Betfair Poker Review
Betfair Poker is an iPoker Network poker room that moved to the network in 2010 after years of running on a proprietary network and Ongame. They have built up a great reputation with over 10 years as a trusted online gambling brand. During peak times on the iPoker Network, which is generally about 21:30 GMT, they average over 3,400 real money cash game players, making them one of the top five networks in terms of traffic. Because of the large size of the iPoker Network, activity also occasionally develops at the less popular games such as Pot Limit Hold’em, Limit Omaha Hi/Lo, Limit Omaha, Stud and Stud Hi/Lo. Most of the real money traffic is at No Limit Hold’em, but the action is also healthy at Pot Limit Omaha and shorthanded Fixed Limit Hold’em games. Multi-Table tournament guarantees total over $10 million each month, with top multi-table tournaments from events such as the iPOPS exceeding €300,000.
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Betfair Poker Sign-Up Bonus
New players who sign-up to Betfair through RakebackPros are given a 200% up to €1,500 bonus for the first transfer they make to the poker room. As with most bonuses, the more that a player plays at the table, the faster that they will earn their bonus. Players will be awarded €10 for every 1,250 Status Points that are earned. Status Points are earned according to the rake generated at the table at a rate of 25 per €1 (adjusted for the currency of the table the play occurs). Bonuses can be monitored from the bonus bar in the Betfair Poker software and must be earned within 60 days.
Betfair Poker VIP Program
Real money cash game and tournament players will automatically be enrolled in the Betfair Poker VIP Program. The main benefit of the program is that players are eligible to exchange Store Points for cash and earn the equivalent of up to 40% Valueback. Store Points can be exchanged for cash at a rate of 90 Store Points per $1. A 10% discount to this rate is applied to bonuses and tournament ticket exchanges.
Store Points are earned in conjunction with Player Points, with a multiplier applied based on VIP status level. Store Point “Boosts” are also applied to help players achieve the maximum Valueback for a particular level. Players move up in statuses at Betfair Poker according to the number of Player Points earned over a month or yearly period.
|Betfair Poker VIP Program|
|Status Level||PP Required||Monthly Rake Req.||Points Multiplier||Valueback|
|Bronze||–||–||1x||up to 5%|
|Silver||400||$111||2x||up to 12%|
|Gold||1,300||$361||3x||up to 16%|
|Sapphire||3,500||$972||4x||up to 19%|
|Diamond||6,000||$1,666||5x||up to 20%|
|Master||14,000||$3,888 (Yearly)||5x||up to 27%|
|Grand Master||60,000||$16,666 (Yearly)||7x||up to 40%|
Betfair Poker Banking Options
A variety of different deposit and withdrawal methods can be used at Betfair. First of all, Betfair Poker accepts most commonly used credit or debit cards such as Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, Solo and Laser. Accepted e-wallet solutions include Neteller, Skrill (Moneybookers) and Paypal, depending on your location. Bank Transfers, including Bank Express Transfers that take only one day, are also offered for most areas.
|Limit Hold’em||$0.05/$0.10 up to $500/$1000|
|No Limit Hold’em||$0.02/$0.04 up to $50/$100|
|Other Games||Omaha (FL, PL), Omaha H/L (FL, PL), 7 Card Stud, 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo, 5 Card Draw (FL, PL)|
|Sit n Go Tournaments||$0.50+$0.03 up to $500+$25|
|Multi-table Tournaments||$1+$0.05 up to $500+$25|