Our review of Titan Poker illustrates why it is the most popular skin on the i-Poker network. The headline promotion of a 200% bonus on first-time deposits and a rewarding VIP program is complimented by a good range of promotions – especially for new players. Click on “PLAY NOW” to go straight to the site, and use the Titan Poker bonus code “PSTBONUS” when making your first deposit to take advantage of a superb welcome package.
A Quick Word about Titan PokerDecember, 2017 – Before we launch into our review of Titan Poker, a little bit of explanation is required about the distinction between the brand names “Titan” and “Titanbet”. Titan Poker has been a major player in the online poker industry for more than a decade. Having consistently evolved to meet the challenges in an ever-changing marketplace, Titan Poker has remained one of the most popular sites on the i-Poker network.
Due to regulation within Europe, Titan Poker operates as “Titanbet” in the UK, and in the ring-fenced countries of Italy and Spain. In the UK, Titanbet players are pooled with players from the rest of the world and the Titanbet poker bonus (200% up to £1,200) is roughly equivalent to the Titan Poker bonus available in the rest of the world (200% up to $2,000 or 200% up to €1,500). For the purposes of this Titan Poker review, we quote everything in US dollars.
Value: The Titan Poker Welcome Package
When you use the Titan Poker bonus code “PSTBONUS” you will receive the full Titan Poker Welcome Package. This represents excellent value for new players as it consists of:
- A 200% match bonus on deposits of up to $1,000 (deposit $1,000 to be eligible for the maximum $2,000 Titan Poker bonus),
- Four tokens to exclusive freeroll tournaments that take place on the last Thursday of each month – each with $2,500 prize pools, and
- A free entry into Titan Poker´s $10,000 Monthly Bonanza event – usually only reserved for players who have generated 750 Titan Points within a month.
New players also get exclusive access to the “Beginner Brawl” tables – cash game tables at which players are rewarded with free poker money for playing in more than 100 raked hands per week. The top thirty “Beginner Brawl” players receive further cash prizes up to $40.00 provided that they have played in more than 400 raked hands, and the “Beginner Brawl” tables are available to new players for ninety days after registering an account with Titan Poker.
Value: The Titan Poker Rewards Program
While you are clearing the Titan Poker bonus, you will be receiving Titan Points at the rate of 20 points per dollar contributed to the rake taken from cash games or paid to enter Sit & Go games or Titan Poker tournaments. Once the sixty days you are allowed to clear the Titan Poker bonus has expired, the Titan Points you have collected are used to determine your status level in the Titan Poker VIP Club.
There are six different levels in the Titan Poker VIP Club; and, the higher the level you reach, the more “Club Points” you are credited with for each Titan Point you earn. Club Points can be exchanged for cash or tournament entries, and a player who has cleared the maximum $2,000 Titan Poker bonus will find that they have sufficient Club Points to exchange for a further $800. Players who attain the top level in the Titan Poker Rewards Program will also be eligible for entry into freeroll tournaments worth $6,000 each month and will gain access to the “Gladiators Club” – more about which you can read in our Promotions section below.
Value: Promotions at Titan Poker
Titan Poker has an immense promotions schedule, often based on rake races and freeroll tournaments, but worth a good look at for potential value. One of the most engrossing promotions at Titan Poker is “Titan Treasures”, in which players pick up gold coins and a piece of a puzzle for achieving specific poker goals. Players who complete the puzzle are rewarded with a Diamond Ticket which allows them to exchange the gold coins they have collected for a cash award of up to $1,000.
Inasmuch as “Titan Treasures” can be very rewarding for low budget and recreational players, the top promotion at Titan Poker is the “Gladiators Club”. The “club” is open to any player achieving the top level of the VIP rewards program and is effectively a rake race that rewards the top thirty players with up to $1,000 each month. Then the top sixteen players on the Gladiators leaderboard face off in a multitable tournament which has a further $2,200 in prize money for the top four players.
Software: Poker Games and Tournaments
The choice of poker games and tournaments at Titan Poker will satisfy practically every online poker player. The “standards” of NL Hold´em and PL Omaha are well represented in several different formats – including Titan Poker´s fast-fold “Speed Poker” – while players looking to test their poker skills at other disciplines will be pleased to know that there is plenty of action at the 7-Card Stud, 5-Card Stud and Razz cash tables.
