DOYLES ROOM

» Posted on 12 / 30 / 2015
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Doyles Room Review

Pros
US Players Accepted
110% up to $550 Welcome Bonus
$50k Weekly Doyles Bounty
High traffic from Cake Network
New Doyles Room Store

Cons
US restrictions: Kentucky, Louisiana, Washington
Limited cash freerolls

Since 2004, Doyles Room has been drawing in thousands of players with its broad tournament schedule, valuable promotions and loose cash games. The big name endorsement of legendary pro Doyle Brunson hasn’t hurt either. Compete with “Tex_Dolly” at Doyles Room every week in the $50k Doyles Bounty. Most US players accepted.

REVIEW

Summary
Doyles Room is not just another online poker room, but the web-based home of Texas Dolly himself; the legendary poker pro Doyle Brunson. The site launched in 2004 and immediately raised the eyebrows of both casual and serious poker players worldwide. Doyles Room provides poker enthusiasts with a user-friendly interface that includes a good variety of poker variants in ring games and tournaments. Promotions are widespread for new and existing members, starting with a 110% up to $550 welcome bonus and free entry to the weekly $50k Doyles Bounty.

Doyles Room was a haven for US players until the UIGEA took effect, at which time the poker site hopped onto the Microgaming Network. In 2008, Microgaming also closed its US-facing doors, and Doyles Room was again compelled to hop networks, this time landing on the Cake Poker Network. Though the repeated change of software and network provisions were a source of confusion and unrest for Doyles Room members, the unwavering devotion to US players has been greatly appreciated. Best of all, most online poker players have applauded the Cake Gaming software, game variety and networked tournaments and promotions that came along with the move.

Welcome Bonus
As soon as you make your first deposit at Doyles Room, you’ll automatically start earning a welcome bonus worth 110% up to $550. Only the first deposit is eligible, and it must be at least $30 to qualify. There is no bonus code required. Simply play real money cash games and/or tournaments to earn FPP. For every 166.66 FPP you earn, $10 of the bonus is instantly released into your real money poker account. This will continue for the next 90 days, or until you clear the full bonus, whichever comes first.

On top of your Doyles Room welcome poker bonuses, you’ll also be privy to one free $50k Doyles Bounty entry. It’s not exactly free, as you’ll have to post the $27.50 buy-in/fee to enter, but whether you cash in the tournament or not, you’ll get a 100% refund of your buy-in and fee when it’s over.

Games
Doyles Room is a great online poker room for those seeking out low to high stakes action in Texas Hold’em, Omaha and Omaha Hi-Lo games, varying between Limit, No Limit and Pot Limit stakes. 7 Card Stud High and Hi-Lo are on the games menu, but traffic is extremely limited, and often bone-dry at off hours. Most traffic is concentrated in low to mid stakes FL and NL Hold’em, with the softest competition at lower stakes.

Tournaments
The most intriguing tournament at Doyles Room has got to be the weekly $50k Doyles Bounty, held every Wednesday. For $27.50, players compete against each, as well as Doyle Brunson, Mike “The Mad Genius” Caro, and one other big-name poker pro (such as Hoyt Corkins). Take down one pro for a $1k bounty, two pros for $10k or all three for the full $50k bounty! New players get their first buy-in/fee refunded back to them, win or lose.

Doyles Room also offers a “Beat The Brunson 10” Bounty every other Monday. There are ten up and coming poker pros, known as the Brunson 10, competing amongst the field. Take out any regular player to claim their $10 bounty, or take out a pro for a quick $500.

The online poker room hosts daily guarantees with prize pools up to $25,000, and a $25k GTD every Sunday. Once per month, the $125k GTD is replaced by a $250k GTD. There aren’t many cash freerolls at Doyles Room, aside from a weekly $1k freeroll. Most freerolls award points, or entries to bigger tournaments throughout the week.

Promotions
Doyles Room has a lot of promotions, from special tournaments and live event satellites to the occasional reload bonus. Bonuses can be stacked, so if you’re still earning your welcome bonus, you can claim a reload bonus on your next deposit. Once the welcome bonus is cleared, you’ll automatically start clearing the reload bonus.

The poker site is currently promoting a ‘Vegas Experience’, where members can win a 48 hour trip to Las Vegas, accompanied by Doyle Brunson himself. Every month, players can win an all-expenses paid trip the Vegas, entering the VIP-access clubs with Doyle, complete with dining, show tickets and a photo session with the legend. Hit the tournament lobby and climb the leader boards to win.

Doyles Room hosts live event satellites to the biggest poker tournaments in the world, like the WSOP, WPT and Irish Poker Open. Play in daily satellites to work your way into a VIP prize package.

As part of the Cake Poker Network, you’ll earn Gold Chips every time your points reach a certain level. These chips are good for free tournament entries and purchases from the new Doyles Room Store. You can also gain random Gold Cards to participate in the Gold Card Daily Lottery. Collect a whole deck od Gold Cards for an awesome $52k cash prize.

Software
Powered by Cake Gaming, Doyles Room is easy to navigate and supplies a lot of good features for novice and veteran players. The software is fast, stable and has good graphics. Features include all of the necessities, like note taking, 4-color decks, auto-rebuys and a great hand history function. Players can choose to toggle avatars at the tables, which does have a noticeable effect on game speed.

Payments
Doyles Room is open to players from all over the world. Most US players are welcome to play, though restrictions are placed on residents of Kentucky, Louisiana and Washington. Payment methods include Visa, MasterCard, Solo, Switch, eWalletXpress, NETeller, InstaDebit, InstaCash, Moneybookers, PIC-Club, GiroPay and Instant E-Checks.

Support
Doyles Room has received multiple awards for its elite customer support services, available 24/7 via live chat, email and telephone. Toll-free access is available in the US and UK. Be sure to check out the inclusive FAQ pages before contacting support as many questions can be quickly answered here.

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