As one of the oldest internet poker sites, BwinPoker has worked out all of the kinks in their software systems, and provides a fantastic platform for beginner and experienced poker players alike. With an attractive welcome bonus, exceptional support, well-designed smart-phone apps and a huge spectrum of games to choose from, Bwin Poker is an online poker champion.
Bwin won some of our highest ratings for their software and graphics. It is simple and easy to use; allowing players the ability to sit at up to 15 tables simultaneously, re-sizeable tables and a nice sit-n-go waiting line. Some other really cool features include an available real money mobile client, a downloadable Mac client (with no reduction in functionality), and the unique session browser, which allows players to see almost everything about your last session. You can see all the standard information when viewing tables, plus much more stats when clicking on individual tables. Players will also enjoy the ability to create private poker rooms for themselves and those they invite.
The graphics have a clean and crisp look to them with four color decks, and detailed avatars. In fact, the graphics are excellent even for the free demo, which you can test your mettle against without registering.
The BWin poker site offers a good variety of online poker games. The most trafficked games are Texas holdem, Omaha hi, and Omaha hi-low, both limit and no limit. Games with a bit less player volume are 7-card stud, 7-card stud hi-low and 5-card draw. This is actually one of the few sites that even offer 5-card draw poker, and it is a nice addition to the mix. These games spread from the $.01/$.02 level up to $100/$200 level.
The amount of players on the site at peak hours can be as many as 30,000. Obviously more players gravitate towards the tournaments, sometimes at a ratio of up to 2 to 1.
BWin Poker offers 24 hour support for their members. This includes email, live chat and toll free phone support, depending on your country. There is even a fax number should you have the need to send documents. Additionally, the very helpful frequently asked questions section will probably be able to answer most of your general questions or inquiries. The staff responds relatively fast and appears knowledgeable and friendly.
There are a large number of regular tournaments offered at BWin Poker which have become very popular with the member base. These include weekly $25,000 and $100,000 guaranteed tournaments as well as a large number of satellite events. Bwin’s satellite events also guarantee seats to huge events, like the WPT, and the WSOP. Their weekly $200,000 guaranteed prize pool ChampionChip always attracts a huge field, and the competition is usually pretty solid, especially if you go deep into the tournament.
As one of the oldest poker sites on the internet, BWin has definitely kept up with the times and consistently upgraded its systems and software to provide a pleasant gaming experience for its users.
Your best opportunities center at the lower levels of limit and no-limit holdem. Competition is much stiffer at the higher (and serious at the highest) levels. You can still find $5/$10 no limit holdem games with viewed flop percentage of 35-40%. There are many European pros that play at the highest levels, particularly in the Omaha games.
There are a wide variety of deposit methods available for this site including Visa, Visa Electron, MasterCard, Diners Club, Neteller, Skrill (formerly Moneybookers), Bank Transfer, ClickandBuy, Click2Pay, Paypal, Freebet Card and Western Union. You may deposit in a variety of currencies, including Pounds, Euros and US Dollars.
There are also a large number of withdrawal options, depending on your specific country of residence. These include Visa, Neteller, Skrill (formerly Moneybookers), Bank Transfer, Western Union and check.
Bear in mind that there are minimum and maximum payouts, which vary based on your country and currency. Additionally, you may be required to verify your identity. This is expected, due to the recent changes in the online poker industry which mean a greater degree of security and client protection. Note that you will be contacted by email once the payment processor of your choosing has completed the payout process.
There are a number of real pluses with BWin Poker, including great graphics and software, real time hand histories, session stats, real money iphone and android aps, and last but not least, their solid selection of big money tournament prize pools and satellite events. Additionally, the fair numbers of loose players make BWin an attractive place for the skilled poker enthusiast. We’d still like to see BWin add some mixed games into the play which would really keep it at the top.
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