About Betfair Poker
Betfair poker, originally established in 2001, is now affiliated with high street and online betting giant, Paddy Power. The two companies merged in 2016 and created a gambling company worth £4bn and with that also established one of the most financially secure sites for players to deposit their money to. Betfair has become a big name in the European gaming market, this is in no small part due to it’s very dependable software, large bonuses and the multi-site access users get when they sign up. Customers can use all of Betfair’s products once they have signed up to Betfair Poker.
Competition on the site is pretty soft and play is fairly loose most of the time. Betfair Poker is not open to American players and as a result the site is sometimes very quiet and lacking in any players at all. Betfair Poker runs on iPoker software and this means that there are plenty of cash games available all the time. Tournaments run frequently and have large amounts of cash up for prizes.
Games and Tournaments Available
Betfair Poker offers customers the chance to play Texas Hold’em, Omaha Poker, Seven Card Stud, Omaha Hi-Lo and Seven-Card Stud 8 or Better. The majority of the traffic on the site can be found at the six-handed no limit hold’em tables. As a result of the site not having any American players, the traffic is busier during the hours of 6pm to 12am as these are peak European playing hours. There are special game modes available to players such as speed poker and twister poker which both offer a varied and interesting approach to the original game.
Betfair Poker also hosts it’s own jackpot sit and go tournaments and should a player have the ability to win between 4 and 6 games then there is quite a large jackpot to be won. There is a different jackpot amount for each of the buy in levels, of which there are 4. It should be noted that this promotional tournament is set to end once the jackpot is claimed or on January 1 2017, whichever comes first.
Bonuses and Promotions on Offer
Betfair Poker offer new customers an interesting ‘welcome pack’. This pack contains, 200% up to €1,500, five €1 rookie sit-and-go tournament tokens, five €1 tokens to Betfair Poker exclusive tournaments, a free €5 playable bonus that is used for casino games and five free chances to win big in the “Big Win Access” tournaments.
There are regularly updates to Betfair Poker’s promotions so it is wise to keep an eye on the site or on the internet for flash promotions.
Software and Features
As previously mentioned here, Betfair Poker operates on the ipoker network. This primarily means that the software is smooth and runs bug free the majority of the time and has very few visual or technical glitches. As for the look and feel of the site, well the software is basic in this respect. Betfair Poker lacks the frills and customisable features of it’s competitors, and for the recreational player this could be a deal breaker.
Help and Site Support
The customer service team can be contacted in the usual ways, via e-mail, phone or online live chat. They have also been known to answer customer queries via Twitter. There is also a section on the website that contains a FAQ page and this is very extensive.