Ultimate Bet for Mac
UB.com’s has been shut down by the US Department of Justice in April 2011, and their license, provided by the Alderney Gambling Control Commission, has also been suspended.
Ultimate Bet, or UB as it’s called these days, is home of many famous, and infamous poker players. Phil ‘the Poker Brat’ Hellmuth (with as many as 11 WSOP victories on his name), and Annie Duke – just to name a few – are the site’s figure heads, and UB.com Poker Team leaders.
The brand got a complete overhaul, only very recently. A new logo, a new website, but most significantly the new version of their online poker room client made many players try out Ultimate Bet (once again). Together with the release of their new software, which wasn’t just an update but completely build from scratch, they also introduced a Mac compatible poker client. The minute you give the Mac version from UB.com a try, you will find out that nothing’s missing compared to the other client, the one made for Windows!
Since UB.com shares traffic from the Cereus Network, together with other poker rooms, namely Absolute Poker, you will be able to find plenty of other poker players to play against. Besides, Ultimate Bet accepts members from the United States, which in fact make up the majority of the poker room’s traffic.
Ultimate Bet Mac Software
Everybody knows, including myself, knows that Ultimate Bet had their issues, and that’s why the management decided to start all over in November of 2008. As you could read, they didn’t only change the brand, logo, and website, they also introduced a brand new version of their online poker room software, including a Mac poker version. Many players in the community reacted positive, especially after the ‘Potripper’ debacle some time ago. When UB.com released their Mac compatible version, I was one of the first downloading and installing it on my 27 inch iMac, and am very pleased I did.
The look and feel of their Mac poker client is phenomenal. It would best be described a futuristic, I guess. Their are even a couple of options to customize the poker client, for instance by uploading your own avatar, or choosing one from the library.
The new Ultimate Bet lobby is user friendly, hence very simple to understand. By using the integrated filter, which can be expanded with one click, it’s easy to find yourself a suitable table or game. The UB.com lobby shows al kind of information, such as the available tables, stakes, amounts of players (free seats, or amount of players on the waiting list), the average pot size, the amount of players seeing the flop, and the amount of hands being dealt per hour.
Poker tables are resizable, meaning players can adjust their sites to their own comfort. Obviously this is a huge advantage for players who like to play more than one table at once. You can even automatically devide the tables across your screen, or cascade them, whichever you like. Ultimate Bet also offers a mini view option, which means the tables will be shown with the slightest options needed. Oppose to some other online poker rooms who also offer mini view, UB.com has done such a great job, as tables shown in mini view are completely synoptic compared to tables show in default view.
Level of Competition at UB.com
The lower limits, specifically micro stakes, are full of inexperienced recreational poker players. At UB.com, its the higher limits where the sharks are playing, but that doesn’t come as a surprise, as it isn’t any different at other Mac poker rooms such as PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. This makes the average stakes most interesting when playing Ultimate Bet. Just a little bit of knowledge about table selection should be enough to find yourself a poker table stuffed with fish, especially during the nightly hours when mostly American players make up the field of active members.
Ultimate Bet also offers many poker tournaments that could be interesting. They offer tournaments with buy-ins starting as low as $1, up to tournaments with buy-ins most of us can’t afford. The rule of thumb here is, the higher the buy-in, the higher the level of competition will be, with few exceptional money loaded fishes.
Ultimate Bet Bonus for New Players
Ultimate Bet offers the highest first deposit bonus amongst all Mac supporting online poker rooms. Your deposit will be matched for 111% up to a whopping $1,100.