Titan Poker Review - A Flagship iPoker Network Site
Titan Poker is one of the flagship poker rooms of the iPoker network. This network pulls in many thousands of players across different poker rooms using different clients, meaning you're never short of opposition (when I first registered on the site there were nearly 8,000 players online). If you're a serious or even a semi-serious player you'll also find plenty of casual players ready to pay you in chips on the lower limits.
You're persuaded to download the Titan Poker software as an .exe file before you can register, meaning Titan Poker is largely a Windows-only platform. Mac users are not catered for, and whilst I tried to get the software running under Wine in Linux, the client would not connect to the internet, so no joy there either. There is however, a flash-based version that you can play in your browser, which Mac and Linux users will have to be satisfied with.
To register you need to supply your name and address, gender, phone number(s), date of birth and an e-mail address. You can also select the currency you wish to play with from the eleven available, and your password. Disappointingly, you cannot select your username when registering, and the one I was handed was impossible to remember.
First Deposit Bonus
When you register you also need to enter the Bonus Code you've acquired in order to start your career at Titan Poker in the money. The standard bonus will currently gain you:
- 200% first deposit bonus up to $2,000, including 10,000 Titan Treasure Gold Coins
- $0.50 in cash for every 50 Titan Points that you generate (up to a weekly maximum of $20)
- Four free tokens to $2,500 Freeroll Tournaments
- One entry to the weekly $1,250 Depositors Freeroll Tournament
- One entry to the $10,000 Monthly Bonanza
- Entries to Beginners Sit-n-Go Freerolls, including the daily $25 Booster Freeroll
- Weekly chance to play in the $3,000 Beginners Races
If you scan the internet you may be able to find bonus codes that are supplied by affiliate sites of Titan Poker to give you a few extra goodies.
Once I had downloaded the client and installed it, the software took a while in updating various Images and code snippets before launching. Finally, after what seemed a long period of waiting, I was able to log in using the username I was given when I registered, and I was then able to choose a display nickname. I was also allowed to set my display location, although this was optional.
Before I could make it to the tables a pop-up chat window appeared offering me my bonus, and the client launched with the deposit screen open, but I wanted to see what games were on offer first. The chat window was not to be out-smarted though, and popped up around every two minutes, which quickly became annoying.
The client seems a little cluttered and unresponsive, but all the pertinent information was available, and you could easily filter out the games you were not interested in.
- Cash Tables
- Sit and Go Tournaments
- Scheduled Tournaments
- Texas Hold'em
- Omaha Hi
- Omaha Hi/Lo
- Speed Hold'em
- Speed Omaha Hi
- Fixed Limit
- Pot Limit
- No Limit
€0.02/€0.04 to €50/€100.
Sit and Go Tournaments
Heads-up through to Multi-tables. Buy-ins: Freerolls through to €2,000.
Freerolls through to €375.
There are no combined tournaments (i.e. HORSE, etc)
In addition, you can play several different casino games via the client, including slots, blackjack and roulette. You also had access to Titan's sports-betting opportunities.
At the Table
My first attempt at joining a game (a free-roll SnG) was not brilliant. The software lost the connection and then crashed. I tried to re-start, but Titan said it was already running, so I had to do a Ctrl+Alt+Del to close the program before I could start again. By the time I got the software running successfully I had missed several hands.
I was handed a random avatar when I joined the table, which for some reason was a female tennis player, which I quickly altered. There were other aspects of the table which were customisable – which was a benefit as I found the design to be a little over-fussy – the way that the current player's nickname constantly flashed whenever it was their turn to make a decision was distracting, as was the limp female commentary on the play. Thankfully both could be turned off.
Languages and Players
Titan Poker does not accept players from countries where online gambling has been made illegal, such as the United States.
Promotions & VIP Status
Titan Poker runs plenty of special promotions at any one time, and not just the new player bonus package. For example, you can receive up to $500 simply by referring a friend to Titan Poker, and there are several special tournaments run on a regular basis with some magnificent cash prizes.
Titan also runs a VIP club for regular players. You earn Titan Points for each activity you perform on the site, and if you reach the coveted level of 15,000 points and beyond, you're awarded “Titanium” status with exclusive benefits such as entry into the monthly $5,000 Gladiators Race tournament.
Help and Support
There is an extensive online help menu with FAQs which should be able to answer any queries you might have. There is also support via phone and email, and a chat help window. I used the chat window and was responded to within twenty seconds, although receiving answers to my questions took a little longer, but not too long.
- Credit/Debit Card
- Ticket Premium
- Online Bank Transfer
- Prepaid InterCash
- Citadel Instant Banking
- iDebit & Qiwi Wallet
Pros and Cons
✔ - Part of the iPoker Network so lots of players, tables and games always available
✔ - Good support via email, telephone and online chat
✘ - Client software can seem slow and unreliable
✘ - Annoying pop up windows constantly asking for deposits and offering bonuses
There's nothing inherently wrong with Titan Poker, but then there's nothing really that stands out either. If you just quickly want games with tables available within a few seconds of logging in, then Titan Poker cannot be bettered. However, if you're a serious player who doesn't want to be reminded of the latest fantastic deal every few minutes or so, it's perhaps best that you look elsewhere.