It has been almost a month, since the moment when the Microgaming Poker Network was closed, and its largest rooms were transferred to iPoker. They have already begun to fully function in the new network, so these rooms can be compared with iPoker old-timers. For comparison, let’s take two new rooms – RedStar and Guts Poker, and two local rooms – Betfair Poker and Winner Poker.
Bonuses and promotions
This section will not describe the missions, bonuses and freerolls available to all players without any exception. We’ll review only those promotions which will be interesting to regulars only.
RedStar Poker offers a 200% first deposit bonus of up to € 2.000. This bonus adds 10% to the total rakeback. PokerProDeals players can expect an increased percentage of rakeback with the loyalty system.
Guts Poker offers new players a first deposit bonus of up to € 1.000, which adds another 20% to the main rakeback. All players from the very start can expect to receive a standard rakeback of 35%, which is calculated from a real rake, not according to the SBR system.
Betfair Poker first deposit bonus is 200% when replenishing an account up to 1000 euros. The bonus is won back in installments of 10 euros for every 50 euro rake for 45 days, which gives a 20% increase in rakeback. Contact our managers to get the most favorable conditions for the return of rake.
Deposits and cash-outs
Deposits and cash-outs in all the rooms being reviewed can be made using the three most common payment systems: Skrill, Neteller and Visa. Another payment system, QIWI, is supported by all rooms except Guts. RedStar supports the largest number of payment systems – WebMoney, QIWI, BTC, Yandex.Money are added to the general list. However, Red Star is the only room which takes a commission from cash outs in the range of 0.8-2%, and from deposits when replenishing via WebMoney and BTC. Winner Poker, which supports ecoPayz, WebMoney, and QIWI, ranks second in payment variety.
Peak traffic on the iPoker network can be occured in the evening European time. During the period from 17:00 to 23:00, the most players are gathered at all limits. At the limits of NL10 €, from 20 to 35 tables are collected. A little less traffic at the limit of NL20 € – from 19 to 27 tables. Also, fast poker games are held here with the purchase of 20 euros, which collects 50-60 players. At the limits of NL50 € and NL100 € you can find from 10 to 20 tables. 3-5 tables are collected at each of the three most expensive limits: NL400 €, NL600 €, NL1K €.
Pot Limit Omaha attendance is much lower. So, at the limits of PLO10 € – PLO50 € there is about 5-8 tables. And only one full table can be found at PLO400 € and PLO1K € limits.
In iPoker rooms you can play unlimited Hold’em with a short deck (6+). At the limits of NL10 €, NL20 €, NL50 €, 4-5 tables are collected, and at the limit of NL100 € – 2 tables.
iPoker rooms have SnG tournaments, among which the Twister format, lottery SnG, is the most popular. There are 9 limits available with a maximum of 10 euros. The largest multiplier at each limit is x1000.
There are 20-30 multi-table tournaments held daily with guarantees of up to 8.000 euros and buy-ins up to 100 euros. You can participate in the largest tournament held weekly, Sunday Premium, for 50 euros and compete for a part of the total prize pool of 25.000 €.
Thanks to the direct support of poker trackers, regulars will be able to use statistics and comfortably play multi-table.
Contact the PokerProDeals managers to get the best offer for signing up and playing in the reviewed poker rooms.