Everest poker has shut down. This is an old review.
Everest Poker is a new player in the online poker sector. Everest Poker offers a unique user experience as it is the first poker client that has been fully translated into Swedish. Every aspect is in Swedish, from players’ buttons, through the chat functionality and up to customer support. This means it is extremely easy to understand and very user friendly. Obviously, this makes Everest Poker a great site for beginners, especially those who feel less confident in their English. Another feature that makes Everest Poker stand out from other sites is their training room, where players can learn to play poker from zero, or polish their game in preparation for a big tournament!
Software and graphics
Despite Everest Poker’s newcomer status, their client is very impressive. The lobby is easy on the eyes and the colour scheme is pleasant. However, in some places it can get a little messy. Of course, the fact it is all in Swedish is a bonus. The tables are shown in 3D. I.e. your point of view is sat at the table, instead of from above. The hand assessment feature is very useful and allows you to see how previous hands played out. You can also see statistics on how you are playing and the number of times you have checked, seen, raised, etc. Everest Poker uses software from Grand Virtual, which bodes well for its reliability and stability.
Games and numbers of players
Currently, Texas Hold’em is the only choice available. However, the software is ready to addOmaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7-Card Stud and 7-Card Stud Hi/Lo. You can play Fixed, Pot and No-Limit games of Texas Hold’em. The lowest level offered for Pot and No-Limit is $0.01/$0.02 and $0.02/$0.04 for Fixed. You can, however, find levels up to $5/$10 for all games. Due to its recent launch, Everest Poker currently experiences relatively low traffic, but this is steadily growing and nowadays you can find games at most levels.
They offer a broad variety of tournaments, but, unfortunately, not all of them actually take place, due to a lack of players. On the other hand, there are several freerolls to choose from, both for single table and multi-table tournaments, with cash, bonus money and tokens as prizes. The tokens can be used to buy a seat at higher tournaments, where the winner is able to choose when to play in the tournament they have won entry into. An interesting difference in the single table tournaments is that the blinds are increased every 8 minutes, instead of every 10 hands, as is common in other poker rooms. This means that the game can be driven more by skill than a time constraint and high blinds, which are normally the case.
The only way to contact Everest Poker is by filling out a form on their site. They offer neither a contact telephone number nor live chat. However, once the form has been submitted, a reply is usually sent quickly.
Deposit and withdrawal options
Deposits: Visa, Neteller, MasterCard, Paysafe, Moneybookers, Eco
Withdrawals: Visa, Neteller, MasterCard, PaySafe, Moneybookers, Eco, cheque
The client and website are all in Swedish
Free Sit & Go with real cash prizes
A training room where you can practise
Still somewhat limited traffic
Only Texas Hold’em is offered
No live chat or contact telephone number provided