A member of the Bet365 family of online gambling websites, Bet365 Poker is a fairly large online poker room. With over 17,500 players seated at just under 1,500 tables at the time this review was written, Bet365 Poker is larger than quite a few of its competitors, but has not reached the membership level of some of the largest websites in the online poker industry. According one of their information pages, the poker room accommodates more than 20,000 players during its peak hours of operation.
In terms of online poker websites, Bet365 Poker has one of the cleanest and easiest to navigate layouts. Because the Bet365 online poker room requires a piece of software to be downloaded and installed, Bet365 Poker is only available to players using a computer with a Windows operating system.
In addition to their promotional tournaments, Bet365 Poker offers several other types of promotions. The first promotion you will be eligible for is their first time deposit bonus, which is worth up to $500. Their first time deposit bonus is 100%, so you can deposit $500 into your account and have an extra $500 added to your balance.
Other popular Bet365 Poker promotions include the VIP Programme (bonus points system that rewards Bet365 Poker members), leader board challenges and access to beginner friendly freeroll tables for the first three months of membership.
In terms of competition, Bet365 Poker falls in the middle of the road. On one hand, if you are playing at the lower stakes tables, you should have no problem finding plenty of soft competitors that you can clean out.
However, if you move from the lower stakes tables to the higher stakes tables, be prepared to face some stiff competition. The higher stakes tables are filled with many experienced online poker players, and if you are not careful, you may be the one getting cleaned out at these Bet365 Poker tables.
Bet365 Poker does not lack in the types of poker it has to offer. In addition to Texas Hold'em, Bet365 Poker also offers Omaha, Omaha Hi/Lo, 5 Card Stud and 7 Card Stud. All five types of poker are offered in a wide range of betting variations, beginning at $0.01/$0.02 and going as high as $100/$200.
Because there is always a healthy amount of players on Bet365 Poker, finding an active table to play on should not be a problem. In the rare event that you are having trouble finding a table to play on, Bet365 Poker allows you to start a game with only two players, so you will only need to find one more player to get your game underway.
Each month, Bet365 Poker offers a wide variety of promotional tournaments. These tournaments range from multi-million dollar guaranteed payouts to tournaments that include an all-expenses paid prize package for a large mainstream poker event. Many of Bet365 Poker's largest tournaments allow you to qualify for as little as a few dollars.
Support and Security
Although depositing money is extremely simple at Bet365 Poker thanks to their one-wallet system, your financial and personal information will always be very secure. The entire family of Bet365 online gambling properties usesThawte SSL, which securely encrypts all data that is sent and received.
The Bet365 Poker support staff is available throughout the week, twenty-four hours a day. You can reach them by email, live chat or phone.
Deposit and Withdraws
Bet365 Poker offers quite a few deposit options with no fee. Instantly processed deposit options with no fee include Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Visa Electron,Neteller, Moneybookers, PaysafeCard, Click2Pay and UKash. Additional deposit methods include bank wire, Fast Bank Transfer and cheques.
Poker Deal Rating: 8/10