Betfair Poker, which is a part of the poker network iPoker, has stopped providing its services to players from Russia. The administration has offered players from the Russian Federation to withdraw money from their accounts as soon as possible. For more information on closing for Russian players Betfair, as well as alternative rooms, read this article.
All Betfair players from Russia have received a letter informing them of the termination of the poker room in the Russian Federation. The reasons were not provided. The letter reports that the room will stop providing its services to Russians beginning from May 18, 2020. The administration has also warned that if by this time its users do not withdraw their funds, there may be problems with the withdrawal of money in the form of significant delays later. You will have to contact support for cashout. All unused bonuses will be lost after May 18.
Starting May 5, 2020, poker players from Russia won’t be able to create accounts at Betfair. All players who have already been registered at the poker room will lose the access to their accounts after May 18 – they will be closed. If you do not live in Russia, but this country was specified before the registration, you can continue to play Betfair. But to do that you will have to create a new account, which should contain the new address and country of residence information.
There is also information that Estonian players will no longer be able to play at the Betfair poker room as well. If you live in Russia or Estonia and you have an account in Betfair, we recommend that you withdraw all money from this room as soon as possible.
For those players who were content with the game on the iPoker network, there is an excellent alternative to the Betfair room – the Russian language RedStar room, which will enter this network on May 19, after leaving the MicroGaming network. RedStar accepts players from Ukraine, Russia and other countries of the former Soviet Union.
RedStar is one of the largest rooms of the MicroGaming network, which will work at iPoker from May 19. This poker room is focused on attracting Russian-speaking players. New players and users who will be automatically transferred to the new network from MicroGaming will be able to take an advantage of the 200% bonus on their first deposit, up to $ 2,000. This bonus must be won back in 60 days and may bring 10% of rakeback. Also, all players will receive a 35% rake return from the very beginning of the game.
There are other alternative poker rooms for players from Russia as well:
PokerKing is the main room of the largest American poker network WPN. This network accepts players from the USA, Latin America, Australia and the Middle East. The PokerKing room itself is aimed at Russian-speaking players, mainly from Russia, Belarus and Ukraine. American players are attracted by other rooms in this network. You can play PokerKing at 6-pop and 9-max cash tables with the rules of Hold’em and Omaha; there are SnG tournaments and Spins, multi-table tournaments with a wide variety of buy-ins. Players can expect to get a rakeback of up to 65% at the highest level of the loyalty system.
888 Poker is one of the leaders in online poker industry, inferior to only Poker Stars in terms of traffic. The main advantages of this room: a lot of recreational players, a relatively high rakeback, excellent software, a huge selection of games. Cash tables are presented in a wide range of bets – from $ 0.01 / 0.02 to $ 500/1000. Players are able to create private games. The room hosts a huge number of tournaments: MTT, SnG, satellites for major events. 25% of the rake could be returned while wagering the first deposit bonus.
PartyPoker is one of the largest poker rooms, which for almost 20 years of existence has experienced many ups and downs. But now it is at the peak of its development. The room has a large selection of cash games: unlimited Hold’em and with fixed limits, PL Hold’em, pot-limit Omaha, Stud with a betting range from $ 0.01 / 0.02 to $ 200/400. However, PartyPoker gets more attention from tournament players who can play MTT, satellites to major tournaments, SNG and lottery tournaments. A buy-in starts with a few cents and can reach $ 25,000. The max. rakeback at PartyPoker is 60%.
BestPoker is a large poker room, that is a part of the Asian network GoodGame Network and well-known for its weak players and high traffic. This room will be especially interesting for poker players who do not use additional software, because any software is prohibited here. The room is more focused on amateur players – poker software is not supported there; bum hunting is prohibited and there are many tournaments with a small buy-in. However, the regulars are also interested in this room – there is a game at large stakes, up to NL and PLO1000. Even at high stakes there are recreational players and a series of tournaments with a prize fund of up to $ 50 million are held. A large number of promotions and bonuses, as well as a good rakeback are also the advantages of BestPoker.
Despite the limited access to Betfair, players from Russia still have a large selection of poker rooms. Contact our managers to get the most favorable conditions when signing up in any of the described rooms.