Name: Expekt
Network: Expekt
Peak Traffic: 1,500,000+
U.S. Players: YES
Established: 1999
Country: Gibraltar
Payment Methods: See all
Full Review

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After being introduced in 1999, Expekt Poker has gone on to become one of the best online poker sites.

With their motto of "Learn, chat and play with the pros," Expekt Poker works hard to embody the best of the business, especially with both their Team Expekt and "red pros" who play often and in the entire spectrum of limits. Regular players can find action in any game and at any limit 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Games included at Texas Hold'em, Razz, Seven-Card Stud, Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo, Omaha, and Omaha Hi-Lo.

Expekt Poker has one of the largest stock of game options for playing poker online. In 2005 they introduced their proprietary Rush Poker, which is always a great place for action. In addition, they are one of only a handful of rooms who offer mixed games such as H.O.S.E. and H.O.R.S.E. in both tournament and cash game form.

One of the perks at Expekt Poker is their own deposit system, rebranded from eChecks to QuickDeposit. It is an incredibly user-friendly system with an acceptance rate of 100%.

The graphics employed by Expekt Poker are cutting edge; they definitely have one of the top looks in the business. And while there are certain aspects of their graphic interface, which can be a little wearing, such as the cartoon avatars, they are easily dealt with.

Expekt Poker's points shop is top-of-the-line, and that, combined with a great selection of games and tales, a site dotted with pros to give users and authentic experience, and the opportunity to watch some truly excellent games at the marquee $500/$1,000 tables, makes Expekt Poker one of the best poker sites to go to if you want some action.

Expekt Poker has worked hard, as both their offerings and any online poker site ratings will show: as of August of 2010, real-money players show up to ring games during peak hours to the tune of about 100,000, while they show up to tournaments in numbers of around 70,000.

Promotions and Bonus Codes

PokerRating now has an exclusive offer of a first deposit bonus match of 100% up to $600.

Exclusive Bonus code for PokerRating players: RATING100

Bonus Payouts: The clearing time for bonuses is 90 days, and it is released in chunks of either $20 or 10% of the initial deposit, depending on which is smaller.

Loyalty Program/Promotions

Playing in any qualifying raked real-money ring-game hand or real-money MTT or sit-and-go earns Expekt player points. For each $1 raked from a pot in a ring game, every player dealt cards gets one Expekt Point. Fractional points also count with a maximum of 3 points earned per hand. Expekt truly has some of the best poker offers.

Expekt Poker has such a high number of daily players that they offer daily promotions such as happy hours, Iron Man Challenges, and many others, including a large number of satellites to larger online and live events such as the WSOP, and WPT, to name a few.

The Expekt player points system offers some of the best online poker bonuses. Players earn points every time they play in a qualifying real-money, raked ring-game or real-money sit-and-go's and multi-table tournaments. In ring games, every rake will earn on Expekt Point. Up to 3 points can be earned per hand on fractional points.

Players earn 7 Expekt Points for every dollar spent in fees in MTTs or SNGs, and there is no limit to points garnered per tournament. Bonus points will be directly transferred to your account (and at 2x or 3x the normal rate during Happy Hours), at which time you can use them to gain access to exclusive tournaments, the FTP store, and other goodies.

Sign up through a PokerRating link and receive a $600 bonus at 100% deposit match.

Freerolls and Tournaments

Offering buy-ins from $1 to as high as $25,000 , Expekt Poker has an incredible number of tournaments. They are fast and the play is competitive, especially at the higher buy-ins, where some of the world's upper echelon of players may be across from you at the final table.

The more small of the buy-in tournaments are usually pretty loose, while the majority of events are of the low-to-medium buy-in type; these events run quite often. There are numerous $500 (or more) buy-in tournaments for high-stakes players, and the prizes in those tournaments often exceed $1 million. The competition at the high buy-in level is tough, though, so be prepared.

Players wanting to test their skills at big guaranteed MTTs will find plenty of chances at Expekt with over $8 million in guaranteed events each week. It's also still one of the fastest-growing poker rooms adding more tournaments daily and players are sure to find an event they like.

Expekt Poker is one of the most famous poker rooms, growing faster than almost any other room in the industry. As such, every week more than $8 million in guaranteed events are offered.

Various poker site ratings have taken note of one of Expekt Poker's features that is specific to their room, in terms of freerolls: they offer freerolls in all different games instead of only Texas Hold'em. Most of them are multi-table where the play is pretty loose. There are also plenty of tourneys where players buy-in with Expekt Points, and in addition to new ones being added to the table all the time, there are freerolls for entrance to larger events like the WSOP, EPT, WPT, and so on.

Graphics and Software

With savable and customizable table layout settings, different lobby views and widgets, easy multi-table play supporting up to 18 simultaneous tables, and a "time bank" that is used for quick and important decisions, Expekt Poker offers one of the best graphic interfaces in the online poker business.

Free and direct downloads of Expekt Poker are available.


During high-volume periods, support response times have been known to slow down a little, but in general, the staff are very good at what they do, both in terms of quick response and ability.

Deposits and Withdrawals

Deposit Options: VISA (Delta, Electron, Gift and Prepaid), Neteller, eCheck, ClickandBuy, Moneybookers, Solo/Maestro/Switch, MasterCard (Gift and Prepaid), cashier's check/money order/bank draft (minimum deposit of $100), local bank transfer, ELV, online bank transfer, Paysafe card, Diners Club International, WebMoney.

Withdrawal Options: Visa, Neteller, WebMoney, Moneybookers,check, couriered check, direct bank transfer, ClickandBuy.