Overview – Relatively new on the scene, Full Flush Poker has achieved exceptional success since being launched in November 2013 by the former CEO of the Chico Poker Network, Clive Archer, who bought with him a wealth of relevant experience in casino management. Full Flush is the flagship site on the Equity Poker Network, which describes itself as the world’s first “cooperative non-profit poker network”. The rapid success of the network in the last two years is primarily a result of the attractive bonuses and profitable promotions it offers, and arguably the soft competition attracted by these factors. As of earlier this year, the site has been readily accepting bitcoin as currency.
The Competition – Having been established as a simple poker room for low stakes players, Full Flush is undoubtedly an excellent option for those wanting to indulge in some leisurely, recreational poker, and newcomers who have limited experience with the game. As a result, many have deemed the competition to be somewhat soft, with plenty of easy-to-beat players making it an environment for beginners rather than a forum for experts. Therefore if you deem yourself to be a pro or semi-pro you’d be advised to look elsewhere for a more aggressive game. As the site is evidently directed at recreational players with a modest bankroll, its outstanding success in the last two years is rather unsurprising.
Cash Games are limited to the basic NL and PL Texas Hold’em and Omaha and Omaha Hi-Lo. If you wish to play 7 Card Stud or other poker variations, you may have to look elsewhere.
Tournaments are offered in both single and multi-table options and have a wide variety of sizes, from large scale tournaments of hundreds of players, to smaller tables of a few dozen, to intimate one on one competitions. The tournaments offer unlimited re-buys during the first hour and an add-on option when the re-buy period has finished. The prize structure is always established before the tournament starts – regardless of number of competitors – and on weekends the prize money is guaranteed at between $2,000 and $5,000, an attractive prospect for any poker player.
Bonuses are common sense and relatively generous, as new players can expect to be gifted with a deposit bonus of 150%.
Software used by the Equity Poker Network is their own original poker software which has been tried and tested thoroughly over several years. It is arguably not the most spectacular in the world, but it is functional and something of an improvement on that offered by some other bitcoin-only sites. It’s available for both Windows and Mac and thankfully doesn’t take up much of your computer´s resources.
Banking options on Full Flush Poker have just become more exciting with the recent announcement that players now have the opportunity to fund their accounts with bitcoin. They’ve ensured the process for depositing the digital currency is as straight-forward and hassle-free as possible; current customers just have to visit the cashier and click on the bitcoin logo in the eWallet deposit options. After this, players are free to deposit any number of bitcoins they desire, and Full Flush credits their account with the equivalent quantity in dollars. Funds can be cashed out via bank wire or checks (fees apply) or, for non-US players, via Neteller and Skrill. The only complaint most customers continue to raise regarding Full Flush is the inability to make withdrawals on weekends.
Customer Service is fairly comprehensive as the site offers a live chat online, a telephone service and of course, an email option.
Why join? For those seeking a low stakes, leisurely game of poker they should look no further than Full Flush, where they can avail of a friendly and secure environment for a recreational flutter. The new bitcoin option will only strengthen the site’s reputation and increase the levels of new players visiting. Lack of traffic shouldn’t be an issue, neither should a lack of bonus or promotions. The only tangible drawback lies in the site’s reputation for attracting beginners, rather than experienced players.