EuroPoker was formed in 2005 and is part of the Swedish based network, Ongame Group. The site is tailored toward the more serious player, utilising statistics and note taking features to enhance the professional feel of the site. Most of the traffic on the site is centred at the Hold’em and tournament sections. The site can see anywhere between 4000-6000 players during peak hours, and tournaments can see up to 30,000 players at a time during peak hours. EuroPoker has extended its reach in recent times, operating in countries located in Latin and North America as well as Asia. Customers of EuroPoker also have access to the casino and sportsbook arms of the site.
Cash Games and Tournaments Available
The games available at EuroPoker include, Texas Hold’em, Omaha, Omaha 8 or Better, Seven Card Stud, Five Card Stud and Chinese Poker. The buy ins range from €0.15/€0.30 to €500/€1000. For pot limit and no limit tables the buy in can be as low as, $0.10. EuroPoker begin every hour, on the hour 365 days a year. That is quite impressive, and trumps a lot of it’s competitors tournament schedules. They have a €500 freeroll tournament and also a daily European Tournament with a guaranteed €10,000 in prizes. Many of the tournaments on the site are the same as can be found on PokerRoom.com.
Bonuses and Promotions on Offer
EuroPoker have a choice of six different deposit bonuses for their new customers to choose from. Players should note that all deposit bonus options allow 60 days for a player to clear the bonus before it is void. Option 1 does not actually require a new player to make a deposit but it does grant access to the VIP Club for 6 months for free. The other five bonus options do require a deposit and range from €60 to €2,500. Each one of these amounts have different amount of increment payments. they all pay 100% of a players deposited amount. The option for the €2,500 deposit bonus matched to a 100% is one of the largest that an online poker player will find anywhere online.
Software and Features
The software from Ongame is very versatile and up to date. One feature that will appeal to players is the option to download or not to download the software which is particularly useful for those playing on Mac or maybe travelling and wanting to use a different computer. There have been issues with the server logging customers in in the past but this is not frequently a problem. The “Quick Seat” option is a useful feature. It allows players to select which game they want, and then they will be seated immediately. The in-game graphics are very good to look at, with sharp and clear images, visually it is appealing. Play is smooth and there is a mini table option that allows players to tile multiple tables on the one screen.
Customer Help and Site Support
All of the customer support at EuroPoker is online based. There is a web based forum and enquiry form available. Traditional e-mail support is not available nor is telephone support. These methods are not preferred by a lot of online players and the lack of telephone support is disappointing, however asked questions are responded to relatively quickly.