Hollywood Poker Review
Hollywood Poker's true specialty is its special promotions, among which are big money-added tournaments, Top Set and Quad Aces payouts, Celebrity Invitational tournaments and regular qualifying events for big live poker events. Another popular event is their weekly Celebrity Classic Bounty Tournament.
They use the Ongame network platform and their players are drawn from the network's player base, which results in steady ongoing action round the clock and a variety of tables from which to select.
The download client actually offers more features but the Java client was recently updated and is now virtually identical and probably among the top choices for Apple Mac users.
Hollywood offers Texas Hold'em, Omaha and Omaha Hi-Lo, Seven-Card Stud and Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo and Five-Card Draw and they also give you the possibility to analyzing your play statistically and a database of hands played.
They are more focussed on six-handed tables than the majority but in general they have a wide variety of games being played at most times. As is usual, the majority of the play is in low- to mid- level Texas Hold'em, but due to the international focus it is easy to find Omaha.
The downside to playing on Hollywood Poker is that there are a large number of very skilled European players there, which can make it very difficult at certain stakes and games.
As of May 2009, the statistics on real-money players showed 9000 ring-game and 45000 tournament players at peak times.