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URL: www.titanpoker.com
Founded: 2005
Based: Antigua and Barbuda
Registered owner: Imperial eClub Limited
Licensed (1): Antigua and Barbuda
Licensed (2): Kahnawake, Canada
Network: Playtech iPoker (Isle of Man)
Software verified by: Technical Systems Testing (TST)
Accepts US players: No
Supported languages: 15
Official forums: None
Support: Email, phone & live chat through client 24/7

Total Score: 7.9/10

Player activity: 8/10
Promotions: 6/10
Game selection: 6/10
Software: 8/10
Cash games: 9/10
Tournaments: 8/10
Support: 10/10
The Good Smile
The best support in the business
Many players to play against
Beginner tables
Decent VIP program
The Bad Cry
No mixed games
Significantly reduced player activity outside of peak hours
Unimpressive promotions overall

First Deposit bonus: 150% up to $500

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Promotions

First Deposit Bonus: 150% up to $500
Bonus ratio: $0.15 bonus per $1 fee/rake
Bonus release: $5
Time limit: 3 months

General promotions
Reload bonus: Yes, from 30% up to 200$ (Silver VIP) to 50% up to $300 (Platinum VIP)
Rakeback: Not expressly but rake dependent points can be redeemed for cash in VIP store
Freerolls: Over $25,000 worth of freerolls every month
GTD tournaments: Over $2.5 million in guaranteeds every month + main events
Satellites to live events: Yes

Races/Leaderboards:
Monthly $50,000 Titan Turbo point race for cash games & tournaments
$140,000 Omaholics rake chase for PL Omaha & PL Omaha Hi/Lo cash games

VIP Program
Point system: Titan Points (17 points per $1 fee/rake)
Bronze VIP (0-999 monthly): 0% point boost
Silver VIP (1000-4999 monthly): 20% point boost
Gold VIP (5000-9999 monthly): 40% point boost
Platinum VIP (10,000-16,999 monthly): 60% point boost
Titanium VIP (17,000-34,999 monthly): 100% point boost
Diamond VIP (35,000+ monthly): 120% point boost
VIP store (spend Titan Points): Buy tournament entries, cash or merchandise (upcoming feature)
Minimum cash per point (Bronze VIP): 2000 points -> $10 = 8.5% rakeback
Intermediate cash per point (Platinum VIP): 80,000 points -> $800 = 27.2% rakeback
Maximum cash per point (Diamond VIP): 7 million points -> $120,000 = 64% rakeback

Special promotions
Top hand of the Day Bonus: Be the first of the day (GMT) to get quads of Ks or better in a Texas Holdem cash game for a $100 bonus
Bad Beat Bonus: Lose with quads of Ks or better in a Texas Holdem cash game for a $250 bonus
Fort Knox "Jackpot Sit and Go": Win six straight Fort Knox tournaments to release the progressive jackpot (minimum $50,000)
Rio "Jackpot Sit and Go": Win six straight Rio tournaments to release the progressive jackpot (minimum $25,000)
Maui "Jackpot Sit and Go": Win five straight Maui tournaments to realease the progressive jackpot (minimum $15,000)
Dirty Dozen "Jackpot Sit And Go": Win four straight Dirty Dozen tournaments to release the $2000 jackpot

Extras
My Speedy Alert: Get tournament alerts and bonus offers sent straight to your desktop

Poker Games

Standard
Texas Holdem
Omaha
Omaha Hi/Lo
7 Card Stud
5 Card Stud

Mixed
None

Software

General
Developer: Playtech
Network: iPoker
Compatibility: Windows / Mac OS / Linux
Client size: 66.9 MB
Flash client for browser play: Yes
Encryption: SSLv3/TLSv1
Random number generator: TRNG
Verified by: Technical Systems Testing (TST)

Lobby
Signup process integrated: Yes
Cashier screen integrated: Yes
Live chat support: Yes
Change language: Yes

Search
Search for player: Yes
Buddy list: Yes
Hide from player search: No
Bookmark feature for tables/tournaments: Yes

Special features
Display warning for large bets option
View hand strength option

Table
Seat preference: No
Max concurrent tables: 16
Increased time bank when multi-tabling: No
Option to show/hide lobby when opening tables: No, always behind
Option to keep current table in focus until you have acted: Automatic
Custom table size: No
Remember table positioning: No
Predefined table sizes: 2 + full screen
Fullscreen mode: Yes
Set all tables to predefined size: Yes (cascade/tile)
Cascade tables: Yes, maximum size
Tile tables: Yes, minimum size

Analysis
Hand history: Yes
Tournament history: Yes
Replay hand (recording): Yes
Take notes on players: Yes
Chat with players: Yes

Aesthetics
3D graphics: Yes
Four color deck option: Yes
Change table theme: No
Create table theme: No
Change card theme: No
Change avatar: Yes
Custom avatar (global): No
Remove avatars: Yes
Switch off animations/sounds: Yes

Cash Games

General features
1on1 (Heads-up): Yes
Standard seats: 2,6,8 or 10
No-flop, no-drop? (No rake if hand ends pre-flop): Yes
Rake: 5%
Rake cap: $3
Disconnect protection: Yes, unless table name says (No DP)

