Striking features at Betfair Poker
- Weekly $100k-Guaranteed Sunday Tournament
- 5 Entries for Rookie tournaments and €5 woth of tokens to Betfair Feature Tournaments
- Twister Poker offers huge jackpots
- Big Win Cash games offer payouts for every Flush you hit!
Betfair Poker is a part of the massively popular iPoker Network and is owned and operated by The Sporting Exchange Ltd., the biggest sports exchange in the world.
Betfair Poker has a very active player base and always had a solid reputation. Betfair’s now a major player in the European online poker market with massive promotions, dependable software, and access to an enormous sports exchange customer base.
PlayTech developed the current Betfair Poker software by utilizing its famous iPoker platform that houses other major poker sites. Game play is very good overall, with player notes, easy-to-use stats functions and a solid overall feel. More than anything, it is paramount that it’s one of the more stable poker clients.
The loose play is perhaps is the best feature of Betfair that tends to come from sports bettors looking to try a hand of poker with new found cash. The absence of American players is the major drawback of Betfair and this means that if it isn’t prime time in Europe there’s a serious lack of action on the site.
The overall traffic volume is in the middle segment of the industry. Real-money player statistics as of March 2015 show 1200 ring-game players at peak hours, and 4000 tournament players at peak hours.
New Player Offer
SIGN-UP BONUS at 200%
$70 will be released from your bonus account into your real-money account for every 700 Player Points earned. You get 90 days to earn the full bonus once the bonus is triggered.
$2,500 Welcome Freeroll
Once you’ve played your first real-money raked hand or real-money tournament on Betfair, you’re eligible for a ticket to the $2,500 Welcome Freeroll, and these tournaments are played the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:15 pm GMT.
Loyal players on Betfair Poker get access to a unique program called the VIP Club. Players generate points by playing for cash which is one of the best VIP programs on the iPoker network. Those points can be spent in the reward store on various cash prizes.
There are 10 tiers of elite status that is offered by the program. Players are given a variety of perks including access to a monthly $5,000 freeroll who make it to VIP Elite status. There is unique perk associated with each level of status.
Tournaments & Freerolls
Betfair Poker hosts a wide variety of tournaments with buy-ins ranging from a couple of bucks to hundreds of dollars for larger tournaments. On any given day Betfair Poker runs a number of tournaments with guaranteed prize pools. The biggest is the weekly $200,000 GTD on Sundays, which attracts large fields.
Betfair also runs satellites to almost every big live poker event including the WSOP, WPT and the EPT. Betfair has recently launched Betfair Live! Events touring countries from Estonia to Ibiza.
Betfair Poker also offers over 30 free tournaments every week. Winning a freeroll can earn a seat at one of the biggest tournaments at Betfair, including the large weekly guaranteed tournaments and even live tournaments around the globe.
The competition ranges from loose at the micro and low limits to relatively loose at higher stakes at Betfair Poker. The competition is loose and passive in general thus making the site a great place for skilled poker players.
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