel laughs at the laws of probability.

From now on, only using live wheels that dont know what I my betting pattern are. Stay away from these games. You have been warned.


  Games r rigged
Posted by darren robertson from australia on May 11, 2007 at 3:37am (CDT)
I will tell u this for free, having played at PP for 2 years now, the site IS just rediculous as far as probability goes. No way should so many hands end in tears. I know of so many guys who are disgruntled by what happens on that site.

I believe the site IS rigged. Having said that, I won a tournament and about US$1350 in doing so, but it was obvious the program had 'chosen me for greatness' from the beginning. I couldnt lose. I would see the flop with 8 5 off and flop the straight. No one stood a chance, and I hit hand after hand.

I have not had a similar experience with luck in that way again. The site is bogus as opposed to random. The casino games are even worse. I've lost 3 grand on roulette cos that thing KNOWS WHAT YOU'VE BET and HOW MUCH, and when it wants it, it takes it. Problem is they at paradise didnt know how easy it was to win money on roulette at one stage. I was taking them for over $100 a night every night. Then all of a sudden - IT CHANGED. I do not believe I simply had a good run of luck or chose the right bets at the right time. But I am disgusted at the way the wheel laughs at the laws of probability.

From now on, only using live wheels that dont know what I my betting pattern are. Stay away from these games. You have been warned.


  Games r rigged
Posted by darren robertson from australia on May 11, 2007 at 3:37am (CDT)
I will tell u this for free, having played at PP for 2 years now, the site IS just rediculous as far as probability goes. No way should so many hands end in tears. I know of so many guys who are disgruntled by what happens on that site.

I believe the site IS rigged. Having said that, I won a tournament and about US$1350 in doing so, but it was obvious the program had 'chosen me for greatness' from the beginning. I couldnt lose. I would see the flop with 8 5 off and flop the straight. No one stood a chance, and I hit hand after hand.

I have not had a similar experience with luck in that way again. The site is bogus as opposed to random. The casino games are even worse. I've lost 3 grand on roulette cos that thing KNOWS WHAT YOU'VE BET and HOW MUCH, and when it wants it, it takes it. Problem is they at paradise didnt know how easy it was to win money on roulette at one stage. I was taking them for over $100 a night every night. Then all of a sudden - IT CHANGED. I do not believe I simply had a good run of luck or chose the right bets at the right time. But I am disgusted at the way the wheel laughs at the laws of probability.

From now on, only using live wheels that dont know what I my betting pattern are. Stay away from these games. You have been warned.


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