About Bet Online Poker
Bet Online is a Panama based company that was founded in 2004 as a sportsbook gambling website only. After a huge marketing campaign earned them a wealth of publicity they created Bet Online Poker in 2011. Although it still does operate as a sportsbook also, the current form of Bet Online is in no way affiliated with the betting company of the same name that was around in the 1990’s. Bet Online poker operate as part of the Chico Poker network, once known as the Action Poker Network. Bet Online has really taken off these past few years and is now the third largest site to accept players from the US. It also one of only two poker rooms on the Chico Network to accept US players.
Games and Tournaments
Bet Online poker specialises in Texas Hold’em and Omaha games. Unfortunately this means that fans of draw games, stud games or varieties of mixed poker will need to look at other sites for their poker needs. Games can be played at low stakes, competition is relatively soft, making Bet Online a decent place for first time players to learn and for experienced players to earn some real money. Bet Online Poker have tournaments massing over $250,000 each week. The biggest spread can be found on weekends. The No Limit Texas Hold’em tournament has a buy in price of $22 and guarantees the winner $10k in prize money, this tournament runs each and every Saturday. Sit and Go tournaments start at $0.01 and rise to $11 and run 24 hours a day.
Bonuses and Promotions Available
Bet Online Poker has a very generous opening offer for new customers. They are offering a 200% bonus on all first time deposits up to the amount of $1,000. They will release this bonus in five instalments, the first 10% of the bonus is released when 30.3% of the deposit has been paid in rake money. The next 20% comes after the player has raked 99.27% of the bonus amount and so on. players should note that there is a period of 120 days to clear the entire bonus, and any left over bonus amount will expire. Players looking for specialised VIP program will have to look elsewhere, as there is none available at Bet Online Poker.
Software and Features
The look and feel of the site is quite simple in relation to other online poker rooms. Although this will appeal to a lot of players, some will feel it takes away from what could be a more professional playing experience. Poker is a tab on the site, as Bet Online also operates as a popular sportsbook and casino. The customisation features halt at being able to change the background during gameplay and choosing between four different colours for the playing deck. The buddy feature is useful and a good addition, allowing players to tag a player in order to easily find them in the future. The downloadable client is available to both Windows and Mac users.
Customer Help and Site Support
There is a customer service team on hand to answer queries on all aspects of the website.