Everest Poker is operated by NASDAQ noted GigaMedia Limited and based in Singapore. America players are accepted and the site is now offering a welcome bonus up to $200. Deposits can be made with all major credit cards, e-wallets, bank checks and Paysafe cards. No tax free winnings within the EU.
Everest Poker’s software is indeed elegant. Their lobby is fast, ease to operate and provides many filters so you can find the table you are looking for without any hassle. You can choose between many different table backgrounds, and the site and software is available in 15 languages. A view shifting feature allows to sit in whatever chair you prefer in tournaments, or at least it looks like it; your position in relation to the other players is of course stabile. There is no late registration in tournaments, and the standard blind levels start at 5-10 with a stack of 1500 tournament chips.
Their tournament schedule, which has its peeks when most Europeans and Asians come out to play, is divided into satellite tournaments, cash tournaments, private tournaments, rebuy tournaments, rebuy+addon tournaments, deepstack tournaments, turbo tournaments, and speed tournaments. The Daily $10k Guaranteed starts at 20:35 GMT with a buy-in of $109. The Sunday $100k Guaranteed also costs $109 and is their largest weekly tournament. The guarantee is increased to $250K every first Sunday of the month. Everest Poker’s biggest event all together is the Avalanche $1 million Guaranteed tournament which is divided into five rounds.
All play with real money is awarded with Summit Points at different VIP levels. Tournament tokens can be used as buy-in. Tournament rake is 10% and starts to decrease from $100 and upwards. There are not a lot of big buy-in tournaments compared to the biggest competitors, and the site is often recommended to low-rollers. Everest Poker was voted poker site of the year by eCOGRA in 2007.