Merge Poker Network
The Merge Gaming network is a low traffic network, but it does offer up some very good software for multi-tablers.
Merge (along with Cake) is one of the few networks that accepts US players as well as with offering rakeback to its players.
Top Merge network rooms.
- Website: www.MergeGaming.com
- Network traffic: Average
- US players:
- Mac compatible:
- PT3 compatible:
- HEM compatible:
Merge network review
- Great software for multi-tabling.
- Accepts US players.
- Low volume of traffic is a big let-down.
On paper, the Merge network should be doing a lot better than it currently is (in terms of traffic). The network accepts US players and the software is also pretty good too.
However, the room fails to attract more players for the following one reason:
- Its current low level of player volume.
Merge network traffic and competition.
As mentioned, Merge is in the lower tier when it comes to traffic at poker networks. But how bad is it? Well, it is possible to multi-table up to the $200NL stakes, but you will more than likely be bumping in to the same players again and again. The lower than average traffic is the main reason why many players will not stay at Merge skins.
The level of competition is about average, so it doesn't really make up for the low volume of players.
Merge Gaming network software.
- Good for multi-tabling.
The Merge network software is very versatile and allows you to customize how the tables are displayed in a variety of ways. In addition to this there is a good set of options in the settings tab to help improve your overall playing experience and allows you to set things just the way you like them.
The table designs are fairly basic but responsive. The lobby is easy enough to use with its handy filtering and sorting options. Finding a table and taking a seat is very smooth.
Lock Poker is easily my top recommendation for anyone looking for a great room on the Merge Gaming network.
Lock is a relatively new room on the network, but it is a promising room that has more to offer than any of the other skins. Lock Poker has some very good promotions going on throughout the year and the support is always excellent.
It may not be the most recognizable skin on the network, but it is comfortably the best in my opinion. I would happily direct new players to Lock as opposed to a bigger skin like Carbon (if you're looking to play at a Merge skin of course!).
Other good Merge Gaming network rooms.
After Aced, I would recommend Carbon and Poker Nordica as two good Merge alternatives.
Carbon Poker is one of the oldest and biggest skins on the network. So for that reason alone I would put Carbon as my #2 recommendation.
Poker Nordica is an increasingly popular room that looks after its players. I've not has a lot of experience there but I've heard good things about the room and its support.
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