Bet365 Poker Review

Bet365 Poker Overview

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Bet365 Poker Features


Site Name: Bet365 Poker
Network: Microgaming
Bonus Info: €100 welcome Bonus
US Players Accepted: No
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Bet365 Poker – Wide Variety of Games and Bonuses

The online arm of Bet365 was established in 2000 by Denise Coates, the retail outlets having originally been founded in 1974 by her father John. Bet365 is now a solely internet based business with the family having sold their chain of betting shops to Coral back in 2005. The brand can boast being the gambling service of choice to over 14 million users in around 200 countries across the globe.

Part of the Bet365 Group is Bet365Poker, a ‘high-class’ online poker operation that is part of the company’s ‘one wallet’ portfolio. Customers can deposit funds into their account before using this cash to bet on sports or play casino, bingo, Vegas or poker games.

Cards on the Table

The first thing to say about Bet365Poker is that the new player will be greeted by a friendly member of the rewards team upon their first play. Using the chat function, this member of staff will ask the user if they would like to be talked through the promotions available onsite and whether or not they have any questions regarding how to get the most out of the site. Not only is this a fantastic service, it will also be invaluable to those new to poker and need walking through the basics of what happens where and how.

The homepage shows a number of empty tables, clearly displaying the buy-in amount and the number of seats available at each. An overview of the user’s account information including balance and tournament tokens can be found at the bottom right of the homepage. Up the left hand side is where players can refine their choice of games and quickly find an available table that meets their preferred requirements. The first of these tabs, ‘Quick Seat’, enables customers to select their favoured game mode (‘Cash Games, ‘Sit & Go’, ‘Speed’) and type (‘Omaha’, ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’); their bet type (‘No Limit’, ‘Pot Limit’, ‘Fixed’) and buy-in (‘GBP’, ‘EUR’) as well as the number of players at the table. Bet365Poker will then place the punter on a table that fits the bill.

Should the customer want to take a more leisurely approach to game selection, there’s always the remaining tabs. Players can find their table of best fit by clicking on one of the game mode (‘Sprint’, ‘Sit & Go’) or type (‘Omaha’) tabs and choosing their favoured table from the resulting list. There are also filters for the ‘Premium Tables’ and for the ‘Battle of Bet365’ tables.

The ‘Twister’ tab leads the player to more information on this particular tournament style and a link to try out the new game. ‘Twister’ is a variation on the turbo ‘Sit & Go’ competitions already offered, with the overview reading, ‘Twister Poker are 3 Handed Sit’n’Go tournaments offering players random jackpots of immense proportions. The winner is rewarded with a random ‘jackpot’ prize that can reach thousands.’

These twister sessions would be ideal for those perhaps feeling a bit jaded with the traditional Omaha and Texas Hold ‘Em games.

Once the customer has found a room that satisfies all their needs, they can add it to their favourites and quickly select it from the ‘My Poker’ tab. By doing this, the customer no longer has to settle for a similar room or re-type their stipulations in order to find their preferred game. Their favoured room will be stored indefinitely in this database. The sections that make up ‘My Poker’ include ‘Recent Games’, ‘Favourite Tournaments’ and ‘Favourite Cash Tables’ as well as having a space reserved for ‘Registered Tournaments’.

Customer Service

As is the case with all Bet365 platforms, Bet365Poker has numerous promotions and special tables to suit the needs of all their customers. In conjunction with these long-standing deals, the site is also famed for its monthly free-roll tournaments to which customers can gain access by completing a series of challenges to redeem a tournament token. Keep an eye on the ‘Promotions’ webpage that can be viewed by selecting the corresponding tab at the top of the each poker page.

New users will do well to take advantage of the site’s ‘Beginners’ Cash Tables’ at which customers who have had an active account for fewer than 90 days can hone their skills and perfect their virtual poker faces. These tables are a worthwhile cause as they allow players to brush up without being put off or rinsed by experienced poker stars. They also contribute to the redemption of the ‘€100 New Player Bonus’ deal – see below.

It is simple to gain entrance to these tables, with the customer simply selecting the ‘Cast Tables’ link up the left hand side of the poker lobby before selecting that for the ‘Beginners’ Tables’. All the poker game variations can be played for a small stake ensuring that, should it take the user longer than they expect to recapture their form, improving their game won’t cost them the earth.

Bet365’s ‘Premium Tables’ offer the more accomplished gambler the chance to play in luxury. Whilst being able to enjoy the security of knowing that their fiendish opponents are all Bet365 customers, using these tables will also see players generously awarded with further promotions as well as benefitting from a range of stakes to suit all wallet sizes.

Registered users will also be delighted to hear that they can play casino games in between hands meaning that they can continue winning even if they have folded a hand pre-flop. The choice of casino games in the poker lobby include blackjack, roulette and slots with jackpots running up to a massive £100,000. These games are just waiting for use in the widgets bar up the right hand side of the lobby page in the ‘Mini Games’ category.

Whilst the ‘Premium Tables’ promotion has its own terms and conditions available at the bottom of the relevant page, accessible by clicking the ‘Promotions’ link, to read the small print of the other offers, customers must scroll to the bottom of the page and select the general terms and conditions. This opens a new window.

Bonus Offers

Bet365Poker are taking a three-handed approach to their new customer offerings that can see new site users’ accounts credited with up to €1,105. These offers are remarkably easy to redeem.

By simply opening an account and registering a nickname with Bet365Poker, customers will receive a €5 free bonus token. Qualifying customers will have to register their country of residence as the UK or Ireland and have the language preference tool set to English. No withdrawals will be able to be made from this account until a deposit or transfer of €10 has been made or the player has participated in 50 raked hands.

The second bonus offer sees new users receive a bonus of up to 200 per cent on their first deposit or transfer up to a maximum of €100. This means that customers that qualify for the deal could receive an extra €100. This extra money will be transferred in €10 instalments with every 100 merit points the new user achieves. Merit points earned through double merit point promotions will not count towards the redemption of this bonus cash.

Offer number three sees new customers gain entry to the New Depositor Freeroll tournament with potential winnings of €100 up for grabs. Further terms and conditions regarding these offers are available by selecting the promotions tab and clicking on the terms and conditions link to reveal the drop-down menu of small print.

In Summary

Players understand what they are getting when they sign up with a trusted brand like Bet365. The presentation of the poker homepage is second to none. It looks smart as well as having the ‘My Poker’ organisational tool.

There’s top marks to for the ‘Twister’ feature to breathe new life into the more traditional tournament types.

Nothing can top the fantastic welcome new customers receive though, a helpful reception being just what is required to help those overcome by the mountain of generous promotions and deals.

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