Doyles Room Review
UPDATE: Doyles Room no longer accepts US players.
Doyles Room bares the name of one of the legends of Poker, Doyle Brunson. Alongside his son, Tod Brunson, and good friend Mike Caro, they have developed one of the best poker rooms. Players of all experience are catered to with a range of games and limits with plenty of players active at each. The software is attractive and the new player bonus and reward scheme generous, but most importantly, who could turn down a chance to play against the legend himself!
Poker Games Available
Doyles Room provides something for all poker players with a whole host of games to choose from including Holdem (pot limit, limit and no limit), Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Hi/Lo and Badugi (a game that you’re unlikely to find elsewhere). The limits available cater to all levels of players - For beginners and those looking to gain some experience there are micro limits starting at $0.02/0.04 in both limit and no limit Holdem. For the more experienced and the budding poker professionals the limits increase to $20/40 in no limit Holdem and $150/300 in limit Holdem.
SNG’s are available in Holdem, Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo in both full table and short-handed versions. There are also turbo versions where the blinds increase much quicker than usual. Buyins range from as little as $0.10+$0.01 to as much as $2000+$160, enough to make any heart beat a little faster! A regular schedule of multi table tournaments is available in Holdem, Omaha and Omaha Hi/Lo including freerolls, guaranteed prize pool tournament and satellites. Satellites offer the chance to win seats at the World Series of Poker, Pokerface 2007 and World Poker Series tournaments.
Doyles Room is set out a little differently to other poker rooms. The main lobby that you are greeted with when first launching the software doesn’t list the tables, but instead provides a chat room for players to discuss the hot topics of the day. Instead you have to click on the “Tables” tab which will take you to a page that will be much more familiar. From here you can filter the games between real money, single table tournaments, multi table tournaments and play money. You can then use the left hand column to select exactly what type of game and the limit you would like to play at.
Once you have selected the type of game you can choose the precise table. In order to enable you do so you are provided with the normal stats including the average pot size and number of players, but there are two notable omissions. You are not supplied with either the percentage of players seeing the flop or the number of hands being played per hour at the table. This can result in you finding yourself at a much tighter table than you would have hoped. A feature which comes in handy is the “My Tourneys” tab which allows you to keep track of all the tournaments you are currently registered for and hopefully means you won’t forget any.
At the table (which is a top down 2D affair) you are provided with the location and chip count of all players, each player having their own custom avatar. There are a large number of customisable options including sounds, bet displays, animation, deck, etc. From the table you have access to a detailed stats tool and hand history display to review the session, although they don’t come close to the detail you can receive from dedicate stats software, most of which are fully compatible with Doyles Room.
When you join Doyles Room use the bonus code “helper” to qualify for the first deposit bonus. Having entered the code when you make your first deposit you will be eligible to receive a 35% bonus up to a maximum of $135. In order for the bonus to be credited to your account you need to generate 13,500 Action points (discussed below). In order to receive the 35% bonus your first deposit must be by Neteller. Otherwise you will only be entitled to receive a 25% bonus up to a maximum of $100 which will be credited to your account once you have generated 10,000 Action points.
Doyles Room’s loyalty point scheme is called Action Points (AP’s). You earn AP’s by playing in real money games including single and multi table tournaments. You will receive 100 AP’s for every $1 you spend in tournament fees. The number of AP’s you earn in ring games is linked to the size of the rake taken from the pot with a maximum cap of 300. AP’s are redeemable against a variety of prizes and poker packages or can be used to buy items in the Doyles Room online store.
Doyles Room provides some of the best support you will find at any poker room. There are real people on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly which you can access via clicking on the “Call Manager” button in the lobby. Alternatively you can speak to someone via phone toll free at 1-888-762-4196 (US) / 0800 51 67 37 (UK) or internationally at (+506) 253-3984. As you would expect there is also traditional email support via .
Account Funding Methods
Doyles Room accepts deposits from: VISA, MasterCard, Neteller, Firepay and Wire Transfer.
Account Withdrawal Methods
Doyles Room processes withdrawals using: Neteller, Bank Transfer and Check.
Doyles Room powered by Doyle Brunson Poker Network, a company incorporated and licensed in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles.
Doyles Room uses a random number generator for its games that is Gaming Associates certified.