Hollywood Poker Review

IMPORTANT: Hollywood Poker has stopped accepting players from the United States, therefore U.S. citizens may NOT open a real money account at Hollywood.

Our Hollywood Poker review is very similar to that of PokerRoom.com because both use software from PokerNetwork and share the same player base. The main differences are their promotions, special tournaments, and that Hollywood Poker is backed by actors James Woods and Vince Van Patten. Other celebrities do show up and play on their site - celebrity sightings include Merv Griffin, Scott Baio, Mimi Rogers, Jeff Fahey, French Stewart, Mena Suvari (wow), Willie Garson - but don't expect to play at a table with a celebrity every time you log on. Besides the opportunity to play with the stars, Hollywood Poker has one of the best poker room software, good tournament action, and excellent support.

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Hollywood Poker Ratings

Overall Hollywood Poker ratings based on our poker review are (out of 10):

Players: 7
Games: 7
Tournaments: 8
Software: 9
Support: 8



HollywoodPoker Games and Table Stakes

HollywoodPoker has the following poker games: Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Omaha 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud, and Seven Card Stud 8 or Better. They have games with table stakes ranging from $0.10/$0.10 to $100/$200.

Hollywood Poker Tournaments

Hollywood Poker has solid tournament traffic. They have tournaments with a guaranteed prize pool of $50,000 every Saturday and $40,000 every Sunday, a Red Carpet Tournament for new players, the $10+1 Michael Woods Invitational every Thursday, Easy Money Tournaments, and quite a few others. They also have occasional $15,000 and $10,000 free roll tournaments which you can enter by using your Poker Points - see "Promotions" below.

Review of Poker Software & Statistics

Hollywood Poker uses one of the best software packages in the industry, by Poker Network. They have both a download version and no-download (Java) version. It is also one of the few sites that you can play on a Mac operating system. The software supports statistics for your poker hands and taking player notes.

Hollywood Poker Promotions and Bonus Code

Hollywood offers several different deposit bonuses when you first sign up:

Bonus Code HOLLY1000 (Hard Core Players): earn 500% up to $1000 and an iPod Nano, released in $50 increments at the rate of $1 per 15 Poker Points (you get 60 days to clear the bonus).
Bonus Code HOLLY500 (High Stakes Players): earn 500% up to $500 and an iPod Shuffle, released in $50 increments at the rate of $1 per 12 Poker Points (30 days to clear the bonus).
Bonus Code HOLLY100 (Regular Players): earn 100% up to $100 and a Poker Magazine subscription, released at a rate of $1 per 10 Poker Points.

You earn Poker Points by playing in real money ring games and tournaments, which you can then use to redeem deposit and reload bonuses, gain free entry to tournaments, win stuff (including a Swag Bag), and participate in cash rewards and draws. You can also win a free seat at a televised World Poker Tour event, and they have a $5,000 Royal Straight Flush jackpot. See the HollywoodPoker site for full details.

Player Restrictions at HollywoodPoker.com

Hollywood Poker's terms and conditions state that, "Residents of Costa Rica, and in the United States of America the states of Illinois, Louisiana, Oregon, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Missouri and New York are prohibited from playing HollywoodPoker.com's games for real money or prizes."

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