About Sky Poker
Sky Poker is a privately owned poker room, owners Sky Broadcasting are a British company with a multi billion pound turnover. Sky Poker is hailed as being one of the most fun and enjoyable places to play online poker today and is home to the famous Sky Poker Tour. Sky Poker has a very active community and being part of such a massive company ensures that it is financially secure and a trustworthy place to play online. Sky Poker mainly deals in small-stakes games.
Games and Tournaments Available
There is not a wide variety of games available on Sky Poker. The site mainly focusses on Texas Hold’em, Omaha Poker and Omaha Hi-Lo. The stakes for these games start low and most traffic seems to be based around cash games of £10 or £20. The Stakes do reach up to £100 and £200, although traffic at these tables is not as high in volume. The low stakes and high volume does mean that there is a lot of easily beatable competition available for players. Being mostly players from the UK means that traffic in general is quite low in the site in comparison to some it’s competitors.
There are quite a number of tournaments hosted on Sky Poker. The buy-ins for these tournaments range in amount but usually stand between £10-£20. The audacious blind structure does not appeal to a lot of players. There is a weekly tournament running a prize fund of £12,000 and a daily tournament offering £5,500, both draw a good crowd. There is the opportunity for players hands to be shown on TV on Sky TV’s Poker Channel.
Bonuses and Promotions on Offer
New players can claim a 200% bonus on deposits up to £500, that’s quite a generous offer in comparison to some competitors. There is also the opportunity to claim £10 free in tournament tokens. The way that these tokens work is that they are made up of 2 x £2.20 tokens and 3 x £3.30 tokens. These can be used like this or they can be combined to enter a tournament of higher value.
Software and Features
Sky Poker software can be downloaded or it can be played in browser, this isn’t an altogether too common trait of the top poker sites but it should be as it is very useful for those who do not wish to download the client, or in some cases cannot download the client. Altogether Sky Poker does offer some very good software, it is good to look at with crisp graphics and works well.
Players can play at 4 tables at once, multi-table play is relatively smooth and functional. The note taking system is a good feature and although statistics are available in the lobby, these do not include hands played per hour and other statistics that players would find useful to have. Sky’s software development team are constantly working on the software of the site however and it can assumed that these will make an appearance in the lobby soon.
Sky Poker does stand out from the crowd in the way of it’s site specific features. Players can look at their hand once more after it has been folded, there is a video poker school and maybe most useful of all is their “Hot-o-Meter”. This feature gives player an opinion on their cards right out of the hole.
Help and Site Support
As expected from a company as large as Sky, which needs to have a good reputation amongst it’s customers, the customer service team are excellent and very helpful. There is the option of live chat, e-mail and telephone support. As well as these options there is a section on the site that has an in-depth Q & A section.