RedKings Poker is a relatively new poker site on the Ongame network with a shared player base and custom software. The software, as is the norm for Ongame sites, is particularly strong with great graphics and functionality and both a download and no-download client.
The download version is sleeker and more reliable, but the Java client works very well too and is one of the best choices for Mac users, who can play without any special installs.RedKings Poker has the usual number of special promotions, including big guaranteed tournaments, a bad beat jackpot and a variety of hand promotions.
It also offers a good statistical analysis of your game and an open database of the hands played at the site. Games offered are Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven-Card Stud, Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo and Five-Card Draw, with games varying between No-Limit, Pot-Limit, and Fixed-Limit.
Real-money player statistics as of April 2010 show 9000 ring-game players at peak hours and 45000 tournament players at peak hours.
RedKings Poker hosts a lot of regular tournaments with buy-ins from $1 or $2 all the way up to a few hundred dollars. Tournaments are typically busy and fast, with plenty of good players. Play at any level is decent, and the major satellites and tournaments are downright hard at the later stages.
RedKings Poker runs small and medium-sized guaranteed tournaments daily. The weekly $25,000 and $50,000 tournaments draw a large number of players, as do the many qualifiers to big live and online poker events like the World Series of Poker and the World Poker Tour.
The biggest guaranteed tournaments are the $40,000, $50,000 and $75,000 events that run all week and the Sunday $100k Big Deal
RedKings Poker run a decent amount of freeroll tournaments, although most are relatively small. RedKings Poker does offer freeroll qualifiers, poker points freeroll tournaments and restricted freerolls where players have to meet certain conditions to enter.
The freerolls offered under special circumstances are usually bigger and have fewer entrants, making them quite profitable.
RedKings Poker runs on Ongame network software, which is a solid platform. It's also available in 17 languages, making RedKings a truly international poker room.
Stats functions allow for notes during play and the lobby supplies vital table statistics like viewed-flop percentage, average pot size, seated-player's stack size and hands played per hour. The hand history function is also excellent, with downloadable files and in-game statistics for cash games and tournaments viewable separately.
The latest version of the RedKings Poker software supports play at 16 tables simultaneously and RedKings Poker is decently suited for multi-table play with clutter-free and easy-to-use software. Graphics are clean and crisp, table functions are easy to learn and well-oriented and there are plenty of customization options.
Avatars are standard and the four-color decks are very nicely designed. The felt is a nice deep red that works well and looks very good. Unique features include the action replay that allows the players to replay hands in a graphic interface and the real-money mobile poker application.
For a direct and free RedKings Poker download, click the download link above.
Support at RedKings Poker is fast, friendly and provides good quality answers with both e-mail and phone support. A small minus is the lack of in-depth information and the usability of the Web site.