Betway poker is part of the Carmen Media Group, and is a UK company despite being based in Gibraltar. They have been around since 2002. Betway has a very simplistic poker site. New account holders can take advantage of a 200% welcome bonus up to a limit of £470 ($750), plus €3,000 worth of New Player free-roll tournaments.
All you have to do to qualify is register for an account today. You can do this by clicking the link below.
The amount of welcome bonus awarded is dependent upon the amount of loyalty points earned at Betway, with $1 being transferred to the bonus account for every 100 loyalty points earned. Ten loyalty points are earned for each $1s worth of rake that the player generates, meaning a player must generate a total of $7,500 worth of rake to claim the full bonus. The bonus must be claimed within 45 days of a player making their first deposit. New players also gain free entry into six €500 freeroll tournaments.
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Betway poker players can either play via downloaded software (for Windows) or in a browser for instant play. Only Texas Hold ’em is available via the browser method. There are no solutions for mobile platforms.
The Betway poker software is ratified by eCogra for safety and fairness. All monetary transactions are encrypted for security.
Via the software download, you can play Texas Hold ’em, Omaha, Omaha Hi-Lo, Five-Card Draw, Five-Card Stud, Seven-Card Stud and Razz. As mentioned above, you can only play Texas Hold ’em via the instant play option, and then you can only play at ring games. There are the usual amount of tournaments, including freerolls and Sit & Go tournaments, with Pot limit, Fixed limit and No limit games. All games are played in €s.
Betway poker has an extremely simple and fair rake system. All tables with blinds under €0.05/€0.10 rake €0.01 per €0.10 with a maximum rake of €0.10. All other tables rake €0.01 per €0.20 with a maximum rake of €3, unless it’s a heads-up in which case the maximum rake is set at €1. This is extremely good value at medium stakes tables.
There is a heavy emphasis on tournaments at the site, complete with novelty aspects such as survival and rounders. Fees are generally 10% of the buy-in.
You can only register for a Betway Poker account if you download the software, which further lessens the point of the instant play option. After you’ve filled in your details you can then log in with your user name and password.
Betway poker has a loyalty program through five tiers, from Blue to Black. A player rises through the levels by the amount of loyalty points they accrue. Ten loyalty points are earned for each $1 of rake generated or tournament fees paid. A player must maintain their playing to an accepted level of outlay, or they can find themselves sliding down the levels again.
Betway poker seems a little scant on promotions, with them being few and far between so if you are looking for plenty of regular specials, have a read of our Bet365 Poker review.
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This site seems to have been thrown together without much thought and planning as a copycat of other sites and is difficult to navigate. Figures show that a high number of players do use the site, and the impressive rake amounts might point a finger in the direction of as to why.