Titan Poker also has a superb range of Sit & Go games – including its mega-fast “Twister” three-handed hyper-turbo games and Jackpot Sit & Go games – and a strong tournament schedule that pays out more than $6 million in guaranteed prize pools every month. Daily and weekly “Majors” are scheduled every evening, and the highlight of the week is the multi-entry Big Sunday, which is guaranteed for €100,000.
Software: Titan Poker Download
Compared to some other online poker sites, the Titan Poker download demands quite a lot from your computer. This is because the Playtech software used by Titan Poker is loaded with features to enhance your poker experience. Despite its size, the Titan Poker download is quick, and support is at hand via live chat in the unlikely event that you have any problems installing the software.
At present, a downloadable version of the Titan Poker for Mac software is only available for players in the UK, Italy and Spain. For players in the rest of the world unable to access the native Titan Poker Mac software, the site provides an “Instant Play” option which can be played on most browsers provided that you have a processor with a 500 MHz CPU (only Texas Hold´em cash games are available on the “Instant Play” option).
Software: Titan Poker on a Mobile
Oh dear! Even though Titan Poker is one of the leading sites in the world, there are – at present – no native apps to play Titan Poker on a mobile. Titan has said that it is developing a poker app for Android, but that has been the message for some time. Players wishing to play Titan Poker on a mobile can use the same “Instant Play” option that is available to Mac users through a mobile web browser.
Android and iOS apps are an option for sports bettors and casino gamblers; and, while on the subject of the other betting opportunities available through Titan Poker, the site offers a full range of sports betting opportunities (including a very good virtual betting product), live dealer casino, scratch card games and – in some jurisdictions – bingo. The whole entertainment package is remarkably good and adds to the experience of playing at Titan Poker.
The range of banking options for depositing and withdrawing at Titan Poker vary according to your location. Generally the site accepts Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and Diners Club, but advises against using credit and debit cards to fund a poker account because banks are generally paranoid (our words not theirs) and place restrictions on how much you can deposit into and withdraw from your account.
The recommended banking option is to use an e-Wallet such as Skrill, Neteller or – where available – PayPal. Transactions using these banking options are usually instant and free of charge; and, by using an e-Wallet to fund an account at Titan Poker, it keeps your gambling funds separate from your day-to-day money and helps to ensure that you do not place more onto a poker site than you can comfortably afford to lose.
Security: Currency Conversions
Titan Poker offers the option of opening an account in US dollars, Euros or £ sterling. Cash games and tournaments are also available in all three currencies. This is not to limit you to one particular denomination, but to widen the choice of games available to players. You can enter a cash game or tournament with a buy-in in US dollars even when you have funded your account in Euros, and Titan Poker will convert your buy-in – and credit your winnings – according to the exchange rate of the day.
The only issue with currency conversions is if you open an account at Titan Poker using a source of funds that is not compatible with the currency of your account – for example if you choose to maintain your Titan account in US dollars and your funding source (for example Visa) is in Euros or £ sterling. Payment processors charge a lot for currency conversions and there is also a risk of currency volatility while your funds are dormant at Titan Poker. Just something to think about before you make your first deposit.
Security: Customer Support
The Customer Support Team at Titan Poker has won awards for the service it has provided for poker players, and we can see why. Titan Poker offers Freephone telephone support in most countries and a fairly decent email service with different addresses used for general enquiries, VIP support and for account verification. Once you have completed the Titan Poker download, you will also have access to live chat through the poker client.
The only thing that irked us about Titan Poker´s customer support was that you have to use it to get the answers to any questions you may have because the information supplied on Titan Poker´s website is fairly limited. The exception to this is when it comes to player security. Titan Poker goes to great lengths to reassure players about the fairness of its games, fraud control and confidentiality.
Our Experience Playing at Titan Poker
All of the poker site reviews at pokersite.co are based on our experience of playing at the site that is being reviewed, so our opinions may not be everybody´s cup of tea. However, with a few minor exceptions, we found our Titan Poker player experience very enjoyable. Our experience was also profitable due in part to the benefits of the new player Welcome Package, the rewards program and the “Titan Treasures” promotion.
We did not invest sufficient time and money into the site to be competitive in the Gladiators Club, but we can see how this promotion would benefit players with the resources to do so. We can also see why Titan Poker has remained one of the most popular sites on the i-Poker network with good software, plenty of secure banking options and solid player support. When Titan Poker gets around to releasing a mobile app for poker, we can see it only becoming more popular.