Noble Poker is a fairly new site on the
iPoker network. They’re mostly known for their
promotions, including their 50% deposit bonus for new
players through our site. This bonus applies to players
at all levels, but players with substantial bankrolls
will appreciate the $250 you can earn in bonus money.
Because of their aggressive promotion, this site largely
seems to attract inexperienced players to populate
tables. While I thought that the players here were very
weak, we’ve also been receiving feedback from new
players confirming that they have had an easy time
beating these players. While most sites seem to be
dominated by no-limit ring games, fixed limit players
will appreciate the high number of tables also available
to them. Overall, this site is a decent choice on a
Bonus: 5 (50%
up to $250)
New players receive a 50% deposit bonus, which is good
up to $250. Be sure to use any of our links to ensure
that you receive the full 50% bonus as the standard
bonus amount is lower.
Noble gives you the first deposit bonus as "bonus money", and you’ll
then earn Crowns via raked hands to convert the bonus
money into cash. Of course, as you increase in stakes,
you increase in Crowns earned. Micro-limit players may
have a tough time working off the full bonus, but middle
and higher stakes players shouldn’t have much trouble
clearing the entire amount. New players also get an
entry into their weekly $1,000 freeroll, which serves up
some weak competition as it is only open to new players.
Usually, only about 200-300 players will qualify so you
have a realistic chance at taking a quick shot for a
Noble is usually pretty heavy in the
promotions department, and they’re running a good number
at the moment. They’re publicizing a $100 Million
freeroll, which is actually a $500k guaranteed
tournament with jackpots up to $100 million for hitting
a Royal Flush of Spades during the final table. Okay, so
it’s an extreme long shot for the $100 million, but a
$500k freeroll is still pretty nice. They are offering
freeroll qualifiers and pretty cheap entries through Sit
‘n Gos and other satellites. They also have $15,000 and
$25,000 prizes for players who win a number of
consecutive Sit ‘n Go tourneys. Freeroll players will
also appreciate the 3 daily $100 events. A better choice
for a freeroll is the $1,000 weekly event for new
depositing players. With a smaller number of more
observant opponents, you stand a much better chance of
actually taking some money away.
Since they run so many promotions aimed at bringing in
new players, you’ll find a lot of inexperienced
Noble tables. Most players are either
weak-tight and can easily be dominated, or they’ll be
over-aggressive and willing the shove all their chips in
too often. Since they software has an “all-in” button,
this helps to loosen up the action. The flop percentage
is generally at or above 45%, and is still loose at the
higher limits. Shorthanded table players will also find
plenty of 6-handed tables here.
Although the tournament traffic is fairly low on this
newer network of sites, the typical number of entrants
has been increasing as the player base grows. Of course,
the lower buy-in events are usually the largest and will
attract at least a couple hundred entrants. As mentioned
earlier, new tournament players will like the daily
freerolls open to everyone. These are mostly luck-based
all-in fests, but it can help you learn the software. However,
Noble does a pretty good job of trying to
cater to the serious poker player and offers a number of
middle-stakes buy-in events daily. Sit ‘n Go events are
also fairly popular so you usually won’t have to wait
long to play up to the $10 or $20 range.
The graphics are original to this network, and they’re
fairly detailed blending both 2-D and 3-D elements into
the overhead view.
Noble players have the ability to choose an
avatar at the table, although you only have a few
choices. The game speed is pretty quick, running at
about 50-60 hands/hour. Unfortunately, you’ll have to
wade through a number of empty tables in order to find
the active ones. At the table, I appreciate the fact
that the chat box can easily be removed to avoid
distractions. The hand history feature is also a big
plus with this software package as it provides a
detailed graphical interface. Overall, the software is
solid with all the features you should need.
-Big promotions offered regularly. They typically run
big promotions to keep players interested in the site.
-Good deposit bonus. This is one of the better bonuses
for players with a bankroll.
-Very beatable competition. We've received good feedback
about these players being very sub-par.
-Solid software. The graphics are attractive and the
hand history feature is unique.
Noble has a strong financial backing and I
haven’t run into any troubles with cashouts. My Neteller
cashouts were always available by the next day.
Customer Service: 5
This site earns a top score for offering all the
essential support options: telephone, live chat, and
e-mail. While e-mails are handled quickly, why not use
the live chat feature if you’re in a rush to get an
answer? If you’re antisocial like I am, you’ll
appreciate not having to verbally speak with anyone and
you can open up the chat from within the software.
Game Selection: Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha H/L
Limits: Fixed Limit: .02/.04 - $10/20
No Limit: .02/.04 - $5/10
Noble is another loose online poker site,
you’ll have to be aware of potential draws and most
importantly, know when you’re beat. Hopefully, you’ll
start off hands playing aggressively with your premium
hands. However, 4 or 5 loose opponents may still stick
around to see a flop. Let’s assume that in this hand
you’re holding pocket Aces from the button. The flop
comes out 9d-9c-10c for you and your 4 opponents. If a
player before you bets the pot and another player
reraises all-in with a decent stack, you should
seriously consider dropping your hand. Not only will
players at this site stay in for a raise with a 9, but
one or both of them could be on a straight or flush
draw. Your hand won’t be getting very good odds to beat
out 2 draws, so you should realize that it’s time to get
out of the hand. While it’s extremely tough to lay down
pocket Aces, you’ll have to learn to do it occasionally
against a lot of pressure from loose players.
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