Time banks:
Fixed limit: 25 seconds
No limit/pot limit: 35 seconds
Disconnect time bank: 30 seconds

Special features
Beginner tables: Tables where only players that have recently signed up can play
Top hand of the Day Bonus: The first player every day (GMT) to get quads of Ks or better in a Texas Holdem cash game with both pocket cards used in winning hand and with at least 3 players dealt into hand will receive a $100 bonus
Bad Beat Bonus: If a player loses with quads of Ks or better in a Texas Holdem cash game with both pocket cards used in losing hand he will receive a $250 bonus

No Limit Holdem stakes    
Fullring (10 seats): $0.01/$0.02 - $200/$400
8-max (8 seats): $0.10/$0.20 - $100/$200
6-max (6 seats): $0.01/$0.02 - $200/$400
Heads-up (2 seats): $0.01/$0.02 - $200/$400

Fixed Limit Holdem stakes
Fullring (10 seats): $0.02/$0.04 - $50/$100
8-max (8 seats): $100/$200 - $200/$400
6-max (6 seats): $0.02/$0.04 - $50/$100
Heads-up (2 seats): $0.02/$0.04 - $300/$600

Lobby info     
Players per flop: Yes
Average pot: Yes
Hands per hour: Yes

Tournaments

Special features
Monthly million
$250,000 Guaranteed every Sunday
Friday $100,000 Guaranteed
Jackpot Sit And Go (Fort Knox, Rio, Maui & Dirty Dozen)
Sit and Go beginner tables for players that have recently signed up
European Championship of Online Poker (ECOOP) with $4,550,000 guaranteed

Leaderboards
There are no result based leaderboards but there is the monthly $50,000 Titan Turbo point race

Hosted main events
European Championship of Online Poker (ECOOP) - $4,550,000 guaranteed
Eurocity Poker Tour (ECPT) - Malta 2009

Satellites to external events
World Series of Poker (WSOP)
International Team Poker League (ITPL) 2009
Irish Winter Festival 2009

General tournament features
Disconnect protection: Yes
Disconnect time bank: 30 seconds
Final table deals allowed: No
Standard time bank: 20 seconds
1on1 (Heads-up): Yes
Private tournaments: Available for VIP & Affiliates

Tournament info     
Payout displayed before tournament: Yes
Number of entrants displayed: Yes - lobby
Blind time remaining: Yes - table
View own position: Yes - table
All players position: No
Exiting players displayed: Yes

Multi Table Tournaments (MTT)    
Standard starting stack: 1500
Standard blind increments: 10 minutes
Buy-in fee: 10% at average
Standard seats: 10

Freerolls
Monthly $20,000 New Depositors Freeroll Tournament
$1200 Weekly Depositors freeroll for those who deposited during the previous week
VIP freerolls with Titan Points buy-in

Satellites      
Standard starting stack: 1500
Standard blind increments: 10 minutes
Entry fee: 10% at average
Standard seats: 10

Sit and Go (single table)
Fullring buy-in (10 seats): $0.10+$0.02 - $5000+$200
6-max buy-in (6 seats): $0.10+$0.02 - $5000+$200
5-max buy-in (5 seats): $2+$0.20 - $64+$6
3-max buy-in (3 seats): $1+$0.20 - $30+3
Heads-up buy-in (2 seats): $1+$0.05 - $5000+$100
Entry fee: 4-20%
Standard starting stack: 1500
Standard blind increments: 7 minutes
Turbo blind increments: 4 minutes
Standard seats: 2, 6 or 10

Fort Knox "Jackpot Sit and Go"
Description: The Fort Knox Sit and Go tournaments are single table with 6 seats and a $50+$9 buy-in. If you win six straight tournaments you release the progressive jackpot that begins at $50,000 every time it is reset. Furthermore, if you end up in first or second place in six straight tournaments you will be given a consolation prize of $750. Jackpot and consolation prize are additions to any prize money won in the tournaments themselves.

Rio "Jackpot Sit and Go"  
Description: The Rio Sit and Go tournaments are single table with 6 seats and a $20+$3.50 buy-in. If you win six straight tournaments you release the progressive jackpot that begins at $25,000 every time it is reset. Furthermore, if you end up in first or second place in six straight tournaments you will be given a consolation prize of $300. Jackpot and consolation prize are additions to any prize money won in the tournaments themselves.

Maui "Jackpot Sit and Go"
Description: The Maui Sit and Go tournaments are single table with 10 seats and a $5+$1 buy-in. If you win five straight tournaments you release the progressive jackpot that begins at $15,000 every time it is reset. Furthermore, if you end up in first or second place in five straight tournaments you will be given a consolation prize of 200$. Jackpot and consolation prize are additions to any prize money won in the tournaments themselves.

Dirty Dozen "Jackpot Sit and Go"
Description: The Dirty Dozen Sit and Go tournaments are shootouts run on two tables with 6 seats each and a $2+$0.40 buy-in. If you win four straight tournaments you release the $2000 jackpot.