Bet365 has been primarily known for being one of the biggest names in the online sports betting world, but they have since expanded to offer additional gaming options such as online poker and casino style games. This article will focus on reviewing Bet365’s poker room.
Bet365 Poker is a skin on the iPoker Network and licensed by the Gibraltar Licensing Authority. Overall, the traffic at this poker room is decent, it’s not comparable to major online poker rooms like PokerStars, but considering Bet365’s poker room operates on the largest global online poker network, means that it shares players with other skins on the same network. You will still find thousands of players on the site playing in the various multi-table tournaments, sit & go’s and cash games.
Bonuses and Promotions
Bet365 Poker is offering all new players a substantial 200% initial sign up bonus up to €1000. Your bonus is released in increments of €10 for every 1000 Merit Points earned at the real money tables. When you make your first deposit, you’ll also be given 20 free tickets to grab yourself a seat in Bet365 Poker’s largest weekly guaranteed tournament. Throughout the week you will also be met with some fantastic satellite tournaments to win seats to all the major events offered at Bet365.
Level of Competition
Due to the flow of sportsbook and online casino traffic, Bet365 Poker has a lot of juicy tables. The level of loose action is especially noticeable at the micro stakes, and so building a bankroll from next to nothing is not very hard here playing some solid poker.
You will clearly be able to see all of the vital player statistics in the games lobby, including the average pot size and the viewed flop percentage. This is not to say that you won’t face any decent opposition especially as you progress through the takes, but the general level of competition at Bet365 Poker is still relatively weak comparatively speaking.
Bet365 Poker’s Selection of Games
Bet365 Poker supports all the standard variations of poker you would expect from a top online poker room, including Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo, 5 Card Stud and Razz Poker, with tables available in all kinds of formats (full ring, short handed as well as heads up poker action.
You will find the vast majority of traffic is at the full-ring and 6-max no-limit hold’em tables with Omaha being second. Stakes start from as little as $0.01/$0.02 for full-ring and 6-max tables but go much higher. New players can also enjoy the Beginner Cash Tables where you will get to develop your skills and confidence against other new players for 90 days.
At Bet365 Poker you can guarantee that the lineup of tournaments will be nothing short of amazing, with a great selection of guaranteed tournaments, freerolls, normal freezeouts and re-buy tournaments.
Starting with a big weekly €100,000 guaranteed tournament every Sunday with satellites from as little as €1 running throughout the week. Tournaments are scheduled to start every 30 minutes with daily buy-ins ranging from €1 to €50, making sure to cater to players of all skill levels.
All of the tournaments come in different variations with Bet365 Poker supporting turbo, 6-max, full ring, freezeouts and re-buys among others. Aside from the MTTs, there is no shortage of SNGs available to play at all times of the day either, and because this poker room has a good flow of traffic, it usually doesn’t take very long for SNGs to fill up.
Bet365 is well known for having soft competition for their SNGs, and this is also true for their new Twister poker games which have been a recent addition to their lineup. Twister Sit & Gos are three player sit n go tourneys, but unlike traditional Sit & Gos, the size of the prize you are playing for is determined at the start of every game by the spin of a wheel. It is possible for Twister SNG players to win up to 1000 times the size of the tournament buy-in, with the smallest prize pools starting out at double the player’s buy-in. Although it’s more likely you’ll be playing for 3-4 times your buy-in. The entirely random process of calculating the jackpot multiplier is half the fun of this game.
The software used by Bet365 Poker used to access all their poker games is developed by Playtech and it must be downloaded. Their poker client is easy to download and install. In terms of its features and functionality, the software is solid and the graphics are simple, attractive and easy on the eye. Multi tabling support is possible with a maximum of 16 tables that can be played at the same time in mini-view, meaning there is plenty of action across the variety of games and stakes.
Overall the quality of Bet365’s Poker software is impressive. The intuitive navigation and all of the custom filtering options makes it really easy to find a suitable game and return back to the poker room to continue playing your favourite games. Their poker client is also equipped with a “Quick Seat” feature, so you can join new games at the click of a button.
Bet365 Poker Mobile App
Players can download the Bet365 poker app for Android, iPhone and iPad tablets and smartphones, so you can play online poker. Simply go to the Apple Store or Play Store, search for the bet365 poker app, and follow the download instructions. You can bypass this step and play poker at Bet365 within the mobile’s browser, but you should download the mobile app for the best gaming experience, and it also includes several extra features.
Following suit with other online poker rooms, Bet365 Poker offers a poker school section on its website where you can read some basic poker tips about proper table etiquette, bankroll management and similar beginner topics, which every new player should check out before diving straight into the the real money action.
Bet365 Poker provides support to its players 24 hours a day, 7 days a week via telephone, email and their customer support reps can also be reached through a live chat system that is accessible on their website. Players can also contact support in the poker client itself. The support team is quick, professional and always ready to resolve any player issues.
Depositing funds into your Bet365 poker account is straightforward. Deposit options available on Bet365 Poker include Visa/Mastercard, Skrill, Cheque, Neteller, Click2Pay, PayPal, EntroPay, Ukash, Fast Bank Transfer, PaySafeCard and Wire Transfer, just to name a few.
All in all, Bet365 Poker provides a quality online poker gaming experience. There’s a good welcome bonus to sweeten your bankroll, there’s a bunch of flexible deposit/withdrawal methods, the competition at the tables is really soft, the games load quickly and the software is reliable. What more would a poker player want?