Summary (Rated 7 out of 10)
Titan Poker is popular poker room on the iPoker network. Loads of imaginative promotions and endless options for the lower stakes player make Titan Poker a great site for beginners and low-rollers where some moderate to low competition will always keep profitability within reach. Good looks, Solid software, and a Juicy bonus make this a good option for anyone on their first venture into online poker.
Players earn FPPs the fastest while playing Sit N’ Go tournaments - at a rate of 20 Titan Points / $1 tournament fee paid.
Game Selection (Rated 7 out of 10)
Game selection at Titan is very much geared toward the low stakes player, offering plenty of opportunities at both low stakes cash games and low buy-in tournaments. Ring-stakes begin at 1c/2c for most games and top out at $10/$20 for NL and $50/$100 for limit, relatively small when compared with some of the high stakes available elsewhere. Game types are also fairly restrictive, with nothing outside of hold’em and Omaha, though there are plenty of Turbo games available.
Tournament play also caters to this end of the stakes scale, in much the same way as Noble and CD. There are a huge amount of $1, $2, and $5 sit-and-goes, many of which are ‘jackpot’ sit-and-go’s where huge prizes can be won through repeated successes in any of these, something which makes up for the lack of multi-table games available. This focus on promotions is a common thread throughout their game selection, with prizes and bonuses of every sort including ‘bad beat’ and ‘best hand of the day’ bonuses. Scheduled games offer a plethora of freeroll and micro-buy-ins, as well as plenty of satellites, including several to the WSOP. There are also special student tournaments offered, in case anyone was worried that they were studying too much.
Quality of Players (Rated 6 out of 10)
Arguably the thing which makes a site like Party Poker a good place to play in terms of soft opposition is that it attracts a lot of beginners yet does not have the range of micro-limit games in which they can hide. Titan, on the other hand, while attracting its fair share of beginners, is in fact loaded with micro-limit games. If you visit the 1c/2c up to 25c/50c tables it will become evident quickly that there are a lot of fish at Titan but unfortunately not a lot of opportunity at the cash table to part them from their money. The only moderate traffic is also not enough to sustain this low level of player into the higher stakes tables, where most of the room’s sharks are to be found.
One place at which weaker players can be found in a more evenly distributed way is at tournament tables. The array of cheap sit-and-go’s, as well as daily tournaments, draws many novices and are therefore usually very winnable. Of course, many of the better players at Titan have also realized this and some care must therefore be taken not to rush headlong into traps. ‘Jackpot’ games are a very good example of this since large prizes can be won for very little.
Software (Rated 7 out of 10)
One of the reasons the iPoker sites are becoming across the board successful is the solidity and user-friendliness of their software. Although not the quickest in the industry, Titan Poker has all the necessary components to make it a very enjoyable place to play cards. Download and setup are fine while there are no real problems with depositing and the cashier in general, although it should be noted that only one account can be set up per computer and only the name on the account can deposit.
Game-play is sufficient, with smooth action and quick, clear movements around the table. All the necessary user options are available, as well as good chat capabilities and a very handy tracker for anyone keeping an eye on their Titan bonus points. The only minor problems with the software at Titan the moderate degree of slowness around the site in general.
Graphics (Rated 7 out of 10)
The graphics at Titan are very much along the lines of the other iPoker sites with perhaps only the coloring being different. The main user interface is very bright and eye-catching while remaining very usable and efficient, for example, several promotional offers appear in flashing, bright lights with the vital information remaining simply black against a white background. Also, unlike many other sites, a player does not need to go hunting to find information on their remaining bankroll as it is posted in the main lobby.
Table graphics are pretty good also with a pleasant playing atmosphere and some nice bits and pieces to go with it. A choice of ten avatars is one such item and, although this isn’t quite up to the level of avatar choice at some rooms, it is still above average in a surprisingly weak area of the industry. The tables at Titan also have quite a calming effect as blue is the predominant color both with the table and the surroundings, something which may help the blood pressure of a lot of players.
Profitability (Rated 8 out of 10)
Profitability is one area in which Titan Poker outshines the other iPoker sites, largely due to the much more impressive bonus which they offer. 100% up to $500 is just about as good as it gets and, although it is released gradually on a ‘Titan points’ basis, is not impossible to get without a huge amount of play. This help with your initial bankroll can then be built upon in a number of ways thanks to some of the versatile game options available such as ‘jackpot’ sit-and-go’s, bad beat jackpots, and a huge amount of low buy-in tournaments. It should be said though that the advantages of their game selection particularly apply to lower stakes players.
On the whole there is also a lack of really stiff competition here, though there certainly is some. This general weakness of player will again, obviously, help boost chances of making a profit, with the tournament tables an especially fruitful place to fish.