AUGUST 2011 UPDATE!! – Along with other leading poker sites, UB.com was seized by the US government on what is now known as Black Friday, which occurred on April 15, 2011. While the largest online poker room, PokerStars, bounced back, reimbursed their US players, and continued operations outside of the US, UltimateBet/UB.com faltered, giving up their UB.com domain name failing to reimburse their US customers (which is most of their player base).
UBpoker.eu – which is the domain name now – has lost favor in the eyes of the poker industry and struggles with it’s player activity outside of the US. It is hard for players to trust this brand knowing they owe millions of dollars to US poker players.
We highly recommend that you visit FlopTurnRiver.com and view their recommendations for online poker rooms. Regardless of what country you reside in, FlopTurnRiver can provide you a solid choice!
We also recommend you visit http://www.poker-download.eu for other online poker download options.
UB, formerly Ultimate Bet, runs one of the largest poker rooms online and has been live since 1999.
UB encrypts all client-server data using a 128-bit SSL over a proprietary protocol. At the moment, the size of the ubsetup.exe (UB Download) file is 218KB; you must have 30MB free when the installer starts. The file shouldn’t take very long on a standard DSL or Cable connection and the setup installation wizard should only take a few minutes.
Ultimate Bet’s software will work on any PC with a Pentium III 400MMX CPU. At least 128MB RAM is recommended. UB is also a Mac poker compatible room. You can download Ultimate Bet on a Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) or higher as long as your Mac has Java Runtime Environment.
UB also offers an instant play version that you can play in your browser as long as your computer contains 128 MB of RAM and your video cards supports a minimum resolution of 800×600.
After you get the Ultimate Bet download, you will be asked to create your account. Be sure to use the referral code FTR111 for a 111% bonus up to $1100! Check out the FTR Calendar for more details.
UB allows you to play up to 10 tables of No Limit Hold ‘Em, Limit Hold ‘Em, HORSE, HOSE, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud High-Low, Razz, Omaha High-Low, and Omaha. Don’t forget Ultimate Bet’s world-class selection of tournaments. The game stakes will satisfy the casual player and the high roller. UB allows players to play cash games and tournaments for mere pennies or to battle it out with the big boys for hundreds or even thousands. If poker gets boring, check out their Blackjack tourneys for a change of pace!
Since moving to the CEREUS network, UB has made some great changes to their software. First, the lobby is intuitively easy to use and sports great filters. You filter by game type by clicking a game type at the top, and you can filter further by selecting a more specific game type and stakes. Overall, their lobby is top notch, it is very similar to Full Tilt or Poker Stars.
The interface stays slick and simple when you get to the table. At the table, UB has finally given players access to a hand history replayer with just a click of a button. This practical hand history viewer was sorely missed in early versions of the UB software. UB has all the standard features of the industry leaders: resizable tables, 4 color-deck, customizable backgrounds, preferred seating, and even a rabbit cam. Players are raving about how easy the bet slider is at UB. Tournament players can even view a final table replay through the software!
The website and customer support are currently available in English, Spanish, German, French, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Polish, Czech, Japanese, and Cantonese. Customer Support can only be reached via email; there is no telephone support. Live Chat support is only available if you have issues with making a deposit. Email responses vary in accuracy, but are normally replied to within a few hours.
In the past, the Ultimate Bet download has been criticized for poor lobby software. Since moving to CEREUS, these complaints have since been addressed by with fantastic implementation based on player-feedback. Ultimate Bet download software can now be considered a strong contender when compared to the industry giants.
Ultimate Bet is currently not hosting real money poker games, and even if they were, we would not recommend playing there. For a fun and safe online poker experience, we can highly recommend playing at PokerStars. You can read more about the PokerStars software at http://www.flopturnriver.com/PokerStars-Download.php.
Titan Poker is also a popular European online poker destination. You can learn more about Titan Poker at http://www.titanpokerdownload.co.uk.