Bet365 Poker offers the best of both worlds by ranking in the top 5 of largest poker rooms and traffic while offering some of the most competitive player promotions in the industry. Bet365 offers play for over 140 different countries, unfortunately excluding USA and has a player base of over 2 million players. Well-rounded in many different gambling ventures, Bet365 offers bingo, a high-profiled Sportsbook, as well as an online casino, which has helped Bet365 become the 7th largest privately owned company of the UK.
Bet365 is powered by the dynamics of Playtech and the iPoker Gaming Network. The Playtech software offers game play and support in 17 different languages offering easy adaptation to Bet365. The software is very fluent with precision and quickness, providing the feel of a live poker room while playing with Bet365. To seasoned veteran online players, the graphics may seem pretty plain, but offers little in distraction with lots of animations taking away from their poker play. The software provides plenty of features such as taking notes, stat tools, game history, real-time hand replay and chat. While in the lobby to choose a game, players will find each table’s stats clearly displayed such as: number of players at the table, hands per hour, average pot size and viewed flop percentage. The Playtech software also allows for players to easily customize their tables and lobby with many other customizable features.
Bet365 offers a competitive 200% match bonus up to $1000 free for 1st time depositing players. Bet365 has a highly competitive VIP scheme with new and regular promotions that attract players from all ranges.
Tournaments offered at Bet365 Poker rank among the best in the business with the classic monthly $1 million tournaments to satellite tournaments offering package prizes to live events played around the world. Most satellite tournaments are available in steps with buyins starting for just a couple dollars. There are also Sit-N-Go Jackpot tournament opportunities available with over $50,000 available in bonus cash to win. Lots of other styles of tournaments can be found while playing poker with Bet365 and is sure to accommodate any player’s interest.
Bet365 Poker offers cash games in Texas Holdem, Omaha, 7 Card Stud, Omaha Hi-Lo, 5 Card Stud and several hard-to-find formats such as Big 2, 13 Card Poker and Chinese Poker. Stakes range from the very low ($0.01/$0.02) to the very high ($100/$200) and everything in between. Bet365 is sure to appeal to every level of player at any stake level.
Competition and Traffic
The player traffic is quite impressive considering that US players aren’t allowed to play at Bet365. At any given time, Bet365 hosts to over 10,000 players and peak times and can certainly double in traffic. The high stake games are usually a little short on tables, but there are plenty other tables at all other levels. The competition levels are pretty soft on the lower stake levels with many fish looking for that easy allin score. Veteran poker players should be able to rake in some decent winnings at these levels. The medium to high stake levels have also softened up slightly due to recent rake back structures changing within the iPoker Network. Many of the sharks and super tight players have moved on looking for better rake back deals, however, that doesn’t man all the sharks have disappeared. As usual with any poker room, you should always bring your best game to the table so you aren’t the fish the other high stakes sharks feed on.
Security and Support
Bet365 offers 24/7 support that can be reached telephone, email, fax, callback, and post supported in 17 different languages. Response times are usually fast with pretty thorough answers that should satisfy every inquiry. The security of Bet365 has been top-notch since their launch with no breaches of player accounts or software, providing one of the safest and fairest poker rooms available online.