Royal Vegas Poker



Royal Vegas Poker has gained some notoriety in the industry through its TV advertisements, but still hasn’t reached the level of some of the larger names in the business. As part of the Prima network, they have the necessary exposure to be a player in the online market, but do they have the site to back it up?


Royal Vegas Poker opens with a decent looking homepage, with a prominent accessible menu. It’s all right there where you would expect it to be, and it’s all straight forward and accessible, nothing too fancy or extravagant, but everything you need is there. No Poker News or Updates has unfortunately become the norm on most sites, and this one follows suit.

The download of Prima’s software goes quickly and easily, and the usual software is installed and running expediently. Prima sites have a long registration process, and Royal Vegas is no exception. As usual, the Prima ID is required, and frankly the process takes a bit longer than it ought to.


Anyone who has played on a Prima site before will recognize the lobby of Royal Vegas- it’s the same, but with slightly different colour schemes. The lobby has the same layout and table offerings as sibling sites, which is bad because it’s common, but good because it ensures a high volume of players. As usual, there is a good selection of tournaments and tables, and there is always action at the table you want to play at.


The game play is essentially identical to other Prima sites. The graphics remain a bit on the dull side, and the game play is decent but not exceptional. The Turbo feature is still one of my favourites, as it really speeds up gameplay. The multi table option is also nice, but is standard Prima-issue. Everything else is fairly rudimentary, and quite frankly I grow weary of the basic visuals.


Royal Vegas does score some points with its tournament structure. In addition to the linked Prima tournaments, Royal Vegas offers some of its own, including Free Rolls. There are also additional themed tournaments, like the Experts Open, College Championship and Charity games.


Promotions are not overwhelming at Royal Vegas; they do offer a Bad Beat jackpot, and a Magic Hand, but these are standard issue on Prima sites. They do however offer $10 for new players when they first sign on, which is incentive.


Overall, Royal Vegas fails to impress me. It is too similar to all the other Prima sites, so it’s not a bad site, but fails to offer any real reason to choose it over any other Prime site.

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  » Good networked population
» Strong tournaments
» Free Rolls
» Yet another Prima clone
» Dated software
» Lack of Promotions

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