BetOnline Poker Review
BetOnline is a sportsbook from Northern America, which operates from 1991. It steadily have become a gambling holding with casino and poker. BetOnline Poker poker room is now the part of Chico Poker Network.
Chico network opened in 2012, based on the Action network, which, in turn, was shut down due to the troubles with payouts and marketing policy failures. Chico took all this into consideration and now the payouts are guaranteed within 24 hours, there are new offers of the network all the time.
The latest big change is transition to software by Connective Games in 2016. This software is well known to players of many poker rooms. It is not very expensive software but it can be called very good in comparison with inherited software by Chico from Action network.
As the company, which owns BetOnline Poker room works in wide specter of online games, poker have a constant stream of weak casino and sports betting players.
Constant changes in Chico network allowed it to grow the volumes of traffic and climb up to the middle of second ten of rooms and networks in this category. The game currency here is US Dollar.
Cash traffic in BetOnline Poker has series of specialties: the game at the tables is of non-standard format for Europeans: 4-max and 10-max in Holdem, 9-max in Omaha. Maximal number of tables can be seen in the evenings of Atlantic coast of US. It is almost morning in Europe. European prime time traffic in BetOnline Poker is good as well though.
There are about 40 6-max Holdem tables at NL2 to NL10 with almost half of them at NL10. There are up to 15 10-max tables at all three stakes combined. The higher stakes up to NL400 have 5 to 10 tables per stakes limit – total of 5 tables. In the beginning of February 2017 maximal cash tables Holdem limit was increased to NL2K, while there is no action in European prime time that up high.
Omaha at the same time (Hi-Lo is also played alongside with Hu here) has 10 tables or more at stakes of PL10 to PL50, and there are not only 6-max but also 9-max tables. The higher stakes sometimes have about 5 tables at PLO100, PLO200, PLO300 combined. Sometimes there are tables of PLO800-1000.
Heads-up cash is most popular at NL10-25 – 4-6 tables per stakes limit. The higher stakes have couple of tables per stake limit. These tables are anonymous.
There is more action during American prime time. Almost all 10-max tables are getting full at the lowest stakes, NL10 usually has no more than 5 of them. There are more NL10 6-max tables than of the two lowest stakes tables – abo 25 of them. NL25-50 have 10-15 tables, while latter has 4-max tables. NL100-NL200 provides with 5-10 tables. There is no traffic increase at NL400 and higher, usually up to 5 tables at all the stakes combined.
There are 20 tables at stakes PL10 to Pl50 in Omaha (Hi and Hi-Lo). There are up to 10 tables at all the stakes up to PLO1K.
There is not much traffic growth at HU tables.
BetOnline Poker has many tournaments, but most of tournaments schedule consists of the tournaments with buy-ins no higher than $5 and uncomfortable time for Europeans. The biggest tournaments in weekends have guaranteed prize fund of $10K-$50K and buy-ins of $22 to $100. Main tournaments have much smaller guaranteed prize funds in workdays – they are no more than $7.5K and buy-ins are $19 or less. They are played by 200-300 people.
Main traffic in SnGs is concentrated at the stakes of $10 or less – each stakes have 5-10 tables. Maximal buy-in of SnG tournaments was increased to $215, but the action at all the stakes of 20 dollars or higher is almost non-existent in non-prime hours. There are 10-15 tables, and most of them are at lower part of higher stakes.
МТТ and SnG players have special weekly and monthly leaderboards.
Software and Trackers
Functioning of Holdem Manager and PokerTracker in BetOnline Poker is only available via hands converter and works only in cash games. The client isn’t too sophisticated – there are few filters, there is only one theme of table design with opportunity to change its color, one isn’t able to set up bet sizing, notes aren’t seen too well. What’s seen great is the cards in the deck, one is able to set up hot keys, there are waiting lists and one is able to see who’s sitting at the tables in lobby. The client is in while color.
BetOnline Poker use weighted contributed system to gather rake and its total percentage is 5.5% at all the stakes, and caps aren’t too high – NL10 – $1, NL25-50 -$2, higher stakes – $3. It is two times less at HU tables. Jackpot tables have additional rake.
Tournament rake is 10% in all the kinds and formats (HU SNG have 5% rake). They take rake from rebuys/add-ons.
BetOnline Poker Rakeback
VIP-system in BetOnline Poker currently has 5 different levels from Bronze to Elite. There is not much sense in getting them. The points the player receives can be only spent on buy-ins to the tournaments, and that’s equivalent to cash back of 6%. Additional rakeback of 10-20% can be drawn from weekly cash race for $10,000. First deposit bonus in BetOnline Poker gives rakeback of 33%.
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❓ Why is it profitable to play on BetOnline Poker?
BetOnline Poker is a Canadian Chico Poker Network's room, where US residents can play.