CarbonPoker is not as well known as other rooms like Full Tilt and Pokerstars, but I had to include it in this review. The site started off as poker.com so you can already guess how I came in contact with online poker. I typed in poker.com, ended up there and became instantly hooked. Poker.com later changed its name to CarbonPoker but like you always remember your first love, I still remember my first poker room.
Anyway, I’m rambling. The software is one thing I always liked about CarbonPoker. It’s incredibly newbie friendly. As for graphics, it looks slick and certainly better than most poker rooms, but expect no special bells and whistles. It gets the job done and that’s enough, in my opinion. The software runs very smoothly, as a matter of fact I can say I’ve never had a single problem with it. Might just be my luck though. Things like contact details and player icons are set up in a web-based environment instead of the software. Works perfectly fine however.
The vast majority of CarbonPoker players are pretty new to online poker, which means there are a lot of tournaments with low buy-in and relatively few at a higher entrance fee. So if you’re looking to spend some serious money, CarbonPoker might not be the best place.
CarbonPoker makes up for competition what it lacks in variety of tournaments. Competition is very soft here and easy to beat. Playing styles are fast and loose. Play a normal, tight-agressive game and you should be able to take a LOT of money from the fish. However, CarbonPoker is a pretty small site. The amount of players is a lot smaller than you’d find on giant sites like Pokerstars.
Support has always been good. They are quick to reply and I’ve never had a problem with the quality of their answers. No complaints here.